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06-26-2007, 10:11 AM
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I heard Kane is gonna wear #88. Has anyone else seen anything about that? Would he be the first #88 since Lindros? I feel like I never see anyone wearing that number.

It's doubly weird since Kane and Lindros are virtually clones of one another.

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Chris Higgins wore #88 when he first came up with the Habs.

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he wears it because he was born in 1988, just so you know.

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he wears it because he was born in 1988, just so you know.
Really? wow.

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06-26-2007, 10:36 AM
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Peter Mueller in Phoenix does as well. I think it's stupid to wear a number that so synonymous with someone else but Kane seems like a cocky little punk anyway.

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Peter Mueller in Phoenix does as well. I think it's stupid to wear a number that so synonymous with someone else but Kane seems like a cocky little punk anyway.
mcrae wore 90 bc of his birthyear, and gagner wears 89 bc of his birthyear. kane was the last to sign, so he figured hed wear 88 bc thats his birthyear. its nothing close to 99 or 66. coffey, borque and pierre turgeon all wore 77 at one point too.

lindros had a pretty short stint of greatness. i dont think that number is synonimous with him, especially outside of this division, and amongst younger players of kane and muellers age.


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06-26-2007, 10:55 AM
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he wears it because he was born in 1988, just so you know.
And now, I feel old.

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lindros had a pretty short stint of greatness.
Relatively speaking perhaps, but those first five or six seasons were spectacular. And between the pre-draft hype, the monster trade and the ignominious (and public) feud/exodus, Lindros's number certainly spent a lot of time on the front page of TSN and ESPN. Among active NHLers, I'd say #88 is easily one of the top three player-specific numbers - behind #68 and maybe #87, but who else? Or am I being naively Philly-centric?

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Relatively speaking perhaps, but those first five or six seasons were spectacular. And between the pre-draft hype, the monster trade and the ignominious (and public) feud/exodus, Lindros's number certainly spent a lot of time on the front page of TSN and ESPN. Among active NHLers, I'd say #88 is easily one of the top three player-specific numbers - behind #68 and maybe #87, but who else? Or am I being naively Philly-centric?
No, I was wondering myself why Kane wore 88 until it was cleared up that he was born in 88. Being a Buffalo kid and growing up a sabres fan, I couldn't understand why he would wear it.

And when were the great Lindros years? Early 90's maybe? He's probably too young to know him other than a reclamation project.

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88 doesn't look good on someone Kane's size.

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edit: why does Denis Savard look like he's up to something?

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that jersey looks HUGE next to him LOL

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I wonder if he would wear a different number if he went #2

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For whatever reason, just the sight of that pisses me off.

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behind #68 and maybe #87, but who else? Or am I being naively Philly-centric?
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lindros had a pretty short stint of greatness. i dont think that number is synonimous with him, especially outside of this division, and amongst younger players of kane and muellers age.
I dont think it matters how short his greatness was. The Lindros Saga has been throughout his whole career. 88 is such a recogniseable number, personally I find it to be more identifyable to Lindros, than 87 is to Crosby and 68 who Jagr? Mostly because it is two of the same numbers......99 88 77 66 33 those ones are the most memorable. I agree, 88 is a bad number for Kane, but than again I also agree he seems like a self centered little punk. The interview between him and Turris, Where Turris was like "I just cant wait to be picked" and Kane was like "I want to go first".

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88 is such a recogniseable number, personally I find it to be more identifyable to Lindros, than 87 is to Crosby and 68 who Jagr?
Funny, I thought of Brashear first for #87.

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Funny, I thought of Brashear first for #87.
I remember chuckling when Crosby took that number, for the same reason.

Maybe #9, for Modano... but Kariya is #9, too. #22 for Tootoo is pretty distinctive. #21 for Forsberg/#19 for Sakic? #44 for lots of elite defenseman. In the last generation of defensemen it was #77.

Jagr's number is pretty universal, but I can't think of another one that really stands out like that. Besides Lindros/Kane.

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For whatever reason, just the sight of that pisses me off.
I feel the same way. Kane annoys the crap out of me, but it's because he reminds me of a shrimpy young Bobby Clarke.

Anyway, he shouldn't be wearing 88.

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Maybe #9, for Modano... but Kariya is #9, too.
Upshall will leave them all just distant memories.

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88 doesn't look good on someone Kane's size.
I agree

I can't wait till Lindros faces Kane, smash him big E

Also Sakic, Nolan have both worn #88 ... just to piss Lindros off

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I always think of Mogilny when i see 89.

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I agree

I can't wait till Lindros faces Kane, smash him big E

Also Sakic, Nolan have both worn #88 ... just to piss Lindros off
They wore those numbers before Lindros broke into the league.

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I always think of Mogilny when i see 89.
Good call. I knew I was missing an obvious one.

So the distinctive ones are 68, 87, 88 and 89 (though Mogilny is hardly active at this point).

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edit: why does Denis Savard look like he's up to something?
His jersey is a size small. I didn't even know they made them that size for NHL jerseys.

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Sports Illustrated stole our thread-line.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...ers/index.html

I sort of forgot about Messier at 11. Surprised they put Mantle over Howe.


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