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  1. HannuVirta

    Cleaning Out the Collection

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  2. HannuVirta

    Adidas Authentic Vintage Collection

    Adidas does not own CCM anymore. I'm not aware what CCM's current rights are for retail jerseys. You are probably only seeing their old line of vintage authentics (ie: that Pens jersey). They've had a replica line and an authentic line for quite a while. Adidas owns the rights to "authentic" jerseys at retail, which is why their vintage line has the added fight strap.
  3. HannuVirta

    Adidas Authentic Vintage Collection

    Really. It was a branding change and addition of a fight strap.
  4. HannuVirta

    Adidas Authentic Vintage Collection

    They're the exact same as the CCM Vintage & Heroes of Hockey line. They use the CCM 550 template, same fit and fabric, new brand labels.
  5. HannuVirta

    Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    Since last year.
  6. HannuVirta

    Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    The Blackhawks will never deviate from what they have, so you can sleep well at night.
  7. HannuVirta

    Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    Yeh, those are laser perforated holes. As someone else pointed out, you can see the discoloration around where they are singed. You can probably put a pencil or pen tip in them.... ( just the tip) Should be same for regular season as well. Also those are woven patches, it's very tight and very fine - that's whey they're so smooth + The silver metallic thread
  8. HannuVirta

    Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    MIC do not have screen printed patches, for any team.
  9. HannuVirta

    Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    No it shouldn't vary, the six teams who decided to go with perf #'s should all be consistent. They are all made by the same vendor, they are then ordered and shipped to the official team crester. If they are printed then the equipment manager and/or crester has gone and sourced the numbers himself form someone without the laser cutting capabilities. EPS does Vegas and Ottawa, they are perforated.
  10. HannuVirta

    Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    Can you post some high-res pics of the numbers please. Although the numbers themselves should be a one-layer sublimated twill, the holes should be laser cut perforations. The shoulder patches are woven patches, not screen-print. They may look cheap, but actually cost more to produce and provide better clarity especially on fine detail like the CBJ shoulder logos.
  11. HannuVirta

    Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    Crest is felt and Chennille.
  12. HannuVirta

    Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    It's Dark Brown.
  13. HannuVirta

    Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    Speaking to Blackhawks specifically, the on-ice cresting and patches are different than the retail. They are the only team that does this because of cost. The Chief Blackhawk front crest costs $20. They are the same as what was used on Reebok MIC. There's only one domestic supplier who can create the chainstitch to the level of quality the team demands. Again, read my comments above. Not all teams switched to the lighter woven patches on the shoulders. Also, most front crests stayed the same from Reebok. Those that did change, only swapped certain areas of twill for the lighter weight material that looks like the jersey fabric.
  14. HannuVirta

    Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    Digital 6 jerseys are for NHL19 only. Bruins Winter Classic are being unveiled this comingThursday at 10am. I would think Chicago will be same day or soon after.
  15. HannuVirta

    Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    It's a double edge sword with the woven patches. They actually cost more to develop and produce better results in clarity for fine detail like typography but they don't have the weight and perceived value that a twill & embroidered patch does.
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