Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Stuuuuuuuuu heads behind the bench

More news out of Dallas: Former Sabres captain Stu Barnes has announced his retirement after a 16-year career and will trade in his Stars jersey for a job as an assistant coach with the team. The chants of "Stuuuuuuuuuu" were a big part of the atmosphere in HSBC Arena during the '99 Cup run and as the team continued through the playoffs at the start of this decade. Widely considered one of the best guys to come through the locker room, Barnes scored Buffalo's only goal in the Game Three and Game Six losses to the Stars. He also scored huge overtime goals during the 2000 playoff loss to Philadelphia and the 2001 seven-game defeat to Pittsburgh. Here's Barnes' Game Five OT winner against the Penguins in 2001. Cool. ---Mike HarringtonSource

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