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Sami Kapanen Retires

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on June 6, 2008 by flyersfan44

Forward Sami Kapanen announced his retirement from the NHL.  Sad news, because although his scoring has been down over the last few years, he played his diminished role extremely well, performing his checking duties with a great deal of grit and hustle.  He epitomized Flyers hockey.  I remember him being checked hard in a playoff game a few years ago and, although practically knocked out, managed to get up and stumble on his knees to the bench so that the play could continue with the Flyers in possession of the puck.  Keith Primeau used his stick from the bench to push Kapanen to the door.  The Flyers scored on the play.  Let’s wish him well as he returns to finish his playing career in his native Finland.