The Concept of Retirement
Because it's September(and because Vic Ferrari says I'm a fool), last night I spent an hour watching the jersey retirement ceremonies of Messier, Kurri, Gretzky, and Coffey on YOUTUBE.
It's got to be a hard thing to do, watching your number go up into the rafters, with everyone cheering the man that you no longer are, or ever will be again.
I also gave a moment or two to notice the various current Oilers teams, watching these super players, knowing that they're all inferior. You can see it in their faces. No wonder they always lose the nights of these events. It's like getting a slap in the face.
Random thought: Why does Tom Gilbert get an "A"? The dude simply isn't any kind of a leader.