The nice thing about the Leafs not playing for an entire week is we have an opportunity to run the kind of content that would even seem forced in the middle of August. I did it yesterday looking at Leafs hair cuts through the years and I’m doing it again today with products you definitely don’t want to buy from Shop.NHL.com
If you have $34 sitting around ($42 with shipping) you might want to consider getting a shirt with a generic hockey term and a small logo. Let the world know you’re so top shelf that overpay for shirts that would be disappointing if they came free in a case of beer.
OMG! It’s just like the thing they say at the game on the big screen, and it’s on a shirt, and it’s on the team logo. Thankfully I didn’t waste my $42 on the other shirt, because this one says what we are all thinking. If I wore the other one people might think that I’m top shelf, not the Leafs, this one lets people know I actually like the team. NHL, please take my money.
There are many things in this world that bother me that probably shouldn’t, but that doesn’t change the fact that NHL’s need to push green versions of NHL gear every March doesn’t irk me. Maybe because I’m not Irish, maybe it’s because I’m really not sure what the NHL’s connection to Ireland is, maybe I just don’t want to look like I’m the DJ from House of Pain, but this will always seem stupid to me.
4. Weird Garden Crap
This is the crappy shirt that inspired the creation of this crappy list. What a dumb idea. Even the laziest Habs fan can now drop their “1967, LOL” shtick in favour of the much easier “LOL, the Leafs stink” comment. I don’t blame them. They make these for every team, so if you see anyone in these that joke is yours to use now. Also if you want to smack them with a sock full of quarters no one is gonna blame you for that either.
Nothing’s hotter than a woman with a mustache, right? RIGHT?
Dear Gord, why on earth are team branded mustache stickers a thing. Somewhere down the line when the free market ultimately fails, I hope it’s demise is announced by someone giving a speech a top a mountain of discarded team branded mustaches.
1. Not the Face
How will the NHL get people actually stay up and pay attention to Western Conference games? They’ll launch a product that makes sure you’ll never sleep again. For only $26 Canadian you can make sure that you’ll never have to interact with any one of your neighbours ever again. I would have loved to have been in the meeting where a bunch of jackasses were trying to decide what colour a tree’s nose and lips should be.
A Product that doesn’t suck…
Thankfully there are good people who save hockey fans from the NHL, and the latest to do so are the good people of Babsocks. These are effin’ amazing and I’ve already ordered a couple of pairs. They are fun, have personality, and are basically everything the NHL store isn’t. Plus there’s the added bonus of keeping money out of the hands of billionaires.