The Calgary Flames will honour one of the greatest players in team history by retiring goaltender Mike VernonÂ’s number 30. Does he deserver it? I’d say so, ’89 was the best year for the Flames and fans.

Vernon spent 13 seasons of his 20 year NHL career in Calgary. The Flames will pay tribute to Mike Vernon by raising his number 30 jersey to the rafters of the Pengrowth Saddledome in a pre-game ceremony when the Flames host the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday, February 6, 2007.

The only other player to have their number retired is Lanny. The next player will likely be Iginla if he retires a Flame. The rest of the ‘Flames’ greats will be retired by other teams no doubt.