If you could choose a number to retire?
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02-09-2013, 10:34 PM
Stone Clode 3:17
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The Sticks (West MA)
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#30 for TT, as others have said.
Also, why does tank get ripped on for his shenanigans when a guy who bolted for $ w/ the WHA gets a free pass?
Anybody who thinks Thomas' number gets retired after the way he went out is crazy. Not going to happen...ever.
Few things about Cheevers and why he gets a "free pass" as you say:
1) Different climate when he jumped to the WHA. Lots of players doing it back then.
2) He came back and played all/part of 5 more seasons with the B's, and didn't burn bridges the way Thomas has.
3) In addition to being a player, he also coached the B's for a number of seasons (head and goalie).
Besides all of that, Cheevers won 2 Cups to Thomas' 1. He gets the nod before TT does, even without the way he went out.
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