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

21 August 2015 - 10:34 AM

How many teams still use that vertical striping? Off the top of my head, I can think Calgary, Colorado, and St. Louis. I guess Buffalo's homes too. I know there are more. I'm shocked it's lasted this long.



I know I'm in the minority on this but I loved the vertical piping that came out when Reebok first revamped the league.  I occasionally buy random jerseys just to use at open hockey and almost all of the ones I've bought over the last decade have had the vertical stripes including the original Reebok Oilers and Blues designs as well as the current Sabres blue with the gray piping.  I also bought the current Michigan St jersey that has vertical stripes similar to all the Nike jerseys from the 2006 Olympics. 


A lot of the traditional jerseys are also beautiful but IMO younger franchises like the Lightning should have a more modern look and not pretend to be the Red Wings.       

In Topic: Your Thoughts About: #26 Patrik Elias

12 August 2015 - 10:57 AM

My favorite player of all-time which is saying a lot given that I was always a goalie.  Living in Philly and being surrounded by Flyers fans for the game, I will always remember the two goals in 2000 Game 7 against Philly. The behind the back assist to Sykora in Game 1 of that cup and the series winning assist to Arnott are also up there.     


I actually think Patrick has at least one decent season left in him.  I know he looked lethargic at times last year but between the groin, the mumps and the team being terrible, I think everything that could go wrong for him did.  He has a lot of pride and hopefully the team is somewhat rejuvenated with the offseason changes and youth movement.  I kind of think we're going to see one last 50ish point season out of him.   

In Topic: 2015 NHL Off-season Thread

08 August 2015 - 09:25 AM

Why wouldn't he goto the CHL? He's under more pressure playing against men, so he really needs to tear that league up.
That being said, if I had the choice to play professionally in Europe or play in the CHL, Europe would be very VERY hard for me to pass up, especially if I had the chance to live in Sweden or Germany for a year.

He only missed being eligible for this years draft by 3 days so he not much younger than McDavid and Eichel who are both expected to play in the worlds toughest professional league this year. I would also say he's under less pressure to tear the league up yang against men than he would be playing against kids in the CHL.

Also, the special rules that players are not allowed to play in the AHL until they've exhausted their CHL eligibility doesn't always serve the top level guys the best. Take Marner and Strome. By all accounts, both need another year of development before going to the NHL but what does either one have to prove with another year in the OHL at this point?

In Topic: 2015 NHL Off-season Thread

07 August 2015 - 11:22 AM

Austin Matthews officially to Swiss League for next year.   



In Topic: 2015 NHL Off-season Thread

07 August 2015 - 08:10 AM

Wow, this really sets up a lost season for the Blackhawks. As much as the Voynov situation hurt the Kings, this could be double.  Chicago already made a few cap compliance moves trading Saad and Sharp and letting Vermette and Oduya walk to account for the new Toews and Kane contracts kicking in.  If this drags out for a while, how does Bowman even manage the team if he's not sure if and when a 10.5 million contract will be on the books?