We have seen the last of Markus Naslund and Bobby Holik. Viktor Kozlov and Richard Zednik have also left the NHL, returning to Russia to play. Reports in Russia suggest Sergei Fedorov may leave, too.
As the off season is here for most teams, player movement becomes a focal point. Retirements are always watched with interest, as we often fondly remember our recent favorite players. Others slide into the shadows unnoticed. By mid-season someone will undoubtedly ask whatever happened to this player or that goalie.
I will try to keep up on NHL retirements and leaves for European leagues. By all means email me if there is any news from your favorite team's front.
Who are some likely candidates to retire? Scott Niedermayer? Joe Sakic? Teppo Numminen? Chris Chelios? Bret Hedican? Ville Peltonen? Brendan Shanahan? Mats Sundin? Mike Sillinger? Derian Hatcher? Jeremy Roenick? Curtis Joseph? Olaf Kolzig?