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  1. It is good or not?

    To be fair, I'm not certain that intelligence and/or political savvy (or lack of) is related to whether or not they know 2 hockey teams are rivals... That said, this is pretty annoying/hilarious -- a compilation of all her comments during the first period:
  2. It is good or not?

    Tuned in to the Rangers-Penguins game tonight and they made a big deal about "super fan" Susan Sarandon at the game (she was featured on the broadcast between the benches). They asked her if the Rangers and Pens are big rivals, and she replied, "I guess we will know after the game." I did a quick search on her and up popped a photo of Susan and her son at a game. What do we think about those shirts?? Other pics here: Reminded me of when I lived in NYC and played hockey at Chelsea Piers. Tim Robbins would show up to play lunchtime pick-up. Occasionally we'd be missing a keeper, so we would of course just focus on passing. One day Robbins was gong up against the empty net, and he drilled a one-timer. That was kind of lame, but then he full on celebrated -- one knee, fist pump, the whole deal. He was always nice to me. Never changed in the same locker room as the rest of us. Not sure if he played in a league but I never saw him. Funny.
  3. Help with some jerseys I want to send in to their proper customizers

    NHL Store as we know it is changing at the end of the season. Fanatics only...
  4. 2017-2018 Jersey Watch

    Nice... thanks! Progress.
  5. 2017-2018 Jersey Watch

    pic, please?
  6. It arrived today v. 8.0

    Is it OK if someone has a nice house but drives a $hitty car? Perhaps someone cares about the experience and not the memorabilia? Not saying I agree with their choice, but I don't have to.
  7. It arrived today v. 8.0

    This is exactly why asking people what they value or why they behave the way they do is much less accurate than observing their behavior. What people TELL YOU does not always match reality. They spend $130 on one thing and not another? It's not lack of money, it's lack of priority. Pretty simple. It's only when some people LISTEN to those comments that it gets confusing. The real answer is "I don't perceive enough of a difference between a $50 knock-off and a $130 Fanatics jersey much less a $300 MIC one to cause me to spend the additional cash, yet I do value being in the arena vs sitting in the corner bar (or at home) more as an experience to get me to release that cash." And that's OK. I live in a snowy environment and am a ski racer. Many of you might say that you couldn't afford what I spend on skis, but the reality is that you simply don't prioritize it. Or for someone else it might be one set of speakers vs another. Or a guitar. Or a designer handbag vs a knock-off. Or, or, or. At the end of the day it's a shirt for many people -- and one that might get stained. Many of these people could buy a $300 dress shirt, or one for $130 or $39.99.
  8. It arrived today v. 8.0

    Yeah-- but not every product can meet the needs of every customer, ya know? I hate it, but I recognize they have a product which makes 99% of their customers happy. I wish there was a product (retail MICs) for those of us who are more discerning.
  9. It arrived today v. 8.0

    I was in the Devils, Rangers and Islanders team stores last week. I can't tell you the # of times I heard "Oooh--that one has the strap!" For most people, that's all that matters, and fight strap = on-ice equivalent.
  10. It arrived today v. 8.0

    Really... $100? I haven't seen anything that good, except for ASG jerseys for 50%. (Yeah, I caved on those and they absolutely suck. I have a Rangers Winter Classic and that's not bad, and the HFC I posted above, which I find to be decent.) TBH, the Adizeros seem more comfortable to wear for a casual fan vs the MiC Edge 2.0s. I prefer the MiC's, but I see *some* appeal for the Indo Adizeros.
  11. It arrived today v. 8.0

    Yeah. I find the use of the term "Authentic" to be disingenuous. Most people will interpret that as "what the players wear." In reality it means "actually made by the company whose logo is on it." To me, the companies intentionally use that confusion to their advantage.
  12. It arrived today v. 8.0

    Some might disagree, but I'd strongly suggest going one size up on the Adidas vs the Edge 2.0.
  13. It arrived today v. 8.0

    Picked up a blank Rangers Hockey Fights Cancer warm-up jersey a little while back which has personal meaning for my family. I've seen lots of *bad* customization work done on these around the arena. I figured it would be no big deal to have it properly customized later via Arena Wear, but they told me they were not the ones who did that work for the Rangers; they said it was done in-house by the team. I didn't think it would be such a big deal to print the background on the fabric for the letters. However, after talking with Keener it sounded like it was actually more trouble than it was worth for them. It just wouldn't make sense to go through all the setup work to produce a single jersey at regular pricing. I understood where they were coming from and came up with an alternate proposal. As luck would have it, I've done graphic design professionally in the past, and, further, a high school friend of mine happened to have purchased the actual jersey used by Pavelec in the warm-ups. (This is notable as Pavelec wears #31.) I used this to get the proper dimensions and then offered to the good folks at Keener that I'd do the legwork on the design. As it turned out I sourced the logos and created the tiled pattern to be sublimated onto the numbers. The game-day photos made it appear as though the letters were stitched onto the nameplate, though I realized through my friend's close-up pics that the players' names were sublimated as well. The shoulder number location was non-standard. I think the folks at Keener were appreciative of all the work I put into the jersey, which showed my commitment but also made their work faster and easier. It's still an Indo Adidas jersey; I have to confess I like the Adidas styling, though I prefer the made-in-Canada material quality.
  14. Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    Is this really so? I did a search for 2017-18 & "Game-issued." I only see one result: a Santini 56.
  15. Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    Cool. Did you see any 52s (Flyers or Devils)? I've got to get on a plane in 12h so am a bit under the gun...though I'll probably be up at 3am searching. I haven't tried on a 54 Adidas so not sure if I will like it. I wear a 52 in the Edge style (with pads), and it's still OK to wear to a game. Adidas 52 fits me more like an Edge 50--so it's OK but not *quite* as much of a loose hockey cut as I prefer.