Hawks, Bruins go classical

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There are few things that stir our drink like a throwback jersey. And let’s face it, throwbacks typically don’t come any smoother than those produced by the NHL.

The Winter Classic games in particular, help bring some pop to their designs, mostly because the jersey makers are working with yesteryear’s template: simple colours, uncluttered logos and quite often forgotten fabrics.

The latest iteration of the Bruins and Blackhawks jerseys for the Classic even boast felt for the numbers and logos, a neat touch but also a clever way to entice merchandise fanatics.

All that’s left for these items, perhaps, is an old timey smell. How about a combination of Lentheric aftershave, Brylcreem and sweat?

Now that’d be truly vintage.

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NHL Ice Time is superbly distracting

NHL Ice Time

iPhone Apps are taking over the world, aren’t they? Sooner or later we’ll be sending these things to our meetings and on dates. It’ll be like that Schwarzenegger flick The 6th Day, or any sci-fi with Bruce Willis. Anyway, one app that has impressed us is NHL Ice Time. This is a genuine good use of time folks. Ice time that is! Ah, sorry. You get scores, stats, video highlights, photos and even streamed game audio all for around $10. For hockey fans unable to attend games or without a TV nearby, it doesn’t get much better than this type of access.

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LA Kings

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