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.
Nothing really that great,not much Habs selection in there.They received all the caps for the upcoming draft but not the Habs one.Lots of french people in New York this weekend and 1 kid got him self a Sergei jersey customized.
Saturday night,me and my GF are talking to 1 of the guy who works there about how crazy Montreal gets when the Habs are in the playoffs and who walks in,Latendresse with his pregnant GF and another couple.It was pretty cool but me or my GF didn't really wanna talk to him..