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10-21-2011, 10:32 AM
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I chose my number because it is the answer to life, the universe and everything.
This.

If it's not available for some reason, then 13 for Dan Hinote.

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#15

When I was nine years old I lost a game of rock-paper-scissors against my friend to determine who could wear #17 (Jari Kurri was a big fan favorite in Northern Alberta those days). The next closest number available was #15 and I ended up having a good season so I stuck with it.

It sort of sucked as a number growing up though because until Heatley and Getzlaf came along there were few star players in the NHL wearing #15 that one could identify the number with (not many Dave Gagner, Bobby Smith, or John MacLean fans around my parts).

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10-21-2011, 12:24 PM
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starting out wearing #44 for Rob Brown. Go ahead, laugh. It was the early 90s. After awhile, I switched over to #14 for Fleury.

There's been a few times where either 14 was taken and once where I had a captain say "No stupid high numbers" (Really? It's weekend league? Nobody cares.) In that case, I wore 6.

Why 6?

Because it was available.

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10-21-2011, 01:22 PM
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#96, for Charlie Conway. And I'm dead serious.

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10-21-2011, 01:36 PM
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Grew up watching Nascar really young and was a Bill Elliott fan.




9 just stuck, I use it in everything I do sports related.

Real hockey, video game hockey, sim racing etc etc

Also wore 80 in hockey one year.

11 and 15 a lot in baseball and basketball ( 2nd and 3rd choices no specific reasons )

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10-21-2011, 01:56 PM
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I wore 2 for most of my house league career (since the biggest jersey after the goalie's #1 are #2 and #3) and had my best summer season wearing #6... so now I wear #26.

It's not really a superstar number but it's flexible for both forward and D, and is worn by skill guys and grinders alike.

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10-21-2011, 04:18 PM
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Date of birth is the 11th. My number is 11. Simple enough, favourite number too.

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10-21-2011, 04:58 PM
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#4 is first choice because Rob Blake was my favorite player growing up, tradition stuck and always try to get #4 because in my head it's my # now haha
#20 is second choice and I just like the look of 20, plus Luc wore it, so if no 4, I take 20.
#33 is my third choice and my HS basketball number, plus like the look of 33...
After that I don't really care, I like 10, 16, 18, 23 but don't really care after 4,20,33

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10-21-2011, 05:45 PM
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7.

You know how when you're a littl kid you want your age as your number? I was playing soccer when I was 6, and our team was picking numbers. My dad told me I couldn't have 6, and I should pick somthing else, and he recomended 7. I've had 7 ever since in every sport. Accept HS basketball, I used 34 (3+4=7)

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never really cared about what number i wore, so ive worn many different ones. currently on my ball hockey team im wearing 2 (i didnt want to pay for my own customer number so i just took this one), and 6 in ice hockey (just told the coach give me whatever number). when i get into beer leagues though il wear either 22 (boyd devereaux) or 42 (pj stock)

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10-21-2011, 06:15 PM
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4 for Bobby Orr on one team.
23 for Alex Edler on the other, haha.

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10-21-2011, 11:37 PM
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17 for my old house number. 4 because of rob blake and bobby orr. After 6 years using #4 I went to #17 this year for a change and it seems to be helping.(2 goals in the first 3 games of the season)

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10-22-2011, 12:35 AM
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Originally had 8. Back in the day Komisarek was my favourite Habs player and the 8th of December is my birth date so it was a good match Most of the times though I took my number last, let the others go first; I'd go for 26 right after (2+6=8) and 62 is ugly lol.

How weird now my favourite Habs Dman (Gorges) is 26.
Will he sign with Toronto as a UFA

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10-22-2011, 02:00 AM
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one of my first teams had the blue Maple Leafs jerseys (different logo obviously) - Felix Potvin was the Leafs goalie at the time - I took 29 ... plus I like the look of it

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I like to get #58 if I can.
I grew up liking Jack Lambert when I played football(before hockey), even though I dislike the Steelers and I'm a Cowboys fan.

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10-22-2011, 11:41 AM
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A) Because it's my birth year and B) it was available. Plus I'm a scoring winger, so a random high number is appropriate.

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10-22-2011, 11:46 AM
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I took #14 since I always liked the way the most of the guys wearing this number played: hard working guys in dirty areas and when I was a kid Andreychuk was one of my favourites too

I also like #27 because of my son (born on 27.02.2007) and now I wear #15 just because it was available

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10-22-2011, 12:36 PM
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I was #37 when I was a forward (If you have seen the movie Clerks, you'll know what I'm talking about )

And then when I moved to defense, I requested the lowest odd number possible. A lot of it has to do with my superstitions and mild OCD. I felt that If I had a high, even number, I'd make mistakes or get hurt.

I was always happy with #3, #5, #7 & #9 and was almost always able to worm my way into one of them.

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10-22-2011, 12:46 PM
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Worn 13 for Alex Zhamnov growing up. 10 for Tony Amonte was taken.

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10-22-2011, 01:06 PM
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For the first team that I played on, I chose #8. It was one of the numbers that my brother used prior to passing away more than 2 years ago.

When I left the first team to join another, #8 was not available, so I chose #91. I chose #91 because my brother's beer league team uses Tampa Bay's colors and I felt it was a way to honor him.

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10-22-2011, 06:49 PM
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Wear 84 since it's the number I had in my first game; had a goal and an assist.

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I don't play hockey, but in baseball I wore 13 because it's my lucky number.

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Really liked Doug Weight growing up, so I started wearing #39 in pee-wee. One season it wasn't available, so I took the closest available which was #37. At the time, not many players in the NHL wore it and a lot of goalies were after #39 (it was Hasek's heyday) so it stuck. I've worn that number for most of my life, but used #4 on occasion as a tribute to Bobby Orr.

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Mine's kinda unique...

In 4th grade, we used to do these letter/number puzzles in class. Each letter of the alphabet was equal to a number (A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4, etc.), so I added the letters of my last name and came up with #84. I thought it was a cool number and I've worn in eversince! Haha.

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Ive mostly used 25 as it was the number i was given in my first ever league team. If thats not available i use 20 as that was what i wore for my HS team(closest available number to 25) and if either are not available i go with 44 for no reason

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