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Filed under: Fail: If you want a Steve Ott jersey, it’ll have the number ‘9’ on it

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In case you have been living under a rock for the past week, Steve Ott is a Red Wing. So that means you can now buy Steve Ott Red Wings jerseys. I’m not sure how fast these are flying off the shelves over at, but Twitter user @KevinParker12 made a somewhat disturbing discovery:

Really, NHL?

I hate to be nit-picky, because this was probably a simple coding error, but COME ON. Gordie Howe, a Red Wings legend who had recently passed away, who also has his number retired with the club, should PROBABLY have been double-checked here. Ott has previously worn the number 9 with other clubs, and it is universally known who has wore that number before, and that it is retired with the Red Wings.

I don’t think this would have been a very difficult thing to avoid, all it would take would be the NHL doing it’s due diligence. Bad look, NHL. It’s somewhat embarrassing that you are this out-to-lunch with something like this.

Update - 11am