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08-11-2006, 08:29 AM
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optimus2861
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Originally Posted by Markov79 View Post
To be fair and retire the jersey of every Hab who deserves it would leave us with too few numbers for the current team. I say retire a couple more then switch to "honouring" by hanging them but still allowing players to "borrow" the number. Players like Koivu or Roy deserve some recognition but they shouldn't be in the same class as richard or plante.
Say what you will about the Leafs, this is one thing they got right. In any franchise with as long a history as the original six, retiring numbers isn't practical for the number of players that deserve to be honoured.

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