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In Topic: Dekeyser signed. 2 yrs $2.187 million AAV

16 September 2014 - 04:40 PM

That's less than I figured... I thought he'd get (and is worth) $2.75M to $3.5M.

In Topic: How Do You Like Your Equipment?

14 September 2014 - 10:25 AM

I bought my skates there, yes, but I bought the hockey stick from some other hockey shop.


I meant to quote your other post... Metro was great.  I worked there for a few months before they shut down, my buddy Pete was the manager for its last year and a half.  He's always really good about getting the proper fit on skates and not putting you in a skate you don't need.


You're definitely right about mom-and-pop shops taking care of their regular customers.  Some of the bigger chains do have loyalty programs, which earn you store credit or offer free sharpenings, but it's still a different feeling.  I have worked in both types of stores.

In Topic: How Do You Like Your Equipment?

12 September 2014 - 06:00 PM

Well I'm in the metro Detroit area so I'm all ears to any recommendations that anyone can provide. I was going to a shop in Royal Oak before it closed. Now I know of Perani's on Van Dyke in Sterling Heights, and Total Hockey on Big Beaver and Rochester rd. in Troy.

(Another story: I was in a small shop just looking around killing time while they sharpened my skates, and just on a whim I told the shop owner I'd buy a new hockey stick if he gave me a discount. Ten minutes later I was walking out with a new composite and $40 bucks still in my pocket. About a year later my friend and I were down river and he was buying a ton of equipment from one of the aforementioned big chain stores (first time playing hockey so he needed everything), bill comes up to like $800. I asked if we could get a discount on a stick because he's spending so much money there and they didn't even entertain the idea. I wasn't necessarily pissed off or anything because it's not like we were entitled to any discounts, but I think that's another perk of the smaller locally owned shops is people are willing to work with you if it means getting the sale done, and you see more local shops rewarding loyalty.)


Are you talking about Metro Sports on 14 Mile?

In Topic: How Do You Like Your Equipment?

11 September 2014 - 03:57 PM

I wear a cage too, not my first choice, but I've had a broken orbital bone and damn near lost an eye, and that's not something I'll go through again.  I do let the cage hang a little loose because I'm constantly talking all game long and don't want the chin cup restricting me.  I wear minimalist, mid-80s shoulder pads, I like my gloves loose through the cuff and hand, but tighter in the fingertips for better control, pants tighter around the hips but loose in the legs, skates super-tight fitting and don't wear socks.  I used to use a really short stick (2-3" below the collarbone) but as I've gotten older and in poorer shape, I lengthened my sticks by a few inches and moved from 85 to 75 flex.  It did take some getting used to, but I feel like I'm adjusted now.

In Topic: Cam fowler skated at the wings practice today

04 September 2014 - 04:08 PM

Fowler went to Farmington High School, must be home for the summer.