Any Number you shouldn't be?
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01-01-2010, 01:13 PM
Join Date: Dec 2008
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I wore 4. I was living near Orlando when Lecavalier was drafted and my number choice drew an assumption of why I was wearing it.
Never mind that it was actually because of Solar Bear defenseman Pat Neaton. I had wanted to be a defenseman, (never got the backwards skating quite down) but the number actually held me back with coaches, who couldn't break their mental association with Lecavalier. I was assumed to be a Lecavalier like player, and sometimes got covered by the other team like one, which was unfair.
Once I realized this, I was able to use it to my advantage.
Lecavalier wore #8 when he broke in.
In any case, most of this thread cracks me up. Maybe it's from growing up playing other sports in addition to hockey, but I've never seen anyone in another sport go out there and say, "He's wearing the distinctive number of a great player! I must go defend that player's honor by taking a shot at this pseudo-great!"
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