A) They 'did' get rid of it for a year or two with VBK
B) He probably only started caring when fans added the dreaded two word phrase to the song.
I know, but that didn't last all that long. Thought that was more of a lets not pay a pedophile than anything else.
I just don't see how LL cares about what the fans chant. Maybe he does, but I feel like that'd be something he'd think, eh, I got better stuff to worry about it.
The number thing I could care less about except when guys like Josefson and Tedenby have to change numbers they wore numerous times before cause some scrubini has it now. I'm perfectly fine with no high numbers though.
What they did to JJ was ridiculous. I have no idea why they took 16 from him to give him 9 when they could have just given Butler the 9. I have no clue what the point of that was. Like you said, I just like that there's no high numbers because they're unnecessary and I like the whole 1-30. It works into the team first theme since there's no one(minus guys like Jagr who you're not gonna make change their #) that deserves that "special" treatment.