Vincent Damphousse hangs 'em up
In the news, Damphousse's retirement has been somewhat overshadowed by that of Scott Stevens. That's fair - Stevens is a sure bet for the Hall of Fame while Damphousse is highly questionable.
His numbers are startling - 38th in scoring, all-time. Vinny finished ahead of names like Sittler, both Richards, Bernie Federko and Lanny McDonald. His numbers are a testament to his durability and consistency. Unfortunately, he never quite reached that 'superstar' status, apart from a brief moment in the spotlight as the All-Star game MVP after potting four goals.
Stevens has some startling numbers, too. He's sitting at 83rd (that's 38 backwards!) on the all-time points list, ahead of Ted Lindsay, Jaques Lemaire and Tony Amonte. Not bad for a guy who is mostly known as a bone-crunching, stay-at-home defender. I wonder if Eric Lindros knows he's still 91 points behind the guy who almost ended his career.