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01-11-2013, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by davebenj View Post
Not at all although I can see why it would irritate some Edmonton fans (his distancing himself from the franchise, not the jersey number retirement)
He retired as a member of another franchise. Niedermayer retired as a member of another franchise. The "distance" was already there.

You retire a player for what he did while wearing your jersey, not what he did while out of it.

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