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Red Wings' Commodore won't wear No. 64

Posted on: July 27, 2011 2:19 pm
Edited on: July 27, 2011 3:33 pm
 

By Brian Stubits

For those hoping to see Commodore 64 on the ice this season, it looks like your 80s flashback won't happen. Hockey writer Bill Roose reported that Mike Commodore will wear No. 22 next season in Detroit. Commodore later confirmed it himself on Twitter.

"I guess word is out that I will be wearing 22 this year. It was a really tough decision that I went back and forth on many times ... opportunity to play in Detroit is a special thing, and I felt like I needed to wear a # that is special to me. 22 is that # for me."

There had been a movement initiated by Yahoo's Puck Daddy blog to get the new Red Wings defenseman to switch his number from 22 to 64. Many readers promised $64 a piece to go to the charity of Commodore's choice if he went through with it.

For those that might not remember, Commodore 64 was an old computer company -- and a pretty good one for a while -- that is resurrecting itself now.

Commodore, one of the more entertaining players off the ice (@commie22 on Twitter), went along with the idea so far as to give it consideration. Alas, it appears it won't be happening. Too bad, would have been worth a good laugh.

That doesn't mean the charity donation is gone, though. Commodore also tweeted the following:

"I really appreciate the interest and support the #64 generated, I wish @CommodoreUSA all the best with their computers, as a matter a fact I am going to order one when I get to Detroit, and I will get in touch with @wyshynski [Puck Daddy] about the $64 pledges, and I will match it and donate money to charity. Which charity that is I don't know yet, but I will figure it that out in sept when I get to Detroit."

So the number change won't be coming, but it still ends well and it was fun while it lasted.

Photo: Getty Images

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Comments

Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2011 4:20 pm
 

Red Wings' Commodore won't wear No. 64

Wow......he would've been Commodore 64. How original!!!!! Maybe they should skate in parachute pants and wear florescent jerseys with "Frankie Says Relax...." on them. Quit living in the 80's and come back to 2011!!!!!!



Since: Feb 13, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2011 1:09 pm
 

Red Wings' Commodore won't wear No. 64

this guy is dumb, he is no superstar, you go with Commodore 64 and you have the top selling Red Wings jersey, and not just for Red Wing fans. Fool



Since: Jun 20, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 4:22 pm
 

Red Wings' Commodore won't wear No. 64

Commodore 22? WTF, that doesn't make any sense. YOU FAIL Mike



Since: Feb 10, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2011 11:36 am
 

Red Wings' Commodore won't wear No. 64

Yet another wasted article on a Red Wings player that will have no bearing on the NHL this season


maybe signing useless... I mean Jason Williams wouldve been better-dont be a hater



Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:18 am
 

Red Wings' Commodore won't wear No. 64

Yet another wasted article on a Red Wings player that will have no bearing on the NHL this season. You think they write this if he signs with the Islanders? Jets? Flames? Nope. Pointless article once again.




Since: Mar 20, 2011
Posted on: July 27, 2011 7:03 pm
 

Red Wings' Commodore won't wear No. 64

Damn....I really wanted to fire an outdated game system onto the ice when Detroit won its 12th stanley cup.....Ill stick to octopus!



Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: July 27, 2011 5:11 pm
 

Red Wings' Commodore won't wear No. 64

Commie will be good for laughs in interviews and occasional fight next season.  This team needed someone other than Abdelkader to do all the fighting.

Could care less about the computer jersey number shout out.

Just crush our opponents in games Commie and you will be well liked here.




Since: Feb 10, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Red Wings' Commodore won't wear No. 64

.....I know your wearing 22 because it was the last time anyone thought you would be useful on their blueline, wait thats not gonna work because then it would be 6



Since: Feb 10, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 4:20 pm
 

Red Wings' Commodore won't wear No. 64

Im old enough to have had a Commodore and even though I could care less what number he wears if it was for charity then why not, didnt like when we signed him(even though he is the only one w some potatoes between his legs that we signed) but this doesnt help - who cares what number you are!! now I could see of they were only going to contribute money every time you had a point because that would be fruitless - unless $6 is what they were expecting


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