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12-11-2006, 06:00 PM
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I've gone through four numbers of my choosing and been assigned a couple others.

I started with 8, which I wore because it was Jussi Jokinen's number in Finland. Someone else on the team wanted the number, and so I just let them have it and moved on to 14 briefly, which I wore because of Stu Barnes. Then I wore 81 for a while for no real reason (the story I always told is that I was trying to tap into the power of [Miro] Satan to create some offense). Now I'm wearing 55 because it was Sydor's number in Tampa.

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12-11-2006, 06:03 PM
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#9. My first league ever, I was a beginner. Had to choose from 1 to 16. Asked for 1 but it was taken by the goalie. Picked 9 because I thought it was cool.

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12-11-2006, 06:10 PM
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i've been wearing 15 for 4 years now because it's the day of my wifes birthday.

i have recently switched to 29 though, because my daughter was born february 9. that and also because i'm a closet krysztof oliwa fan

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I've always been a jersey number afficionado, so when it came time to choose a number for my beer league a few years ago, I went with 26, in honor of Glen Wesley from his old B's days. I grew up a fan of his game, eventhough Ray Bourque is my all-time favorite, but there's no way I'd ever wear 77. Besides, some other guy took it.

26 is not too flashy, it's a working man's number, and that's a reflection of my playing style.

Here's a few more.

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=141775

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12-11-2006, 06:25 PM
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12-11-2006, 06:43 PM
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#98

I just like it.

When I played Football I wore #21 because of Barry and Dion Sanders

I also wear 21 in Baseball.

Never played basketball. lol

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12-11-2006, 07:55 PM
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Im a goalie and in my 1st year in a league I chose #35 because of Mike Richter. The next year I moved up an age group and 35 was taken already, so I wanted a number that no one would ever have when I switched teams. I came up with the number 72 and it has stuck. I wear in baseball and hockey, and I flipped it around for my HF screename

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12-12-2006, 03:00 PM
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My favorite number is 6 in honor of the great Phil Housley! 86 assists in Selanne's rookie year.

I have never been able to wear it on any of the teams I've played on though cause it's never available. I'm 10 on one of my teams right now, 77 on the second (lol) and 44 on my third (FCP yech!)

It's funny that I have all those 'offensive' numbers cause I am a 100% defensive defenseman.

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23.. because I'm the MJ of hockey. (as in MJ playing hockey himself)

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Well, I started off with #14. Don't laugh, but it was because of Theo Fleury, when I was a forward.

I've since converted to playing defence and have had #12, because of Jarome Iginla, I don't know why I have it because im a defenceman. It is my current number right now.

I've had 18 before one year, was the only number available. Guess I could say because of Ethan Moreau.

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I wore 44 my first few years playing because Rob Niedermayer was my favorite player growing up in South Florida. Then after a couple years when I realized he wasn't really good . My coach just gave me a jersey with 66 on it one year and the year after that I switched to 96 which was about 6 years ago. I had 96 because it's the year I started following hockey when I was 8 and also Pavel Bure wore it in Vancouver for a short while and I was nicknamed after Bure because I scored goals on breakaways a lot.

Then we had some dufas coach who was like "no high dumbass numbers" and I used 16 because I was that old. But yeah 96 for life haha.

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12-12-2006, 07:15 PM
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on our old jerseys i wore 87 because of donald brashear................

new ones I am 32 because Brad May was unreal as #32.

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12-13-2006, 01:03 AM
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The two numbers I've worn for any length of time are 4 and 2. I wore 4 for about 3 seasons from Bantam to Midget because I thought it was a good number for a defenseman, and because Blake was a monster back then.

When I got to Juvi after midget, I had to take a different number because it was already taken. I went with 2 for MacInnis. Since the switch, I've ended up playing the best hockey in my life, so I've stuck with it for the last 6 years.

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I've had 18 before one year, was the only number available. Guess I could say because of Ethan Moreau.
You could... but don't tell any of your Flame fan friends!

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47 because no one else wears it.
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14 Because that is the age I started playing.

If 14 is taken I wear 37 in honor of my sister because that is the number she wears. (she is an amazing goalie and I'm very proud of her)

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12-15-2006, 10:56 AM
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#30 b/c Brodeur is the best goalie in the world.

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2-12. Whatever traditional D-man number isn't taken, ideally 6 or 11, after Kasparaitis. I don't like #10, though. 10 is too flashy. To me it says "Lookit me, I'm a pefect 10!". It reminds of Pavel Bure too, and I don't skate like him.

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12-17-2006, 12:23 PM
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#1 because its a goalie number and im too superstitious to change it

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I wear #19 because my dad wore it when he played. Kinda sentimental reason I guess...

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Number Four, Bobby Orr
Too bad I didn't have skill like him...
Oh, Dad wore it too

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I've always been a jersey number afficionado, so when it came time to choose a number for my beer league a few years ago, I went with 26, in honor of Glen Wesley from his old B's days. I grew up a fan of his game, eventhough Ray Bourque is my all-time favorite, but there's no way I'd ever wear 77. Besides, some other guy took it.

26 is not too flashy, it's a working man's number, and that's a reflection of my playing style.
Loved Glen Wesley! Was so happy to see him finally win the cup.....just like Bourque, but too bad they had to leave Boston to win it .

Anyway.........I wear #16 in honor of my hero growing up Rick Middleton. I had the pleasure of playing on the same line with him last year and it was one of the highlights of my life!!!

Nice to see another Rhode Islander by the way

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What number haven't I worn?

5 - Vishnevski (I like to hit)
9 - played on the red wings at the time
13 - last jersey in my size
17 - I'm not sure why I picked 17, I just liked it (still wear this one)
23 - another number I don't know why I picked but always liked
27 - me and and the fiance started dating on december 27th many years ago (still wear this one)
94 - Shanahan wore it and when I wore it he was the best power forward in the game with a number I liked
96 - because someone messed up 94

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8 because it rhymes with my first name.
I've also worn 3, because it seems like a good defence number.

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