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Should Kevin Lowe's Number 4 be retired in Edmonton?


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The Oilers will retire Glenn Anderson's #9 next week. The Sportsnet guy said this will likely be the last number the Oilers will retire for awhile. What about Kevin Lowe?

1st Oiler draft pick

1st Oiler Goal

6-time Oiler all-Star

5 time Olier Cup Winner

Oiler Captain

King Clancy in 1990

Never missed the playoffs with the Oilers

1979-80 Edmonton Oilers NHL 64 2 19 21 70 3 0 1 1 0

1980-81 Edmonton Oilers NHL 79 10 24 34 94 9 0 2 2 11

1981-82 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 9 31 40 63 5 0 3 3 0

1982-83 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 6 34 40 43 16 1 8 9 10

1983-84 Edmonton Oilers* NHL 80 4 42 46 59 19 3 7 10 16

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1986-87 Edmonton Oilers* NHL 77 8 29 37 94 21 2 4 6 22

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He was one of the best defensemen in the game in my mind, he was a huge roll on the Oiler Dynasty, sure his name isn't brought up until after (Gretzky, Kurri, Messier, Fuhr, Anderson andCoffey) but his roll was just as big as those guys.

100% agree on retiring Kevin Lowe's number 4 to the Rexall Place Rafters

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He was one of the best defensemen in the game in my mind, he was a huge roll on the Oiler Dynasty, sure his name isn't brought up until after (Gretzky, Kurri, Messier, Fuhr, Anderson andCoffey) but his roll was just as big as those guys.

100% agree on retiring Kevin Lowe's number 4 to the Rexall Place Rafters

Dude, it's role.

But yeah, hoist that number, for all the reasons NickNickNickNickNickNickNick gave.

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1st draft pick doesn't mean anything. 1st team goal is nice, but doesn't mean anything as far as a good player. Captain, okay, but a lot of people have been captains that aren't worthy to have their number retired. 6 time All Star, *sigh* I guess that's important. King Clancy, I'll give you that as a good reason, though many people are leaders, but aren't good enough to have their number retired. What says it to me is 5 time Cup champion. That is the only argument you need. It's not like he was just a role player who played 10 games or so, he was a top four defenseman.

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I can't seem to recall the last time the Oilers issued the #4 jersey to a player, which has to be a sign that it'll be in the Rexall rafters in the near future.

On top of that, Edmonton's not in a huge rush to retire all the greats' numbers, seeing as how they just got to Messier in February of '07.

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I can't seem to recall the last time the Oilers issued the #4 jersey to a player, which has to be a sign that it'll be in the Rexall rafters in the near future.

On top of that, Edmonton's not in a huge rush to retire all the greats' numbers, seeing as how they just got to Messier in February of '07.

Well, they did have to wait for him to retire.

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I can't seem to recall the last time the Oilers issued the #4 jersey to a player, which has to be a sign that it'll be in the Rexall rafters in the near future.

On top of that, Edmonton's not in a huge rush to retire all the greats' numbers, seeing as how they just got to Messier in February of '07.

Well, they did have to wait for him to retire.

Well, that's true. ^_^

Too bad Kevin Lowe had to kill Mark Messier Night (and my birthday) by trading 'the franchise', Ryan Smyth, earlier that day. :mad:

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