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#1941201 SCQF Game 3

Posted by Travis on 14 April 2010 - 12:28 PM

Make a sign that looks like a tunnel.

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#1939667 Top 20 Plays with Datsyuk & Zetterberg

Posted by Travis on 13 April 2010 - 11:23 AM

I'm gonna be honest, some of those were just unfair...

#2 is just rude.

#1938438 Lightning fire Tocchet, Lawton

Posted by Travis on 12 April 2010 - 08:55 AM

In related news, Rick Tocchet has been contacted by the Flyers to join the club as their 3rd goalie.

#1935172 Modano

Posted by Travis on 08 April 2010 - 10:43 PM

Indeed.His retirement press conference is going to be extremly emotional.What a guy.

So many hockey fans (myself included) automatically associate the Stars organization with Modano. It would suit them well to retire his number as soon as they possibly can.

Great show of respect to let the fans do their thing, too.

#1929129 Top 10 Red Wings

Posted by Travis on 31 March 2010 - 08:19 AM

Lidstrom is easily no.1 on the list. Only a blind Steve Y fan would claim otherwise.


Maybe I'm a Stevie fanboy, but I can't imagine not putting him at the top of the list. The Captain, the Cups, the face of this organization for his entire career - how is this stuff not worthy of a #1 spot?

Aside from that, these lists are so subjective that you couldn't possibly claim someone has to be a Stevie Y fanboy to list him at #1. There hasn't even been a criteria established as to what it is we're basing this on.

1. Yzerman
2. Lidstrom
3. Shanahan
4. Federov
5. Zetterberg
6. Datsyuk
7. Osgood
8. Holmstrom
9. Draper
10. Chelios

#1925124 Buying NHL jerseys on eBay

Posted by Travis on 26 March 2010 - 10:44 AM

I'm looking at NHL jerseys on eBay and the prices are insanely low. Some of these jerseys would go for well over $100 on NHL.com, but on eBay they're like $40-60. What is the deal with this? Is this too good to be true? Has anyone ever bought a jersey on eBay? I saw an authentic Ovechkin jersey with the captain "C" not get bid on 4 times priced at $49.99


They're definitely knock offs. There was a whole thread that lead, ultimately, to a debate about them. I have 2 now (Zetterberg white, Hossa red) and love them both. It's really just a matter of scouring and lucking out when it comes to knock offs. Some are really passable, and some look like trash - though others will argue that they're all trash.

If you can't justify dropping $200 on a Reebok EDGE sweater then I recommend going with a knock off. An 'authentic' from NHL.com or Dunham's isn't going to be much better. The major issue when it comes to Wings jerseys is the NOB, which is usually screwed up by those who make knock offs. NHL.com produces the right lettering, but on a poorly attached name plate - which the Wings obviously don't use.

I've even toyed with the idea of buying a blank knock off and having the lettering sewn on by a company like SportsK, I'd bet no one would be the wiser. Then again, though, you're spending upwards of $100 which - for a broke college student like myself - would get me murdered by my girlfriend.

Speaking as someone who did a lot of searching for the best quality knock-off I could find, you'll want to be leery of the jersey-on-the-blank-mannequin photos like the Ovechkin jersey in question. Often these images end up floating all around the internet and may not actually look anything like the jersey that specific seller might have. It's best to contact the seller in any situation where a cheap jersey is involved and request actual pictures of the jersey they're selling. If they're honest, they generally don't have a problem with them.

So to conclude my novel, if you have any other questions just pm me.

#1921054 Favorite Red Wings swede

Posted by Travis on 21 March 2010 - 01:53 PM

And I think this picture is perfect for the thread:

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Awesome photo.

Kronwall, Zetterberg.

#1919957 NHL Network Free Preview

Posted by Travis on 20 March 2010 - 07:21 PM

NHL Network is offering another free preview, starting today (March 20) and running through Saturday, the 27th.

I hadn't read or heard anything about this, so I figured there had to be some others out there that hadn't, either. I apologize to anyone that this doesn't apply to, because I can't find a decent article that lists every provider that offers it. I'm watching it on DirecTV right now, though.

There's an article about it on the Dallas Morning News' website. Per the article, it's best to check with your cable provider. Fellow DirecTV subscribers (that don't regularly have it) NHL Network is channel 215.

#1919883 Am I the only one who finds this ridiculous ?

Posted by Travis on 20 March 2010 - 05:36 PM

I see where you're coming from, but Howard is our #1. Simple as that.

#1913689 10 Favourite Red Wings

Posted by Travis on 11 March 2010 - 09:31 AM

You would have hated Primeau when he was with the Wings -- absolutely infuriating. Think Lang, only more whiny.
He didn't start playing to his potential until with Phily.


Primeau wanted to play center, but not the 3rd line (mind you we had Stevie, and Sergei)...Then he didn't like the idea of playing wing on the 2nd line...Off to Hartford he went :lol:

Both of these. Primeau is/was a s***head. Also, my aforementioned love for Paul Coffey as a youngster made me hate Primeau that much more. In my eyes, it was always Primeau's fault that Coffey went with him.

We did get Shanny out of the deal, though, so we can thank Primeau for that.