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The end for O'Donnell?

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08:47 AM ET 11.01 | Add Sean O'Donnell to a list of veteran players who believe they may already have played their final games. The 41-year-old unrestricted free agent understands the facts. Of the players who were on an NHL roster for 40 or more days in 2003-04 (before the yearlong lockout of 2004-05), 121 did not return for the 2005-06 season, according to the NHLPA. Ninety-six players who played 40 or more games in 2003-04 did not return after the lockout, according to Elias Sports Bureau. O'Donnell knows he might very well be one of the many lockout casualties this time around. "Even if the lockout ends quickly, there's still no guarantees that I'm going to find work this year," O'Donnell told ESPN.com Wednesday. "And if I don't, I think I had a pretty good career."

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November 1, 2012  09:00 AM ET

Slappy and I are exempt from posting on this thread as we posted on it the last time it was offered........YESTERDAY!

November 1, 2012  10:07 AM ET
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Slappy and I are exempt from posting on this thread as we posted on it the last time it was offered........YESTERDAY!

I have nothing to say. Come to think of it I almost never do have anything worthwhile to say. Sigh.

:-(

November 1, 2012  10:11 AM ET
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I have nothing to say. Come to think of it I almost never do have anything worthwhile to say. Sigh.:-(

That's never hindered me Slappy. :-)

November 1, 2012  11:19 AM ET
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[b]The end for O'Donnell?[/b]

I'm Donald Trump and I approve this message.

November 1, 2012  11:20 AM ET
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I'm Donald Trump and I approve this message.

Major electrolysis fail!

November 1, 2012  11:23 AM ET
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Major electrolysis fail!

Khalid Sheik O'Donnell? I agree, the face is a war crime.

November 1, 2012  11:49 AM ET

about 30% of the players before the last lockout were not in the league afterwards. perhaps some of the guys should start thinking about that.

November 1, 2012  12:15 PM ET
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about 30% of the players before the last lockout were not in the league afterwards. perhaps some of the guys should start thinking about that.

Why? Is anyone going to miss a 41 year old with limited ability anymore? This makes room for the young guys in the AHL to get promoted.

November 1, 2012  02:06 PM ET
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Why? Is anyone going to miss a 41 year old with limited ability anymore? This makes room for the young guys in the AHL to get promoted.

HA

November 2, 2012  08:57 AM ET
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That's never hindered me Slappy. :-)

Truer words I've never heard...lol

 
November 2, 2012  08:58 AM ET
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Why? Is anyone going to miss a 41 year old with limited ability anymore? This makes room for the young guys in the AHL to get promoted.

Tell that to Selanne.

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