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11-17-2011, 09:10 AM
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Who gets to retire Shanahan's #?

can more than one team i would guess I dont know if the wings can or not but can the devils since i thought it was who he started and ended his career with.

i realize hes not a VIP in the NHL right now but he is one of the all time greats. thanks.

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11-17-2011, 09:16 AM
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As a Devils fan I definitely dont want to retire his # and I do believe Devils will not retire it aswell.

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11-17-2011, 09:19 AM
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He may have his number honoured by a couple of teams. Detroit/NJ come to mind, but I do not see any team actually retiring it.

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11-17-2011, 09:38 AM
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I can't see NJ retiring his #.

Detroit is the only one that makes sense. 9 seasons and 3 cups, maybe won't retire the # but it will be hanging in the rafters at some point I'd think

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Don't see anyone retiring it. Red Wings is the only team that would make sense but I don't see them retiring Shanny's number.

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oh yeah i meant rafters i didnt think there was a differance, thanks.

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There's no chance a team with the selectiveness of Detroit retires Shanahan's number.

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11-17-2011, 10:32 AM
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There's no chance a team with the selectiveness of Detroit retires Shanahan's number.
Honestly, I'm not so sure. The guy won 3 cups with them, and was a huge reason for their success. He isn't a lock for it, but I can definitely see his # being considered.

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Honestly, I'm not so sure. The guy won 3 cups with them, and was a huge reason for their success. He isn't a lock for it, but I can definitely see his # being considered.
He's clearly below Fedorov and Osgood on the totem pole of players from that team in line to get their numbers retired (to say nothing of Lidstrom who's the only lock left). I also wouldn't call Shanahan a "huge reason" for their success. A lot gets made out of him being a "missing piece" but his actual on-ice contributions are more those of a support player compared to the guys who were contending for Conn Smythe trophies.

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I don't think anyone should retire his number and I don't I think it will happen.

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Detroit's the front-runner, and I think he falls short even for them.

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Colorado probably.

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Nobdy will and its's a shame becuse he was so great for Wings. Jersey retirement is not easy though and in Detroit and NJ it is especially dificult. Maybe Hartford will...

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The Wings have given Shanahan's number away twice already to Derek Meech and Gustav Nyquist. If they had any intentions whatsoever of retiring/honoring it that wouldn't have happened.

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Maybe Boston?

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Honestly, I'm not so sure. The guy won 3 cups with them, and was a huge reason for their success. He isn't a lock for it, but I can definitely see his # being considered.
The great Derek Meech has already rocked his number for a few seasons. Gustav Nyquist wore it htis year

Detroit is one of, if not the most selective NHL team when it comes to retiring numbers. The Illitches actually took a number out of the rafters (Larry Aurie #6) when they bought the team because they didnt think it should be up there.

A team that doesnt have Red Kelly, Osgood, Fedorov and have taken Larry Auries number down will not be boosting Shannys anytime soon.

If he played his full career in Detroit with those totals and cup wins sure but he only played a portion.


I dont really see Osgood or Fedorov getting retired either actually

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I'm sure the Hartford Whalers will retire it.

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