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03-22-2013, 12:39 PM
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Doug Weight #39

Interesting article on the guy this morning on oilersnation. Was one of my favorite oilers during those days and he has over 1.0ppg durign his time with the Oil. Does he deserve to have his #39 in the rafters?

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Here's the article

http://oilersnation.com/2013/3/22/na...le-doug-weight

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03-22-2013, 12:50 PM
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Oilers have a pretty high standard for number retirement so I'll say he has no chance.

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03-22-2013, 12:52 PM
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Yeah, sorry very good player, not Oilers rafters worthy, they aren't the Leafs.

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He was very good but no rafters for Dougie Weight.

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Yeah, sorry very good player, not Oilers rafters worthy, they aren't the Leafs.
This.

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Absolutely not.

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He's about as good as they come to not get there. If that makes any sense.

I guess if he was just a bit better and stayed a bit longer. I'd support it.

Could it be agreed on that he's the best Oiler (say 5+ years on the team) not in the rafters?
Heck I don't even know who's in the Rafters.

I'm assuming Gretzky, Messier, Kurri, Anderson, Fuhr, Coffey(this one I'm not sure about and probably beats out Doug then in my previous argument)

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but shouldn't and won't go in the rafters

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give him a golden stick or something and a retirement ceremony for all his contributions.. just not good enough for Rafters IMO..

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Weight's #39 deserves to be honored by the Oilers as will Ryan Smyth's #94. So does Kevin Lowe's #4 (based solely on his playing days). I'm sure there will be others. Perhaps the move to the new arena can coincide with the unveiling of an 'honored number' display of some kind for non-hall-of-famers whose contributions as Oilers' players (including #3 Al Hamilton) were exceptional. These jersey #s would be available to current players but only with the blessing of the honoree. HHoF members' #s would remain retired.

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Weight's #39 deserves to be honored by the Oilers as will Ryan Smyth's #94. So does Kevin Lowe's #4 (based solely on his playing days). I'm sure there will be others. Perhaps the move to the new arena can coincide with the unveiling of an 'honored number' display of some kind for non-hall-of-famers whose contributions as Oilers' players (including #3 Al Hamilton) were exceptional. These jersey #s would be available to current players but only with the blessing of the honoree. HHoF members' #s would remain retired.
That's a really good proposal. A bit awkward as Hamilton is the only Oiler with a retired number who isn't in the HHoF.

I think KLowe deserves to have his jersey retired. He probably would have except for his being a member of the executive of the team.

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Interesting article on the guy this morning on oilersnation. Was one of my favorite oilers during those days and he has over 1.0ppg durign his time with the Oil. Does he deserve to have his #39 in the rafters?
We need to set the level of retired numbers for hall of famers--good players like Smyth, Hemsky and Weight get honoured as being a good players

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Nope, because then they'd have to put more over rated players there too. Like 94.....

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Not in the rafters, but he deserves recognition, if only in a pre-game ceremony.

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no because that traitor played for carolina and took our cup away

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Yes. He was a better player than Glenn Anderson (I know, blasphemy), but won't get in the Hall of Fame I'm sure. Even though he arguably should.

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Unforunately, I don't think he will. I'd love to have him back with the squad but I don't think its in the cards. He was a great player for us. I wish we could have kept him. Perhaps a win in 2006 with him still on the roster might have changed a few things...

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03-22-2013, 02:00 PM
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no because that traitor played for carolina and took our cup away
Yeah, like it was his choice.

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the last true #1 Centre in this city before we drafted RNH

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Yes. He was a better player than Glenn Anderson (I know, blasphemy), but won't get in the Hall of Fame I'm sure. Even though he arguably should.
You've never seen Anderson play in the playoffs have you.

Anderson > Weight by a landslide.

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the last true #1 Centre in this city before we drafted RNH
The last 100pt man for Oil

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If the criteria for having a player's jersey retired is to have a similar resume as to the ones already in the rafters, I don't think the Oilers will retire anymore numbers.

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Yeah, like it was his choice.
Choice is the thing we truly have

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I think the standards for the rafters should be whether the player makes the hall of fame. What we can say about Weight is that he was the most significant Oiler in the post dynasty era. Oilers history can look something like this:

Dynasty Years

Gretzky Era
79-88
Messier Era
88-91

Mediocre Years and Cup Run

Weight Era
92-01
Smyth Era*
01-07

Rebuilding Years

Hemsky Era
07-10
Hall Era
10-Present


*05-06 was the year of Pronger

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