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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 2018 Mens US Team?

    As long as you don't smell like one you're OK.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. It arrived today v. 8.0

    They carried the same MSRP as the Canadian jerseys that they replaced. Ok, maybe $285. Point being, they were priced, blank, much higher than the current Adidas. Doesn't mean that anyone who hates them is wrong. No, but the Indo Edge price point is what really disappointed me. They weren't bad products, just way, way overpriced.
  13. It arrived today v. 8.0

    One big difference with the Adidas Indo's vs. the Reebok ones is the MSRP. The Edge Indo's were about $300, whereas the Adidas ones are $180, and I bought 2 for much less. That does make a difference. I just look at the Adizero retail jerseys as a glorified replica with stitched crests and strange sizing's. Never once have I thought that these were what was worn on the ice. I really have had limited exposure to the Fanatics replicas. But it seems that because Fanatics is also a retailer, a big one at that, they may have issues getting other retailers to sell their products. I've only seen them in person at the CBJ store, and a retail store that Fanatics owns. Other than that, if they have jerseys, they are Adidas.
  14. 2018 Olympic Jerseys

    There was another on-line retailer (based in Winnipeg) who used to get what was left over from Nike. Got some nice ones, like authentics of my favorite style of Switzerland, and Swift Denmark jerseys. And I do remember going into the Nike outlet store in Niagara Falls,ON and seeing a whole slew of IIHF jerseys, like New Zealand and Israel. Ah, the good old days.
  15. Edge 2.0 vs 1.0

    The 1.0 was an abortion, plain and simple. There was an absolute reason that the vast majority of teams in the NHL and AHL dumped it after the first season. And it was completely gone not long afterward. The material snagged, it easily ripped and board burned, and it retained body heat way too much. The stories of players dumping pools of sweat from gloves and pants are true. I posted the first examples of the differences of the 1.0 and 2.0 back in 2008. The 2.0 is a far superior product. Heavier, more comfortable, better looking, more durable. The Edge 1.0 was the "New Coke" of the jersey world (if your under 40, Google that). I just got a couple 1.0 LEM gamers from MeiGray, and I wore one to the game this weekend. Wearing the same base shirt I would normally wear, I was much warmer and sweated much more. That reminded me of why I never wear or even pull out any of the 1.0's I have, which are quite a few. I suppose though that some people wax nostalgic about old things. There is a site where idiots claim that old Bowie RCA cd's made from cassette masters are far superior to the ones made from the true masters (the fact that they pay stupid money for them may play a role in that). I suppose that there is no right or wrong when it comes to taste. I just can't believe that anyone who truly loves jerseys could prefer the abortion known as the Edge 1.0 to the 2.0. Or anything else for that matter. Unless it is the Nike Swift. That's a whole other story.