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14 hours ago, mfitz804 said:

As said previously, I don't think they're being allowed to by Adidas. I believe Adidas's deal lets them control the launch, which is why they were at the draft and why you won't see them until opening night.

But I do agree, presenting him with the "wrong" jersey makes not a bit of sense. 

They probably would've been better off going with practice-style jerseys for the Development Camp games, and no Reebok for Hischier's signing.  It's not a huge deal I guess...but it seems like they really should take more of a "clean break" approach.  They're making it a lot easier for people to say "The old unis really are so much better."

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My assumption is that they probably didn't put too much thought into what the fans' perception would be on the jerseys used in the prospect camp.  They probably had these old ones laying around and since they are now obsolete, might as well use a bunch of them for this.  It's not really an event for the fans anyway, it's primarily for the players and coaching staff.

EDIT:  On the plus side, you can now get a Hischier Devils jersey without having to get one of the Adidas jerseys OR sacrificing accuracy!  As long as you get #33 on it of course.

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40 minutes ago, devilsfan26 said:

My assumption is that they probably didn't put too much thought into what the fans' perception would be on the jerseys used in the prospect camp.  They probably had these old ones laying around and since they are now obsolete, might as well use a bunch of them for this.  It's not really an event for the fans anyway, it's primarily for the players and coaching staff.

EDIT:  On the plus side, you can now get a Hischier Devils jersey without having to get one of the Adidas jerseys OR sacrificing accuracy!  As long as you get #33 on it of course.

But it wasn't just the camp, the picture he took with Shero after signing his contract it's the old jersey too.

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45 minutes ago, devilsfan26 said:

My assumption is that they probably didn't put too much thought into what the fans' perception would be on the jerseys used in the prospect camp.  They probably had these old ones laying around and since they are now obsolete, might as well use a bunch of them for this.  It's not really an event for the fans anyway, it's primarily for the players and coaching staff.

EDIT:  On the plus side, you can now get a Hischier Devils jersey without having to get one of the Adidas jerseys OR sacrificing accuracy!  As long as you get #33 on it of course.

Yes, they definitely don't care which ones are worn in development camp. But if it were me, I wouldn't have given him the old style with #13, I'd just not have given a jersey. But either way, it's not the end of days.

And you could do a #33 camp jersey or a #13 signing jersey and be "accurate". I'm waiting for an Adidas jersey for mine. 

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9 hours ago, devilsfan26 said:

My assumption is that they probably didn't put too much thought into what the fans' perception would be on the jerseys used in the prospect camp.  They probably had these old ones laying around and since they are now obsolete, might as well use a bunch of them for this.  It's not really an event for the fans anyway, it's primarily for the players and coaching staff.

EDIT:  On the plus side, you can now get a Hischier Devils jersey without having to get one of the Adidas jerseys OR sacrificing accuracy!  As long as you get #33 on it of course.

I actually just ordered my Nico jersey in the Reebok jersey with #13 lol

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5 minutes ago, Bonginator11 said:

I actually just ordered my Nico jersey in the Reebok jersey with #13 lol

I have a blank coming that I considered it for. Ultimately I decided against it but it could've gone either way. 

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14 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

I have a blank coming that I considered it for. Ultimately I decided against it but it could've gone either way. 

I agree I think either way would be fine

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Just now, Bonginator11 said:

I agree I think either way would be fine

I do not, however, condone anyone going with a #33 now that he's set to wear #13. 

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1 hour ago, mfitz804 said:

I do not, however, condone anyone going with a #33 now that he's set to wear #13. 

Splitting hairs here, but at least a 33 on a Reebok jersey replicates a jersey that he actually wore on the ice, even if it was just a development camp.

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9 hours ago, devilsfan26 said:

Splitting hairs here, but at least a 33 on a Reebok jersey replicates a jersey that he actually wore on the ice, even if it was just a development camp.

He wore it on some ice, the practice rink anyway, not exactly "the ice". But I would be willing to bet that once the pre-season arrives, you'll see him in a #13 Reebok jersey.

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23 hours ago, devilsfan26 said:

My beef with the Edge jerseys wasn't so much with the construction of them with the exception of the rounded bottom, but more because of how they basically forced almost every team in the league to change their jerseys (and forced some weird, new age design elements like the vertical piping, unusual patterns on the sleeves, etc.), as well as jacking up the price and reducing the quality compared to the pre-Edge jerseys, especially the replicas.  As much as I hate the new Devils jerseys, I am happy that Adidas didn't force everyone to make changes.  Only a handful did, and in my opinion all of them are good except for the Devils.  I am glad they got rid of the vertical piping that Reebok introduced.

I agree with the jacked up prices.  Blank replicas shouldn't cost $120+.  I think the $60-75ish is the sweet spot with customized being $100-120ish.

In terms of quality of the pre-Edge to Edge's, I kind of agree with you on the 1.0's due to the seemingly paper-mache type of materials they used on those.  On the Edge 2.0's, I think the quality is about the same of the pre-Edges.

I still never got why they never changes the Premier replicas when teams went to Edge 2.0's.  In addition to changing the materials, they also shortened and loosened the arms a bit and they also loosened the body a tiny bit.  They didn't do that for the Premier replicas as they didn't change the materials of them either (the Premiers still had a material that mimicked the 1.0's).  My biggest gripe about the Premiers was always the tight and long arms that looked a little goofy to me and that stupid jock tag in the front. 

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23 hours ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

They probably would've been better off going with practice-style jerseys for the Development Camp games, and no Reebok for Hischier's signing.  It's not a huge deal I guess...but it seems like they really should take more of a "clean break" approach.  They're making it a lot easier for people to say "The old unis really are so much better."

I have a feeling they will wear Reebok's through pre-season and then debut the Adidas ones in their first regular season game.  Most likely every team is going to be doing this to basically "introduce" these to the fans all at once.

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13 it is. Make that number yours and ensure that we have another reason to take it out of circulation when you retire.

On the subject of #'s too...curious who will be the next honored Devil to go up next to McMullen. I thought Lou but to be honest he deserves a rafter banner. So maybe John MacLean...who has made amends with the Devils but killed any chance at a # retirement with his trade request and subsequent signing with the Rangers, and disastrous head coaching performance, and disastrous desk analyst performance.

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13 it is. Make that number yours and ensure that we have another reason to take it out of circulation when you retire.
On the subject of #'s too...curious who will be the next honored Devil to go up next to McMullen. I thought Lou but to be honest he deserves a rafter banner. So maybe John MacLean...who has made amends with the Devils but killed any chance at a # retirement with his trade request and subsequent signing with the Rangers, and disastrous head coaching performance, and disastrous desk analyst performance.

I think it should be the only other member of all three Cup teams to not have a number in the rafters: Sergei Brylin.


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26 minutes ago, '7' said:

13 it is. Make that number yours and ensure that we have another reason to take it out of circulation when you retire.

On the subject of #'s too...curious who will be the next honored Devil to go up next to McMullen. I thought Lou but to be honest he deserves a rafter banner. So maybe John MacLean...who has made amends with the Devils but killed any chance at a # retirement with his trade request and subsequent signing with the Rangers, and disastrous head coaching performance, and disastrous desk analyst performance.

Meh, Johnny Mac was a good soldier right until his final season here.  Sure, would've been nice if he had given his new role a real shot, but I don't think that should be reason not to retire his number.

Of course, his #15 is a little cloudier now, because you can make a case that Langs is deserving too...he was a key contributor here for a nice chunk of time.  As much as I've always been a huge fan of MacLean, I like that the retired numbers to date have all been very special in their own way...if MacLean or Langs #15 ever went up to the rafters, the honor would lose a little something...I say keep the bar set high.

And yeah, hope to see #13 make its way up there with the rest one day...would love to see a homegrown star somehow enjoy 15+ years with this franchise.  Was hoping we'd get that with Parise, but oh well.

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23 minutes ago, '7' said:

13 it is. Make that number yours and ensure that we have another reason to take it out of circulation when you retire.

On the subject of #'s too...curious who will be the next honored Devil to go up next to McMullen. I thought Lou but to be honest he deserves a rafter banner. So maybe John MacLean...who has made amends with the Devils but killed any chance at a # retirement with his trade request and subsequent signing with the Rangers, and disastrous head coaching performance, and disastrous desk analyst performance.

Will most likely be Lou.  After that either Brylin, Madden or MacLean is my guess.

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3 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said:

Will most likely be Lou.  After that either Brylin, Madden or MacLean is my guess.

Lou next for sure.  Then I'm thinking it could be Lemaire.  Guy took Lou's players and found a way to turn them into winners.  Gotta think Larry Robinson and Pat Burns get honored one day as well.  

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2 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Lou next for sure.  Then I'm thinking it could be Lemaire.  Guy took Lou's players and found a way to turn them into winners.  Gotta think Larry Robinson and Pat Burns get honored one day as well.  

Damn didn't even think of those guys.  Yeah they will definitely be at least in the conversation.  Lemaire first among those three.

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2 hours ago, DevsMan84 said:

I still never got why they never changes the Premier replicas when teams went to Edge 2.0's.  In addition to changing the materials, they also shortened and loosened the arms a bit and they also loosened the body a tiny bit.  They didn't do that for the Premier replicas as they didn't change the materials of them either (the Premiers still had a material that mimicked the 1.0's).  My biggest gripe about the Premiers was always the tight and long arms that looked a little goofy to me and that stupid jock tag in the front. 

Because anyone willing to overpay for one of those pieces of crap obviously doesn't care if the details are made more accurate to what is on the ice. 

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7 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

Because anyone willing to overpay for one of those pieces of crap obviously doesn't care if the details are made more accurate to what is on the ice. 

While true, the price of the premiers also lead people to buy knockoffs instead and a common claim by those people are that the knockoffs are better price and quality than the premiers.

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22 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said:

While true, the price of the premiers also lead people to buy knockoffs instead and a common claim by those people are that the knockoffs are better price and quality than the premiers.

They may be right. Its hard to imagine any jersey being worse quality than a Premier. 

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2 hours ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Lou next for sure.  Then I'm thinking it could be Lemaire.  Guy took Lou's players and found a way to turn them into winners.  Gotta think Larry Robinson and Pat Burns get honored one day as well.  

Pat deserves a statue in the plaza

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4 minutes ago, RunninWithTheDevil said:

Pat deserves a statue in the plaza

I would say that if Pat gets a statue then Stevens should have a statue. The plaza doesn't have quite enough room for all manner of statues. While Pat was a great player and the epitome of class and representative of all the good things about Devils culture, at the same time he didn't redefine his position the way Marty did to the point where they needed to put rules in place to counter his effect on the game.

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So, to those of you much more knowledgeable about the remaining (hopefully discounted) reebok jerseys..

What are our options at this point?  I heard from a friend that they're selling discounted customized jerseys at the NHL store in NYC, but I'm not heading into the city just to grab a jersey.

Now that our lord and savior has had his number officially declared, I'd like to grab a #13 Hischier ASAP before all the new Adidas ones are pushed out.

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