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05-31-2004, 10:18 AM
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retired and Honored sweater #'s

this thread is going on in the NHL talk board
http://www.hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=81166

retired
#3, #17, #31, #99 and we all know #11 in the near future

having trouble with honored sweater #'s (if any) this is where all the members of this valuable board come in and help

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I don't get the honored # either. I think it could be something like in the case of #4 (Lowe), where it's not retired, but nobody has had it since for whatever reason (out of respect/don't want it/GM or coach won't give it to them, etc.).

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I don't get the honored # either. I think it could be something like in the case of #4 (Lowe), where it's not retired, but nobody has had it since for whatever reason (out of respect/don't want it/GM or coach won't give it to them, etc.).
exactly but too early to find that out for myself

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exactly but too early to find that out for myself
I asked him once why his number wasn't retired (no one has worn 4) and he told me that there are more worthy players and he wasn't in the HHOF.

I asked him at one of the season ticket holder breakfasts.

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I think he's also afraid of blowing his own horn. You have to admit, it would look a bit classless if he retired his own number, even if he's fully deserving.

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I think he's also afraid of blowing his own horn. You have to admit, it would look a bit classless if he retired his own number, even if he's fully deserving.
Is it the GM who decides who's numbers get retired?

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I have no idea, but I think a lot of people would see it as happening that way, whether or not it was the case. If a guy like Matts can scream favoritism because the Oilers signed a guy from Alberta, imagine what would be said if the organization, with or without Lowe's input, were to retire his number.

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im quite sure that as long as lowe is part of the oilers, his jersey will not get retired.... but pretty much as soon as he leaves, im sure it will go up to the rafters

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Lowe's should be retired, plus Coffey, Anderson. I wonder who the first post 1990 Oiler who will have his sweater reitred?

Probably Smyth. Or Comrie. :lol :lol :lol

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coffey *should* have his sweater retired, but i dont think it will happen for some reason, even though hes a "for sure" inductee for the HHOF

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What about Anderson? I know he wasn't the most dominant player, but he was perhaps the best clutch player of all the OIlers.... IMO the list should be:
Gretz
Mess
Lowe (he won't while he's still around I'm sure)
Coffey
Kurri
Anderson
Fuhr
Ranford (I couldn't stop myself from putting his name, he's my all time favorite goalie)

I would have the think those would be the most important 8 of perhaps the greatest every Dynasty (no perhaps about it, 5 cups in seven years without all the players even being in their prime is amazing, and if not for cash it probably would have been more like 7 cups in 11-12 years) Because I have no doubt that in the early 90's they still would have been THE team.

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Lowe was our first ever draft pick, scored the franchise's first ever goal, and has played the most games and seasons as an Oiler if I'm not mistaken. He's also the first guy to ever be a player, head coach and GM if that means anything, and he was mainly responsible for getting this franchise back on solid ground when we were in dire straits. Even if he wasn't an elite, international calibre player he would still qualify to have his jersey retired just on sentimental reasons alone.

Noone's dropping the ball on that one, the next gm here will make the call when the time is right.


Coffey's # has been worn since he left here if that means anything. Mark Lamb used to wear it. I still agree that he and Glenn Anderson should get their #'s retired though.

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Actually Slats was the first to be a player/coach/gm & president. Lowe is the 2nd on the first 3 of the 4 positions...Lowe does certainly deserve to have his # in the rafters though, even without being in the hall, just like Al Hamilton did alot for the WHA Oil Lowe has done a ton for the NHL OIL...


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06-01-2004, 12:27 AM
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ya, for Hamilton to even be considered (muchless the first one up there), Lowe should be an automatic and IMO is - except we'll have to wait for a long time because as said before - it'd simply look like he's blowing his own horn.

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Actually Slats was the first to be a player/coach/gm & president. Lowe is the 2nd on the first 3 of the 4 positions...Lowe does certainly deserve to have his # in the rafters though, even without being in the hall, just like Al Hamilton did alot for the WHA Oil Lowe has done a ton for the NHL OIL...
I meant that he was the first to do all that for the Oilers in the NHL. If Slats ever played here in the WHA I wasn't aware.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but Coffey wore #7 in Edmonton - there's been several guys that have worn that jersey since, not the least being that notorious "my heart wasn't into it" Cup-winning-goal scorer Jason Arnott.

That's not to say a number can't be retired, of course - the Leafs, at least, have retired enough numbers that they have to re-assign them.

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That happens often when a number is worn after a great - then it is given up. Like Bourque with Esps #. Same with Murray having Kurri's number.

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Sorry Oi'll say didn't mean to sound like I was jumpin' on ya...

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Coffey's # has been worn since he left here if that means anything. Mark Lamb used to wear it. I still agree that he and Glenn Anderson should get their #'s retired though.
Don't forget about Jason 'the great' Arnott.

Oh how I hated him

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I can't believe LMHF#1 hasn't been here to badmouth Cleary, the most recent #7.

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