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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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    Cleveland Monsters
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    L.A. Ice Dogs, Switzerland "suisse", and Lake Erie Monsters

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  1. rabinsurance

    Athletic Knit takes over the ECHL jersey contract

    From what is in NHL 20, it looks like not too much differences. The AK patch below the collar in the front and back, and that's about it. Some teams may have done some tweaking, but overall no radical changes.
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    CHL Unveils New CCM QuickLite Uniforms

    NHL 20 has them in the game, it may have been in the initial 1.46gb update. Erie has new home and road, using the original logo in different colors with a new shoulder patch. Didn't really have time to scroll though them all. With the CHL going to the quicklite like the AHL did 2 seasons ago, and the ECHL going to AK, the Edge is gone in major North American leagues. Maybe the USHL, not sure, and I think last year the Swedish league still used them. Not sure about anyone else, but basically R.I.P. Edge template (2007-2019).
  3. rabinsurance

    It arrived today v. 8.0

    Those Bauer IHL jerseys were the best. HJimm used to hang around here with an incredible collection. Haven't heard from him in years, not sure if he still has them, but he had a website that was awesome. Good guy to deal with.
  4. rabinsurance

    Adidas NHL On Ice Jersey

    Since the NBA has stolen the trophy presentation on the court (it was always back in the locker room until about 10 years or ago), and the awards ceremony on tv, I would like to see the NHL steal an idea from them. On the back collar of any team that has won a title, they have a little gold patch on the back collar with an outline of the trophy and the number of titles won on top of it. I would like to see the NHL honor teams that have won the Stanley Cup with some type of permanent patch of recognition. Countries do that with stars on their jerseys when they have won World Cups.
  5. rabinsurance

    It arrived today v. 8.0

    Game 3 was on a Monday. But Game 4 was on a Saturday, a long break due to the NBA finals also going on, and there were almost 20,000 there. AHL President Dave Andrews even mentioned it again on Sunday during the telecast of this years finals. Lots of alcohol that night. I stayed in a hotel downtown figuring the Monsters would win. Glad I did.
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    It arrived today v. 8.0

    Great Bjorkstrand. He'll always be one of my favorite players since he was the playoff MVP and scored the Calder Cup winning goal in OT of game 4 in 2016. What an awesome experience that was to be at.
  7. rabinsurance

    Athletic Knit takes over the ECHL jersey contract

    The ECHL was late in adopting the Edge style. They kept using the 6100 style until around 2014 or 15 unlike the NHL (07), AHL (07), and Jrs (08). I have a Toledo "ugly Christmas" jersey from a few years back that was made by AK. Lots of sublimation. But that was a specialty jersey, as the press release stated they made for them. Would not surprise me to see something radical. Remember, the goal posts in the ECHL are blue, not red. Geico sponsorship IIRC.
  8. https://www.echl.com/news/2019/4/athletic-knit-named-exclusive-jersey-provider-of-the-echl?fbclid=IwAR2RswIpwJK6k8jCpRDXqV-iOAQoUqq51hkawupmd1chyvly-Q9eI74mEp4
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    It arrived today v. 8.0

    CCM tagged the white jerseys for ALL teams and their sister company's logo of Koho on darks and thirds, with a few exceptions until the strike year, then they tagged them all as Reebok. All the same ownership and manufacture. I left that out for brevity, but if you feel the need to correct people or play the semantics game then have at it.
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    It arrived today v. 8.0

    They wore Bauer in their inaugural season only. That was the last year that you had more than 2 manufacturers (CCM, Starter, Nike, Bauer). Then for the following season, CCM and Pro Player split the league. The Pro Player went out of business and CCM took the entire league. IIRC, SP made the Nike and Bauer jerseys.
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    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.
  12. rabinsurance

    third jerseys are back

    The orange sticks are revisionist. The cannon jersey and logo are horrible.
  13. rabinsurance

    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.
  14. rabinsurance

    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.
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    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.