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Should Boogaard's number be retired?

View Poll Results: Should number 94 be retired?
Yes, number 94 should officially be retired 21 7.55%
The number should be taken out of circulation quiet 98 35.25%
No, it should be available in future too 142 51.08%
I'm good either way 17 6.12%
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05-15-2011, 10:37 PM
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nobody would wear that number anyway. its sad what happened, but this questions belongs with minnesota rather than here.
His number should definitely be retired in Minnesota. He was such a fan favorite there and he was there for a while.

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05-16-2011, 01:49 AM
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negative. all chereponov had was a minute long ceremony prior to a game. if they were to retire boogaards number they should do the same for chereponov. boogaard only played what 20 more games for the rangers than chereponov did?

one more or twenty more he still had a contract with the team and cherepanov didnt. i am making a point because someone stated if they "retired" boogaard's number they would have to do the same for cherepanov WHO DID NOT PLAY ONE single game for the rangers

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05-16-2011, 02:50 AM
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one more or twenty more he still had a contract with the team and cherepanov didnt. i am making a point because someone stated if they "retired" boogaard's number they would have to do the same for cherepanov WHO DID NOT PLAY ONE single game for the rangers
this statement makes a lot of sense. Yes, you guys did draft cherepanov, but he never played in a game. That being said, Cherepanov would've been an amazing player, but I guess it just wasn't meant to be for him boogey was great at doing what he was supposed to do and he was an amazing influence in the community and he will always be remembered for that. R.I.P. Boogeyman and Cherepanov

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05-16-2011, 07:42 AM
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You don't retire the number of a guy who played 22 games. Have a memorial? Absolutely. Patch, helmet sticker? Definitely. Do everything you can to respect the man and his family for their tragic loss and his great community service.

But when it comes to hockey he didn't do much here.

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05-16-2011, 09:18 AM
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You can't retire the number. Many are saying that not many players wear 94 anyways but in the future I expect that to change. A lot of players like to wear their birth year for a number. The '94 class will be drafted soon. I expect to see a few players wear 94 for their birth year. Whether the Rangers draft one of those players is a different question though.

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Retire the number: Absolutely not

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05-16-2011, 10:11 AM
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Minnesota = Retire

NYR = Honor next year with jersey patch and hemlet sticker

Me = Will be buying one of those jerseys

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one more or twenty more he still had a contract with the team and cherepanov didnt. i am making a point because someone stated if they "retired" boogaard's number they would have to do the same for cherepanov WHO DID NOT PLAY ONE single game for the rangers
pitt retired the number of a kid who passed away and never played an nhl game (i believe). you cant do what they did for chereponov (minute long ceremony) and then retire boogaards number because he had a contract. if i was a family member of chereponov id be pretty upset and feel like he really wasnt honored at all.

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05-16-2011, 11:18 AM
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I think it should be taken out of circulation quietly. However, I wouldn't be surprised if the Minnesota Wild will retire his number. The Wild is a very classy organization and he was one of the most popular players in their history, if not the most popular.

R.I.P big boy. I still can not believe that you are gone. You will be missed and you will never be forgotten.

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05-16-2011, 11:43 AM
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Honor him: Absolutely

Retire the number: Absolutely not
Thats all there is to it. Some people need to start seperating between Derek Boogaard the person and Derek Boogaard the hockey player.

Derek Boogaard, as a person, deserves to be honored respectfully.

Derek Boogaard the hockey player? not so much.

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05-16-2011, 12:11 PM
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Thats all there is to it. Some people need to start seperating between Derek Boogaard the person and Derek Boogaard the hockey player.

Derek Boogaard, as a person, deserves to be honored respectfully.

Derek Boogaard the hockey player? not so much.
Yes, lets get back to discrediting the hockey player again...well done!

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Yes, lets get back to discrediting the hockey player again...well done!
Discredit? Not really. The fact is his death is a tragedy. The fact is, as a Ranger, he had an unremarkable career.

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05-16-2011, 12:58 PM
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Yes, lets get back to discrediting the hockey player again...well done!
Way to compartmentalize. Just because hes dead doesnt mean hes still not one of the worst hockey players I've ever seen play in the NHL in the 20+ years I've been watching hockey.

It also doesnt make his death any less tragic.

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05-16-2011, 01:07 PM
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There shouldn't be any ceremony. There's nothing to celebrate.

Nobody's going to wear #94 in the near future

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Boogaard was here for one season, and he only played in 22 games for the Rangers. It's a tragedy, but it doesn't make sense to retire his number. Rangers fans don't have the sort of emotional connection with Boogaard that Minnesota fans have. I'd be surprised if Minnesota didn't retire his number.

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05-16-2011, 01:15 PM
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Quietly out of circulation and maybe make a mural somewhere in the Garden honoring him.

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Discredit? Not really. The fact is his death is a tragedy. The fact is, as a Ranger, he had an unremarkable career.
The guy played one year here and got hurt...what if it was Cally, would we retire his number, if so, what has he done to justify that...

What if it was Avery, we don't care for him...so, we don't retire his number.

What if it was Drury, he certainly hasn't done anything in his time here to warrant that honor.

He was part of the Rangers family..if u don't want to put his number in the rafters, then take it out of circulation

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Contest going on for Rangers fans to create memorial Boogaard logo/patch. Probably a more realistic idea than retiring his number: http://www.nyrangersblog.com/2011-ar...-boogaard.html

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The guy played one year here and got hurt...what if it was Cally, would we retire his number, if so, what has he done to justify that...

What if it was Avery, we don't care for him...so, we don't retire his number.

What if it was Drury, he certainly hasn't done anything in his time here to warrant that honor.

He was part of the Rangers family..if u don't want to put his number in the rafters, then take it out of circulation
I still dont get why you got on your soapbox about "discrediting" Boogaard. If this tragedy struck any one of the players above, I still wouldnt condone putting their jersey in the rafters.

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pitt retired the number of a kid who passed away and never played an nhl game (i believe). you cant do what they did for chereponov (minute long ceremony) and then retire boogaards number because he had a contract. if i was a family member of chereponov id be pretty upset and feel like he really wasnt honored at all.
You are talking about Michel Briere who played an entire season for the Pens. He was our third leading scorer that year. The team retired his number since he was our first "star" & have the rookie of the year trophy named after him as well.

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The guy played one year here and got hurt...what if it was Cally, would we retire his number, if so, what has he done to justify that...

What if it was Avery, we don't care for him...so, we don't retire his number.

What if it was Drury, he certainly hasn't done anything in his time here to warrant that honor.

He was part of the Rangers family..if u don't want to put his number in the rafters, then take it out of circulation
i dont think anyone of those guys should get their number retired if it happened to them, including cally, dubi, henrik, staal, girardi or anyone else on the roster at this point

there are other, even more meaningful ways to honor the life of a human being then to hang their jersey in the rafters...that is a very specific honor that should be given 100% based on hockey-related merit

Graves is one of my favorite players of all time, and its a tough sell to convince me his career warranted a retired number

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The guy played one year here and got hurt...what if it was Cally, would we retire his number, if so, what has he done to justify that...
Why would they retire his number?

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Why would they retire his number?

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Why would they retire his number

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He was part of the Rangers family..if u don't want to put his number in the rafters, then take it out of circulation
Why take it out of circulation? Because he died?

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Why would they retire his number?



Why would they retire his number?



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Why take it out of circulation? Because he died?
Once a Ranger always a Ranger, Boogey was a Ranger and his death was tragic, if I was in charge, I would take the number out of circulation, out of respect to him, but that is my opinion.

I just see how the fans in Minnesota are reacting to his death and it just confirms what a great guy he was.

I think Ranger fans are being somewhat dismissive of Boogey because some didnt agree with his role.

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I don't think they should retire it and the reason I bring up the other is because Cally is GOD on this board and I am a huge fan, I just wanted to see the reaction.

Once a Ranger always a Ranger, Boogey was a Ranger and his death was tragic, if I was in Charge, I would take the number out of circulation, out of respect to him, but that is my opinion.

I just see how the fans in Minnesota are reacting to his death and it just confirms what a great guy he was.

I think Ranger fans are being somewhat dismissive of Boogey because some didnt agree with his role.
You don't retire his number because at the end of the day, he didn't make an impact as a Ranger.

Great guy ≠ great hockey player. Great guy ≠ great Ranger.

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You don't retire his number because at the end of the day, he didn't make an impact as a Ranger.

Great guy ≠ great hockey player. Great guy ≠ great Ranger.
couldnt have said it any better myself.

now if this was like Henrik Lundqvist we were talking about, then i think we'd have a good argument here. but Boogaard? seriously?

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