History of Relocated Teams
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03-22-2013, 09:01 PM
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When teams relocate (ie; Minnesota to Dallas, Quebec to Denver, etc) how do they tend to treat their past history? For example does Dallas honor Bill Masterton's and Bill Goldworthy's retired numbers? Does Carolina do the same for Rick Ley's? Also in their media how do they deal with history?
It's team by team basis.
The Avs took on a new identity. In other words, the retired numbers of Trembley Goulet and Statsny went back into circulation. Only Av players are represented in Colorado now except for a certain someone that has no business being retired in Colorado.
The Canes kept Gordie Howe retired, and I don't think the Whale ever retired anyone else.
Dallas kept Broten, Gadsby and Masterson retired they are the only Stars or North Stars retired.
There were never any Colorado Rockies or KC Scouts retired that I know of, so New Jersey just has their own players retired.
Ottawa retired Frank Finnagan in 1992 from the old days
The Jets didn't retire anyone.
I think I covered everything but my memory sucks.
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