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02-09-2014, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by haohmaru View Post
I'm not endorsing what went on before the "nostalgia show". More than 2 Rangers' numbers should've been retired and, at this point, retiring them is pointless because of how long it's been overdue.

That doesn't mean that Messier, Richter, and Graves shouldn't be in the rafters. That team overcame 50+ years of futility and soul crushing losses.

But, whether or not Graves' # should be retired or not is a circular argument and, quite simply, a matter of opinion. Really no right or wrong there and I do understand the counter points to him not being there.
People complaining about the '94 nostalgia, the team that broke a 54-year Cup drought..then turn around and want #s of players who have been dead for ~40 years or retired for ~30 years, who most people have only seen in videos or read about, and if they actually did retire the numbers of 99% of fans today would say "Who? Oh..why is that happening now?"

If that's not nostalgia..

Honor them by creating a team Hall of Fame like some are saying and do a mass induction of guys like Cook/Boucher/Ratelle/Park/etc. Retiring them now feels like a case of too little, too late.

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