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YOUR Hero
02-14-2004, 11:54 PM
That vertigo stuff has forced him out of the game. Wow, I figured he'd get that sorted out, I didn't realize it was 'that' serious.

samichna
02-15-2004, 12:06 AM
No offense to him or to anybody, but vertigo is kinda funny. :mad:

Yashamaga
02-15-2004, 12:29 AM
that wasn't really why he retired

YOUR Hero
02-15-2004, 12:33 AM
ok Yash, tell us why he retired.

Yashamaga
02-15-2004, 12:37 AM
Because he was pressured into it by the Flyers.

he is now the #3, maybe #4 goalie on that team. He doesn't want to be in the minors anyway.

YOUR Hero
02-15-2004, 12:41 AM
No Yash, he hasn't been able to beat vertigo. Hackett has been playing in the NHL ever since he was 19. Ever since 1987. He's always been a backup, always unlucky in a sense to be playing with whoever at a time when they had a better goalie. Hackett still has the desire, but he is injured, much like a concussion, it's goofed up his head.

YOUR Hero
02-15-2004, 12:44 AM
If you go back and look, he was playing well, playing real well. Then started to slump. He said he was feeling sorta tired, a bit sick. He had an major episode at home one night that prompted a hospital trip and tests. He sat back and thought about when he started feeling ill and slumping it all fit. It hasn't gotten better.

Yashamaga
02-15-2004, 12:47 AM
well whatever, he still would be a minor league goalie and that had a big part in his retirement

road doggy dogg
02-15-2004, 01:29 AM
Uh wtf? That's why he retired, Yash. The whole "possibly going to the minors" was BECAUSE of the vertigo. If he wasn't injured, he wouldn't have to worry about being a #2 (or worse) goaltender on the team, and they wouldn't have traded for Burke.

Yashamaga
02-15-2004, 12:45 PM
once again, rdd proves that he knows nothing at all.

HE HIMSELF told the Flyers that he couldn't handle being the #1 goalie.

Y2Ant
02-15-2004, 02:47 PM
I thought Vertigo was something you have like all the time, rather than just get (and get rid of) :?:

Like you can't go up in high places and stuff

YOUR Hero
02-15-2004, 03:55 PM
Sometimes I just don't get you Yash. I know you are at times unfairly picked on, but that last response by you is a true :wtf:

YOUR Hero
02-15-2004, 03:56 PM
I thought Vertigo was something you have like all the time, rather than just get (and get rid of) :?:

Like you can't go up in high places and stuff

Yeah this vertigo stuff that he's developed is not what I understood it to be.

Yashamaga
02-15-2004, 07:12 PM
Sometimes I just don't get you Yash. I know you are at times unfairly picked on, but that last response by you is a true :wtf:

why?

rdd said that without this vertigo, Hackett would be the starter and Burke wouldn't be there.

I proved him wrong

road doggy dogg
02-15-2004, 07:21 PM
Er... you didn't "prove" anything. :wtf:

The "FLYERS THEMSELVES" said that they wouldn't sign Burke because they would still have to deal with Hackett's salary next year. Since he did retire (note: because of the vertigo), they didn't need to worry about his next year's salary, thus signing Burke.

YOUR Hero
02-15-2004, 07:34 PM
Fu</>ck this I'm outta here

Yashamaga
02-15-2004, 08:31 PM
lol yeah and it's just a coincidence that he happened to retire, right?

road doggy dogg
02-15-2004, 09:16 PM
What the f</>uck are you on about, honestly?

Are you not aware that he has a serious injury? Or are you mental?

Yashamaga
02-16-2004, 11:48 AM
yeah it's pretty serious

he played in an AHL game like last week

Adder
02-16-2004, 12:01 PM
That was called rehab Yash. Like alot of players when they come back from an injury, they play in the minors to get back into game shape. Hackett however fels he can get back, thus he retired.

Y2Ant
02-17-2004, 09:33 AM
Scot has Vertigo

da_king
02-17-2004, 09:59 AM
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at least hackett made some sort of effort unlike that pussy hasek

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Yashamaga
02-17-2004, 10:59 AM
Yeah Hasek sucks. He needs to go back to the Czech and beat up his wife some more

lol his teammates shelled him in the head at his last practice

MoRcHeEbA
02-18-2004, 08:36 PM
as much as I hate to agree with yash Hackett did an interview and so did bobby clarke saying that when they were looking at the options of what to do they kind of presurred him into retiring.