i mean come on, bourque played less then 2 years with them and he helped them win a cup, thats more then enough time to have your number retired by them haha...
on a side note im actually kind of happy that the rangers never hung up gretzkys number. yes his number was retired league wide, but he never did anything special with the rangers so its only right that his number hangs up in the rafters of LA and EDM ONLY!
im not trying to argue or cause a stir but i strongly disagree. i think its great they honored him for helping them win the cup but in this case u can argue retiring jagr's number (I WOULDNT CONSIDER...im using it as a point)
but if someone like teemu selanne (future hall of famer) gets traded to NYR, and we make a run this year, then win it all next year and he retires after, what do we do? not retire his number...it doesnt seem logical at all especially considering alot of great rangers dont have their numbers hanging