Please tell me this isn't truth (no.24)
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10-01-2003, 05:28 AM
Join Date: Feb 2003
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Agree wholeheartedly that #24 should not be retired. No affront to O'Reilly, who was one of my favorite all-time Bruins, but he is not in the same stratosphere with the likes of Schmidt, Orr, Bourque, Shore.
Now they're going to retire #8, thereby snubbing Ken Hodge who put up similar numbers as Cam, albeit playing 1 1/2 seasons more. And, he helped us win our last two cups!
This retiring numbers business is getting out of hand. If #8 is retired, why not Nifty's #16? Retiring these numbers, IMO, diminishes the outstanding accomplishments of the aforementioned four players.
Why can't we simply enshrine these guys, O'Reilly, Hodge, Neely, Nifty in a Bruins Hall of Fame? Or, as DHK suggested, a bronze bust in the lobby.
2099 PA announcer.... "And on defence number 102, Li Huang Cho, and number 165, Juan Fulano de Tal"
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