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07-17-2012, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Ruotsalainen29 View Post
You really don't know what your talking about. There is NO WAY that Bobby Nystrom was a better hockey player than Adam Graves and the Isles won 4 cups in a row so they had real franchise success.

Besides, the question wasn't if Graves was better. YOU said elite or HHOF caliber and NONE of those guys listed fall under your supposed rationale.

I just blew a huge hole in your criteria that you think most NHL teams use to retire jersey #s. Besides, that was only a small list as there are plenty of others who also aren't elite or HHOF worthy yet have their numbers retired. Sorry but what you use as a criteria is NOT what most NHL clubs use.

Try again, kiddo.
Graves is no sure selection over Nystrom. It's an arguable point. Not sure who I would have taken.

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