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08-29-2008, 10:36 AM
Bill McNeal
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Originally Posted by Scotianhab View Post
I think he should have his number retired since it's for his accomplishments on the ice not off.
Can't say I agree with this.

Jersey retirements are for those players who best represented the team, whether they be on the ice or off it. When Roy went on his little tirade he decided he was bigger than the team and I see no reason why they should now honour him for it.

When he said "[this is] my last game in Montreal," that should have been it. He made the decision right there that he wanted nothing to do with the organization, and thus he forsakes any future benefits from being associated with them.

Of course, that's not how it's going to work. He will get his number retired this year, and it will make many fans happy. And good for them. It's nice to see your idols receive such a high honour.

I just won't be tuning in for that ceremony.

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