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Well the habs be the first team in the history of the NHL to introduce 3 digits on player jerseys?

Let's face it the habs are getting older as a team, almost 100 years old .....

Because of that and the fact so many great players have played for the franchise.....

It is expected that with-in time allot, if not most of the jersey numbers will get retired.

I say YES..... also say it will happen within the next ten years :)

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Well the habs be the first team in the history of the NHL to introduce 3 digits on player jerseys?

Let's face it the habs are getting older as a team, almost 100 years old .....

Because of that and the fact so many great players have played for the franchise.....

It is expected that with-in time allot, if not most of the jersey numbers will get retired.

I say YES..... also say it will happen within the next ten years :)

ummm no. ten years? no way. definitely not in our lifetime.

there are tons of numbers available. and even if it got to the point where close to 100 numbers were retired, they would probably just let people start wearing all the numbers again and the banners would just be in honour of the player.

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that's something! jerseys would be like licence plates :lol:

Haha so true. Man that would be so weird! And if the habs were the first (and only) team to ever do that, itd be yet another reason big name talent wouldnt want to come here. Who wants to be number 22F...or 11Q...

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Letters ?

There are a bunch of them !!!!

that's something! jerseys would be like licence plates :lol:

Haha so true. Man that would be so weird! And if the habs were the first (and only) team to ever do that, itd be yet another reason big name talent wouldnt want to come here. Who wants to be number 22F...or 11Q...

HaHa!!!! :lol: ... that would be awesome..... however like said, that would be another reason for big name talent wouldn't come to here :( .... that would so be wired if a player had 11K :|..... never know though lol :lol:

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Well the habs be the first team in the history of the NHL to introduce 3 digits on player jerseys?

Let's face it the habs are getting older as a team, almost 100 years old .....

Because of that and the fact so many great players have played for the franchise.....

It is expected that with-in time allot, if not most of the jersey numbers will get retired.

I say YES..... also say it will happen within the next ten years :)

HAHA.... I made a mistake.... it was late lastnite :D......

Its Will not Well

(Will the habs be the first team in the history of the NHL to introduce 3 digits on player jerseys?)

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:huh: Why would we need to go into a 3rd digit? There are only 11 numbers that have been retired, with a possible 3 more yet to come in the next 3 seasons.

1 - Jacques Plante

2 - Doug Harvey

4 - Jean Béliveau

5 - Bernard Geoffrion

7 - Howie Morenz

9 - Maurice Richard

10 - Guy Lafleur

12 - Yvon Cournoyer and Dickie Moore

16 - Henri Richard

18 - Serge Savard

29 - Ken Dryden

Possible other 3

19 - Larry Robinson

23 - Bob Gainey

33 - Patrick Roy

With those numbers taken there are 84 numbers left available to be taken...and if you include a normal NHL roster, there would be 62 numbers left for Montréal players to pick from. After 2009-2010, I very much doubt there will be any other player who will be retired. The only players would I think would have a remote chance of joining those who are great are;

5 - Guy Lapointe ^^^Look at Bernard Geoffrion.

22 - Steve Shutt

11 - Saku Koivu

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Within the next 10 years, we will have maximum possibly like 20 total retired. If we consider maybe 20 being retired every hundred years, that would mean it will take at least 350 years (250 from now) before we'd even need to consider 3 digits.

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:huh: Why would we need to go into a 3rd digit? There are only 11 numbers that have been retired, with a possible 3 more yet to come in the next 3 seasons.

1 - Jacques Plante

2 - Doug Harvey

4 - Jean Béliveau

5 - Bernard Geoffrion

7 - Howie Morenz

9 - Maurice Richard

10 - Guy Lafleur

12 - Yvon Cournoyer and Dickie Moore

16 - Henri Richard

18 - Serge Savard

29 - Ken Dryden

Possible other 3

19 - Larry Robinson

23 - Bob Gainey

33 - Patrick Roy

With those numbers taken there are 84 numbers left available to be taken...and if you include a normal NHL roster, there would be 62 numbers left for Montréal players to pick from. After 2009-2010, I very much doubt there will be any other player who will be retired. The only players would I think would have a remote chance of joining those who are great are;

5 - Guy Lapointe ^^^Look at Bernard Geoffrion.

22 - Steve Shutt

11 - Saku Koivu

I think these are the numbers that should be retired .... and most should be done before the habs 100th birthday :D......

Number - Player - Years With Habs

1 - George Hainsworth 1926-1933, 1936/37 (1) - Bill Durnan 1943-1950 (1) - Jacques Plante 1950-1963 (1) - Lorne Worsley 1964-1970 (1) - Bunny Larocque 1973-1981 (1)

2 - Slyvio Mantha 1923-1936 (2) - Doug Harvey 1947-1961 (2) - Jacques Laperrière 1962-1971 (2)

4 - Auriel Joliat 1922-1938 (4) - Jean Beliveau 1950/51, 1952-1971 (4)

5 - Boom Boom Geoffrion 1950-1964 (5) - Guy Lapointe 1968-1982 (5) - Stephane Quintal 1995-1999, 2001-2004 (5)

6 - Toe Blake 1935-1948 (6) - Ralph Backstrom 1956-1971 (6)

7 - Howie Morenz 1926-1937 (7)

8 - Dick Duff 1963-1970 (8)

9 - Maurice Richard "The Rocket" 1942-1960 (9)

10 - Tom Johnson 1949-1963 (10) - Guy LaFleur 1971-1985 (10)

11 - Yvon Lambert 1972-1981 (11) - Saku Koivu 1995-Present (11)

12 - Dickie Moore 1951-1963 (12) - Yvon Cournoyer 1963-1979 (12) - Kirk Muller 1991-1995 (12)

14 - Claude Provost 1955-1970 (14)

15 - Bert Olmstead 1950-1958 (15) - Robert Rousseau 1960-1970 (15)

16 - John Quilty 1940-1942, 1946-1948 (16) - Elmer Lach 1940-1954 (16) - Henri Richard 1955-1975 (16)

17 - Kenny Reardon 1940-1942, 1945-1950 (17)

18 - Serge Savard 1966-1981 (18)

19 - Larry Robinson 1972-1989 (19)

20 - Pete Mahovlich 1969-1978 (20)

21 - Guy Carbonneau 1980-1994 (21)

22 - Steve Shutt 1972-1985 (22)

23 - Bob Gainey 1973-1989 (23)

24 - Chris Chelios 1983-1990 (24)

25 - Jacques Lemaire 1967-1979 (25) - Petr Svoboda 1984-1992 (25) - Vincent Damphousse 1992-1999 (25)

26 - Mats Naslund 1982-1990 (26)

29 - Charlie Hodge 1954/55, 1957-1961, 1963-1967 (29) - Ken Dryden 1970-1973, 1974-1979 (29)

30 - Roggie Vachon 1967-1972 (30)

32 - Richard Sevigny 1979-1984 (32) - Claude Lemieux 1983-1990 (32)

33 - Patrick Roy 1984-1996 (33)

43 - Patrice Brisebois 1990-2004 (43)

44 - Mike Keane 1988-1996 (44) - Souray, Sheldon 1999-2007 (44)

52 - Craig Rivet 1994-2007 (52)

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You don't retire the number of every player who wears a C or A on your team. Just looking at the last 4 entires, none of Brisebois, Keane, Souray, or Rivet will have their numbers retired.

Roy will, Gainey will, Carbonneau may, Koivu may, Chelios may, Robinson will, and that's about it.

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I think these are the numbers that should be retired .... and most should be done before the habs 100th birthday :D......

Number - Player - Years With Habs

1 - George Hainsworth 1926-1933, 1936/37 (1) - Bill Durnan 1943-1950 (1) - Jacques Plante 1950-1963 (1) - Lorne Worsley 1964-1970 (1) - Bunny Larocque 1973-1981 (1)

2 - Slyvio Mantha 1923-1936 (2) - Doug Harvey 1947-1961 (2) - Jacques Laperrière 1962-1971 (2)

4 - Auriel Joliat 1922-1938 (4) - Jean Beliveau 1950/51, 1952-1971 (4)

5 - Boom Boom Geoffrion 1950-1964 (5) - Guy Lapointe 1968-1982 (5) - Stephane Quintal 1995-1999, 2001-2004 (5)

6 - Toe Blake 1935-1948 (6) - Ralph Backstrom 1956-1971 (6)

7 - Howie Morenz 1926-1937 (7)

8 - Dick Duff 1963-1970 (8)

9 - Maurice Richard "The Rocket" 1942-1960 (9)

10 - Tom Johnson 1949-1963 (10) - Guy LaFleur 1971-1985 (10)

11 - Yvon Lambert 1972-1981 (11) - Saku Koivu 1995-Present (11)

12 - Dickie Moore 1951-1963 (12) - Yvon Cournoyer 1963-1979 (12) - Kirk Muller 1991-1995 (12)

14 - Claude Provost 1955-1970 (14)

15 - Bert Olmstead 1950-1958 (15) - Robert Rousseau 1960-1970 (15)

16 - John Quilty 1940-1942, 1946-1948 (16) - Elmer Lach 1940-1954 (16) - Henri Richard 1955-1975 (16)

17 - Kenny Reardon 1940-1942, 1945-1950 (17)

18 - Serge Savard 1966-1981 (18)

19 - Larry Robinson 1972-1989 (19)

20 - Pete Mahovlich 1969-1978 (20)

21 - Guy Carbonneau 1980-1994 (21)

22 - Steve Shutt 1972-1985 (22)

23 - Bob Gainey 1973-1989 (23)

24 - Chris Chelios 1983-1990 (24)

25 - Jacques Lemaire 1967-1979 (25) - Petr Svoboda 1984-1992 (25) - Vincent Damphousse 1992-1999 (25)

26 - Mats Naslund 1982-1990 (26)

29 - Charlie Hodge 1954/55, 1957-1961, 1963-1967 (29) - Ken Dryden 1970-1973, 1974-1979 (29)

30 - Roggie Vachon 1967-1972 (30)

32 - Richard Sevigny 1979-1984 (32) - Claude Lemieux 1983-1990 (32)

33 - Patrick Roy 1984-1996 (33)

43 - Patrice Brisebois 1990-2004 (43)

44 - Mike Keane 1988-1996 (44) - Souray, Sheldon 1999-2007 (44)

52 - Craig Rivet 1994-2007 (52)

No offence, but that list is insane! Sure its great that they all played for the Habs, but I think there should be something "extraordinary" before you considering retiring someone's number. 3 digit numbers isn't happening either. There are sooooo many numbers left.

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44 - Mike Keane 1988-1996 (44) - Souray, Sheldon 1999-2007 (44)

:wacko: who made this list and why is Mike Keane listed as #44?

He wore #12

Richer wore # 44

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Guest Greek Hab
I'd get the number-letter combo of L33T

Lol, if that happens the numbers/letter combos may start to look like license plates. :P

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I think these are the numbers that should be retired .... and most should be done before the habs 100th birthday :D......

Number - Player - Years With Habs

1 - George Hainsworth 1926-1933, 1936/37 (1) - Bill Durnan 1943-1950 (1) - Jacques Plante 1950-1963 (1) - Lorne Worsley 1964-1970 (1) - Bunny Larocque 1973-1981 (1)

2 - Slyvio Mantha 1923-1936 (2) - Doug Harvey 1947-1961 (2) - Jacques Laperrière 1962-1971 (2)

4 - Auriel Joliat 1922-1938 (4) - Jean Beliveau 1950/51, 1952-1971 (4)

5 - Boom Boom Geoffrion 1950-1964 (5) - Guy Lapointe 1968-1982 (5) - Stephane Quintal 1995-1999, 2001-2004 (5)

6 - Toe Blake 1935-1948 (6) - Ralph Backstrom 1956-1971 (6)

7 - Howie Morenz 1926-1937 (7)

8 - Dick Duff 1963-1970 (8)

9 - Maurice Richard "The Rocket" 1942-1960 (9)

10 - Tom Johnson 1949-1963 (10) - Guy LaFleur 1971-1985 (10)

11 - Yvon Lambert 1972-1981 (11) - Saku Koivu 1995-Present (11)

12 - Dickie Moore 1951-1963 (12) - Yvon Cournoyer 1963-1979 (12) - Kirk Muller 1991-1995 (12)

14 - Claude Provost 1955-1970 (14)

15 - Bert Olmstead 1950-1958 (15) - Robert Rousseau 1960-1970 (15)

16 - John Quilty 1940-1942, 1946-1948 (16) - Elmer Lach 1940-1954 (16) - Henri Richard 1955-1975 (16)

17 - Kenny Reardon 1940-1942, 1945-1950 (17)

18 - Serge Savard 1966-1981 (18)

19 - Larry Robinson 1972-1989 (19)

20 - Pete Mahovlich 1969-1978 (20)

21 - Guy Carbonneau 1980-1994 (21)

22 - Steve Shutt 1972-1985 (22)

23 - Bob Gainey 1973-1989 (23)

24 - Chris Chelios 1983-1990 (24)

25 - Jacques Lemaire 1967-1979 (25) - Petr Svoboda 1984-1992 (25) - Vincent Damphousse 1992-1999 (25)

26 - Mats Naslund 1982-1990 (26)

29 - Charlie Hodge 1954/55, 1957-1961, 1963-1967 (29) - Ken Dryden 1970-1973, 1974-1979 (29)

30 - Roggie Vachon 1967-1972 (30)

32 - Richard Sevigny 1979-1984 (32) - Claude Lemieux 1983-1990 (32)

33 - Patrick Roy 1984-1996 (33)

43 - Patrice Brisebois 1990-2004 (43)

44 - Mike Keane 1988-1996 (44) - Souray, Sheldon 1999-2007 (44)

52 - Craig Rivet 1994-2007 (52)

Dude, I'm sorry but I'm releasing the hounds. Where do you get off saying that Rivet, Keane, Souray, Brisebois, and Svoboda deserve to have their numbers retired? Are you aware that Souray had two double digit goal seasons during his career here and missed a lot of games and didn't know how to play defence, while Mike Keane was a leader, not a star that carried the team. Craig Rivet was dedicated to the organization, but when did a players personality make you deserving of having your number retired. Why not retire Malakhov's jersey too? He was an awesome character! Quintal? Muller???

I guess if the NHL preffered to do things your way we''ll need 4 or 5 digit jerseys.

Hey, Valerie was Pavels brother. Retire that jersey! Jeff Hackett was a goalie, retire him. That Sergei Samsonov was infamous, retire that jersey!

I'm sorry but are you high my friend? I'm not trying to be mean but I'm not sure if you're making fun of the people on this site with your post.

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Dude, I'm sorry but I'm releasing the hounds. Where do you get off saying that Rivet, Keane, Souray, Brisebois, and Svoboda deserve to have their numbers retired? Are you aware that Souray had two double digit goal seasons during his career here and missed a lot of games and didn't know how to play defence, while Mike Keane was a leader, not a star that carried the team. Craig Rivet was dedicated to the organization, but when did a players personality make you deserving of having your number retired. Why not retire Malakhov's jersey too? He was an awesome character! Quintal? Muller???

I guess if the NHL preffered to do things your way we''ll need 4 or 5 digit jerseys.

Hey, Valerie was Pavels brother. Retire that jersey! Jeff Hackett was a goalie, retire him. That Sergei Samsonov was infamous, retire that jersey!

I'm sorry but are you high my friend? I'm not trying to be mean but I'm not sure if you're making fun of the people on this site with your post.

Well boohoo.... you didn't like my post :lol: .....

However that is the point of it.... is too "Debate It Or Hate It"...... :P

Personally I could care less about you're rude azz comment's.....

A few players on that list maybe shouldn't have been placed on it, and others should have been added.....

Those on the list have made major contributions to the team during there stay......

And for that should be recognized :D

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Guest HabsWinCup2007

Hey with BG's Jersey now retired too, it brings up the question, Well The Habs Be The First Team To Introduce 3 Digit Jerseys?

Or will they just allow players to start using retired numbers?

Your Thoughts??? :D

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Well boohoo.... you didn't like my post :lol: .....

However that is the point of it.... is too "Debate It Or Hate It"...... :P

Personally I could care less about you're rude azz comment's.....

A few players on that list maybe shouldn't have been placed on it, and others should have been added.....

Those on the list have made major contributions to the team during there stay......

And for that should be recognized :D

You forgot about Youppi.

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Within the next 10 years, we will have maximum possibly like 20 total retired. If we consider maybe 20 being retired every hundred years, that would mean it will take at least 350 years (250 from now) before we'd even need to consider 3 digits.

well sure, but what will happen then?

:lol::blink:

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Guest Mustangpoirier4
I think these are the numbers that should be retired .... and most should be done before the habs 100th birthday :D......

Number - Player - Years With Habs

1 - George Hainsworth 1926-1933, 1936/37 (1) - Bill Durnan 1943-1950 (1) - Jacques Plante 1950-1963 (1) - Lorne Worsley 1964-1970 (1) - Bunny Larocque 1973-1981 (1)

2 - Slyvio Mantha 1923-1936 (2) - Doug Harvey 1947-1961 (2) - Jacques Laperrière 1962-1971 (2)

4 - Auriel Joliat 1922-1938 (4) - Jean Beliveau 1950/51, 1952-1971 (4)

5 - Boom Boom Geoffrion 1950-1964 (5) - Guy Lapointe 1968-1982 (5) - Stephane Quintal 1995-1999, 2001-2004 (5)

6 - Toe Blake 1935-1948 (6) - Ralph Backstrom 1956-1971 (6)

7 - Howie Morenz 1926-1937 (7)

8 - Dick Duff 1963-1970 (8)

9 - Maurice Richard "The Rocket" 1942-1960 (9)

10 - Tom Johnson 1949-1963 (10) - Guy LaFleur 1971-1985 (10)

11 - Yvon Lambert 1972-1981 (11) - Saku Koivu 1995-Present (11)

12 - Dickie Moore 1951-1963 (12) - Yvon Cournoyer 1963-1979 (12) - Kirk Muller 1991-1995 (12)

14 - Claude Provost 1955-1970 (14)

15 - Bert Olmstead 1950-1958 (15) - Robert Rousseau 1960-1970 (15)

16 - John Quilty 1940-1942, 1946-1948 (16) - Elmer Lach 1940-1954 (16) - Henri Richard 1955-1975 (16)

17 - Kenny Reardon 1940-1942, 1945-1950 (17)

18 - Serge Savard 1966-1981 (18)

19 - Larry Robinson 1972-1989 (19)

20 - Pete Mahovlich 1969-1978 (20)

21 - Guy Carbonneau 1980-1994 (21)

22 - Steve Shutt 1972-1985 (22)

23 - Bob Gainey 1973-1989 (23)

24 - Chris Chelios 1983-1990 (24)

25 - Jacques Lemaire 1967-1979 (25) - Petr Svoboda 1984-1992 (25) - Vincent Damphousse 1992-1999 (25)

26 - Mats Naslund 1982-1990 (26)

29 - Charlie Hodge 1954/55, 1957-1961, 1963-1967 (29) - Ken Dryden 1970-1973, 1974-1979 (29)

30 - Roggie Vachon 1967-1972 (30)

32 - Richard Sevigny 1979-1984 (32) - Claude Lemieux 1983-1990 (32)

33 - Patrick Roy 1984-1996 (33)

43 - Patrice Brisebois 1990-2004 (43)

44 - Mike Keane 1988-1996 (44) - Souray, Sheldon 1999-2007 (44)

52 - Craig Rivet 1994-2007 (52)

are you kidding sheldon souray! hahaha joke and mike keane wore number 12 bro, and Kirk muller wore 17 and wow rivet are you kidding me, we should retire brisebois 43 and 71 hahaha

possible,

- Roy 33

- Steve Shutt 22

- Koivu 11 if he finishes his carrer with montreal and a stanley cup

- VINCENT LECAVALIER 4 when he comes to montreal

- Kovalev 27 if he finishes his carrer with montreal and wins 2-3 cups with us

wow rivet its like retiring huet cuz he went to 1 all-star game durring his time with montreal, common man

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just to note, current NHL rules do not allow 3-digit uniform numbers nor anything but whole, natural numbers, e.g. even 00 is not allowed

But it have been allowed long ago. I think 2 players wore the 00 for montréal.

I think these are the numbers that should be retired .... and most should be done before the habs 100th birthday :D......

Number - Player - Years With Habs

1 - George Hainsworth 1926-1933, 1936/37 (1) - Bill Durnan 1943-1950 (1) - Jacques Plante 1950-1963 (1) - Lorne Worsley 1964-1970 (1) - Bunny Larocque 1973-1981 (1)

2 - Slyvio Mantha 1923-1936 (2) - Doug Harvey 1947-1961 (2) - Jacques Laperrière 1962-1971 (2)

4 - Auriel Joliat 1922-1938 (4) - Jean Beliveau 1950/51, 1952-1971 (4)

5 - Boom Boom Geoffrion 1950-1964 (5) - Guy Lapointe 1968-1982 (5) - Stephane Quintal 1995-1999, 2001-2004 (5)

6 - Toe Blake 1935-1948 (6) - Ralph Backstrom 1956-1971 (6)

7 - Howie Morenz 1926-1937 (7)

8 - Dick Duff 1963-1970 (8)

9 - Maurice Richard "The Rocket" 1942-1960 (9)

10 - Tom Johnson 1949-1963 (10) - Guy LaFleur 1971-1985 (10)

11 - Yvon Lambert 1972-1981 (11) - Saku Koivu 1995-Present (11)

12 - Dickie Moore 1951-1963 (12) - Yvon Cournoyer 1963-1979 (12) - Kirk Muller 1991-1995 (12)

14 - Claude Provost 1955-1970 (14)

15 - Bert Olmstead 1950-1958 (15) - Robert Rousseau 1960-1970 (15)

16 - John Quilty 1940-1942, 1946-1948 (16) - Elmer Lach 1940-1954 (16) - Henri Richard 1955-1975 (16)

17 - Kenny Reardon 1940-1942, 1945-1950 (17)

18 - Serge Savard 1966-1981 (18)

19 - Larry Robinson 1972-1989 (19)

20 - Pete Mahovlich 1969-1978 (20)

21 - Guy Carbonneau 1980-1994 (21)

22 - Steve Shutt 1972-1985 (22)

23 - Bob Gainey 1973-1989 (23)

24 - Chris Chelios 1983-1990 (24)

25 - Jacques Lemaire 1967-1979 (25) - Petr Svoboda 1984-1992 (25) - Vincent Damphousse 1992-1999 (25)

26 - Mats Naslund 1982-1990 (26)

29 - Charlie Hodge 1954/55, 1957-1961, 1963-1967 (29) - Ken Dryden 1970-1973, 1974-1979 (29)

30 - Roggie Vachon 1967-1972 (30)

32 - Richard Sevigny 1979-1984 (32) - Claude Lemieux 1983-1990 (32)

33 - Patrick Roy 1984-1996 (33)

43 - Patrice Brisebois 1990-2004 (43)

44 - Mike Keane 1988-1996 (44) - Souray, Sheldon 1999-2007 (44)

52 - Craig Rivet 1994-2007 (52)

Retiring number is meant to honor the legends. Retiring a number is a privilege of great prestige and it have to stay that way. Most of them up here are not lengends.

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