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#61 ogreslayer

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

Well lets look at a few things:

 

#6 on the team in games played with 1026

 

#3 on the team in Powerplay goals with 122

 

#5 on the team in GWG with 39

 

Less than 100 points away from being in the top 10 in all time points for the Wings.  There is no questioning his importance to this team over his career. It's not like anyone is ever gonna wear #96 again, but I think the argument holds some water...but then again, I believe Osgood's #30 should go up there too...and a strong argument for Fedorov. But that is it. I am not looking to throw all #'s from the dynasty up there...

I think it's pretty much a lock though that no inclusion in the HHoF means no number in the rafters where the Wings are concerned & Homer isn't getting into the HHoF.

 

Edit: Well, not necessarily true.  He can buy a ticket...


Edited by ogreslayer, 08 January 2013 - 06:49 PM.


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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:43 PM

^^^ What he said. Homer was one of the best at what he did, but he isn't Hall worthy. 


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:19 AM

Holmstrom jersey retirement? Please. Thats a joke.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:30 AM

Holmstrom jersey retirement? Please. Thats a joke.

 

I wouldn't say that. I would however, be surprised to see someone wear #96 any time soon. 


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:55 AM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="Hockeytown0001" data-cid="2338731" data-time="1357713043"><p>
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I wouldn't say that. I would however, be surprised to see someone wear #96 any time soon. </p></blockquote>

There you go. #96 wont be worn for a while. But retiring it is ridiculous.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:58 AM

It will probably be a Konstantinov-like situation - the number not being "officially" retired, and yet its an unwritten rule that nobody wears it. 


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:00 AM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="Hockeytown0001" data-cid="2338740" data-time="1357714713"><p>
It will probably be a Konstantinov-like situation - the number not being "officially" retired, and yet its an unwritten rule that nobody wears it. </p></blockquote>

Maybe for a few years. Until someone who was born in '96 wants it.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:07 AM

Thankfully, that won't be for a few years. 


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:46 AM

Thanks for the memories Holmer   :clap:



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:32 AM

Thankfully, that won't be for a few years. 

 

Hard as it is to comprehend, 1996 was 17 years ago!!!  It only feels like yesterday.... :(


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:59 AM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="Hockeytown0001" data-cid="2338731" data-time="1357713043"><p>
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I wouldn't say that. I would however, be surprised to see someone wear #96 any time soon. </p></blockquote>

There you go. #96 wont be worn for a while. But retiring it is ridiculous.

 

I agree.  No one will wear it for a while, but it's not like it will be off-limits.

 

Number retirement would be ridiculous.  We love Homer, but he's just not that good at the things that get your number in the rafters.



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:01 PM

Sad to see him go... He was stronger on the puck in the corners and behind the net/Infont of the net than many of late....
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

Sad to see him go... He was stronger on the puck in the corners and behind the net/Infont of the net than many of late....

 

Agreed.  It's time, but he will be missed.  Homer gets most of the attention for what he does in front of the net, but the dirty work he did in the corners digging out the puck was just as important. 



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:51 PM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="haroldsnepsts" data-cid="2338862" data-time="1357757151"><p>
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Agreed.  It's time, but he will be missed.  Homer gets most of the attention for what he does in front of the net, but the dirty work he did in the corners digging out the puck was just as important. </p></blockquote>

It will be interesting who will take over that role, insert Danny Boy... Closest thing... I would think if Nick stayed Homer would of...
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:02 PM

One great last assist. 

 

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:00 AM

I think many people forget just how vital a piece Holmstrom was of the 1998 team. He ranked third overall in points for the team during the playoffs with 17, trailing only Fedorov with 20 and Yzerman with 24, and this came in addition to his invaluable contribution in screening the goalie. He was truly an unsung hero.



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:47 AM

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Edited by Hockeytown0001, 11 January 2013 - 12:47 AM.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:48 AM

Holmstrom has always been integral, up until last year or so.  Even as he aged, and with his lack of skating ability, he made things happen out there.  He found a way to play the game that only he could do up until Ryan Smyth came along, and even then Holmstrom did it better.

 

I for one will miss the guy, all links with those '90s teams are now broken.


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:20 PM

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 10:51 PM

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