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01-16-2012, 04:18 PM
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3,000 pucks - it all adds up

darrenrovell 2:06pm via Web Each NHL team has to buy 3,000 pucks per season, spending $9,300 per team or $3.10 per puck (Source: ESPN The Magazine)








Guessing that is "game" pucks (not so much practice pucks, which I've seen priced -- retail -- about $0.50 each).

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Anyone else think that it's a sunk cost like this that could take a bite out of HRR revenues? Will pucks be a hot button issue at the CBA talks?

What I don't get is each team "HAS" to buy that amount? What if you ONLY go through about 6 or 7 grand worth of pucks in a season?

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Who knew that there were actual costs associated with running a hockey team

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Darren Rovell has way too much time on his hands. I had to unfollow him.

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Wow, that's pretty expensive, especially when you consider that they are buying in bulk.

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TNSE and the Jets have turned this into a nice money maker for the team. All used pucks are sold at Jets Gear for $40.00. They throw in a case for another $10.00 making it a $50.00 purchase.

That is a cool profit of $36.90 a puck not to mention the profit made on the case.

Are other teams selling used pucks at grossly inflated prices? If not they should at least sell them at 100% mark-up.

I believe the Jets will recoup almost all the money spent on players equipment as helmets, stick, gloves etc... are all sold through their retail outlet.

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Ladd's stick, Buff's skates can now be yours

70 sticks and 25 pairs of gloves, all of which will sell for between $150 and $295. The pucks will retail for $40.

Pretty much every kind of protective gear used by the team will be made available to the public.

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http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/loc...135983373.html


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That's a lot cheaper than what teams have to spend on sticks.

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That's less then I would've expected that they'd spend on pucks in a given year, tbqh.

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don't teams spend like $500 000 a year on sticks? that is not that much for an NHL team but it is a huge cost for minor league teams.

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TNSE and the Jets have turned this into a nice money maker for the team. All used pucks are sold at Jets Gear for $40.00. They throw in a case for another $10.00 making it a $50.00 purchase.

That is a cool profit of $36.90 a puck not to mention the profit made on the case.

Are other teams selling used pucks at grossly inflated prices? If not they should at least sell them at 100% mark-up.

I believe the Jets will recoup almost all the money spent on players equipment as helmets, stick, gloves etc... are all sold through their retail outlet.



http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/loc...135983373.html
This!!! All teams resell their game used equipment except the one fans get for free during in game play. Probably profit from it.

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This!!! All teams resell their game used equipment except the one fans get for free during in game play. Probably profit from it.
Not all. Sharks sell a lot of game (and practice) equipment; proceeds benefit charitable foundation.

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In the mean time they sell official game pucks to fans for $12.99. Anyone wanna guess how many of those they sell a year? Bet it's more than 3,000.

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Anyone else think that it's a sunk cost like this that could take a bite out of HRR revenues? Will pucks be a hot button issue at the CBA talks? What I don't get is each team "HAS" to buy that amount? What if you ONLY go through about 6 or 7 grand worth of pucks in a season?
You're probably right. I think we will see several mentionings like this over the next few months that happen to list all of the costs to teams as far as their hockey ops go. I really cannot think of another reason someone would write or talk about something as trivial as this if they were not nudged in that direction by league types.

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don't teams spend like $500 000 a year on sticks? that is not that much for an NHL team but it is a huge cost for minor league teams.
I have no reference but I thought things like sticks were often provided for free by the manufacturers due to the advertising they get by having their equipment used in NHL games. Players often sign endorsement deals with certain companies, so I'm not sure how that would work if the teams were paying for them.

Also, I think the article is wrong where it said that the NHL controls the selling of the team's jerseys. Each team makes their own arrangements from what I've seen.

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TNSE and the Jets have turned this into a nice money maker for the team. All used pucks are sold at Jets Gear for $40.00. They throw in a case for another $10.00 making it a $50.00 purchase.

That is a cool profit of $36.90 a puck not to mention the profit made on the case.

Are other teams selling used pucks at grossly inflated prices? If not they should at least sell them at 100% mark-up.

I believe the Jets will recoup almost all the money spent on players equipment as helmets, stick, gloves etc... are all sold through their retail outlet.



http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/loc...135983373.html

This is a stupid question, but what happens if a player scores his first goal, or gets a hat-trick, or even more relevant, what if a goalie gets a shutout?

Usual protocol is to allow the player keep the puck, right? What do they do in the goalie situation...

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This is a stupid question, but what happens if a player scores his first goal, or gets a hat-trick, or even more relevant, what if a goalie gets a shutout?

Usual protocol is to allow the player keep the puck, right? What do they do in the goalie situation...
My guess is that they don't sell each and EVERY puck.

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My guess is that they don't sell each and EVERY puck.
That is correct. Players wanting to keep certain pucks can keep them as long as they pay $40.00.

Just kidding, some pucks are held back. However, some are available that were goal scoring pucks and are documented accordingly.

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