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#1 FightCommies77

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 09:43 PM

Nobody can disagree, Nieds did a lot for The Devils.

The question is, will the #27 be hanging next to #3 and #4?
Messier was retired by Edmonton as well as the Robber Barons across the Hudson.

I would love to see a tribute to him in that way.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 09:45 PM

NO fvckING WAY
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 09:45 PM

Not. A. Chance.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 09:47 PM

Nobody can disagree, Nieds did a lot for The Devils.

The question is, will the #27 be hanging next to #3 and #4?
Messier was retired by Edmonton as well as the Robber Barons across the Hudson.

I would love to see a tribute to him in that way.


The only way this will ever happen is if Nieds finds his way back to Jersey and helps the Devils win a championship or two. I wouldn't hold my breath.

He certainly played a big role in helping the Devils achieve a great deal of success, and I really don't think Lou holds and ill will towards the guy, but there is just no way #27 will hang from the rafters. Not after the way things ended here.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 09:47 PM

No, because of the way he left.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 09:48 PM

Nope. Next question, please.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 09:52 PM

#27 might hang from the rafters one day.

In 20 years, when David Clarkson ends his long and illustrious career with the Devils.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 09:52 PM

No.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 10:46 PM

No because how he left.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:07 PM

#27 might hang from the rafters one day.

In 20 years, when David Clarkson ends his long and illustrious career with the Devils.

Amen to that brother!

In all seriousness, I don't think it will, nor it should. I appreciate everything he did, but I think with the way he left, it has left a sour taste in Lou and the fans mouths.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:08 PM

of course it will he left to play with his brother not because of money.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:14 PM

I know these are two very different situations...but I would hope the Sabres would retire Hasek's number someday...and he left on bad terms...now I know Neids was not THE focal point of the Devils over the 3 Cups....but still..what a dominant force he was for New Jersey and a MAJOR part of the dynasty that was the Devils. Id give it a thought, but it is a tough call IMO.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:15 PM

I'm thinking it will. I mean the guy brought you guys 3 championships and was an elite defenseman paired with Scotty Stevens.

I mean for sure he won't be retired in Anaheim because he spent only two seasons unlike in NJ where he played for what 13 or 14 seasons?

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:21 PM

I'm thinking it will. I mean the guy brought you guys 3 championships and was an elite defenseman paired with Scotty Stevens.

I mean for sure he won't be retired in Anaheim because he spent only two seasons unlike in NJ where he played for what 13 or 14 seasons?


I wouldn't quite say he "brought us" three Cups -- the Devils, for each Stanley Cup, won at a unit, not a single player or a few standouts. He was PART of three championships. :koolaid:

With that said, I'm not so sure his number is retired. Maybe a long ways away, after he's inducted into the HOF and everything, but not anytime soon. I'd give it at least 10-15 years before #27 is raised to the rafters, if it is at all.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:29 PM

of course it will he left to play with his brother not because of money.

That is true, and it is pretty respectable in my opinion. Unfortunately, it seems like most Devils fans ignore that and just enjoy being bitter, so most of the fanbase hates Niedermayer.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:33 PM

No. Any player that leaves willingly forfeits the right to that honor.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:35 PM

I love Scott. He is one of my favorite players. He is a Legend league wide more than Stevens possibly. Any player that leaves though gives up the right to get their number retired unless they were traded and didnt want to or some jazz like that.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:36 PM

No. Any player that leaves willingly forfeits the right to that honor.


Does that include the likes of Sykora, Rafalski, Arnott, etc?
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:38 PM

Does that include the likes of Sykora, Rafalski, Arnott, etc?


All three of those guys' numbers would never be retired in the first place, though.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:54 PM

His number was given to Tallackson like a month after he left. Hint hint.
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