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12-18-2009, 11:12 AM
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Peter Stastny retired number?

I was recently in Denver and caught an Avalanche game. One thing that I took immediate notice of was that Peter Stastny's number was not hanging from the rafters alongside Sakic's, Roy's, and Bourque's. I am looking for an explanation of this. It seems to me that he "qualifies" for number retirement. Does it have to do with the fact that the Avalanche only want to retire those who played in Colorado and not Quebec. Or was his number retired by the Nordiques, but taken down when they moved to Colorado? Have they just not got around to it yet? Am I wrong, and he is not worthy of that honor?

Any insight on this subject would be appreciated.

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12-18-2009, 11:20 AM
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Or was his number retired by the Nordiques, but taken down when they moved to Colorado?
That.

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I took immediate notice of was that Peter Stastny's number was not hanging from the rafters alongside Sakic's, Roy's, and Bourque's
If this list is comprehensive, then it appears as though they chose to take them down after the move, since it appears that you also didn't see JC Tremblay's #3, Marc Tardif's #8, or Michel Goulet's #16 hanging up there.

I can't say I approve of that.

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If this list is comprehensive, then it appears as though they chose to take them down after the move, since it appears that you also didn't see JC Tremblay's #3, Marc Tardif's #8, or Michel Goulet's #16 hanging up there.

I can't say I approve of that.
You are correct, there were no Nordique numbers hanging. That's pretty awful IMO.


Thanks for filling me in guys.

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Avs are funny organization, they retire Bourque's number (ROFL) but not Stastny's.

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Doesn't every other moved team still have their players retired #'s?

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Doesn't every other moved team still have their players retired #'s?
Phoenix still has theirs from Winnipeg, but Carolina only kept Gordie Howe from Hartford.

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12-18-2009, 01:18 PM
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Doesn't every other moved team still have their players retired #'s?
I'm quite sure Coyotes have since they "unretired" Bobby Hulls #9 when Brett joined the organisation

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Surely this mini-travesty is helped by the fact that most nights at the Pepsi Center the Avs employ a lookalike out there on the ice wearing #26 anyways

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I'm quite sure Coyotes have since they "unretired" Bobby Hulls #9 when Brett joined the organisation
In general it's okay for sons to use their father's retired number.

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Surely this mini-travesty is helped by the fact that most nights at the Pepsi Center the Avs employ a lookalike out there on the ice wearing #26 anyways

There you go, Peter Stastny's Jersey isn't hanging because his son is wearing it. Just goes to show how under the radar Paul is.

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There you go, Peter Stastny's Jersey isn't hanging because his son is wearing it. Just goes to show how under the radar Paul is.
It has absolutely nothing to do with Paul playing in Denver. Peter Stastny's number never hanged in the rafters of the Pepsi center. Goulet, Tremblay and Tardif aren't there either. All four have been retired by the Nordiques, and put back in circulation when the team moved to Denver.

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The original idea was a fresh start for the Avalanche. A new organization and they wanted to separate the past from the Nordiques so all the retired numbers were put back into circulation. The numbers weren’t even unofficially retired like some organizations have. John Michael Liles wore number 26 until he offered it to Paul Stastny.

To see 77 in the rafters while 26 was used is a disgrace.

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The original idea was a fresh start for the Avalanche. A new organization and they wanted to separate the past from the Nordiques so all the retired numbers were put back into circulation. The numbers weren’t even unofficially retired like some organizations have. John Michael Liles wore number 26 until he offered it to Paul Stastny.

To see 77 in the rafters while 26 was used is a disgrace.
joe sakic, the captain of the team, played 520 regular season and playoff games for the quebec nordiques ... did the avs management tell him to forget about that too?

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joe sakic, the captain of the team, played 520 regular season and playoff games for the quebec nordiques ... did the avs management tell him to forget about that too?
Yes, if you look this picture. Note the years in Sakic's banner.

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peter should come out of retirement for 1 game so they can retire his sweater as a avalanche

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I don't see how Stastny's number could have possibly have been retired in Quebec. In the 94-95 season, Quebec was the #1 seed in the East, but got eleiminated by the defending Cup Champs (#8) Rangers in 6 games in the opening round. As soon as the Nords were eliminated, Marcel Aubut announced the team was sold and that the new owners would move the team. The date of the sale and the announced move was May 25, 1996. Stastny hadn't yet retired as a player, so how could his number have been retired? It wasn't. The Nordiques weren't in Quebec City to raise a 94-95 Northeast Division Champions Banner or a retirement banner for #26 when the 95-96 season opened.

It does show a lack of class on the Avalanche's part. They may want to claim to be a "new" team, but when I sold my light blue Chevy Astrrovan, if the new owner would have painted it burgandy, that wouldn't have made it a new van either. It's still the same franchise.

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Doesn't every other moved team still have their players retired #'s?
Phoenix is the only one that does. Carolina has Gordie Howe's number out of circulation, but there is no banner... you could argue that that has more to do with their owner being from Detroit than anything, too.

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I hope they'll retired #21.

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I hope they'll retired #21.
Hanging right beside number 19 would look good.

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I hope they'll retired #21.
21 and 52 will both be retired in the near future, deservedly so.

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"Stastny’s 26 was retired in February 1996 in Quebec City, after the team moved to Colorado."

http://www.nordiquespreservation.com/qnpsfaq.htm

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Ahh, so the Nordiques never retired #26, because there was no Nordiques in February 1996. It's no different then a few years ago in Hartford, banners were raised in the Civic Center honoring Ulf Samuelsson, Ron Francis, & Kevin Dineen. Problem is, there was no Whalers franchise in existance to actually retire the numbers. Same thing here.

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