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Pavel Bure's Number To Be Retired (Post # 31)
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11-11-2012, 07:54 PM
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The retiring of Smyl's number did nothing to cheapen the honour or lower the bar for potential future number retirees. Players like him don't come around that often. We'll be lucky if we see another like him. In my books, he's exactly the kind of guy who's number should be retired.
Ogie, you can beat people over the head with this logic but it won't help. Too many fans with either no knowledge or no memory of the Smyl years trying to re-engineer history by posting stats.
There wasn't a squirt of doubt when #12 was retired. But we will forever be saddled with the internet age and people who watch a highlight reel or compare some stats and theink they are now an expert on any and all subjects.
(disclaimer: as a kid who grew up at QPA watching the 70's Bruins play I may be a tad biased)
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