Best NHL Players to never have their number retired by any team

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  1. DudeWhereIsMakar Bergevin sent me an offer sheet

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    Pierre Turgeon
    Brendan Shanahan

    Those are the first two that come to mind for me.

    Edit: Current retired players who haven't had their numbers retired by any team.
     
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    You gotta figure the Penguins will retire his number eventually.

    As for me, before I opened this thread I thought the same as the OP - Turgeon. He just never stuck around long enough with one team to get the recognition.
     
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    Counter question: who is the worst player to have his number retired?
     
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    Peter Bondra #12
     
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    Ray Bourque in Colorado. NINETY FOUR GAMES (Plus 34 playoffs).

    I get they won the cup with him, but seriously?
     
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    Fedorov and Datsyuk.
     
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    Ehhh to be fair Dats has only been retired a few years ago but Fedo should have been done years ago
     
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    Same for me. Caps should do it.
     
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    I find retired numbers kind of stupid. More teams need to be like the Leafs and honour numbers, unless it’s a really obvious choice
     
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    Chelios has to be the best defenseman to not have his number retired and if were not including recent retirees like jagr probably the best player overall unless someone really really good hasn't been retired for some reason.
     
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    Bill Cook, and I want a written explanation from the Rangers why not.
     
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    The Leafs went and ruined it too :(
     
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    Agreed. I find retiring numbers to be one of my least favorite practices of this sport.
     
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    That will probably be an uncomfortable answer, probably one player that tragically die young, like a Bob Gassoff or Masterton.
     
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    I've never been a fan of retiring numbers. Nothing wrong with honoring them but retiring them is a bit meh to me. As to the question in the OP it's Jagr. He probably ends up geting his jersey retired by Pittsburgh though.
     
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    No retiring numbers thanks, it also becomes less and less practical as time drags on.

    Honouring I like. I wouldn’t even mind seeing something like a very small patch go on the jerseys of players who wear an honoured players jersey number as a nod to the team’s history.
     
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    Have not seen him play but Jacques Lemaire sounds like a good candidate.
     
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    But he isn't 100% officially retired yet, because I know, without question, his number does get retired by the Pens.
     
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    Wow. How is that remotely possible?!?

    Edit: I suppose time since retirement.. but he is at such a level you’d think it would be an immediate thing..
     
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    Partly must be related to Jagr still playing hockey in some form and constant rumor of a return until very recently (https://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nh...-to-retire-wont-rule-out-nhl-return-1.4610137), Jagr was still in the nhl in 2017-2018.

    But maybe there is something about how things ended with the Penguins ownership/fanbase that is still somewhat in place to explain why he was not an immediate jersey retirement a la Luongo/Ray Bourque for such a legend ? That and how many team he played for.
     

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