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League lucky to have had him

Updated: April 11, 2006, 5:52 PM ET
On Sunday night, I was lucky enough to be in St. Louis when the Blues raised Al MacInnis' No. 2 sweater to the rafters of the Savvis Center. Earlier in the year, I'd witnessed similar ceremonies for Mark Messier in New York and Scott Stevens in New Jersey.

Those kind of nights are special for the player, the organization and the fans.

Next season, there'll be one of those nights in Los Angeles for Luc Robitaille, who announced his retirement -- effective at the end of the season -- at a news conference Tuesday.

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