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05-15-2008, 05:48 PM
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I went to the NHL Store in Manhattan in the first couple of weeks that it opened. It is ultimately disappointing.

They don't have much product line, especially if you want a particular team. The jerseys they sell are printed with iron-on letters. The "hockey-themed" Starbucks is not really that hockey themed.

Some of the cool things about it however, 1) it's interesting to see a Canadiens jersey on a mannequin looking out to a street in Manhattan (very rare sight!); 2) they record the XM NHL Radio shows there, so you can get a feel of what that's like.

They should put an NHL Store in Toronto and Montreal. It would do really well, because even international tourists like to take back something that embodies the city and its culture. NHL Hockey captures both cities very well.

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