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    Los Angeles Kings, Whoever plays the Ducks
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    Robitaille, Gretzky, Coffey, Peter Šťastný, Kopitar, Toffoli
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    1996 Penguins 3rd, Rangers Liberty, 80's-90's Leafs, 1996 Team USA WCOH

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  1. Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    When Atlanta moved to Winnipeg, Reebok made retail 2.0's for the Jets but Indos for the other teams. Perhaps a similar situation here? Of course I'd love it if all teams got Canadian-made retail authentics, but I'm not gonna hold my breath.
  2. L.A. Kings throwback confusion

    Pretty much anything can be found on eBay. Maybe not right now, but if you keep looking, sometimes for months or in some cases even years, you'll eventually find it. I just found something this week that I've been looking for for over 4 years! (Don't worry, a reasonably-priced authentic of the type you're looking for probably will turn up within a few months, or maybe even less.)
  3. L.A. Kings throwback confusion

    They should be the same, but the CCM was probably made a few years later and in a different factory, so I can't say with 100% certainty that they are identical, but from what I have seen, I can't say there is any significant difference.
  4. L.A. Kings throwback confusion

    I hadn't even looked at the price. Even if the jersey is indeed mint, the current reduced price is not cheap by any means. I was able to get a new Koho authentic of that model for the same price a couple of years ago. Don't quote me on the stitching job (I'm lucky that I don't have to pay for my stitch jobs), but if it's just a zigzag stitch around the crest and shoulder patches, I wouldn't think most people would charge over $10. It's looking more and more like the hem letters are already stitched, so hopefully you wouldn't have to worry about those.
  5. L.A. Kings throwback confusion

    The crest and shoulder patches are not stitched down (which is the way they come from the factory). The LOS ANGELES letters on the front hem may be stitched down, but I just can't tell for sure from the pictures. Don't let the fact that the crest/patches aren't sewn down stop you from getting the jersey, because all the CCM's and Kohos are that way. And as I mentioned before, you can always get that done by someone.
  6. The Patch Thread 2.0

    Remember a while back, when PatchCollection was shipping officially-packaged NE NHL100th patches, and then switched to repros for a while when their stock ran out? Some of us got screwed there (although they did replace them with legit ones later). And then a bit later there was a new batch of NE NHL100th patches, but they were cut slightly differently from the first batch. Sometimes you never know what you're getting, even when a seller indicates they are selling official patches... I've bought from the seller "opportoonity" before and got a good patch.
  7. 2017-2018 Jersey Watch

    If those are Indos, at least the airknit pattern looks similar to what is expected for the on-ice jerseys.
  8. EPS the best/only place for WCOH customization?

    I figure if you wait a little longer to customize your WCOH jersey, once the new NHL game jerseys are released, this new airknit should be readily available to EPS (or any major customizer, for that matter) for nameplate material.
  9. EPS the best/only place for WCOH customization?

    Gamer nameplates had the same "airknit" as on the back panel. EPS's nameplate material resembled this, but it wasn't exact.
  10. 2017-2018 Jersey Watch

    That's what it sounded like in the article, but it seems to be contradictory to what I was told by a team customizer. I had the impression that only a few teams would be having their lettering done by Adidas, with perforated numbers. I too hope that article is wrong about that.
  11. EPS the best/only place for WCOH customization?

    Both EPS and Keener seem to be able to accurately reproduce the shapes of the letters and numbers in the WCOH fonts. However, both customizers have slightly different hole patterns (whether sublimated dots or perforations) in the numbers compared to those of the gamers. Neither customizer has an exact pattern, but overall I'd say EPS has a slight edge in accuracy, at least for the jerseys I checked (Teams Canada and USA). The following table shows the number of rows of perforations in the sleeve numbers and back numbers of the gamers, compared to EPS' and Keener's versions. The first number in each pair of numbers refers to the number of parallel horizontal rows of perforations in a horizontally-oriented number segment like the horizontal bars of a 3 or 8. The second number in the pair is the number of vertically-oriented rows of perforations in a vertical bar like a 1, or the spine of a 6. These numbers are only accurate as far as I can tell, based on photos I've seen of their work, and jerseys I own. Blue USA: Sleeve- gamer 5/5, EPS 4/5, Keener (sublimated?) 5/5 Back- gamer 13/13, EPS 14/14, Keener (sublimated?) 15/17 White USA: Sleeve- gamer 3/3, EPS 2/2 Back- gamer 11/11, EPS 11/11 Canada: Sleeve- gamer 5/6, EPS 5/6, Keener (sublimated or perforated) 4/5 Back- gamer 11/15, EPS 12/15, Keener (sublimated) 10/16, (perforated) 7/13
  12. 2017-2018 Jersey Watch

    I realize that. Like I said earlier about the Kings crest, there must be a layer of red airknit material in the center of the crest which is completely separate from the airknit jersey panel beneath the crest. This top layer of airknit is most likely sitting on top of a white base twill layer. The black strip of twill looks like it goes over the white twill, but it's also higher than the red airknit portion, which is why I said it looks kiss-cut.
  13. 2017-2018 Jersey Watch

    The Devils' crest looks like it's actually kiss-cut.
  14. 2017-2018 Jersey Watch

    I think there would have to be a complete, solid piece of white twill as the crest base. A piece of black airknit would go on top of that, with the silver merrowed border tacking down the edges of the black airknit piece. At least that's how the WCOH crests appear to be constructed.
  15. 2017-2018 Jersey Watch

    Interesting. Just curious then, what would customizers use that for on a jersey? I don't think any team ever used it for nameplates, right?