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In Topic: Gdt Rangers at NJ @7pm

29 September 2015 - 03:23 PM

I still don't understand why they don't just finish the 5 mins. They didn't even play a full minute of 3 on 3 cause of the penalty.

I agree, think what they are doing is pointless.  Saw one game ended in 12 seconds.  Also, since the whole purpose (I would think) is to let the coaches give guys a look during 3-on-3, I would scrap power-plays for this, as well.  Just make it similar to a misconduct, player goes to the box for 2 mins and they continue 3-on-3.  They have had plenty of work with 4-on-3.  I really do not think at this level they need to be taught the consequences of taking a penalty in OT.

In Topic: Adidas gets NHL jersey deal. Starts 17-18. Advertising on jerseys poss

26 August 2015 - 10:51 AM

They lost their lease when when they started the renovation.  But, I can imagine their business has suffered since.  There was a time when everyone knew Cosby's, now even if I want to stop in there or tell someone about it, I have to think about where it is located.  Can never remember if it is 31st or 32nd near 7th.  They used to have a USA World Cup 96 jersey hanging with "1-Cosby".  Tried many times to buy it, would have clipped off the name and number and had Richter or Leetch put on, they wouldn't budge.

In Topic: Adidas gets NHL jersey deal. Starts 17-18. Advertising on jerseys poss

26 August 2015 - 10:18 AM

I would not recommend Cosby's for Devils customizations.  I always suggest the team customizer, which for the Devils is Exclusive Pro Sports since 2005.  Hell even if it was a Rangers jersey, I wouldn't recommend them unless it's a pre-Edge jersey.  Cosby hasn't done the customization for Rangers jerseys since then as it has moved over to Arena Wear.  Not only that, but if you want a Rangers premier jersey customized with a name plate of a current player, the guy said flat out to a Rangers fan buddy of mine "we don't believe in that crap" as they do not do nameplates (Rangers started using them around the time they switched over to the Edge template).  Not only that but they still arch them way too much (the arching got smaller when they switched to Arena Wear) and the old guy who runs Cosby's is a dick.  To add the cherry on top, they charge $100 I believe which is insane.  I wouldn't want to deal with a place that is not flexible, doesn't use the current formats and fonts and charge an arm and a leg for customization.


As for Buffalo Wild Wings, the one in Bridgewater still has a framed knockoff Parise Devils jersey still hanging up there.  The owners just don't give a sh!t and want something cheap and sports related to hang on the wall to fill up space.


Yes, if whoever does the jerseys for the teams is open to the public, then by all means use them.  Surprised about your experience at Cosby's.  I'm not a fan of the nameplates either, but if that is what the customer wants......

In Topic: 2015 NHL Off-season Thread

26 August 2015 - 06:52 AM

Just saw that Chiarelli video... Ooof... Wow... Sucks for him that it's so documented the way it is. What an awful short-sighted trade. Look at where Boston is now, and look at where Dallas is going......

While I agree, you don't know how bad it really was in Boston.  If Seguin was that out of control, the trade may have been his wake-up call.  May have never been this good in Boston.

In Topic: Adidas gets NHL jersey deal. Starts 17-18. Advertising on jerseys poss

26 August 2015 - 06:49 AM

They are spending a ton for this contract, I think the article said twice as much as Reebok did last time, so I'm sure they will do what they can to increase sales, and what better way to do that than to force teams to change to new designs?  Like I said, the fans will always buy their favorite team's new jersey.


Picking out the fakes is easy for jersey collectors because we know what to look for, but I think for the everyday fan, it isn't as simple and becomes not worth the trouble to weed out the fakes.  One of my old roommates is a big Rangers fan, and his girlfriend bought him a McDonagh jersey.  He is aware of the prevalence of fake jerseys, and said he thought his was legit because he didn't see anything wrong with it, and wanted me to verify it for him.  As soon he showed it to me I pointed out a handful of fake jersey characteristics that were present on his jersey.  He even has a few officially-licensed replicas and still wasn't able to see the difference until I showed him.

I may be interested in your old jerseys, do you have a list of what they are?


My wife is not a jersey collector, but even she can tell the difference now.  it is especially obvious at games when you might have someone with a knock-off walking next to someone with a real jersey.  With the Rangers it is even more obvious.  Between the drop-shadow being off, the letters not being arched properly.


Here's a painful one, went to Giants practice Thursday.  My wife works in Bergen county now, and beforehand we met for dinner at the Buffalo Wild Wings on route 3 a few miles east of the Meadowlands.  I went in, saw framed jerseys hanging.  They had an Eli which was the cheap heat pressed replica, a signed Brodeur that was either a cheaply done replica or knock-off as the numbers were completely wrong.  Just had to shake my head.  You would think a corporation would have the budget to spend the extra $100 to get an authentic jersey signed.