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    Ducks "Adidas" Made-in-Canada throwback (pics)

    Man, I really love this group and the knowledge you have. I'm a novice compared to all of you, but I love learning. I basically have zero knowledge pre-Edge-1.0 era, so while I knew something was not quite right I could not be certain of the details. Gotta say it is very interesting to me that it looks like they went back and made the jersey period-appropriate... with the current Adidas badging added presumably due to current deals with the NHL.
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    Ducks "Adidas" Made-in-Canada throwback (pics)

    Seems like they did. My thought was actually that they tagged many of them with the more official-looking "Adidas 54" tags, but maybe ran out and threw a 52 on here. Not sure why that popped to mind when I was scanning the rack. Maybe it's true after all. :) Thanks for all the help. Glad to share something that seems interesting.
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    Ducks "Adidas" Made-in-Canada throwback (pics)

    Came out to nearly 27" when measured pit-to-pit for only the front/chest panel.
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    Ducks "Adidas" Made-in-Canada throwback (pics)

    Thanks. I was confused by the various mentions of brands and materials. Thanks for clarifying.
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    Ducks "Adidas" Made-in-Canada throwback (pics)

    Thanks! Educate me here: Did Nike and CCM share the same material? I included the gussets in my earlier 30" (mistakenly said 60") measurement. I'll re-measure.
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    Ducks "Adidas" Made-in-Canada throwback (pics)

    Yeah--my fault. 30" pit-to-pit. Brain fart there.
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    Ducks "Adidas" Made-in-Canada throwback (pics)

    Thanks. It measures 60" pit-to-pit. Kind of interesting (bizarre) that the others had a more official looking "Adidas 54" tag in the neck (e.g., mine just says "Adidas" and "52" while the others had more on them; can't recall exactly what that was now, though :D). I appreciate the knowledge dropped by you, @mfitz804 and others! Truthfully, I might have made a different choice had I realized the cut was a bit different. You're kind of put on the spot, and I'd *assumed* (incorrectly!) these were actually replicas made in the modern Adidas style/cut. I actually like that they are CCMs. Is the Flo-Knit on this one what was used on the NHL jerseys back then? Would a close up photo help? The material looks the same across all zones of the shirt, though the shoulders and elbows are double-layer.
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    Ducks "Adidas" Made-in-Canada throwback (pics)

    I was eyeing those over the summer. What did you grab? Be curious to see some detailed pics if you have them to share.
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    Ducks "Adidas" Made-in-Canada throwback (pics)

    Thanks. Didn't realize CCM was still making shirts for the AHL. Makes sense to remove at least the *outer* CCM references -- but I also find it odd they sewed in Adidas 52 and 54 size tags. Why???
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    Ducks "Adidas" Made-in-Canada throwback (pics)

    Interesting if they pulled, somehow, the original material for them. I wondered what was up with the fight strap. It does not have the double reinforcement current GW jerseys have. Is this the way it was back then, or did they simply go with the presumably easier/cheaper style for current "authentics" as this would just be used for one warm-up? It just seems like an odd conglomeration. I also wonder why they sewed a "52" tag in there. Seems to be *at least* a 58. All the others whose tag I noticed were 54s. I remember thinking it was odd as the Ducks are a bigger team, and all the other GW shirts in the arena that I've seen over the years are 58 or 60. I've never seen a 56 or smaller. The way it played out was this: I was in the team store after the 1st period as I knew they occasionally have warm-up pucks available. As I was there, someone wheeled out a rack of shirts and mentioned something about lining up; he then called out #1. I asked about signing up, and he gave me #9. It seemed like few people really knew what was going on. I think that only 3 of the people who had numbers 1-8 were physically there, so 5 people were skipped. Maybe they signed up before the game started and then forgot to come back? When my turn was called I grabbed the Henrique without hesitation. In hindsight I was second-guessing my decision. The fact that it was a 52 played some factor -- it's a size I can more readily wear. Even in the arena I was thinking maybe I should have grabbed the Rakell; turns out that one was held back to be auctioned off for the Ducks Foundation. It sold for >$1k. I was surprised when I got home and measured it up against other shirts. I've actually never gotten as many compliments nor have I had as many people stop me to talk about a shirt as I did with this one.
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    Ducks "Adidas" Made-in-Canada throwback (pics)

    I think this shirt design was originally worn during the CCM era, and the material is not like the Edge 1.0 and 2.0 shirts I have. I have not seen CCM on-ice jerseys before in person; perhaps this is the same material? The Ducks were auctioning off one of these, and the auction site listed that one as "Authentic." Of course here we know Adidas "Authentic" to mean not as worn on-ice. Wondering exactly what we have here. These certainly WERE worn during warm-ups.
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    Ducks "Adidas" Made-in-Canada throwback (pics)

    Also, the mask part of the crest is puffy and, as a result, more rigid. The rest of the crest feels about as rigid as the other Adidas flat crests I've seen.
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    Ducks "Adidas" Made-in-Canada throwback (pics)

    I picked up a warm-up worn shirt while at the Ducks "Jersey Tribute Night" the other night. Each of these special nights is an homage to one of the shirts the team has worn over the years, with the players wearing that night's featured shirt during warm-ups. It was a bit of an impulse play, and I didn't fully examine it until today. The shirt is nominally badged "Adidas" and the tags show "Made in Canada" -- though that is only noted on the care instructions; there's no M-I-C/Canadian flag tag as I've seen on other Reebok/Adidas shirts. The neck tag shows "Adidas 52", but this is several inches wider than a GW Adidas 56. (I noticed most other players' shirts had "Adidas 54" tags sewn in, which struck me as odd.) There is no size printed on the neck band as we see on current Adidas samples. The care instructions tag does not match either the Indonesian of Canadian Adidas jerseys -- looks more similar to the Reebok care tags, though without the Reebok logo. It has the same sticker with the production date (28 09 18 in this case) as my Reebok ones have on the back of the care instructions... but my Adidas ones do not have this. Hm. Thought it might be interesting for the group. Can't seem to directly embed the photos, so here are some links: http://imgur.com/51fAFQm http://imgur.com/AFsaBT6 http://imgur.com/sD0Kf0Q http://imgur.com/GWrLs7E http://imgur.com/8GKCTHa Interesting, eh?
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    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:
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    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: https://www.womansday.com/life/entertainment/a58127/susan-sarandon-look-alike-son/ 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.
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