Cashblowing: Send ‘Em to Nicaragua Edition

Face it, people – the summer months are difficult ones in which to be a sarcaustic hockey blog.  Good leads on stories are as infrequent as Derian Hatcher lighting the lamp/turning down an eclair.  In what may become a recurring feature out of necessity, Hextall454 takes a look at the finest product offerings the NHL Shop has to offer…and then promptly demands his money back.

Can’t say there’s a whole lot happening right now that makes me want to rush out to the NHL Shop and start burning through my hard-earned currency.  It’s not that I don’t see that you’ve signed Dan Fritsche to an entry-level deal, Colorado; he’s just not exactly at the top of my must-buy Avs jersey list.

Ok, you got me.  No such list exists.

And I don’t care what they’re saying about gas prices going back down, I’ve got to keep my wallet in check.  And besides, our guest room has been swallowed up by this monstrosity, so where would I put fresh NHL.com gear?  Hell, Madden came out today.  I’m broke.

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Cashblowing with Hextall454

Face it, people – the summer months are difficult ones in which to be a sarcaustic hockey blog.  Good leads on stories are as infrequent as Derian Hatcher lighting the lamp/turning down an eclair.  In what may become a recurring feature out of necessity, Hextall454 takes a look at the finest product offerings the NHL Shop has to offer…and then promptly demands his money back.

The NHL thinks it has you pegged.  They’ve got shift after shift of market research assistants who know your spending patterns and the product lines that will pique your interest.  And to prove it to you, they’re having a 15% off EVERYTHING sale for the next week or so to entice you to spend your almighty currency at their cybermarket.  Who needs gas money, when you can buy this adorable blow-up rink display for no doubt your favorite Starting Lineup hockey figures.  It’s a Franklin Mini Hockey Rink Set!

Just picture yourself, chilling in your well-carpeted finished basement, making line changes with your favorite miniature representations of the game’s best players, choosing not to focus that the depth of the nets rival blueline-to-blueline.  And sure, the price of 99.99 seems high for a round of simulated shiftwork, but I guess some people are really into the experience.  Sign me up.

Sweet Christ, it’s what now?

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