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09-05-2012, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by brian_griffin View Post
Tim Horton:
  • 20 year NHL career / 1300 games before joining Buffalo
  • 6 times either a 1st or 2nd team all-star, including 3 consecutive years in the post-expansion era. (Hasek ties, though all as 1st-team)
  • 4 Stanley Cups (with Toronto)
  • generally acknowledged as the toughest, strongest d-man to play in his era.
Never mind the donuts. He was a first-ballot HHOF before he joined Buffalo.

And, most practically, once he was killed, no Sabre wore his number. Retiring it was not simply deserved recognition, it wasn't going to be worn by anyone else anyway. Could you have seen a former Sabre asking Frank Christie or Rip Simonik to issue him a #2 sweater? Wouldn't have happened even if a player had asked.
Hey, again, not against it. Just asking questions here.

So it would be safe to assume, if we acquired Jagr or Pronger and he played for 2 years for the Sabres before dying in an accident, that his number would probably be retired by the Sabres due to his great career overall, mainly with other hockey clubs.

Hey, again, not against it. Just asking.

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