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PHT Morning Skate: Where we worry about ads on NHL jerseys

Jul 21, 2012, 8:03 AM EDT


PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Derek Roy discussed his shoulder surgery, playing with that injury and what it will be like to skate on the same team as Jaromir Jagr in a radio interview. (Defending Big D)

Ayn Rand devotees might not enjoy Mike Boone’s take on the NHL owners’ side of the CBA arguments. (Montreal Gazette)

Should the San Jose Sharks target Jakub Voracek with an offer sheet? (Fear the Fin)

Deadspin collects some heartfelt stories about Jessica Ghawi (aka Jessica Redfield), a Colorado Avalanche/hockey writer who was one of the victims of the Dark Knight Rises shooting in Aurora. (Deadspin)

Dirk Hoag provides a collection of links that mostly revolve around the Shea Weber offer sheet situation. (On the Forecheck)

The NBA looks like it will put logos on its jerseys starting in the 2013-14 season. One can only shudder to wonder if other major leagues – such as the NHL – might follow the NBA’s lead. (Uni-Watch via Pension Plan Puppets)

On the heels of a one-year deal, one wonders why Sam Gagner‘s contracts are getting shorter. (Edmonton Journal)

Joe Haggerty studies the different approaches taken by Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli and Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren. (

  1. polegojim - Jul 21, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    NBA Jersey Ad deal is pathetic. Talk about shamelessly trying to wring out every last penny.

    Soon they’ll have the ‘Dorito’s Foul Shot Moment’ , the ‘Geico In-Bound Pass’, and the ‘Extenze 3-Pointer’.

    Let’s hope NHL and NFL don’t follow that money grubbing example.

  2. claysbar - Jul 21, 2012 at 9:38 AM

    It would be hard to imagine the NHL doing this. It has just always seemed to me how jerseys and team logos define a team more in hockey than it does in other sports. Football just has names and numbers. Baseball and basketball it’s names and numbers with a fairly simple logo, name of team, city etc.

  3. Eberwizzle - Jul 21, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    See that “Reebok” name behind the neck? It’s called an ad.

    • drewsylvania - Jul 21, 2012 at 10:06 AM

      Yeah, but it isn’t thrown in peoples faces like ads emblazoned on jerseys would. It doesn’t deface the jersey that people see.

      If they put ads on the jerseys like they do in racing, I’ll be reconsidering whether I want to watch the NHL.

    • polegojim - Jul 21, 2012 at 10:55 AM

      @eberwizzle –
      1) Reebok is simple and innocuous – the chosen as league ‘apparel’ provider – totally appropriate
      2) The symbol on the chest = we in sports call that the TEAM logo

      Not even REMOTELY the same thing they’re talking about.

      Soon – they’ll have NBA jersey’s looking like a Nascar event with stickers covering every inch.

      • Eberwizzle - Jul 21, 2012 at 12:01 PM

        I was simply responding to the one who said “If they put ads on the jerseys like they do in racing, I’ll be reconsidering whether I want to watch the NHL.”
        They already have ads on it so stop watching.

      • polegojim - Jul 21, 2012 at 9:25 PM

        I was simply pointing out your weak argument and very much enjoy watching without inundation.

  4. nspatriot - Jul 21, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    I don’t care what they wear. I just want to watch good hockey. Can you blame some teams wanting ads ? Maybe then some of the smaller markets could afford UFAs.

  5. kingfooj - Jul 21, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    NO, no ads on jerseys. THE NHL IS NOT A EUROPEAN LEAGUE, if you watch the SEL or KHL(with all due respect to the skill level) you cant even get an idea of what the over all logo and jersey scheme is supposed to look like because of all the neon logos that are pasted all over the jerseys. This is the nhl we’re talking about, keep it simple, keep it nice, keep it classy.

  6. ironmike778 - Jul 21, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    @Eberwizzle – Are you kidding me with that stupid take?? The logo on the front is an ad?? LMAO…..that’s gotta be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Talk about a reach!!

  7. dsd3 - Jul 21, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    I don’t like the idea. I wouldn’t buy a jersey with an ad on it. That said, I understand why teams are interested in that as a source of revenue.

  8. habsman - Jul 22, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    Under the luxury tax system in MLB a few years back, The Yankee’s had a payroll of 287 million dollars and the Pirates had a pay roll of 38 million.

    You never hear anyone bragging about parity in baseball.

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