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11-11-2012, 03:32 PM
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Outside99*
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retired #'s in MTL criteria:

- long career mostly if not only with the Habs
- very good to great player
- won a Cup
- adored by fans
as a factor, community involvement is 5th (McIntyre today makes it sound like its #1 here..)

Had Linden played in MTL, MAYBE his # is retired, despite not winning because he was so good in the playoffs. Smyl I can't say having never seen him play. Naslund, no because he really got nothing done in the playoffs and this will be seen as a negative by fans.

Pavel? great player, did not win a cup but a good po performer. adored by fans, yes. But only 6-7 seasons here, and asked to be traded (fans expect you to suck it up - you don't have to but it will hurt your brand). So I don't think he would make the cut there tbh. IMO

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