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I was watching the Lightning game the other night, and it was the first I noticed they had changed number fonts. Is that new for this year, or had they changed several years ago, and this is the first I noticed? I think Tampa needs an overhaul badly, but at least the old number font, as terrible as it was, set them apart.

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several years ago...

you must not be a big hockey fan, considering they won the stanley cup with block numbers. i'd imagine it would be hard to miss it on that big of a stage :)

either way, this is what? the 4th number font they've used on those same sweaters? they change number fonts more often than ken hitchcock changes his underpants.

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several years ago...

you must not be a big hockey fan, considering they won the stanley cup with block numbers. i'd imagine it would be hard to miss it on that big of a stage :)

either way, this is what? the 4th number font they've used on those same sweaters? they change number fonts more often than ken hitchcock changes his underpants.

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--Roger "Time?" Clemente.

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either way, this is what? the 4th number font they've used on those same sweaters? they change number fonts more often than ken hitchcock changes his underpants.

I think it's the third...

Manon Rheaume numbers (shadowed)

Late 90s numbers (looked like paint strokes)

Current numbers (block)

They did have a slightly different font for the alternates for a year or two.

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either way, this is what? the 4th number font they've used on those same sweaters? they change number fonts more often than ken hitchcock changes his underpants.

I think it's the third...

Manon Rheaume numbers (shadowed)

Late 90s numbers (looked like paint strokes)

Current numbers (block)

They did have a slightly different font for the alternates for a year or two.

ohhh... i thought they had 2 different sets of "painted" numbers.

1 set that was more painted looking, and 1 set that was more lightningy...

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several years ago...

you must not be a big hockey fan, considering they won the stanley cup with block numbers. i'd imagine it would be hard to miss it on that big of a stage :)

either way, this is what? the 4th number font they've used on those same sweaters? they change number fonts more often than ken hitchcock changes his underpants.

Actually, I'm a huge hockey fan, but I just could care less about the Lightning to be honest. I guess I was rooting for Calgary so much that I didn't notice the number change.

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either way, this is what? the 4th number font they've used on those same sweaters? they change number fonts more often than ken hitchcock changes his underpants.

I think it's the third...

Manon Rheaume numbers (shadowed)

Late 90s numbers (looked like paint strokes)

Current numbers (block)

They did have a slightly different font for the alternates for a year or two.

ohhh... i thought they had 2 different sets of "painted" numbers.

1 set that was more painted looking, and 1 set that was more lightningy...

Yes, there was that fourth set, the extremely jagged electric numbers that they used on that blue thunderstorm third jersey.

--Roger "Time?" Clemente.

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A quick look at NHLuniforms has the Lightning have 3 sets of numbers.

1. Italic drop shadow numbers (2 Seasons 92-94)

2. Reporter 2 numbers (7 Seasons 95-01)

3. Current block numbers (4 Seasons 01-present)

I liked those drop shadow numbers and letters. UMass-Lowell used the same style, complete with the notched top-left A, B, P & R. I didn't like it when they switched to a generic font (similar to what Tampa has now).

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I like the paint numbers best with the curved name. It does set them apart. I wonder why they change so much?

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Wow. Didn't know something that happened 4 years ago was such breaking news. :P

Besides the numbers on the old 3rd (the only part of the jersey I don't like) I think they're always had nice fonts. The old numbers were more original, though I like the block font too. It fits the rest of the jersey better. Kinda generic looking.

We do need a complete overhaul though... Not that I have any problems with the current uniforms, I just think it's time for a fresh look with some originality. The current stuff reminds me too much of the Devils.

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Well with all this talk of the new Reebok jerseys debuting next season, I'd say their is a likelihood we could see them do an overhaul. I do like the current block numbers best; they're classy, but the painted ones weren't bad either.

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