Should/Will NYR retire Adam Graves #9 ?
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07-31-2007, 06:39 AM
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I don't know. Orr was pretty much done after 75-76. Park was still only 27 or 28 at that point, yet he never won the Norris while Robinson, Potvin and Carlyle did over the next 6 seasons. So Park didn't have much of an opportunity to win a Norris while with the Rangers but after 75 Orr was no longer in the picture.
Also, Leetch's competition for the Norris was pretty darn good with guys like Bourque, Coffey, Chelios all in their primes.
I also think that it is significant that Leetch spent the majority of his career with the Rangers while Park spent about half.
I believe that Park came in 2nd to Potvin twice. I hated Potvin but the guy was great and played with some great teams and Park had already had a few knee injuries by then.
Bourque and Chelios were excellent defensemen. Orr was light years better than both.
The one point I can't argue is longevity in the Rangers sweater.
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