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Nike May Sell NikeBauer Hockey

from PR Newswire via CNN:

[Nike] also announced today its intent to explore the sale of Nike Bauer Hockey. Following a strategic review of the company’s affiliate brands portfolio, Nike determined that despite the strength of the business, Nike Bauer Hockey does not align with the Company’s long-term growth priorities and exploring a sale is the best strategic alternative. The Company expects the exploration process and any potential sale that maximizes Nike Bauer Hockey’s value to Nike will be completed within the current fiscal year.

Commenting on the anticipated sale, Parker said: “We are focused on investing our resources where we will achieve the greatest returns, both within the Nike brand and within a strong portfolio of complementary affiliate brands. We’re confident it’s the right choice for our Company as we maximize our opportunities and drive toward our long-term growth targets. Given Nike Bauer’s market leading position, we believe we will be able to effectively execute this transaction.”

continued... NikeBauer is one of hockey’s heaviest hitters, so this is going to get more and more interesting as time goes on.

added 12:16pm, The Hockey News has more on this, stating it could be sold by May 31, 2008.

 

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Behind The Scenes- Easton Gear Photo Shoot

The promotional photo shoot of NHL players using the new Easton gear was videotaped.

Some players are using the new Easton Stealth S17 stick.

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RBK Jersey Quality is Questioned

From Tom Gulitti at Fire & Ice,

Enforcer Cam Janssen might have injured his shoulder tonight because of the league’s new Reebok Edge sweaters. His sweater ripped during his two first period fights with Philadelphia’s Jesse Boulerice. That might have helped Boulerice pull Janssen’s jersey over his head in both altercations and win both decisively. Arron Asham also had his sweater tear during his fight with Riley Cote.

“These new jerseys are supposed to make you faster, but what good are they if they tear that easily,” Mike Rupp said.

continued…

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*Hat tip to hockeyfights.com for passing on the story

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  Tags: fighting, new+jersey+devils, philadelphia+flyers, rbk

New Sharks Jerseys

From the San Jose Sharks,

The San Jose Sharks unveiled their new home and road sweaters Monday afternoon as Captain Patrick Marleau, Alternate Captain Joe Thornton, Kyle McLaren and Mike Grier modeled the uniforms at a special press conference on the ice at HP Pavilion at San Jose.

continued… (*includes a photo gallery)

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added 11:01pm, PJ at Sharkspage has some more info on the unis, plus pics and video.

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  Tags: rbk, san+jose+sharks

Oilers Sweater Takes On New Look

from the Edmonton Sun,

Unlike Montreal, Chicago, Toronto and Detroit, the Oilers abandoned tradition entirely in a sweater designed to appeal to the skateboarding/video game crowd.

They actually don’t look like hockey sweaters at all, more like a cross between practice jerseys and something you’d see in rollerball or an Arena football field.

more

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  Tags: edmonton+oilers, rbk

Blues Sweaters

What do you think?

View a slide show of the jerseys and read about them here.

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How to Select a Hockey Stick

Easton Hockey recently gave us a lesson on how to buy a hockey stick. I figured since plenty of readers probably have their own plans to hit the ice this winter, I’d pass on their advice.  These tips should help you choose what can be a pricey - and important - piece of equipment.

Choosing the right hockey stick can be a daunting task these days. There are more manufacturers offering more models, armed with all sorts of technologies aimed at supporting your game. The following are some key elements to consider when making your choice, regardless of brand or price tag.

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  Tags: easton, hockey+equipment

Line Of The Day

from Tapeleg at Jerseys and Hockey Love,

Why is it that every time you see a new jersey in the RBK EDGE style, it looks like it is apologizing? It’s like it wants to say, “Hey, sorry about this, but it isn’t my fault. I’m just designed this way.”

read on for his review of the Avs new sweater…

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Toronto’s New Jerseys

The Toronto Maple Leafs unveiled their own new RBK jerseys a few minutes ago.  This post on HF Boards shows a screenshot from Leafs TV:

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More on the history of the evolving Maple Leafs sweater can be found here.

Update 3:58pm ET: For another point of view… (ha! okay, sorry…)

Update 4:34pm ET: Here is the broadcast from Leafs TV that unveiled the jerseys earlier today. (opens in WMP)

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  Tags: jerseys, rbk, toronto+maple+leafs

New Avalanche Jerseys

Unveiled today, the image below (originally found here) shows a television screen shot of the new jerseys.  From the Avalanche:

The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club revealed its new-look Rbk EDGE uniforms at a press conference this morning. Avalanche defenseman John-Michael Liles modeled the new Avalanche uniform for members of the media. The Avalanche will wear the new uniforms this season beginning this Sunday, September 16 at the Burgundy/White game at the Air Force Academy.

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Read more about them at Colorado Avalanche Blog.

Update 3:10pm ET: the Avalanche team site has added a photo gallery of the new jerseys..

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  Tags: colorado+avalanche, jerseys, rbk

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

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