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09-24-2013, 08:45 PM
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Danger Zone
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Simple: players who are long-time greats get their numbers retired. Players who are long-time Habs and high-profile players (the Koivus and Markovs) should simply have their numbers honored. Just hang them up there but don't retire the numbers.

Unretiring is a huge no-no. I'm not all that attached to the retired numbers as much as I am the players behind them, and I think retiring a number is a bit of an antiquated ceremony in the first place, but going back on it is going to open up a can of worms that will leave a mark on the organisation so black that it wouldn't come off with laser surgery.

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