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No. 9 should be next Ranger jersey retired

During the ceremony to raise Brian Leetch’s No. 2 to the rafters in Madison Square Garden, the announcement was made that Adam Graves would also have his No. 9 raised.

Adam belongs there.

I also believe Brad Park, Harry Howell, Andy Bathgate, Jean Ratelle, Ron Greschner, Gump Worsely and Vic Hadfield also belong up there.

Park was one of the greatest NHL defensemen to play the game and a true all-star. Worsely also should be in the hall of fame. The rest are great Rangers and if they wanted to hoist Phil Esposito he is also a very great Ranger.

I hope to see some of them riding high at the top of MSG.

Joe Melvin, Scotch Plains, N.J.

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