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$170 for a replica made by Fanatics (who has little to no reputation as a manufacturer) that may not look too much like the on-ice sweater. That is the most ludicrous thing I have ever heard. Anyone remember back to the early 90s when replicas were in the $60-70 range?

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Similar to the deal the MLB and Fanatics made when UA takes over the deal. This ESPN Article has some more details http://www.espn.com.au/nhl/story/_/id/17890933/nhl-signs-16-year-deal-fanatics-replica-jerseys-stanley-cup-champion-apparel

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I don't want to pay $170 or more for a jersey that may resemble the ugly Walmart versions along with a retail store's logo on it. 

 

However, I'll have to wait and see the whole product and how close they are to the authentic versions. 

 

As someone who collects jerseys, my initial reaction to this news is this is not a good thing. 

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Just now, randyc said:

I don't want to pay $170 or more for a jersey that may resemble the ugly Walmart versions along with a retail store's logo on it. 

 

However, I'll have to wait and see the whole product and how close they are to the authentic versions. 

 

As someone who collects jerseys, my initial reaction to this news is this is not a good thing. 

I agree I think this will hurt the retail jersey side as people are looking to wear jerseys that look like the one players wear

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$170 for a replica and $360 for the real deal my have just ended my days of buying new jerseys for the next 16 years 

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I have one of the NFL Pro Line jerseys which I am 50/50 could be produced by Fanatics.  I am pretty certain the only place we should be seeing Fanatics branding would be that jock tag and no where else.

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The other thing I just realized is this quote, "Fanatics officials say they plan to improve the appearance of jerseys. Because the jerseys looked too bulky for fans who didn't wear pads under them, the company has created a stretch fabric that fits better."

 

The guy in the picture is wearing a hoodie underneath the jersey. It looks just as "baggy" as the current Reebok replicas.

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The jock tag on the front was stupid in 2007.  It isn't a great idea now.

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I never paid $130 for a Reebok replica or $300 for an authentic. I certainly won't be paying $170/$360 for something cranked out of the same Indonesian sweatshop with a different brand label slapped on it. Godspeed, suckers, and let's all enjoy next summer's clearance sales together.

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NHL jerseys are that price already. Go to NHL shop and lookup any jersey that has a name/number on it..$160-170

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8 minutes ago, bowld said:

NHL jerseys are that price already. Go to NHL shop and lookup any jersey that has a name/number on it..$160-170

 

Now blank jerseys will be that much.

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As long as the Fanatics logo is limited to the jock tag (maybe even the back of the collar), and the replicas still look like the on-ice version, I don't think I'll care. Plus, this could translate to some great sales, next summer.

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6 hours ago, BJ Sands said:

It's a good day to be a counterfeiter.

sad but true.  i got the black Penguins (a replica one) at the rink i use to play at when it was on sell for $50 (before the cost went up on the new replica ones).  

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13 hours ago, randyc said:

The other thing I just realized is this quote, "Fanatics officials say they plan to improve the appearance of jerseys. Because the jerseys looked too bulky for fans who didn't wear pads under them, the company has created a stretch fabric that fits better."

 

The guy in the picture is wearing a hoodie underneath the jersey. It looks just as "baggy" as the current Reebok replicas.

 

And that's how hockey jerseys are supposed to be worn... big, loose, baggy, comfortable.

 

I don't need a slim fit hockey jersey, because that's not what hockey jerseys are. And, far as I can tell with my years of research and experience, hockey fans are pretty okay with that.

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The late 90s/early 00s CCM/Koho replicas were fantastic and can be found on eBay for pennies on the dollar

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3 hours ago, Still MIGHTY said:

 

And that's how hockey jerseys are supposed to be worn... big, loose, baggy, comfortable.

 

I don't need a slim fit hockey jersey, because that's not what hockey jerseys are. And, far as I can tell with my years of research and experience, hockey fans are pretty okay with that.

And those of us why like it smcloser for buy smaller sizes. Example, I buy large jerseys, when I'm a normal XL. No need to change the fabric for a slim fit ,

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It also looks like this is our first look at actual adidas NHL jerseys. The NHL logo on the collar is there, and there's no adidas stripes (which may or may not mean anything)

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