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#21 eva unit zero

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 08:46 PM

Sid Abel.

I've always felt what Abel did was just a cut below that honor. I think he only received it due to the 'retirement kick' the Wings went on in the early 90s, when they re-retired Delvecchio's number 10, and that spurred off Abel, Lindsay, and Sawchuk's numbers being hung. It was 'wrong' to have Delvecchio without Lindsay, and 'wrong' to have Howe and Lindsay without Delvecchio.

Realistically, Yzerman, Howe, Delvecchio, and Sawchuk are the only numbers I would have hung. Lindsay was greater than Delvecchio, but played many years in another city and didn't even come close to Delvecchio's continued performance as a Wing.

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:34 PM

Aurie.






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Posted 31 March 2007 - 12:02 AM

Some think the Wings have too many numbers retired. 6 is nothing compared to Montreals 12.

With the obvious exception of Yzerman, I was not alive during the period of time these guys played. But when I look back at the great careers they all had, what they meant to the Wings during those years, and all else considered, every one of those players deserves to have their number retired.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 12:14 AM

Hahaha, wow Im glad to be of influence and sad I didn't see this thread sooner. I'll go one further and rank them with 1 being the best.

1. Howe
2. Yzerman
3. Lindsay
4. Sawchuck
5. Delvecchio
6. Abel

and with Lidstrom (who will be among them soon (hopefully not too soon)


1. Howe
2. Yzerman
3. Lindsay
4. Lidstrom
5. Sawchuck
6. Delvecchio
7. Abel


QUOTE(Earthhuman @ March 30, 2007 - 05:51PM) View Post

The fact that these people had their numbers retired means you really shouldn't disrespect them with a question like this...

... Abel.


I know, I was using it as sarcasm when I originally asked it. But since people wanted to actually discuss Ill offer my answer but seriously, they are ALL VERY DESERVING, so I mean no disrespect

....#5 is next. Yzerman & Lidstrom = Gods.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 03:24 AM


Yzerman hands down.
I mea, what did the guy do anyway ?








Is this thread for real ?
Players who have dedicated their heart and soul to the Detroit Red Wings for the bigger part of their lives and we are really going to question if the honour they got is justified ???
Have we lost ourf****** minds ????

This thread is a disgrace.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:03 AM

Howe. Nothing but a showboat with no real substance. If Lindstrom is added, I'm gonna be a preds fan. Lids is marginal at best.
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Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:11 AM

Steve Yzerman. ph34r.gif no i just can't joke about the captain like that. sad.gif tongue.gif biggrin.gif
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Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:29 AM

QUOTE(redwinger4747 @ March 31, 2007 - 12:14AM) View Post

Hahaha, wow Im glad to be of influence and sad I didn't see this thread sooner. I'll go one further and rank them with 1 being the best.

1. Howe
2. Yzerman
3. Lindsay
4. Sawchuck
5. Delvecchio
6. Abel

and with Lidstrom (who will be among them soon (hopefully not too soon)
1. Howe
2. Yzerman
3. Lindsay
4. Lidstrom
5. Sawchuck
6. Delvecchio
7. Abel


delvecchio is the most deserving after howe and yzerman. 23 years with the wings and he was captain for more than half of those years.

QUOTE(eva unit zero @ March 30, 2007 - 08:46PM) View Post
Realistically, Yzerman, Howe, Delvecchio, and Sawchuk are the only numbers I would have hung. Lindsay was greater than Delvecchio, but played many years in another city and didn't even come close to Delvecchio's continued performance as a Wing.


it wasn't Lindsay's fault he was traded. i think he was as much a wing as the other four guys. his number deserves to be up there.

#29 eva unit zero

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 11:39 AM

QUOTE(HomeNugget @ March 31, 2007 - 11:29AM) View Post

it wasn't Lindsay's fault he was traded. i think he was as much a wing as the other four guys. his number deserves to be up there.


It wasn't Osgood's fault he went to NYI. He should have his number retired.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 11:50 AM

QUOTE(interminded @ March 31, 2007 - 03:24AM) View Post

Is this thread for real ?
Players who have dedicated their heart and soul to the Detroit Red Wings for the bigger part of their lives and we are really going to question if the honour they got is justified ???
Have we lost ourf****** minds ????

This thread is a disgrace.

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QUOTE(HOCKEY MATTERS @ March 31, 2007 - 10:03AM) View Post

Howe. Nothing but a showboat with no real substance. If Lindstrom is added, I'm gonna be a preds fan. Lids is marginal at best.

There's no doubt Lidstrom's #5 will be retired and hanging from the rafters.

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 11:56 AM

QUOTE(interminded @ March 31, 2007 - 09:24AM) View Post

Yzerman hands down.
I mea, what did the guy do anyway ?
Is this thread for real ?
Players who have dedicated their heart and soul to the Detroit Red Wings for the bigger part of their lives and we are really going to question if the honour they got is justified ???
Have we lost ourf****** minds ????

This thread is a disgrace.

All kidding aside totally agree with you every player that has had his number retired deserves it. they contrabuted to the success of the detroit red wings in their own way and should have this honour. thumbup.gif
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Posted 31 March 2007 - 12:08 PM

Gretzky...what a whiney tool
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