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#31 Bang Bang Boogie

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:11 PM

I wore 99 once for one of my teams in beer league. Do you guys care?
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:12 PM

I see #99 as a symbol of being a great hockey player and Backstrom isn't one of them.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 06:53 PM

different situation if Crosby wore 99 in the KHL. Gauranteed. They will use whatever tactic to slam him.

Players Nikolaj Ehlers have been compared too by the fan base of the Vancouver Canucks.

 

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2 Markus Naslund

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#34 uber_pwnzor

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:03 PM

He's gonna switch to a number that starts with sixty...

66, anyone?

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:55 PM

Obviously not an issue. What if the KHL retired a number league wide, we wouldn't be telling any NHLers that they can't wear that number.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:14 PM

It's kind of classless. He knows what that number represents.

I would laugh if this guy thinks he is now the best hockey player of all time

I feel the same way about Mario's 66. Only Lemieux was talented enough to reach Gretzky's records (a shame about his injuries).

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:38 PM

You know what the REAL outrage is?

The very fact that this Nick Backstrom crosses over to North America the very season AFTER the Wild's NIK Backstrom comes over! Way to confuse the League's fans, NICK! :mad: :angry: (by virtue that Nik came over first, you're to blame, Backstrom #2 --> in fact, due to this being your second strike, I shall henceforth refer to the "center Backstrom" (a.k.a. "Nicklas") as Nick Copycat-strom.)

















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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:47 PM

I don't care, but he will probably get chirped a lot, at least by North American players.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 04:51 PM

Vancouver still has #99 as playable, as we are still waiting for Gretzky to make his way from Edmonton.


#99 is retired league wide in the NHL.
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 05:49 PM

#99 is retired league wide in the NHL.


I'm aware... :mellow:
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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:22 AM

until a player has 666 on a jersey i wont care.


http://sportsillustr...hl/players/666/

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:22 PM

Not a big deal. 99 and 66 where worn by amazing players in the NHL but I don't see the problem wearing them in other leagues.
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