Yeah, I saw those things at Target the other day for 45 bucks (cheap Bears jerseys). They also had a ****ing ******** of Minnesota Wild winter wear, lol. I told my brother in law we need to hit that up after it goes on clearance.
For the Kings jersey, I agree. It follows a couple of hockey-design truisms that MUST be in the design to be a complete "hockey jersey":
1. wide bottom horizontal stripes (and no goofy angles or swooshes either)
2. no piping (absolutely NONE! - anywhere!)
Historic (i.e. pre-RBK) NHL jersey design proves this to be the case.
I was going to get one of these jerseys until I realized the logo and numbers are just iron-on patches. For $100+...? RBK! uh, no.
Many places and sites sell current jerseys with actual numbers stitched on.
__________________ ďItís embarrassing. Iím embarrassed to be here right now. Itís not even funny. And itís just embarrassing, the way we, you know, the energy we have in the room and the way we approach practices and the way we approach this game. Itís not how youíre going to win any games in this league." - Jean-Sebastien Giguere, April 8 2013
I actually prefer the look of those cheaper jerseys as well.
Exhibit A as to how hockey doesn't matter on ESPN:
Last night an ESPN program was discussing how the Detroit Pistons needed a hero citing the heroes on the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and no mention of the Detroit Red Wings. All this despite the Red Wings probably being the most succesful team in Detroit right now.
I personally feel that since my paycheck has my name on it, you let me decide how much of it I want to blow on a jersey.
I'm not going to eat cat food so I can impress strangers with my hockey jersey.
I'm not telling other people how to spend their money. I'm just saying that jerseys are an incredibly frivolous item as it is, and it's not something you necessarily would need to buy in large quantities. To me the alleged <100 dollar difference between a 'cheap' jersey and an 'expensive' one, for a one-time throw-away-your-money cost is negligible. That kind of price differential can be made up by not going out for a single weekend. I don't think it really reaches cat food eating territory for most people. If you bought a jersey every five years, that's less than 20 dollars a year in difference.
My question at that would be why bother with one that anybody can tell its fake at even a quick glance when you can order a fake online for less money that is closer to the real thing anyways? If you take the time to look some of them are better quality and much closer looking then the cheap rebock ones for half the price.
Just to point something out...maybe these aren't the "cheap" versions considering they have more than just the SCF teams included. Maybe it's just a different looking jersey that the NHL has produced. Almost like the alternates and throwbacks that they sell to fans. Just another jersey option for people to buy and to try and stand out from the crowd.