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NHL Morning Papers: It’s about time

On Wednesday afternoon, the Montreal Canadiens announced that they will be retiring the jersey numbers of both Bob Gainey and Larry Robinson during this upcoming season. After hearing this announcement, my first thought was, what took them so long? Both of these players have been out of the game for well over ten years now and both were easily voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Now, I understand that Les Habitants have retired more jersey’s than any other team in the league and, therefore, are very particular about whose jersey’s they send up to the rafters; but these are two players who should have had their numbers raised to the rafters long ago.

On to the morning papers: