Post by Cranjis McBasketball on Mar 5, 2020 1:59:05 GMT -5
I don’t mind it if the guy is a huge legend, but it seems like they do it way too often now, just to have the ceremony. I only follow hockey but a lot of guys got a retired number that probably don’t deserve it.
The Oilers retired #4 for Kevin Lowe. One day they drafted Taylor Hall and he asked for permission to wear 4. Lowe granted it. Then Hall split and Kris Russell wears it now. So I guess, easy come, easy go as far as retired numbers.
I do like what the Canucks did and took 11 and 28 out of circulation for guys who died wearing it as members of the team. They’re not retired but you can’t wear them. Unless you’re Messier who demanded it and was another reason he didn’t endear himself to Vancouver for his run there.
Bill Hicks died of pancreatic cancer on February 26th 1994. He was 32 years old