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09-13-2011, 01:19 PM
Homegrown Kings
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Personally I wish they let Gino Odjick keep #66 after his rookie year. It would have made a great "deal with it" gif.

I have a feeling the Flames heard from the league about Brody as the Canucks allegedly did in 91. It would make more sense back then though, when Mario was such a heavily marketed player. I don't see a move being made to retire #66 in the entire league though, that opens up a can of worms of retroactively honouring other players. Mario wore an uncommon number so it's not too tricky, but couldn't one argue if Mario deserves the honour, 4 and 9 should be retired too.

Sometimes wearing the number of an old icon is a tribute. If somebody wants to channel Super Mario when they play, I say let them.

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