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  1. Meigray Expo 2018

    We're any of the Caps they gave away the white or red 3rds? We're they giving away any of the newer green Stars or were they the old white or black ones that said DALLAS on the front?
  2. Meigray Expo 2018

    So they emphasize No Caps Jerseys on Sale before the event, then give away a bunch of Caps blanks? Which ones were they, the recent home/ away or the 3rds? I thought they had the red 3rds on eBay for $249 last I looked.
  3. Meigray Expo 2018

    Thats kind of odd. If they would mark down the old 1.0 & 2.0s to say $60, they would move them pretty quickly to people who want them in the right, size and they would actually rent more money. It would also save the Expo attendees the bother of selling for those who don't want them. Maybe there should be a sticky thread on here to exchange/sell the ones people get Saturday and don't want?
  4. Meigray Expo 2018

    So, I'm guessing that a bunch of those show up on eBay, as only some will luck out with a free Expo blank that is their size or not a duplicate that they don't want?
  5. Meigray Expo 2018

    What I'm curuous about is apparently they are going to basically give away NHL blanks for $40 as part of the Expo. I assume those are the TI ones on eBay that are listed at a full price in the $120 -$250 range. Some of those seem quite old - they won't sell them for 50% - 70% off, but will just give them away at the expo? I can imagine how someone might feel who recently bought one at full price, lol. There seems to be little logic to how the sales on those come and go.
  6. Meigray Expo 2018

    I certainly don't know how much their stale inventory is worth but accounting rules say they it is recorded on the Balance Sheet at cost (less any accumulated depreciation, if there is a basis for that), but NOT at the listed sale price. The large amount of old jerseys they have might only be a tiny % of their assets, especially if the old TI that they appear to have en masse were acquired at a discount or even free in consideration for what they do. If the storage cost for an old jersey is nill they they represent basically all profit when they move. Problem with that is cash flow, but if all the auctions on current stuff cover all the bills and salaries and then some ,it may explain why they can sit on them. Just speculation on my part, but II can see how frustrating it is for collectors to see all the old stock they seem to have.
  7. DEALS AND STEALS

    NHL Shop has Leafs and Caps Stadium Series AdiZero Indo blanks on for $125.99 CDN with free shipping, which is about equivalent to $94.50 USD. The Habs and Send ones from their outdoor game are $10 CDN less. http://www.nhlshop.ca/Jerseys_Authentic
  8. Meigray Expo 2018

    I'm new, so can someone clarify if a flash sale is usually the same as the Why Wait Til Black Friday sale? I did see that one last November where there were mostly preseason jerseys with names I've never heard of, for $99, IIRC. They also seem to have 20% - 40% sales on some of the game issued, but those discounts seem to come and go almost randomly. Is there actually a pattern to when they offer those discounts?
  9. Collecting Your Least Favorite Team

    Great topic for a thread! I collect for nostalgia and aesthetic reasons. Jerseys that look like the old days (or as close to it that satisfies me - I'm setting my own rules with this to make ME happy ?) or ones that look great to me are my focus (gotta have a Hawks, even if I'm indifferent to them), so that leads me to have a few from teams I hate. And some teams I f'n hate!! I find a way to rationalize it - example is the Pens. I hate the Pens, but do have the white home CCM 550 Vintage from 1967 that just has the word PITTSBURGH diagonally on the front. I think it's a beautiful old school design and can rationalize it by remembering that was from a season that they only drew like 5,000 at night for. No stupid bird anywhere on the thing! Another is the Islanders, who I also hate, but a dear friend who passed away was a fan, and I honour him by having it and remember the fun we had with the rivalry (and aesthetically it is very a nice 2.0).
  10. It arrived today v. 8.0

  11. It arrived today v. 8.0

    I agree. Im sure that could be salvaged to work front side facing out in a frame or hanging on a wall!
  12. Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    I agree mdwsta4! Absolutely horrendous. If they did it without impacting the traditional look of existing team styles I could accept the template change, but these are something I will never buy unless they make them more traditional (maybe a 2.0 version coming in a few years - if enough people speak out?). The collar template CAN work while respecting a traditional look: Edmonton's new white Road is a shining example. Detroit red Home is also well done. It looks great with that blue. Nashville's Road white shows these can be done with new designs while still looking timeless. Maybe having timeless design is the key element here.
  13. CCM 550 Vintage "smooth polyester/ultrafil"

    Seeing some throwback CCM replica 550 Vintage series jerseys out there that are different from the double-shoulder air-knit that are typical of the 550 Vintage replicas. These odd balls are billed as 'smooth polyester' or 'ultrafil' by vendors. I have never felt a jersey with ultrafil as I'm new to this. Does anyone know if this is the same ultrafil that many really seem to like? Are these 550s a very old version, or were they special edition? Can anyone speak about the quality of these? I have some of the air knit replica 550s that seem really well built for a replica (like my yellow/greenSeals). Thanks in advance!
  14. Comprehensive jersey history

    I'm new, so maybe this has been discussed - and it only covers the style timelines - but i am really digging this site (there is also a WHA version): http://m.nhluniforms.com
  15. 2017-2018 Jersey Watch

    When I saw the teasers yesterday I gave some thought to maybe ordering this - but the stripes killed that notion. The collar is the hardest thing for me to accept with the new Adidas template. This jersey shows the collar can be done reasonably well, but the collars are the one thing they need to change out next year, IMO. So far, only the Edmonton home/away, the Nashville white, and maybe the away red Red Wings are the only ones that I could live with, pending an in-hand inspection.