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No retirement for Roenick's number

Retiring number different than Hall of Fame recognition

Updated: November 15, 2009, 7:26 PM ET
By Jesse Rogers

I just gave Jeremy Roenick a big hug in the hallway at the United Center. He's excited about his night, and he should be. He's one of the greatest Hawks of all time. In fact, I got to know him in the '90s, and we had some nights on the town I can't reprint in this blog. I tell you all this because it pains me to say I don't think his number should be retired.

Unlike the Hall of Fame, I think retiring a jersey number for a particular team has as much to do with longevity with that ...

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