“It’s going to be special and neat to have a chance to come back to the arena and I’m sure there will be a lot of memories going through my head and that I’ll be nervous too, but I’m really looking forward to it,” Naslund told Canucks.com from his home in Sweden.
“It’s definitely a great honour and I’m very humbled and thankful to Mike Gillis and the Aquilini family and the whole organization. It’s been a privilege spending such a large part of my and our family’s lives in Vancouver and having a chance to play for the Canucks for such a long time, it’s a special place for us and it always will be.”
“For me with kids, what a special thing to have dad’s jersey up there. It’s tough to really grasp, but it’s definitely a huge thing and it’s tough to compare it to anything else.”
Obviously I wasn't a supporter of this move but I think that people should have a little respect. Whether you think he deserved it or not you cannot deny that he did a lot of very good things for the franchise.