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Vancouver Canucks/Rona Jersey Sponsorship

Posted in Gear Sightings, Jerseys with tags , , , , , , , on September 18, 2011 by prostocknation

The Vancouver Canucks opened up main camp today with a couple of sessions open to the general public.  This was an excellent opportunity to catch a first glimpse of what equipment the players will be using during this upcoming season.  The most significant change however, similar to the Toronto Maple Leafs, is the club now bears a patch on the right chest of their practice jerseys with the logo of their sponsor, Rona.

Eddie Lack (pictured below) is still sporting his familiar set of Brian’s Focus with the Lack (obviously) graphics.  From what we can see it’s identical to the set he wore at last year’s training camp and pre-season.  His attire essentially summed up everyone else skating at Rogers Arena today fairly well, not much has changed at all.  With players being such superstitious creatures it’s not surprising the majority of guys at camp are also sticking to what they used last year after such a productive campaign.

Photo Credit: Canucks.com

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Maple Leafs & Purolator Jersey Sponsorship Deal

Posted in Jerseys with tags , , , on September 17, 2011 by prostocknation

Photo Credit: Keith Beaty/Toronto Star

According to an article in the Toronto Star, starting today the Toronto Maple Leafs will be sporting a Purolator patch on their practice jerseys.  It’s not the first time this has happened in the NHL but this sponsorship deal will bring in a new revenue stream for the club and we expect more teams to follow suit in the future.

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How would you react if the NHL permitted corporate sponsors to place advertisements on game jerseys as well?  While it doesn’t sound like a very North American thing to do, AHL teams have had sponsor patches located on the right chest for years.

Original article: http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/nhl/mapleleafs/article/1054876–kelly-the-leafs-on-slippery-slope-of-jersey-sponsorship
– M