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thecoffeecake

Member Since 31 Aug 2008
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In Topic: Post here when someone from the 2014-15 Devils gets an NHL job

27 August 2015 - 09:38 PM

I saw Cam's first of those goals that year in Philly. It was nuts.

In Topic: Devils 2014-2015 Off Season Thread

27 August 2015 - 09:34 PM

Also Devils will have TWO Retro Nights this year. 2/16 against Philly and 3/17 against Minnesota.

What are the chances they're wearing the white ones one of those nights? Maybe producing the white and greens along with the red and greens would satisfy ownership's likely desire to sell more sh!t and the fan base's refusal to accept a new design.

I also agree with you about the bobble heads. Henrique is the most tenured guy on that list.

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

24 August 2015 - 04:32 PM

The only authentic jersey I have is a CCM gomez. I won it when I was 9 or 10 in a raffle. I grew up to 6 feet and it still doesn't fit. I may buy myself real jerseys one day when I stop getting threatening letters from the gas company every 3 months.

 

A couple months ago, I found two Marshalls gift cards floating around the bottom of my backpack. I went in looking for undershirts, and came out with a day game alternate Phillies jersey. I didn't spend a dime. I also go the undershirts. I love knockoffs.

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

22 August 2015 - 12:27 PM

Figures this tantrum coming from you. Where did I attack people who wear knockoffs? I just stated what I have observed.

Notice only you took my post personally. Digest that for a minute.

You don't need to do a ton of discourse analysis to discern the sh!tty tone in what you're saying. You can have your hobby and not be a dick about it.

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

21 August 2015 - 06:18 PM

I will just do bullet points to make it easier to read for everyone and it is easier for me to type lol

 

1) When they switched over to Edge 1.0 to 2.0, they changed the play-dry material that was on the front, shoulder and arm panels to traditional air-knit.  They also loosened the body and the sleeves while also shortening the sleeves.  The Premier replicas still to this day actually mimic more of the 1.0 than the 2.0 so that's why the Premiers have goofy long sleeves in my opinion.  They kept the Edge material (Edge mesh) on the armpits quarter-chest panels and back panel.

 

2) I counted quickly the number of panels on a couple of gamers I have between the Edge 2.0 and the old Reebok 6100 that was last used in 2006-07 season.  The 6100 had 9 panels while the Edge 2.0 had 32 panels by my count.  This includes the fact that on the 6100's the bottom and arm stripes were sub-laminated ("painted) on while the Edge 2.0 the strips are all separate pieces of material.  This is why teams like Colorado could no longer do the mountain theme.  It was easy to do when the stripes were painted on while the Edge template they would have to be separate pieces of material, which is nearly impossible.  I do know that since then Reebok has gotten better at working with the Edge template and can accommodate more radical designs.  The vertical striping actually runs up the seams of the front panel with the front/chest quarter panels near the armpits and this was a compromise they used due to the absence of bottom striping.  I think Reebok encouraged a lot of teams to remove the bottom striping when the switch was made in 2007 due to the increased cost of materials since again those stripes were each now another piece of material.  Even a team like Toronto went without bottom striping for a couple years after the switch.

 

3) I agree that there will always be a segment of fans who either don't care enough or just plain don't know enough to buy a jersey through another means other than the team store or at a brick and mortar store or a website like NHL.com.  However, there are still plenty of people I see who spent enough time online to find a Chinese knockoff site to buy one of those horrific $30 knockoffs and wear it proudly at the arena.  I think these days I see about the same amount of official jerseys as I do knockoffs.  I think for a lot of fans it's really all about getting current players and building up a collection of jerseys on the cheap.  I have actually seen online guys bragging about owning 200 jerseys and pretty much all of them are cheap knockoffs.  The best thing about 550's is that you can get them on eBay cheap blank and then have it customized with a "forever" Devil like Brodeur, Stevens, Elias, Daneyko, etc. and no matter what those jerseys will never look goofy or out of place.  But again people just want the latest and greatest and like I stated before there are a good number of people who actually prefer the Edge look/feel/fit.

 

4) Teams do have the final say but they are certainly heavily encouraged by Reebok to go with their designs/recommendations.  Most of the team executives are not marketing people (they hire a people to do that) and the biggest thing Reebok pushes is the bottom line.  Reebok will push for the cheapest jersey available and usually seduce the teams with this POV by telling them their bottom line will look better.  Not only that but ugly standard and 3rd jerseys are nothing new.  Examples of ugly 3rd jerseys from the past are the Wild Wing and the Burger King jerseys.  Example of an ugly standard jerseys are the Islanders Fisherman jerseys.  These things will always happen when teams and designers have extra time on their hands and want extra $.

You jersey people are ridiculous. You sound like the brats who were mad at your parents on Christmas for getting you the wrong brand of the thing you asked for. Who do you guys think you are to criticize the things people wear to games? If you want me in an authentic jersey at the arena, PM me for my address, and I'll gladly take one from you. Until then, I'm going to continue wearing the knock off Brodeur jersey my Flyers fan buddy got me for my birthday a few years ago.