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10-20-2008, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Teufelsdreck View Post
Nonsense. Teams, including the Habs, sometimes retire numbers before the retired players are elected to the HOF. Examples include Maurice Richard's #9 and Jean Béliveau's #4.
Though your post is factually correct, it is substantially wrong.

Everybody and their pet hamsters knew that Béliveau and Richard were going to be in the HOF.

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