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Are the Devils breaking an old tradition?

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Saw this at the NHL Store on 6th Avenue.  I mean, it's the NHL and the Devils so it wouldn't shock me if one hand doesn't know what the other is doing.  Nevertheless ...

 

 

 

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If Cammy wants to wear 13, let him wear 13. What if he feels the number brings him good luck? Lou's superstitions shouldn't be more important than his. Not when it comes to stuff like that.

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"We don't have a number 13" - Lou Lamoriello

 

pretty sure the NHL store did not get the memo

 

Could also mean we currently do not have a guy wearing #13, just saying.

 

Anyway, if Cammi wants 13, give it to him

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In the Episode of «Your canadiens» Mike explain that number 13 is everywhere in his life. Good and bad memories. Personnal memories too.

 

You can Watch it here... (go at 8 minutes if you want to know more about the number.)

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kD7ZZjFels

 

As for lou's quote... im not sure what it means. Does it mean we wont allow him to wear it or nobody wear it in our team so he will have it.

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It's a stupid tradition anyway. They should let guys wear whatever available numbers there are.

Signed, a guy whose hockey number was 13 as a kid.

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Really wish Lou would just drop his whole jersey number obsession. What's the difference between 35 and 36? are numbers 36-99 really so tainted in his view?

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There's a lot of buildings that have a 13th floor. That number I can at least understand. I also agree the rest of the numbers thing is dumb

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There's a lot of buildings that have a 13th floor. That number I can at least understand. I also agree the rest of the numbers thing is dumb

This drives me crazy. If the building has over 13 floors, and you just call the 13th floor the 14th floor, that takes away the supposed jinx of it being the 13th? It's still the 13th, no matter what you call it. If you built a 13th floor and then sealed it so that it was empty and the elevator didn't stop there,

I would understand.

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Maybe I'm in the minority here and maybe it's because in just used to it, but I like the no high numbers thing. I think it goes along well with the team first philosophy.

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Lou has made exceptions for stars wearing high numbers. He *may* make an exception for Cammalleri but I doubt it. More likely he ends up 31 or something.

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my guess is they've just done it like that as it's before training camp and that's the number he normally wears, nor have they consulted the Devils about it either.

 

In terms of team philosophy and numbers, we will know once training camp starts.

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He wouldn't let Ryder wear #73 and look what kind of season he had. Let 'em wear the numbers,  Lou!

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Lou has made exceptions for stars wearing high numbers. He *may* make an exception for Cammalleri but I doubt it. More likely he ends up 31 or something.

 

He asked for a 13 but they drew a 31...

 

That brought back a lot of memories.

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Mogilny was a much more established player at that point than cammalleri is now

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Maybe I'm in the minority here and maybe it's because in just used to it, but I like the no high numbers thing. I think it goes along well with the team first philosophy.

If that's the case, just assign everyone a number under 35 and don't let them choose at all. Letting guys "keep" their number only if it's under 35 is arbitrary and stupid.

And letting #22 sign with the team and keep his number but telling #44 he has to change unless he's famous does not do anything toward enforcing a "team first" philosophy. It actually kind of says the bigger your ego and your profile, the more privileges you get.

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They make exceptions for HOF'ers, not guys like Camm

 

They shouldn't. What should count is if they can contribute to the success of the organization.

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