zephyr wrote: For jersey retirement, that's not enough for me. You must be those things, and one of the best players of your time. I'm sure there are hundreds of community service awards that I would gladly nominate him for ...
ESQ wrote:I think jersey retirement criteria have to be contextual.
In the context of this franchise's pathetic history, Smyl, Linden and Naslund were clearly standout players who carried the team at different times to near-greatness.
zephyr wrote:if they keep up their current paces, our team continues to perform at the top of the league during the regular season, and advances deep into the playoffs, they will be more than deserving of jersey retirement.
too bad our rafters are already tainted with 3 numbers that have no business being up there ... this coming from a big fan of all 3 players.
Puck wrote:Meanwhile, I think Hank is damn impressive. I'll agree that he's probably the best in the current era and I will also point out that it's hard to compare his numbers against the goal-crazy 80s.