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Lane Macdermid retires- at 24


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  Lane Macdermid has walked away from the Calgary flames who first announced that they were suspending the 24 year old winger and then announced today that Macdermid has filed his retirement papers with the NHL.


  Craig Conroy says that Macdermid told the club that he lost his passion for the game, that he simply decided to move on from the game.


  He started his career with the Bruins and played in 8 nhl games with the big and the bads before being traded to the Stars, where over two years he made it into a dozen games.

  This year he started in Dallas before being shipped to the AHL and then traded in Late November to the Flames. He made it into one game, supposedly coming on board to be the teams enforcer, appearing in one game for the Flames and naturally having a fight, a pretty good one against the Avalanche and Cody McLeod. But weeks later the club traded for Westgarth from the Hurricanes and he was a healthy scratch watching from the press box before getting shipped to Abbotsford where in 25 games he managed 1 goal and 24 penalty minutes. 


  He made it this close to having a career and did manage to play in 21 NHL games, who knows, maybe he could have been a guy who sticks around a dozen years or more bouncing between the AHL and the NHL or playing overseas but apparently he simply decided that is not who he wants to be and walked away from the game to see what is next before the game walked away from him.


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@yave1964  This is sad news. His Dad was a Spitfire star, Paul McDermid, who carved out a nice career for himself after his OHL career. Lane also played for the Spits, and was an important checking in our first Memorial Cup run. Only problem, he could not skate a lick, the fact he played even 21 NHL games is a testament to his amazing work ethic. Must run in the genes, cause his Dad was certainly a gamer.

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