Will a Player/Players on the Current Kings Roster Have Their Numbers Retired?
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03-07-2013, 04:23 PM
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I'd venture to guess the Kings will honor Blake with one of there MacDonald's LEGENDS Nights maybe as early as next season
... and they will then gauge the level of acceptance to Blake from that before they consider adding his # to the Rafters/Wall. As more time passes, fewer people will be opposed to it happening, so eventually Blake's #4 will be up there, like it or not ... it's obvious Luc is still his friend and Lombardi still wants to build that Red-Wing-esque Culture here in LA, so that means History, Stats and friendships within the organization will overrule a handful of fans that dislike it.
As for the OP's question ... too early to tell, but all signs point to QUICK, BROWN, KOPITAR and DOUGHTY going up as long as they continue to do what they do for the Kings for another few years ... IF they could pull off winning another cup I'd consider it a slam dunk ! Otherwise down the road, all four are home grown kids that have/or may set records as a King, and Won a Cup ... only a matter of time and more seasoning(s), to use a pun.
I sure hope so. I haven't had a reason to BOOO!!! with the kind of vigor I reserve for Blake in quite some time.
Luc? Well, Luc is wrong about a lot of things. It took going outside the organization to change the culture within the organization. Luc had little to do with the change in culture, so I wouldn't trust him to decide which numbers go up in the rafters. I see no need to honor any more members from the past that were a part of a failed culture with a retired number.
It's kind of an insult the way the Kings' organization (I'm looking at you, Luc and Tim) trot Blake out at a special occasion from time to time when they know the kind of disdain most hard core fans have for him.
Numbers should only be retired for special players. Guys like Brown, Kopitar, and Quick are the leading candidates for me right now to have it happen someday.
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