Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Hall of Fame Goalies Get Their Numbers Retired

Two NHL franchises chose to honor their all time great goaltenders
The Colorado Avalanche have decided to honor their franchise goaltender by raising #33 to the rafters of Denver's Pepsi Center. Patrick Roy called it a career earlier in the summer, but gave a passionate speech about what it was like to play hockey professionally.

Earlier in the season, new Hall of Famer Grant Fuhr had his #31 retired by the Edmonton Oilers. What was unique about his ceremony was that he was allowed to skate on the ice in full goalie gear donning the classic 1980's Oilers jersey.
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