Saturday, July 29, 2006


As I stood in line with my Trevor Linden Jersey I had just picked out to purchase, I overheard this guy asking to have his own name put on the back of his newly acquired sweater. I remember thinking to myself " what a putz, don't you have a favorite player on this team"??
With all the players changing teams or numbers (see Earl Sleeks Blog) these days because of the Cap rules, free agency and misc reasons (my wife doesn't like Edmonton) I'm now thinking this guy was smarter than the rest of the sheep making player favorite decisions that day. Think about it, as long as this guy is a Canuck fan, his jersey is still cool.
I think the "Yzerman days" are gone with the new NHL, making the perennial lifer jersey pick virtually impossible.
Until they attach players names and numbers with Velcro, my next jersey's gonna have my name on it. I'm just glad I don't have a silly last name like, Tornbaum or Kuntz.


At July 29, 2006 at 1:16 p.m. , Blogger Earl Sleek said...

Screw it. I'm just gonna get a BURKE jersey, which should last me about 2 1/2 years, until BRYZGALOV becomes the GM.

At July 29, 2006 at 1:44 p.m. , Blogger zanstorm said...

Earl, you would think your Vishnevski jersey was a safe bet!
Canuck fans with Linden jerseys are smart. And my Sundin jersey should be safe as well! But in the new NHL, I would buy a jersey of a player who isn't due for a big raise. Probably a 'plugger' who will always make $900,000-$1.5 million bucks! How fun is that?

At July 29, 2006 at 4:16 p.m. , Blogger Hodge said...

Holy shit, I just got called smart!!!!
And to think the only reason I got a linden jersey was because they didn't have a Ruutu jersey in stock. lol

At July 30, 2006 at 3:09 a.m. , Blogger reality check said...

Wanna safe bet? Try 12 - Smyl! Some suggestions to Leafs or Nucks fans:

Wadarwewatin - 4
Cantaw - 8
Callme - 46
Dinner - 42
Owyuate - 12
Weirnumber - 1
Fuktsince - 67 (70)
Cupsofar - 0
Iwantone - 2

Word Verif;wuannimn...I feel like Darryl Sutter sitting out another Finn!

At July 30, 2006 at 9:10 a.m. , Blogger Tapeleg said...

A sense of humor always seems to be the way to go. You get more hockey conversations that way.

For my girlfriend, on her birthday, I got her a Bruins jersey (we both have too many jerseys from all over).
Style: late 70s to 80
For the number: 00
For the name: Plimpton

She gets stopped more with that jersey on than any other.

At July 30, 2006 at 10:03 a.m. , Blogger reality check said...

Next year I'm getting 87 on the back of my Habs jersey, 6 years ahead of time!


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