The Club de Hockey Canadien de Montréal today announced that the tradition of raising numbers to the rafters has been discontinued as of this date. President Pierre Boivin said this in a statement:
Habs suck. No, seriously. I don't know what it is, but whenever we retire a number we play like a Midget B team. Sure, we have to stand around for 90 minutes, but doesn't the other team have the same problem? Fuck this, we're just not gonna retire any more numbers.
When told of the announcement Patrick Roy laughed maniacally, then punched someone.