And quite frankly I think it's a little overkill that the Habs have so many retired numbers. They should demand the highest pinnacle of excellence. Making the Hall of Fame shouldn't be sufficient as a standard for an organization with such a successful, illustrious past.
For instance, former players such as Bob Gainey having their numbers retired? That's lowering the bar far too low IMO.
Right, Clark's number is honoured though, which is pretty much the same sentiment.
What is the argument against Gainey's number being retired? He is one of the greatest defensive forwards of all-time.
Originally Posted by Crosbyfan
If memory serves...he was on the ice with Beliveau, wearing his #4 when #4 was retired. I believed at the time he was being honoured as well.
Here he is some 10 + years later (about 30 years ago)
You can tell why he starred in the league at 140 lb....
I hope this is not a stupid question, but did Joliat fall down on purpose those two times?