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About rabinsurance

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  • Birthday 05/24/1968

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    Greater Cleveland
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    Saying what needs to be said. If you don't like it, tough.

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    Lake Erie Monsters
  • Favorite Jersey(s)
    L.A. Ice Dogs, Switzerland "suisse", and Lake Erie Monsters

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  1. eBay version 4.0

    Dark Side in Alan Parson's Quad 4.0 is the best way to hear it. Second would be Guthrie's 2003 5.1, then Chris Thomas' stereo. WYWH is better in stereo than either the 1975 4.0, or the 2008 5.1, both a little underwhelming. The Division Bell 5.1 is very good also.
  2. third jerseys are back

    The orange sticks are revisionist. The cannon jersey and logo are horrible.
  3. third jerseys are back

    I've been trying to figure out if I like this design or not. Going back to the original, it was the third of the trinity of NHL jerseys to break into the mainstream, following the black and silver Kings and the Sharks. When these came out, they sold so well the stock price of CCM at the time rose, and USA Today did an article in the business section about it. So the original jerseys really moved the needle, so to speak. I guess I feel that the new one doesn't really pay homage to it, it kind of bends over and drops a deuce on it. The black body color and the shoulders, along with the orange sticks, as akteon pointed out, really hurt this jersey, IMO. But since most of the "market" for this was either too young or not born when the original came out, they really don't care about that at all. So I give it a big fail. They should have followed the Coyotes. They did it right, IMO.
  4. Dealing with Jersey Baron

    I've seen so many AHL jerseys customized like that over the years. I sit 4 rows from the ice, and during warmups the visitors are at my end. The number of crooked nameplates, C's and A's, and numbers that I've seen is far too many to count. Sometimes I chuckle when I see some of the anal comments about customization (on jerseys usually not close to the size that the player actually wore, BTW). Many game used jerseys are "off" or "incorrect". That's called the human element.
  5. Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    The only reason that drunk played in the WC this year is because fat slob Zito keeps his alcoholic drinking buddy employed in Cleveland.
  6. It arrived today v. 8.0

    That's the logo and name of the fireworks chain that is owned by the guy who owns that team. The ultimate advertising patch.
  7. Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    That's what we were told. Same manufacturing facilities, same materials. Of course anything could happen. That's what I was told before Christmas when they were ordering the jerseys for the upcoming season.
  8. Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    AHL is switching all teams to the Adizero style from the Edge style they currently are using. Still CCM branded. They announced this back in January.
  9. Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    When you are constantly out of position and are lazy with your stick, it's easy to deflect one into your own net. I had Canadian satellite at one time, and during the Monsters' first season, 07-08, they were playing in Toronto and Leafs TV was showing the game. He put his stick down on the ice to "block" a shot, and put it dead into his own net. The Marlies announcers were speechless. Got to witness that 7 other times in person that season.
  10. Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    I watched him for a few years play in the AHL. In over 25 years of watching AAA level hockey, he was the second worst full time d-man I ever saw. He would get the puck behind his net, freeze, make a stupid pass that got intercepted, and the red light would go on. Over and over again. At least he wasn't Jeff Jillson. That was a guy who I watched score 8 times on his own net in one season.
  11. It arrived today v. 8.0

    What I find funny about that is that I bought one of the royal replicas at the USA Hockey store in Las Vegas during the Olympics and the USA crest and letters are sewn on.
  12. 2018 Mens US Team?

    As long as you don't smell like one you're OK.
  13. 2018 Mens US Team?

    Does this really surprise anyone? The last 3 Olympics, since the IOC thieves and crooks ruled that national federation logos were banned, this is exactly what happens. At the WC, the Olympic template with the actual national logo replacing the "safe" Olympic one was rolled out. I would have been shocked if it was anything else.
  14. It arrived today v. 8.0

    In September 1991, the US Olympic team played the expansion San Jose Sharks at the Richfield Coliseum (which the Gund's owned also). They wore those jerseys, and I do remember the Bud logo. I don't remember much about the game, except I think it went into overtime. Nice find.
  15. Jersey fabrics

    Bauer/SP did that with a lot of the IHL, and probably AHL, jerseys in the 90's. My avatar is exactly that way, all dye sublimated. My Lumberjacks and, before I sold it, my Spiders were also that way.