Slow news day here, with no good reason to call XM (even though I had some funny stuff, there wasn’t enough to chat about). So finally I’m posting a jersey, which is the first half of the title, so I should get with it.
This is my David Aebischer jersey:
The black strip through his name is my protest to him being traded. If you get the idea that I think this trade was a good idea, you are not paying attention.
What’s wrong with this picture? Lots of things, and I don’t mean the couches color scheme. The added patches don’t belong for a few reasons, because the third jersey was introduced to the club for the 2001-2002 season. So the Stanley Cup patch doesn’t belong (even though he won the cup as backup that year), not the 2000-2001 All-Star Game patch, or the NHL 2000 patch. That’s a playoff pin near the collar, but I don’t think it will stay past one washing. The 10th anniversary patch lies in wait.
My first game at the Pepsi Center was after the trade, but I did get to see Abie play in LA and Pittsburgh. Wearing the jersey to Pepsi was fun, hearing people behind me talking about it as I walked the crowded halls. It gets me into more conversations.
Today, I was at a place (name will remain undisclosed until I have a crack at the merch) that had signed Abie jerseys for sale, at quite the discount. $70 for replica, $100 for the authentic. I don’t think I’ll get one, because what could be prettier than mine?
More jerseys to come…
Also, I need to find a better place to take photos. Cracks about the futon will be laughed at if funny, laughed at harder if not.