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Brind’Amour Talks Retirement

from Chip Alexander of the News & Observer,

It has been a busy few months since Brind’Amour ended his 21st NHL season. After weeks of uncertainty, Brind’Amour and the Canes made a joint announcement June 30 that the versatile center would retire but would remain with the team in a management position.

A few days later, he was remarried. More recently, on Aug. 9, he turned 40.

Now comes the hard part. A new hockey season beckons, and Brind’Amour will not be on the ice - not as a player - when the Hurricanes’ preseason training camp opens Sept. 17.

“It’s going to be interesting for me,” he said. “Right now it doesn’t feel any different. I’m still training with the guys in the offseason. I think once the camp comes and I’m not actually going out there, and just watching them, that’s going to be tough.


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Da lil Guy's avatar

I’m sure it will be hard for Rod the Bod - but think of those kids he’s training with!

You often hear young players say it’s a wakeup call when they come to their first training camp, see the kind of shape the vets are in and how hard they work-out. Imagine seeing Brind’amour, seeing the kind of shape he’s in, and then remembering he’s a 40 year old man who’s not even going to be on the ice!

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 08/23/10 at 10:33 AM ET

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