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07-14-2011, 12:43 PM
Join Date: Jul 2003
Originally Posted by
There are options......but not tons of them. And for me, you are pushing the tradition by choosing everything higher than 30 outside of a goalie. I believe that the 30's and up for a non-goalie were created because of the retired jerseys. Not saying it was never wore before or that teams that didn't retire jerseys don't have players that wears high numbers but once the trend was there, they were all into it. But I understand his reasoning. And I understand he had enough numbers...but he could have had some more. Understand your point though. Just don't agree to retire so many numbers.
I know it's just a number. For once, there's a light discussion...we'll do it...
I think the organization got a bit more lax in recent years, re: which numbers they retire because they got caught up in the whole 100 years thing. There are a couple numbers that are borderline for me even if I really like those players, and another particularly great player that I don't think should have his number hanging in the rafters for my own reasons all together. That being said, we won't be seeing any retirement ceremonies in the foreseeable future nor will we ever see teams good enough to have jerseys retired at the rate that our past dynasties have. So even though our standards have lowered a bit over the past ten years I don't really dwell on it.
It was a travesty that it took them so long to honour a lot of the great guys from the 70s teams, and I think the biggest black eye on this organization is how long they waited to retire Boom Boom's jersey and then what ended up happening. But in rectifying those things they may have gone a bit far the other way.
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72 is a square times a cube. It's a bit more convolutaded, but still elegant
All numbers are awesome if you play around with them a bit.
But there's something almost cosmic about 3 cubed to me. Kinda like 2 square.
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