Legendary numbers

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  1. ShawnTHW

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    What are some of the legedary numbers that hockey players have worn. I was thinking of:
    1-Bernie Parent
    21-Peter Forsberg
    33-Patrick Roy
    99-Wayne Gretzky
    4-Bobby Orr
    9- Gordie Howe (not sure of his number)
    91-Sergei Fedorov
    19- Steve Yzerman or Joe Sakic
    2- Brian Leetch
    17-Jari Kurri
    11-Mark Messier

    Just to name a few.
     
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    66- Mario Lemieux
    68- Ziggy Palffy
    69- Mel Angelstad
     
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    I'm sorry...did you just say that you arent sure what number Gordie Howe wore? :eek:

    Also...lets not forget the OTHER #99. The one...the only...Wilf Paiment.
     
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    20 Tretiak
    9 Richard
    17 Kharlamov
     
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    In the 50's and 60's [or so I've heard] #9 was the number of honor. The Rocket,Howe,Bobby Hull,Andy Bathgate,Johnny Bucyk [I think ?]. Jean Beliveau had his #4 retired, and Larry Robinson belongs with Sakic and Stevie Y. as great #19's.
     
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    a. Forsberg's 21 is not a legendary number.
    b. 9 is a sick number. how could u forget the rocket?
    c. what about 66!?!!?!?!?
     
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    For some reason, these 4 players and their numbers always stick in my memory:

    16 Bobby Clarke
    21 Stan Mikita
    29 Ken Dryden
    35 Tony Esposito
     
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    77 - Bourque and Coffey
     
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    why 91 - Sergei Fedorov and 68 - Ziggy Palffy ae legendary numbers ???
     
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    #9 is the best all time number. Richard, Howe and Hull, three consensus top 10 players of all time.
     
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    While all of these players have been excellent to great players, I would hardly call all of these numbers legendary. Legendary would be a number that when you take a poll 99% of the people answer with one name, i.e 99= Gretzky.
     
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    I always associated number 10 with Guy Lafleur
     
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    Uhh....ok...
     
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    Dude, one of my friends asked me if there was a #19 on the Wings.... While we were at Hockeytown Cafe... I'm considering not being friends with him anymore. :biglaugh:
     
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    I was doing this during my photography class. I couldnt get everyone. :cry:
     
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    Why not Sergei Fedorov. He has won more Stanley Cups than Ziggy anyways. But im really looking for a number 15 and 24 if any of you can help me out :)
     
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    I wasn;t around when Gordie played. I know he is a HOFer and played 26 seasons, but thats about it. Im not a big GOrdie guy unless you guys wanna fill me in on him :confused:
     
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    A lot of legendary goalies wore Number 1 long before Parent came along. Plante, Sawchuk, Bower, etc.
     
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    Chelios comes to mind first when I think of 24.
     
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    How about 6 Hart trophies, 6 Art Ross trophies and 20 consecutive seasons in the top 5 in scoring? Gordie Howe Hattrick (goal, assist, fight)? Nasty elbows? Mr. Hockey? :dunno:
     
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    19=Trottier
    Sakic, Robinson, and Stevie follow, but Trots starts the line.

    Orr noses out Beliveau for 4.
    Brett over Dionne for 16.
     
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    I would hardly call Forsberg's 21 and Fedorov's 91 legendary. I would say Jagr's 68 is more well-known than either, and I wouldn't equate Jagr's 68 as legendary.

    Outside of 99 for Gretzky and 66 for Lemieux, there's only two others I would rank as legendary: 4 for Orr and Beliveau, and 9 for Richard, Howe and Hull. That's it.

    We've had some great 7s over the years (Espo), Bourque and Coffey wore 7, but will likely be best remembered for 77. The best 16, of course, is Bobby Clarke. The top 19s, IMO, are Trottier and Robinson, followed by Yzerman and Sakic.

    Outside of the four I mentioned, no numbers, IMO, deserve status as legendary numbers, where we remember the number as much as the player, at least among the all-time greats. (A case could also be made for 88 with Lindros, but I don't regard Lindros as an all-time great).
     
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    1 through 30

    1 Sawchuk, Hall, Plante
    2 Shore, Park, Leetch, Stewart, Goldham
    3 Bouchard, Pilote, Pronovost, Beck, Benning, Jonsson, Chaisson
    4 Orr, Beliveau, Kelly, Gadsby, Stephens, Vasko,
    5 Potvin, Geoffrion, LaPointe, Langway, Lidstrom, Clapper, Howe
    6 Ellis, Backstrom, Blake, Schoenfeld, Housley, Mondou, Morrow, Murray, Fleming
    7 Lindsay, Esposito, Borque, Coffey, M.Bentley, Gilbert, Barber, L.McDonald, Ullman, Morenz, Broten, Chelios, Martin
    8 Siltanen, Pappin, Leswick, Fontinato, Schultz.......Have to research this one a little more :help:
    9 Howe, Richard, Hull, Bucyk, McDonald, Bathgate
    10 LaFluer, Delvecchio, D.Hull, Armstrong, Dugay Apps, Ratelle, Andrechuk
    11 Messier, Simmer, Hadfield, P.Mahovolich, Sutter, Pavelich, Merrick
    12 Cournoyer, Moore, Abel, Cashman, Stewart, Sutter, Smyl
    13 Koslov, Christian
    14 Keon, Linesman, Bourne, Secord, Shannahan, MacTavish
    15 Schmidt, B.Smith, Olmstead, Woods
    16 Clarke, Dionne, Lach, H.Richard, Konstantinov
    17 Kurri, Foligno, Gallant
    18 Taylor, Savard :help:
    19 Yzerman, Trottier, Robinson, Sakic,Goring
    20 Secord, Young
    21 Mikita
    22 Bossy, Huddy
    23 Gainey, Cicarelli
    24 Wilson
    25 McCarty
    26 Melrose
    27 Mahovloich, Sittler, Sanderson, Snepts
    28 Sauve
    29 Dryden
    30 Cheevers
     
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    9 Howe
    11 Messier
    17 Kharlamov
    22 Klee
    33 Roy
    66 Lemieux
    88 Lindros
    99 obvious
     
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    wow some aren't "Legendary", but still wow

    #39 Hasek
    #2 McInnis
    #44 Pronger
    #20 Suter
    #10 Francis
    #34 Pisani :biglaugh:
     
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