Carbonneau's decision
by Jennifer Floyd and Mac Engel, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 6/9/00


All season long, Stars center Guy Carbonneau, 40, has said he'll make a decision on whether to retire at the end of the season. But with a maximum of two games remaining in the season, the oldest player in the NHL said he remains undecided.

"I try not to think about it," Carbonneau said. "I try to concentrate on winning the game, making sure it's not the last. I really don't know. Even if I knew, I wouldn't tell."

Talking to him, though, it sounds as if his decision depends a lot on how the Stars finish.

"I always wanted to finish on a good note," Carbonneau said. "I mean, I think the thing that we talked about the last couple of days, we lost two games in a row, and I believe I have to give them credit they've played a good game. But I think we've beat ourselves. ... Whenver you lose, if you lose in the fifth or seventh, if we beat oursleves that would be a hard way to go."

Carbonneau said he thinks he'll make a decision on whether to come back next season at the end of June.