Jim wrote:I didn't really understand retiring Foote's number until I looked into his stats. He played 16.5 season for that organization. Only 2.5 anywhere else, all Columbus. 967 games played with Colorado/Que, That is a lot of games: 967gp, 56-203-259 +129 1279PIM. For a non-offensive guy, to be a +129 is rather impressive.
That is the kind of guy that you can consider retiring the number of. Someone that played the vast majority of his career with your team and he did a really solid job of it. Ron Francis is #4 in scoring in the history of the game, #4. Only Gretzky, Messier and Howe have more points... But I would vote against retiring his number here. Jagr is #8 overall, but I would vote against him as well. He has only played about 55% of his career NHL games here. Sometimes it seems like team retire numbers just to do something... like the Phoenix stuff that you mentioned. Number retirement should mean something.
Pitts wrote:I believe that only players who have played their entire career with a team should have their numbers retired by that team.
Gaucho wrote:Guess what, the Coyotes didn't retire three numbers. They retired FOUR numbers, I forgot Dale Hawerchuk. So that's twice as many retired numbers as the Leafs. What a joke.
columbia wrote:Would or should?
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