Which jersey should they go in with, and which will they choose, if its up to them?
Mark Messier- Edmonton or NYR? Won't be Vancouver.
Brett Hull- St Louis, Dallas, or Detroit? Won't be Calgary.
Chris Chelios- Chicago, Montreal, or Detroit? He's probably played somewhere else, but it will be one of these.
Any others with a few feasible options?
Feb 11th, 2003, 11:10 AM
I think they all are gonna chose the first team they played for.
Feb 11th, 2003, 11:11 AM
I agree with nick, except for Messier, I think he's gonna go as a ranger.
Feb 11th, 2003, 11:25 AM
Well seeing as he played more than half of his career there, I would think that Roy will go in under Montreal. But when he's done, depending on how much longer he plays, it will be half Montreal and half Colorado.
He's won cups with both, but his best years statistically have actually been in Colorado.
So it wouldn't be unreasonable for him to go with either - would it?
Feb 11th, 2003, 11:26 AM
Apologies - you said a "few" not a "couple". Ignore the Roy comments in that case.
Feb 11th, 2003, 11:28 AM
No it wouldn't becca. I personally think he's going in as an av though.
Feb 11th, 2003, 11:29 AM
who cares becca lol
I was wondering when you were gonna show up here :)
Feb 11th, 2003, 11:38 AM
Hull spent a combined 5 years in Dallas and Detroit. imo, he should go down in a St Louis Jersey for that reason. His best seasons in terms of points occured in St Louis.
That said, seeing as he won a cup in both Detroit and Dallas though, so maybe he'll pick one of them.
Feb 11th, 2003, 11:40 AM
Brett scored his 700th tonight
congrats to him :bounce:
Feb 11th, 2003, 11:45 AM
Messier started playing in the NHL before I was born. Good lord he's ancient. Regardless..
In my totally objective opinion, the Rangers blow. Furthermore, he spent the first half of his career in Edmonton, he won 5 Stanley Cups there, and stastically he had his best years there.
It would be totally wrong for him to retire as a Ranger.
Feb 11th, 2003, 11:46 AM
Oh yeah, it also doesn't hurt that Messier was born in Edmonton :p
Feb 11th, 2003, 11:51 AM
You know who I was thinking of becca? Ron Francis, I wonder what team he's gonna pick.
Feb 11th, 2003, 11:55 AM
Chelios is a tough call, but I say it's between Detroit and Montreal. Those are where his most significant achievements have occured: Stanley Cup, first Norris Trophy win, etc.
Feb 11th, 2003, 11:58 AM
What am I thinking, Ron is obviously gonna pick Pitt, duh *hits self on head*
Feb 11th, 2003, 12:00 PM
Well Joe, my little visit to nhl.com tells me that Francis should go down as a Penguin...but maybe he'll go down as a Whaler ;) Althought Whalers=Hurricanes, he won't go down as a Cane ;)
Feb 11th, 2003, 12:01 PM
Yes, you see, you answered your own question. :p
Feb 11th, 2003, 12:01 PM
Why don't you ever talk to me on msn? :( my little canadien hockey freak :kiss:
Feb 11th, 2003, 12:03 PM
I'm hardly on MSN because I don't like MSN.
Feb 11th, 2003, 12:04 PM
Stop lying, you sign on and put your away message on :(
Feb 11th, 2003, 04:46 PM
No Rebecca, Roy was a perfect example.
Feb 12th, 2003, 04:13 AM
Roy is actually more of a toss up than the other guys. I think that he should go in as a Canadien since that was his first team, and he was born in that province anyhow.
But what do you think he'll do?
Feb 12th, 2003, 04:55 AM
I think Roy will go in as an Av. Unless the whole "pissed off" thing was a farce to get him off a team with no money, and I don't think it was. I think he snapped and found a permanent resentment toward the Habs organization.
Feb 12th, 2003, 05:36 AM
Since the regime that was in charge when Roy did his little waddle on the bench is long gone, Roy will definitely represent the Canadians. If he doesn't, he will never be able to show his face in Canada again.
If Messier goes in as a Ranger it would be the ultimate sell-out. Sure, he got the majority of his exposure there thanks to them winning the Cup in 1994 (btw, 2048 is a long way away, Ranger fans ;) ) but no doubt he will want to be remembered most as a part of those great Oilers teams of the 1980s. Plus, I assume he will want to distance himself as much from the current fracus in Rangerland as possible. Hey Sather, you idiot, you need DEFENSE!
Hull will go in as a Blue just due to the fact that that was when he was the dominant player.
Personally, I associate Chelios the most with Chicago. It is either that or Montreal and I would wager a guess on Chicago.
Dave Andreychuk will probably go in as a Sabre.
I'm patiently awaiting the first player to go in as a Devil. I would say that Scotty Stevens is the best chance until Marty.