How to tape a hockey stick blade

Recently over at Yahoo!’s Puck Daddy blog, former minor leaguer Justin Bourne wrote up his tips on how to tape a hockey stick blade, and it served as a good prompt to get me reconsidering my approach to the game. As hockey players, many aspects of our preparation become almost second-nature, so it’s useful every once in a while to take a fresh look and see if perhaps there’s a better way. [Read more...]

How to clean your hockey equipment

One of the most consistent questions I see out there related to hockey gear is how to keep your equipment clean – besides the need to eliminate “The Stench”, that foul, uniquely characteristic odor which emanates from gloves and other equipment that has sat in your bag for too long, there are also safety issues to consider. Damp areas with stagnant air are perfect breeding ground for all sorts of nasty bacteria, which can lead to serious health issues if left unaddressed.

So what we’ll cover here is what you’ll need to do on a game-by-game basis, along with the occasional cleaning job. For each of those, we’ll talk about the bare minimum requirements, a recommended solution, and the prime choice for those looking for the best solution. [Read more...]

Need new hockey equipment? Save money, and buy in July!

The 2011-12 hockey season is really just a matter of weeks away – do you need to replace some of that old equipment, or is the junior hockey player in your house ready for some larger gear?

Fortunately, there’s still time to order before things get rolling, and today I have special coupon codes to use at two of the major online retailers, in order to help you save money along the way. [Read more...]

Where you can buy the new Nashville Predators jerseys

new Nashville Predators home jerseyWith last night’s big reveal of the new Nashville Predators home jersey last night at Bridgestone Arena, the natural question people are asking is, when can they get their hands on some? In a closed-door session with a handful of local bloggers, the team’s Executive Vice President & Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Chris Parker, shared a few details: [Read more...]

Why you should buy your authentic & replica NHL jerseys online

Hockey jerseys are the typical fan’s badge of honor, their sign of allegiance to a team or an individual player. What fan doesn’t have a jersey in the closet for wearing to a game, or viewing party, or better yet, for a friendly game of street hockey in the neighborhood?

When it comes to buying a new jersey, going online can be the best way to go for a lot of folks. The advantages are many: [Read more...]

Los Angeles Kings’ new road jerseys now on sale!

Los Angeles Kings Gear at Shop.NHL.comThe Los Angeles Kings are one of several NHL teams introducing new uniforms for the 2011-12 season, and Shop.NHL.com now has their new road jerseys available for pre-ordering (shipments will begin October 1, 2011). [Read more...]

July 4th weekend offers extra savings on hockey equipment

From week to week we’ve featured savings opportunities on various segments of hockey equipment, i.e. Bauer one week, elbow pads the next. This July 4th weekend, however, there’s a great opportunity to save some extra cash on whatever gear or accessories you need. Hockey Monkey is running an extra-special discount through Tuesday, July 5 2011, in which you can save an extra 20% on any item in their Clearance Section. That includes skates, sticks, helmets, shoulder pads… the works! [Read more...]