JeffB Posted December 4, 2008 Report Share Posted December 4, 2008 I was able to get a rare 1996 USA hockey blue road jersey. I don't think these were ever sold at retail. The one I'm expecting is a size 54 with a fight strap. So here's the problem. John LeClair wore #10 during the World Cup and Amonte wore #11. Something has to change here. I can change the nameplate and make it into a LeClair. I don't think changing it into a #11 jersey is going to be workable beacuse of the spacing between the digits. Either everything is going to be shifted too far right if I leave the proper amount of spacing between the digits or notably spaced to far apart if the digits are centered on the jersey. Hopefully you can picture that. Now, looking over the roster I do seem to have other choices. I could change it into another number in the teens, like #15 Hull, #16 Lafontaine or perhaps #17 Tkachuk. Both 15 and 16 would cover nearly any evidence of the original "0" that would be removed and would not affect the centering and spacing of the numbering. There wouldn't be any issues with changing names as long as the new nameplate is the proper length to hide evidence of the old one regardless of the name chosen. Amonte did score the game winning goal in the deciding game, but was wearing white at the time. Hull (11 pts), followed by LeClair (10 pts) were the two leading scorers for the USA in the tournament. I'm hesitant to go much farther than that in stripping it. I'd love to consider a Richter #35, but fear evidence of the original numbers being visible. So, those are my choices it seems #10 LeClair #11 Amonte #15 Hull #16 Lafontaine or possibly #17 Tkachuk "A" #35 Richter if stripping it went perfectly. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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