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01-27-2012, 01:41 PM
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Most well represented jersey numbers in NHL history.

What jersey number has been worn by the most successful players. Give both players and goalies. In my opinion.

#8 Ovechkin, Neely,Salanee

(For goalies) #30 Brodeur, Osgood, Lundqvist, Thomas, Miller

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01-27-2012, 01:44 PM
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Salanee
Wow.




#4 and #9 are good.


On a per-player basis, #99 for sure

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01-27-2012, 01:52 PM
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Why not Selanne the guy is top 15 all time in goals scored.

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01-27-2012, 01:55 PM
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#19: Sakic, Yzerman, Robinson, Trottier

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Not including guys who only wore it for a season or two

#4: Jean Beliveau, Rob Blake, Bobby Orr, Ken Reardon, Scott Stevens
#9: Glenn Anderson, Andy Bathgate, Johnny Bucyk, Roy Conacher, Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Paul Kariya, Lanny McDonald, Mike Modano, Maurice Richard

#4 has nice star power at the top with Beliveau and Orr, but #9 easily takes this one, IMO. 3 of the top 10 players of all time wore #9 and the secondary talent is strong too.

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For goalies it's probably gotta be number 1 by a landslide:

Sawchuk, Plante, Bower, Hall, Broda, Giacomin, Luongo, Fuhr (early years)....etc.

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#9 would have to be it.

Howe, Richard, Hull (arguably) all in top 10 best players ever

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9 is heavy with talent

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There's #9 and #1, then a bit of a gap to a few others.

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Why not Selanne the guy is top 15 all time in goals scored.

Your spelling in your op.

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For goalies it's probably gotta be number 1 by a landslide:

Sawchuk, Plante, Bower, Hall, Broda, Giacomin, Luongo, Fuhr (early years)....etc.
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01-27-2012, 08:51 PM
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#9 and #19 must be blessed by the hockey gods, or maybe its just the number 9?
I don't know if i would count #1 because it was the universal number for goalies for a lone time.

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I guess that Parent wore #1 late in his career, but he was probably the first great goalie to wear #30 regularly.

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#9 and #19 must be blessed by the hockey gods, or maybe its just the number 9?
I don't know if i would count #1 because it was the universal number for goalies for a lone time.
True. Lots of lousy goalies wore #1 throughout history.

On the other hand #9 wasn't handed out to just anjyone.

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#9, #4, and #1 are at the top by a mile.

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Aside from 4 and 9,

19 Trottier, Yzerman, Sakic, Toews, Spezza, Backstrom, Thornton, Naslund, etc off the top of my head
91 Fedorov, Stamkos, Tavares, Savard and more that I'm forgetting a bunch

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Definitely 1 and then 9.

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#9
I'm interested if #16 or #18 has some star power...?

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On a per-player basis, #99 for sure
Rick Dudley drags it down.

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#5 Nick Lidström, Denis Potvin, Bernie Geoffrion, Dit Clapper is a damn fine selection of great players for a number.

Some numbers have the problem of great players having them and then being retired.

Dit Clapper for Bruins, Bernie Geoffrion in Canadiens means that two of the best teams ever have not had a #5 for a very long time there.

Not that Isles have had much great players after Potvin retired, but ...

(And nobody will wear it for the Red Wings either after Nick retires)


Would Orr had worn #5 if it had not been retired ? After all, he wore #27 as a junior..

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01-29-2012, 09:35 AM
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I guess that Parent wore #1 late in his career, but he was probably the first great goalie to wear #30 regularly.
I believe that Sawchuk was the first to wear #30 regularly (after first wearing #24 in Toronto while sharing time with Johnny Bower #1).

A lot of folks don't know that Patrick Roy wore #30 until he reached the Canadiens. If I were a rookie, I wouldn't want to ask Chris Nilan for his sweater number, either.

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Pnep posted a list of the top players by number in this thread http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...6#post14190956

While #9 is the correct answer (#1 really shouldn't count), a strong argument for second-best could be made for #2 (Shore, Harvey, Park, MacInnis, Leetch) and #7 (Morenz, Boucher, Lindsay, Esposito, Coffey, Bourque's early years)

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77 is a pretty good one too

Bourque, Oates, Coffey, Phil Esposito, Pierre Turgeon

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#5 Nick Lidström, Denis Potvin, Bernie Geoffrion, Dit Clapper is a damn fine selection of great players for a number.

Some numbers have the problem of great players having them and then being retired.

Dit Clapper for Bruins, Bernie Geoffrion in Canadiens means that two of the best teams ever have not had a #5 for a very long time there.

Not that Isles have had much great players after Potvin retired, but ...

(And nobody will wear it for the Red Wings either after Nick retires)


Would Orr had worn #5 if it had not been retired ? After all, he wore #27 as a junior..
For number 5, you could also include Rod Langway, since the Washington Capitals retired that number in his honour.

How about #16-Henri Richard, Bobby Clarke, Brett Hull, and Bobby Hull (in his early years).

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I believe that Sawchuk was the first to wear #30 regularly (after first wearing #24 in Toronto while sharing time with Johnny Bower #1).
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That's a reasonable argument. However, Sawchuk had worn #1 for over a decade, was by then winding down, whereas Parent was just getting started.

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