Does a player have a right to demand this? Is there a respect factor? Is it a "well I am Marion Hossa and I make X amount of millions a year, and you Mr.Maltby do not, I want 18 or I will not sign with you"
Sundin wears 13, so does Datsyuk.
Hossa wears 18, so does Maltby.
Rob Blake wears 4, so does Quincey.
Sergei Fedorov wears 91, no current wing wears 91.
Brad Stuart wears 6, no current wing wears 6.
Bryan McCabe wears 24, and of course Cheli wears 24.
I am sure there are more that I didn't throw in.
I know in the past players have given their numbers up for another player. Franzen gave his 39 to Hasek, and agreed to 93.
and of course 1,7,9,10,12, and definetly 19 are off limits.
What do you guys think?
Edited by miller76, 23 February 2008 - 02:57 AM.