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01-18-2013, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob Brown View Post
From what I remember, the high # rule for new players was Burke's, so maybe they will be allowed to pick their own number. That may have just been for training camp. 53 is pretty bad lol.
It is nearly a general tradition around the NHL these days to keep with that training camp number if these guys do make the NHL out of camp. This wasn't just a Brian Burke "rule", it is more of a loose guideline these days and you'll see a lot of youngsters respecting this rule throughout the league.

Especially with a storied franchise such as the Leafs.

Some guys are very superstitious and think its positive to keep the number they had coming out of camp.

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