Tonight, in New York, the Rangers retire Adam Graves’ number. I’m sure The Two-Line Pass will be all over this tonight, but for now, Rick Carpiniello says enough with the number-retiring. He suggests a “Ring of Honor,” where honored numbers are hung and displayed but still available (with certain exceptions).
It’s a great point. Graves is a fan favorite, but does he really deserve to have his number retired? It’ll make things easier for teams if there’s a way to honor former players and pay tribute without taking a number out of circulation.
The Rangers seem to have trouble with the salary cap, but also with the jersey number cap.