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06-18-2014, 10:09 PM
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It was about time! Well deserved for a great legend!

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06-18-2014, 11:58 PM
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Started watching the Habs in 1970 and I saw Pointu play many times. He was dominant. I remember the year he scored 28 goals. He was a key part of that dynasty. The big 3! That was the key! One of Robinson, Savard or Lapointe was always on the ice!
Savard was my favorite but they were all equally great!

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I say: finally! They should have retired the Big Three together in my opinion.

After him it's gonna be over for the retired jerseys.

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In my opinion the retired jerseys of The Montreal Canadiens is open to debate cause there's been so many great players and when does it become too much. In the case of Lapointe he sort of had to go in given that the others of the Big Three were there.

First retired jersey was Howie Morenz upon his Death. So far so good.

Second one was of course The Rocket after he retired in 1960.

Then the third one occured eleven years later in 1971 after Beliveau retired.

Three Legendary players were given this honor and pretty far apart.

But then I think it's where the Habs became trigger-happy when they retired Henri Richard's number in 1975. Great player but it should have been only really in special cases.

Then you go to 1985 with Guy Lafleur. It was too soon and it felt like it was done quickly for image reasons and political reasons. Molson and Savard were trying to cover their butts and indeed Guy returned from retirement years later.

In 1985 you also had Doug Harvey, probably the Habs' best D ever. And then ten years later in 1995 it was Jacques Plantes. It probably should have ended there.

Really what should have happened is wait a few years after Beliveau and honor Harvey and Plante in the 80s. Then when the time is right, retire Lafleur's number. Then no more.


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06-19-2014, 11:24 AM
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I say: finally! They should have retired the Big Three together in my opinion.

After him it's gonna be over for the retired jerseys.
There is certainly nothing worth retiring in the last two decades so they should space out whatever is left in the pipeline.

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06-19-2014, 11:28 AM
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How many numbers are we gonna retire ? We're not gonna have any numbers left for the actual players on the team !
So long as there are enough unretired numbers, we're good.

Wondering when players will be allowed to sport triple digits.

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06-19-2014, 11:32 AM
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Ponder this: if PK plays another 15 years, has a great career and has to wait as long as Lapointe, his jersey will be retired around 2061!

Plenty of jerseys for a while...

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06-19-2014, 05:56 PM
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Glad to see it finally happen. One of my favorite players of the 70's. Great D-man and a real offensive force.

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06-19-2014, 06:07 PM
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Another #5 goes up. Had to be expected. You either retire only one of the big 3....or all of them. 2 are already up.

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About %$^& time. Guy was as good a d-man as the other two.

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