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#1 250Integra

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:31 PM

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Disrespectful or who cares?!
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:34 PM

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:35 PM

Who cares? It's a different league. It would be disrespectful if he went to play for Edmonton and asked for it to be un-retired. This is no big deal.

I actually think it was fairly ridiculous that the NHL retired Gretzky's number for the whole league.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:39 PM

Doesn't matter, not an issue.

Personally though, I wouldn't wear as I consider it an unwritten rule.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:47 PM

I actually think it was fairly ridiculous that the NHL retired Gretzky's number for the whole league.


Agreed.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 02:52 PM

Couldn't care even slightly less.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:06 PM

KHL is a different league. Who cares.

NHL should not have retired 99. No one would wear it anyways and even if they wanted to no club would hand it out.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:09 PM

I bet someone has already shown Gretzky of photo of this, hoping to get some kind of reaction from him. And all Gretzky did is shrug his shoulders, and put his feet up. Or maybe Gretzky is actually furious, and is running around his house yelling "PREPOSTEROUS! HOW DARE HE!!".

As much as I think the latter is hilarious, I'm pretty sure Gretzky couldn't care less
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:19 PM

who cares
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:19 PM

Gretzky never played in the KHL - simple as that.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:31 PM

I actually think it was fairly ridiculous that the NHL retired Gretzky's number for the whole league.


agreed, it's not like another player would have used the number anyway. Even if they did, who cares.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:43 PM

Some Washington haters (and Edmonton fans) are going to pounce all over this, but for any real fan ( :lol:) this is barely newsworthy.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:46 PM

This is a thread? lol.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:48 PM

Uh....I don't really give a sh*t. and I am against the retiring of Gretzky's #99 as well. saying he is the best player in history is purely opinion based. also nobody probably was ever gonna wear #99 anyway

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:53 PM


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 03:55 PM

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Nah, nobody cares. Wayne probably cares less than anybody.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:05 PM

i care
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:07 PM

Different league, different rules.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:15 PM

Vancouver still has #99 as playable, as we are still waiting for Gretzky to make his way from Edmonton.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:39 PM

A) Who cares
B) I remember this board getting up in arms when Tyler Spurgeon wore #66 in a pre-season game a few years back
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 04:42 PM

A) Who cares
B) I remember this board getting up in arms when Tyler Spurgeon wore #66 in a pre-season game a few years back


That's different. That's Gino's original number!

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:31 PM

Who cares?

ANd yes, I agree that it's ridiculous #99 was retired league-wide in the NHL.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:32 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFZrzg62Zj0


I knew this video was going to be posted.
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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:01 PM

And we care BECAUSE? This is the NHL, not the KHL. Is this actually worth starting a thread over?
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 12:26 AM

And we care BECAUSE? This is the NHL, not the KHL. Is this actually worth starting a thread over?


It is something to discuss about, which is what this forum is for.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:49 AM

I am schocked to see these responses on CDC.

I agree with all of you. Who cares.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:28 AM

Why would anyone care? Different league, different continent, never had Gretzky play in it. The list is endless on reasons why this is a non-issue.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:32 AM

meh who cares. I don't see it as a big deal.
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:34 AM

I am schocked to see these responses on CDC.

I agree with all of you. Who cares.


You are shocked that nobody cares? Or that you agree with everyone?

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 03:10 PM

I don't think Gretzky owns the number 99 so who cares. lots of people wear 99 in duffer hockey like the KHL.
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