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On shop.nhl.com, they use the mid-90's font that the Tampa Bay Lightning used on their jerseys displayed, when you want to personalize a jersey. You can see it here:

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Man, I love those numbers. Reporter-Two is one of my favorite fonts. IMO the Lighting should not have ditched these numbers.

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Thank GOD they brought back those numbers, I love them.

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Hasn't the website always used that paintbrush font for the Lightning jersey personalizing tool? I do recall them using it on the site last year.

I wouldn't look into is as a surefire bet that the team will be returning to it.

--Roger "Time?" Clemente.

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Hasn't the website always used that paintbrush font for the Lightning jersey personalizing tool? I do recall them using it on the site last year.

I wouldn't look into is as a surefire bet that the team will be returning to it.

--Roger "Time?" Clemente.

you are correct sir, the lightning have not, and most likely will not, change to the reporter font.

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The NHL shop seems to screw up many fonts. It gives the Columbus alt and dark red numbers w/ a white outline and the Leafs home their rounded numbers that they had before their current numbers.

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NHLShop has always used that font on it customizable jerseys. You can use either that or block, whichever you prefer.

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Personally, I've always preferred the modified and italicized block font the 'Ning used starting in '93. Coming in a close second: the original jagged font used on the Best NHL Alternate Ever (also used by the Quebec Rafales.)

But I agree, the paintbrush is an upgrade from the standard block. So is the arched lettering.

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If I remember correctly, the Ligtning have had five different number fonts on six different jerseys in their history.

Primary Jerseys

'92-'93 - Block font with drop shadow.

'93-'94 - Italicized block font with drop shadow.

'95-'01 - Reporter two (paintbrush) font.

'01-Present - Block font.

Alternate Jersey

'96-'98 - Jagged, electric font

'98-99 - Reporter two (paintbrush) font.

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I feel the opposite... I hated the "reporter two" numbering font. I'm glad they went to the current one.

But, I wouldn't have minded if they bring back the original numbering from the inaugural season.

However, they should keep the current nameplate.

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