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About rabinsurance

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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

    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.
  2. 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.
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    third jerseys are back

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