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09-18-2009, 03:02 PM
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Why did Grabovski change his jersey #?

I've noticed he wears #54 instead of 84 in training camp. But now the official roster at mapleleafs.com changed from 84 to 54 as well.

Does anyone know why?

It looks bad IMO. 54 seems more like a number a rookie gets when called up from the Marlies.

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09-18-2009, 03:04 PM
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burke doesn't want the players wearing high numbers

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he wore 54 in Montreal. Guess he likes it

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who wore 54 last year?

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who wore 54 last year?
Newbury.

Also, I think he wore 54 in Montreal beacuse of Latendresse. I think kilgro's idea is correct.

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09-18-2009, 03:17 PM
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54 isn't exactly a low number..

He wore 54 in Montreal and Newbury had it last year, so I assume he didn't get it because Newbury had it already. Although he wasn't a lock on the team (Newbury), I guess he already had the number to his name?

However, Grabovski wears 84 on the Belerus team, so who knows.

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09-18-2009, 03:21 PM
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burke doesn't want the players wearing high numbers
lol. what is 54?

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Even at the Fans First game when he helped with one of the contests, he came out with one of his #84 jersey. Whole thing seems odd. Personally, I hate it when guys change their jersey number, especially in this situation since he established himself as 84. All of us that bought his jersey last year end up screwed over.

Not to mention 84 is such a better number than 54. 54 is such an AHL number.

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09-18-2009, 03:26 PM
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In Hamilton he used to wear #84, but #54 in Montreal because of Latendresse.

I guess he misses Montreal then.

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09-18-2009, 03:28 PM
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Even at the Fans First game when he helped with one of the contests, he came out with one of his #84 jersey. Whole thing seems odd. Personally, I hate it when guys change their jersey number, especially in this situation since he established himself as 84. All of us that bought his jersey last year end up screwed over.

Not to mention 84 is such a better number than 54. 54 is such an AHL number.
Remember what Kubina did when he changed his # midway through a season a couple of years ago? I think he made sure that everybody that had his jersey could change the number for free or something like that. My memory is kinda blurry on that one.

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lol. what is 54?

when you compare 54 to 84, what do you notice?

I for one notice that 84 is higher than 54. By a significant margin too.

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when you compare 54 to 84, what do you notice?

I for one notice that 84 is higher than 54. By a significant margin too.
He likes numbers under 30. 54 is considered a high number.

He likes Hockey numbers not Football numbers.

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Remember what Kubina did when he changed his # midway through a season a couple of years ago? I think he made sure that everybody that had his jersey could change the number for free or something like that. My memory is kinda blurry on that one.
Yeah, I remember the first game with the new number, Bowen or whoever was calling the game said that Kubina wanted people to know that for anybody with his jersey/old number, he'd pay to replace it/fix it.

Class act, really.

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He likes numbers under 30. 54 is considered a high number.

He likes Hockey numbers not Football numbers.
werd snipe. Thanks for clarification on the specifics there.

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Low numbers would probably explain why Kadri isn't wearing 91 (unless I'm forgetting something).

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When did Burkey ever say he liked lower numbers

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It's the year his mom was born, he switched from 59 to 54 the year before the Habs traded him.

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When did Burkey ever say he liked lower numbers
i couple of times... i think once on tsn...

i don't think that has anything to do with it but he has mentioned it before...

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i couple of times... i think once on tsn...

i don't think that has anything to do with it but he has mentioned it before...


burke believes it is a sign of a player thinking he's different from his teammates, and attempt at great importance/individuality. I support his view in this... he didn't even like robbie having #44....

but given that the monster likes #50, there is nothing wrong with surrounding our #'s around that.

which seems to be whats is going on:
hansen.oreskovic -> 40
bozak -> 42
Kadri -> 43
Stalberg -> 45

Monster -> #50
Wallin -> 51
Mikhail -> 54
Blake ->55


thought tbh, i like goalie = #1, schenn =2, xlby = 3, finger = 4, white =7, komi = 8, hagman =9, jiri =11, lee =12, stajan = 14, etc...

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burke believes it is a sign of a player thinking he's different from his teammates, and attempt at great importance/individuality. I support his view in this... he didn't even like robbie having #44....

but given that the monster likes #50, there is nothing wrong with surrounding our #'s around that.

which seems to be whats is going on:
hansen.oreskovic -> 40
bozak -> 42
Kadri -> 43
Stalberg -> 45

Monster -> #50
Wallin -> 51
Mikhail -> 54
Blake ->55


thought tbh, i like goalie = #1, schenn =2, xlby = 3, finger = 4, white =7, komi = 8, hagman =9, jiri =11, lee =12, stajan = 14, etc...
i like gustavsson with #50 jsut cause it's a little different for a goalie, not many have "weird" numbers... at the end of the day, it's just a number but some just look better i guess... i always like #40 on zetterberg

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Maybe because he was too easily mistaken for Sergei Berezin? With a half-tucked jersey, 84 and 94 look an awful lot alike. The quasi-mullet and lack of passing don't help either.

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When did Burkey ever say he liked lower numbers
When he was with the Ducks. Getzlaf (51), Penner (76) and Perry (61) changed their numbers to numbers in the teens, and said "if they were good enough for players in the 20's, they're good enough for us."

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Well after Antropov was traded, I'm fairly sure Blake had the highest number at 55. My guess is that he imposed a number cap at 55 to respect the veteran Blake, and still keep the numbers relatively low.

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Well after Antropov was traded, I'm fairly sure Blake had the highest number at 55. My guess is that he imposed a number cap at 55 to respect the veteran Blake, and still keep the numbers relatively low.
Why does it matter what numbers do players wear? I don't quite understand that.

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Why does it matter what numbers do players wear? I don't quite understand that.
He did it mostly because Sens players can't count higher than 30, he thought it was only fair.

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