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Why do the Niedermayers not designate their initials on their jersey nameplates? They have 11 characters in their last name already, does this weigh in the decision not to make it 14 with a letter period and space? I know the Ward non-brothers for Carolina didn't designate, but one was a goalie and the other skated so there's no ambiguity in that case.

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Why do the Niedermayers not designate their initials on their jersey nameplates? They have 11 characters in their last name already, does this weigh in the decision not to make it 14 with a letter period and space? I know the Ward non-brothers for Carolina didn't designate, but one was a goalie and the other skated so there's no ambiguity in that case.

San Jose didn't use initials last year either when they had cousins Joe and Scott Thornton on the team.

The only team I know that does it is Vancouver, and for good reason because the Sedins are identical twins and are almost always on the ice together. And I like it that way actually. Unless the two players are indistinguishable, you don't need first initials.

--Roger "Time?" Clemente.

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Why do the Niedermayers not designate their initials on their jersey nameplates?

Because they wear different numbers?

It doesn't matter because players always where different numbers and they still put the initial on their if the last names the same.

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Why do the Niedermayers not designate their initials on their jersey nameplates?

Because they wear different numbers?

It doesn't matter because players always where different numbers and they still put the initial on their if the last names the same.

How much more do you need to tell them apart? Aren't uniquely identifying numbers enough? I'm not saying they can't have initials, but as an identifier, it's redundant.

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The Stars had initials with the Broten brothers, and Vancouver does it currently but I did not remember the lack of initial in the Thorntons' case.

And if I remember right when they were Panthers I think Pavel and Valeri Bure did have their initials one season, and then they didn't do it the next season.

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for most of kevin hatcher's tenure in dallas, he had K. HATCHER on his jersey, while derian just had HATCHER...

then for a short time, you had K. and D.... then after the trade that brought zubov to dallas, you had D. HATCHER and no K...

seems like for the majority of the time surrounding kevin hatcher as a star, one player had a first initial, and no one else on the entire roster did.

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Why do the Niedermayers not designate their initials on their jersey nameplates?

Because they wear different numbers?

That, I feel, is sufficient. I mean, when I was watching TB Buc games, I never got #14 B. Johnson confused with #19 K. Johnson.

I HATE when people put more than an initial like Ro. Lastname or worse yet, a whole name, Rudi Johnson for example.

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Why do the Niedermayers not designate their initials on their jersey nameplates?

Because they wear different numbers?

That, I feel, is sufficient. I mean, when I was watching TB Buc games, I never got #14 B. Johnson confused with #19 K. Johnson.

I HATE when people put more than an initial like Ro. Lastname or worse yet, a whole name, Rudi Johnson for example.

my favorite is the titans a few years ago...

they had a man named todd williams on the roster... and a man named clevan williams on the roster.

guess what clevan had on his nameplate.

TANK WILLIAMS

clevanwilliams.jpg

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I think nicknames are the worst on a jersey. You can tell that to Adam Jones (P. Jones) of the Titans and Larry Jones (C. Jones) of the Braves. Didn't we get rid of this beer league stuff after "Pistol"

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Perhaps it's because their full names are Robert Scott Neidermayer and Robin Wade Niedermayer.

--Roger "Time?" Clemente.

So you're telling us that actually, the Brothers are Robin and Robert Niedermeyer?

Then they SHOULD go with the R. as the initial...

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I personally like the initials on there. Is there a real reason for doing it? Nah, not really. But I still think it's cool.

Initials are cool and I've gone out of my way to choose that option when having some of my jerseys customized.

V. Tsyplakov, P. Bure, M Lemieux (no period, just like the original), M. Gerber and D. Kvartalnov (in cyrillic!)are all in my collection and a P. Stastny is on the way.

About the only thing cooler is an umlaut. Kölzig and Selänne are in my set.

Best of all though is SKRØDER and I don't even know what that stroke is called, but I had to have it.

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I personally like the initials on there. Is there a real reason for doing it? Nah, not really. But I still think it's cool.

Initials are cool and I've gone out of my way to choose that option when having some of my jerseys customized.

V. Tsyplakov, P. Bure, M Lemieux (no period, just like the original), M. Gerber and D. Kvartalnov (in cyrillic!)are all in my collection and a P. Stastny is on the way.

About the only thing cooler is an umlaut. Kölzig and Selänne are in my set.

Best of all though is SKRØDER and I don't even know what that stroke is called, but I had to have it.

It's called a Slashed O in English, because since we don't use it in our language, it doesn't have a name like it does in Norwegian or Danish.

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