Posted 16 August 2013 - 11:35 AM
I agree. It might be old-fashioned, but it'd start looking like a football team out there after a certain point. Will we have to open up the 30s and 40s pretty soon? Perhaps as numbers get retired, but the idea of it being numbered the way a hockey team ought to be numbered is something I rather appreciate that this team does.
Probably only two more numbers going up anytime soon, and we know which ones they are. Outside of 4, 3, 27, 30 and 26, what other numbers would join them? The only one I can see even having the slightest chance would be 15 (for both MacLean and Langs), but I don't think that ever happens. Suffice it to say 9 and 17 will be available for a loooooooooooooooong time.
But yeah, I like "the high numbers only for guys who have long been identified with them rule" too. Hope that never changes.
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