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

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  1. sharkhawk

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    Worst is probably magnuson, but he’s co retired with pilote
     
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    Makes sense. No way it doesn't get raised up eventually, in Pittsburgh.

    He’s arguably a top-10 all timer overall, and some aspects of his game (ex. circle to slot transitions) are probably the best ever.
     
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    We could probably make a list of habs players that would be worthy of jersey retirement.
     
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    Chelios is at a disadvantage because his career was split pretty evenly between Montreal, Chicago and Detroit. If he’d stayed with the Hawks for a few more years he’d be a slam dunk pick for retired #7, especially as a Chicago native.
     
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    pretty good debate between Chelios and Brad Park for that crown
     
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    Yea for sure. Tremendous career but split in three parts between Chicago Montreal and Detroit all that are going to have higher than average standards for retiring a number.
     
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    Didn't know park wasn't retired. Yea that's a damn fine all time first pairing of unretired numbers. I was gonna try to put together an all time roster of guys that haven't had thier numbers retired but I'm much too lazy to research.
     
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    I think the Hawks will eventually retire Chelios number, but he'll certainly have to share it with Seabrook.
     
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    He probably still would have had his jersey retired if he went anywhere but Detroit afterward. It seems like there's still some animosity over that. Plus Seabrook has worn the number through three cups and 14 years now
     
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    Yeah, both of those things probably play a part.
     
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    I think the NHL should have a month long event where Jagr's number is retired by every team he played for like a huge rock tour.
     
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    Neely
     
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    Detroit used to be super stingy with it, but they recently retired Red Kelly, so I imagine Fedorov and Chelios will be retired in due time. Those three are/were the best I'm aware of. The Leafs had a bunch too, but they and retired all the honoured numbers to appease Dave Keon for their 100th season.
     
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    Al Hamilton for the Oilers. Only played 31 games for them in the NHL. He played a bunch for them in the WHA, but big whoop.
     
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    I doubt DET ever retires Chelios' #24. Chicago eventually will/should. Chelly was not in his prime in March '99 when he was traded to the Wings, even if he helped win 2 cups. Integral piece, for sure, but not an all-time great in a DET uniform, same as Shanahan '96-'06.
     
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    Dats plays for Yekaterinburg this season. Can't retire the jersey before the player stops playing.
     
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    I don't think his issues are with the current ownership group. Mario took over the team pretty much right at the end of Jagrs time there. Plus him and Mario seem to still be good friends. It will happen whenever the genetic freak decides to actually retire.
     
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    Probably that McKenzie guy Jack Edwards whines about being unretired by the Canes.
     
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    I raise you the Miami Heat retiring Michael Jordan's #23 DESPITE him playing a total of 0 seconds for them.

    His was likely due to his tragic death.

    They will co retire him and Seabrook just like the Rangers did with Graves/Bathgate. Hawks typically only retire HHOF'ers numbers but Seabs being a core player on 3 cup winners will likely be the exception, aside from Magnuson which was for the reason noted above.

    I get Park was split down the middle with NYR/BOS, but his best years came with NY so you'd think they would give him the honor.
     
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    Off the top of my head Danny Gare - Buffalo maybe? :dunno:
     
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    its def this guy as everyone else is in the hhof . but I dont mind them ackowledging one guy from their wha days as a reminder that time existed
     
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    I’d be surprised if the Blues don’t retire 44 soon enough.
     
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    Against retiring numbers as there are only so many to go around. Find a better way to honor the greats!
     
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    Wow, I'd always just assumed Chelios's number had been retired at least one place.
     
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    Roenick is a guy whose number 97 would probably be retired had his entire career taken place on one team rather than splitting his prime years between Chicago, Phoenix, and Philly.

    1148 points in 1194 games between those 3 teams.
    116 playoff points in 136 games between those 3 teams.
     
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