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07-15-2011, 02:06 PM
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If you could wear any # on your team what would it be & why?

#9 -- sniper number & my tribute to Doug Gilmour

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24.

Because it's my number.

When it's not available, 42.

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#9 for me too. It was assigned to me for my beginners league, great number though.

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I'll generally wear 93 or 13, for Gilmour and Mats obviously, my two favourite players growing up.

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If you could wear any # on your team what would it be & why?

#9 -- sniper number & my tribute to Doug Gilmour
I have an honest and legit question-- I'm an older guy who liked hockey back in the Gretzky days when I was a kid, but I have now just started passionately following the sport.

What makes #9 a "sniper number"? Thanks in advance for cluing me in.

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I have an honest and legit question-- I'm an older guy who liked hockey back in the Gretzky days when I was a kid, but I have now just started passionately following the sport.

What makes #9 a "sniper number"? Thanks in advance for cluing me in.
Nothing.

People have anointed certain numbers as "sniper" numbers and think it's weird when anyone who isn't a "sniper" wheres one. It's usually because of famous player who wore the number and comes to mind before anyone else, or in some cases, because a famous sniper wore it, and it's an uncommon number.

Examples:

Malkin wears 71. Not a very common number. Rupp signs with the Rangers, and his number 17 is already in use so he chooses 71. People complain that Rupp shouldn't be wearing a "sniper number".

OP claims 9 is a sniper number, but #9 always makes me think of Adam Graves first, who scored plenty of goals but is not what I would typically term a sniper. I don't think of 9 as a sniper number.

I grew up associating #27 with Kovalev, who you could call a sniper. Now Ryan McDonagh is wearing 27 for the Rangers and I'm not thinking to myself "hey, why is our new defenseman wearing a sniper number".

In other words, it's stupid and entirely subjective.

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Nothing.

People have anointed certain numbers as "sniper" numbers and think it's weird when anyone who isn't a "sniper" wheres one. It's usually because of famous player who wore the number and comes to mind before anyone else, or in some cases, because a famous sniper wore it, and it's an uncommon number.

Examples:

Malkin wears 71. Not a very common number. Rupp signs with the Rangers, and his number 17 is already in use so he chooses 71. People complain that Rupp shouldn't be wearing a "sniper number".

OP claims 9 is a sniper number, but #9 always makes me think of Adam Graves first, who scored plenty of goals but is not what I would typically term a sniper. I don't think of 9 as a sniper number.

I grew up associating #27 with Kovalev, who you could call a sniper. Now Ryan McDonagh is wearing 27 for the Rangers and I'm not thinking to myself "hey, why is our new defenseman wearing a sniper number".

In other words, it's stupid and entirely subjective.
Thanks for the reply. I understand the concept of a what a "sniper" is in hockey, but tried the almighty Google and couldn't find any bit of reference to snipers wearing certain numbers.

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That's because they wear whatever numbers they feel like. Usually one that has some meaning to them.

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In terms of #9, it's not all just random. Back in the old days with stricter number systems, bunks on the train were assigned by numbers. The lower, the better your bunk. Goalies wore #1 pretty exclusively. The D got the next bunch, and 9, being the lowest forward number, usually went to the best forward. Not to mention the Hull, Howe and Richard bit.

Historically, #9 has a reputation for being assigned/ used by stars.

Personally, I wear 42 when I can. It's the answer, after all.

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Because Mike Bossy was my favorite player growing up, and I'm twice as good as he was.

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I like 88. Lindros was a favorite player back in the day. Now, I like Patrick Kane as well.

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I have an honest and legit question-- I'm an older guy who liked hockey back in the Gretzky days when I was a kid, but I have now just started passionately following the sport.

What makes #9 a "sniper number"? Thanks in advance for cluing me in.
probably has something to do with legends like richard, howe, hull wearing #9

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Depending on what is already taken, either 9 or 56.

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93 Always, for Gilmour, but if i had to pick another it would be 9 (Weird Choice because i play D but so what) and that's for my all time Fav Soccer Player Gabriel Batistuta

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#10 in every sport. I've had it for ages in hockey (and Marian Gaborik wears it too...)

If not available, another options for me are 16, 19, 83 and 84...

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15. 2 of my favorite players in Tuomo Ruutu and Matthew Lombardi wear it. Plus its just a decent hockey number. 18 and 27 as alternates.

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Because it's my birthday and Wendel's #

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I've always sported #33 since I was a kid in all sports I ever participated in, when I first picked it there was no thought to it.

The reason why I've stuck with that number is simply because some of my favourite athletes wore #33 as well.

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#31 as a goalie for Pelle Lindbergh

#20 as a player in college for Dave Poulin. I can still hear it now coming from the opposing team's bench "Hey 20 **** You". I must have heard that 100X a game. I have no idea why

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I'm wearing 91 in honor of Sakic in the Olympics.

I'd also wear 12 for Gagne or 21 for Eruzione.

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I usually wore 3, 5 or 7. We only had numbers 1-20 so I took whatever I could, but usually I went for one of those. Preferably 7 (tribute to Paul Coffey), but I wore 5 for high school and 3 for two years of Midget rep because 7 had the captain's "C" on it, I had it for my 3rd year of midget when I was named captain though

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I started out wearing 17 for kovalchuk because i was a winger at the time but moved up to a higher level where 17 was taken and got moved back to D thinking that 17 was more of an offensive number i chose 21. 6 and 8 for Weber and Doughty were taken

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I've always liked #9 had some great results wearing it... also it was worn by GILMOUR !!!! My current team doesn't have 9 so I wear 4


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23 - It's been the number I've always used. If 23 is unavailable, I'd use 14, which was the number my older brother used.

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If the numbers aren't taken I go with

#8 Selanne
#9 Mikko Koivu
#11 Saku Koivu

or these

#16 Jeff Hanson
#17 Steve Hanson
#18 Jack Hanson

normally three of my friends go for those numbers but I try to take 17

But when all else fails I take number 22 in memory of my friend Caley who passed away

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