Every year there are players that come into the NHL that make an impact with their respective teams. Some come in hot and eventually burnout; while others have long and outstanding careers.
As with all things; the cycle of a professional hockey players career at some point must come to an end.
With this offseason there are many players that have already made it known that they will not be hitting the ice in a rink near you in the fall. Others are still pondering whether they will end their run.
I will examine players; many of which were some of the best of their generation, some that have retired, will retire, or are almost to that point in their careers.