HOCKEY HOARDERS: Episode XIV
I’ve braved the malls,
stabbed hugged anyone who crossed my path, stopped off for a victory biscotti, and returned with an all new batch of Hockey Hoarders for us on this glorious Cyber Monday!
At times, finding new items to add to the growing collection of Hockey Hoarders can be a tedious challenge, which is why I want to send a heartfelt “thank you” to the good people at NHL.com for making this week such a breeze.
Rejected slogan: “We still have the crap you already passed on eight times!”
So read through the scoring system, wipe away the final tears from the LA kings loss to the Calgary Flames, and lets start this jalopy!
No. 5 (TIE)
INITIAL REACTION: 6.5
Nothing says “I’m from Alberta” more than fake tattoo sleeves.
Just save the money and add it to your future bail fund.
Sadly, I’m pretty sure there would work to your advantage during last call at any bar in around the greater Calgary and Edmonton areas.
STREET CRED: 0.0
“I LOVE MY TEAM. I’ll show everyone with these tattooed nylon arm sleeves!”
FINAL SCORE: 15.5
INITIAL REACTION: 0.5
Burn it with something stronger than fire!!!
I’d argue the merits of needing fur boots in middle of Texas but I’ve seen the fashion sense of women from Texas.
This isn’t factoring in the $100 you’d need to spend on Fireball shots to consider these boots a good deal.
Nothing says “fanatic” like “fanatic boots,” I guess.
STREET CRED: 5.5
You and Willa Ford could become the bestest of friends!
FINAL SCORE: 18.0
INITIAL REACTION: 8.5
Every Kings fan should have at least two of these in their closet.
When will people stop giving away Mike Richards for pennies on the dollar?
Hilarity aside, you’ll probably just feel dirty wearing this…
STREET CRED: 10.0
…unless you can find the matching Jeff Carter shirt for your best friend.
FINAL SCORE: 35.5
INITIAL REACTION: 9.0
Um, well, uh…
Tough call between this and the Blu-ray box set of Jerseylicious.
Just ask the Kovalchuk family how long that whole “Forever” mantra actually lasts.
STREET CRED: 10.0
Off the charts amazingly terrible and excellent weapon in case someone calls you “muff cabbage” in front of your crew.
FINAL SCORE: 36.0
INITIAL REACTION: 10.0
A 2012 Vancouver Canucks playoff t-shirt?
Words. I do not have them.
About 5 games worth of use in Vancouver, but a lifetime’s worth in Los Angeles.
Those poor, poor Canucks fans.
The entire city of Vancouver should pool their money together to get every last shirt pulled off the shelf.
STREET CRED: 8.0
And fans of every other team that has ever existed should wear these proudly with a smile from ear to ear.
FINAL SCORE: 41.5
Thanks for everything, NHL. dot com, but we came up short again.
Til next time.