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11-12-2011, 03:22 AM
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I say we do it anyways.
Piss pittsburgh off more.
Nothing wrong with that
This is the only valid reason I would want the Flyers to retire #68.

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11-12-2011, 06:05 AM
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He would have to win 2 cups, with the conn smythe.

He's not going to get anywhere near it otherwise. Same goes for Prongs. Without a cup he doesn't go up into the rafters

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11-12-2011, 06:27 AM
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The only numbers that should be retired are those of long time - like ten years or more - players, or of players that died. And even dead players would have to have been members for more than a season and the death would have had to been tragic, which is why Pelle's number won't, and shouldn't, be retired.


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No. Hell no. Never.

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Absolutely not. It's seen as a league-wide joke that the Avalanche did it with Bourque.


There would be other guys to which there would be a debate on whether or not to do it before Jagr.

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If number 2 and number 88 aren't retired, I highly doubt 68 is.

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11-12-2011, 09:59 AM
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Interesting thing about Pronger is that if he does end up playing out his entire contract, he'll have played as many or more games for the Flyers than he did for the Blues... effectively making the Flyers his team

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11-12-2011, 01:18 PM
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The only numbers that should be retired are those of long time - like ten years or more - players, or of players that died. And even dead players would have to have been members for more than a season and the death would have had to been tragic, which is why Pelle's number won't, and shouldn't, be. Retired.
Umm, Pelle played with the team for several seasons, and his death was tragic...unless I'm missing sarcasm in your post?

And Ashbee's was retired after playing only 4 seasons with the Flyers (+ asst coach for one). If I'm not mistaken his number was retired before he died (or was even diagnosed with cancer).

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11-12-2011, 02:35 PM
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why is this "speculation"?

and....seriously?
Why do people get scolded for asking questions?

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Short of Jagr scoring the gwg in the 7th game of the Finals in triple overtime I don't see it happening personally.

It seems like it takes a lot to retire numbers here in Philly and I like it that way.

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11-12-2011, 03:31 PM
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Hell no....it will only be retired in Pittsburgh

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11-12-2011, 04:01 PM
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The only numbers that should be retired are those of long time - like ten years or more - players, or of players that died. And even dead players would have to have been members for more than a season and the death would have had to been tragic, which is why Pelle's number won't, and shouldn't, be. Retired.
Pelles death was tragic. Mistakes were made, but that shouldn't take away from the fact it was and always will be a tragic death. 31 may never hang in the rafters, but there will never be another Flyers goalie to wear it.

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11-12-2011, 04:17 PM
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I could never see that happening.

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Why do people get scolded for asking questions?
I was wondering that too. I'm not trolling or anything.

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11-12-2011, 05:15 PM
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Why do people get scolded for asking questions?
Maybe because it was a ridiculous question. Anyway, why not retire Forsberg's jersey is next week trivia.

and I'm not trolling or anything..

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Maybe because it was a ridiculous question. Anyway, why not retire Forsberg's jersey is next week trivia.

and I'm not trolling or anything..
When you don't post much except to **** on other people's posts... I don't know. It wasn't that ridiculous a question anyway. Helping a very storied franchise break a 40 year cup drought wouldn't at least be talked about?

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It's gonna be retired league-wide IMO.

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Umm, Pelle played with the team for several seasons, and his death was tragic...unless I'm missing sarcasm in your post?

And Ashbee's was retired after playing only 4 seasons with the Flyers (+ asst coach for one). If I'm not mistaken his number was retired before he died (or was even diagnosed with cancer).
No sarcasm at all, he got drunk, killed himself and badly injured another person. That's not an accident, he made a decision that killed him and he was lucky nobody else was killed. I have zero empathy for drunk drivers.

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11-12-2011, 07:11 PM
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I'm okay with retiring 68 if he helps win us a cup.

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It's incredibly unlikely. I would say he would need to not only win a cup and be a monster in the playoffs, but do that more than once. That's not going to happen

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Absolutely not. It's seen as a league-wide joke that the Avalanche did it with Bourque.


There would be other guys to which there would be a debate on whether or not to do it before Jagr.
I agree but the only thing that might change this a little is how starved this franchise is for a cup. Whenever this team finally wins another one whoever plays the best in the playoffs is going to be treated as a hall of famer, even if said players body of work as a whole doesnt warrant it

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I don't think it's all that likely, but if he wins a cup here, I'd be part of the "why not?" crowd.

Personally, I think #68 should be retired league wide. And even if it's not officially, I doubt anyone will ever wear it again in the NHL... let alone in Philly if he is an integral part of winning us a cup.

Kind of like w/ Mario... his number isn't retired league wide, but nobody wears #66 out of respect.

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Weber in Montreal wears #68 and Milan Jurcina wore the number when he first came in the league but later changed it.

I too think it should be retired league wide someday but I doubt it will happen for the simple fact that he is European.

The man deserves to have his number retired somewhere, Pittsburgh is the obvious choice but with all the bad blood, I even doubt that happens.

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11-13-2011, 12:24 AM
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I don't think it's all that likely, but if he wins a cup here, I'd be part of the "why not?" crowd.

Personally, I think #68 should be retired league wide. And even if it's not officially, I doubt anyone will ever wear it again in the NHL... let alone in Philly if he is an integral part of winning us a cup.

Kind of like w/ Mario... his number isn't retired league wide, but nobody wears #66 out of respect.
TJ Brodie on Calgary wore 66 last year.

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TJ Brodie on Calgary wore 66 last year.
FWIW: that must have been a rookie call-up number... Last season he played only three games in the NHL with Calgary and this season so far he has played only two games and is listed on he NHL.com website as wearing number seven, Prior to last season he played in the OHL.

Could that have been a Rookie or Training Camp Number?

Edit: Never mind... he did play all three games wearing that number vs LA and Edmonon and Vancouver in September and October 2010.


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