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Hejduk’s Sweater Should Be The Next To Hang From The Rafters In Colorado

from Terry Frei at All Things Avs,

After the Avalanche officially retires Adam Foote’s No. 52 on Nov. 2, there will be only one number from the franchise’s glory years that is deserving of the rafters treatment.

Milan Hejduk’s No. 23.

Then there will be, and should be, a long hiatus until a member of the next, young wave — whether Matt Duchene, Gabe Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon or someone else — becomes a bona fide candidate for the honor.

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Savage Henry's avatar

Then there will be, and should be, a long hiatus until a member of the next, young wave . . . becomes a bona fide candidate for the honor.

Or until a veteran from another team comes and plays a season or so.

Posted by Savage Henry on 08/14/13 at 10:33 AM ET

Primis's avatar

I know Avs fans even that think Hejduk and Foote shouldn’t get the honor.

Stuff like this makes me wonder if people in Colorado think they might not be there long, and so they’re trying to get this stuff in now rather than later, knowing it’ll help sell tickets for a game or so…

Posted by Primis on 08/14/13 at 10:43 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Oh, Denver Dives.  The gift that keeps on giving.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 08/14/13 at 11:14 AM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Hedge Duck to the rafters??

Wow, Colorado, wow

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 08/14/13 at 11:45 AM ET

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When does Garcia’s number get the treatment?

Posted by HockeyinHD on 08/14/13 at 12:15 PM ET

LivinLaVidaLockout's avatar

I’m offended the Avalanche have completely forgotten about Marc Denis.

Posted by LivinLaVidaLockout on 08/14/13 at 12:21 PM ET

SYF's avatar

I’m offended the Avalanche have completely forgotten about Marc Denis.

Posted by LivinLaVidaLockout on 08/14/13 at 01:21 PM ET

And David Aebischer.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 08/14/13 at 01:52 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

or Peter Budaj.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 08/14/13 at 02:49 PM ET

DrewBehr's avatar

Hedjuk probably deserves the honor more than Foote does, honestly.

But while we’re at it, lets make sure Adam Deadmarsh, Mike Keane and Rene Corbet get up there as well. Hell, Keith Jones too.

Posted by DrewBehr from The Mitten on 08/14/13 at 03:31 PM ET

Mistercristo's avatar

Hey!  Participation ribbons for everyone!!

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 08/14/13 at 04:02 PM ET

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They should display a bust of D Mac’s fist and knee just as a reminder ...

Posted by SlimChance on 08/14/13 at 11:00 PM ET

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