Discussion in 'Colorado Avalanche' started by Granlund2Pulkkinen*, Oct 14, 2011.
Will they ever meet?
I personally don't think so. What do you guys think?
In my opinion, yes I think they will.
I really hope they do. He's played his whole career here and has given his all every game. I think he deserves it.
If he stays with the Avs for the rest of his career, for sure.
Will be over 1000 games if he plays next year, well above anybody else. Not to mention he's the only Av to win the Rocket Richard.
I'm absolutely in favor of it. Hejduk is seen as a notch below the fabled Sakic, Forsberg, Foote, and Roy. But honestly, he was the first purely Avalanche star. Not a Nordique, not acquired in a trade, 100% Colorado. It would just be wrong to see anyone else in #23. That number is as his as much as 19, or 21, or 33, or 52 are to those respective players.
It's not even a question. He will be. He stayed here is entire carreer. The Avs will thank him by doing this and being one of the best pure goal scorer that this team has had.
100% guaranteed. Just look at his production, success, loyalty, and commitment to this organization. No doubt whatsoever.
No question that he'll be up there after Foote.
They should. He was part of the Avs Stanley Cup team and its not like he was a scrub.
If Ray Bourque can somehow get his number retired than Hejduk better get his number retired.
Would be nice for him to come back for one last season after this. (Avs COULD be legit next year). Would probably mean 1000GP, 400G, 450A
He should get his numbers in the rafters, I think theres a good chance they will.
Hope we don't have any lengthy glory years again anytime soon. Won't be any numbers left.
Sort of like Montreal and Toronto haha.
I don't even know how this is a question??? Bourque is in the rafters
Foote should get there too imo
Montreal has like 14. Toronto only technically has 2, but there are 9 others that can't be worn.
Interesting, every number from 1-35 has been retired by someone, except 13, 26, 28 and 34. No teams have any of those. (the only others retired are 66, 77, 99)
Edit: It's also weird to me that Colorado didn't honour the Nordiques number retirements even a little bit. I could see an exception for Stastny, but all of the numbers are currently being worn.(3, 8, 16, 26)
26 should be retired soon by the Stars. Suprised that 34 isn't retired anywhere since it's pretty common.
I think Foote would have had his # retired opening night, if it weren't for Forsbergs's comeback/retirement.
Hejduk will absolutely have his # retired. Currently, he ranks third in franchise history in games played (910), is fourth in goals (357) and points (757), and fifth in assists (400). He is the franchiseâ€™s all-time leader in regular season overtime goals with nine, and has 59 career game-winning tallies.
19, 21, 23, 33, 52, 77
That's a lot of numbers retired in a short time span. Especially considering other teams won more in the same amount of time. Bourque's 77 shouldn't be up there but its a tough call to say any of the other 5 can't be retired.
Well said, my feelings exactly.
Interesting...the people in that position in all other franchises, are their numbers retired?(serious question by the way, just wondering what the bar seems to be league wide) Obviously there are some well below those totals who have them retired, but then again the teams are much older usually.
Having Bourque's number up there is weird since he only played 128 games (reg. season + playoffs) for the Avs but why does it really matter?
There are only three players who wear #77 right now and Bourque is the only player to ever wear #77 for the Avs. It's not like it's a very common number that we retired.
As for the thread, the answer is yes. Hejduk should definitely have his number retired. Foote should be next and then Hejduk after him.
I'm shocked that an Avs fan asked this question, to be honest. Of course the Duke deserves that honour.
No doubt in my mind that 23 will be up there alongside 77, 33, 19, 21 and (soon to be) 52. Hejduk more than deserves it. But I really hope Hejduk plays another year, since so far he has looked amazing.
He belongs up there with the rest of guys, I'll be really disappointed if his jersey isn't retired.
Most games played by an Avs player, 2nd in goals, 2nd in points etc, he deserves it without a doubt in my mind.
There's no question. His numbers alone guarantee it, but even aside from those, his time with the club earns him the honor. Put the two together and it is a no-brainer.
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