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11-11-2012, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by *Injektilo View Post
It really speaks volumes about the mediocrity of this franchise for so many decades... I know very well what Smyl has done for this franchise, and IMO it's no where close of being worth a number retirement.

The retiring of numbers should be an extremely rare event, but it's been cheapened to an accolade for any decent player that's played more than 5 years for a team. At that rate, players in a couple of generations will not have any numbers to wear. Might as well break out the 3 digit numbers, fractionals, and mathematical constants.
3 numbers so far, 43 years. That's the same number of Cup appearances this mediocre franchise has had. Bure and a SCF this year and we are still on pace.

At this crazy rate, we'll have 8 retired by 2055. I can't say I am concerned, I'll either be dead or wearing diapers.

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