NHL Socks

NHL socks calgary flames boston bruins edmonton oilers 2011 Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas

You can buy NHL-branded socks that feature the team colors, logo, and nickname. But what about socks that look just like the ones the players are wearing? No such thing exists! It’s weird. Perhaps they are too generic in appearance?

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Logos could be tacked on but I don’t think they are necessary. Would be nice to just buy a pack of these at a Walmart instead of those boring white tube socks.

EA NHL 16-Bit Figurines

NHL 94 Figurines design by Dave Delisle davesgeekyideas

When I was a kid I used to own the Wayne Gretzky Overtime table hockey set. Every hockey¬†player, including those¬†that came with the table, came with a little stand so you can display them when they’re not affixed to the table.*

I mention these table hockey players because they were small and fun to collect (and even customize). I’m hoping that one day a similar approach could be taken with NHL players from the EA 16-bit era (NHL Hockey 92, NHLPA 93, NHL 94 – NHL 97). These small figurines would be a blast to collect.

*These stands were great because you can snap them together to make a big team stand. A similar approach could be used for the EA figurines too.