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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: 2018-19 NHL Alternate Jerseys

The new 2018-19 NHL season is nearly upon us, and that only means one thing: JERSEY UNVEILS! Like during the transition to Reebok a decade ago, Adidas decided to forego alternate jerseys during the first year of their new Adizero system. Some say that this was to avoid overloading the production line with too many variants, although the cynics would suggest that this was done for all the...

Permanently Closed

As you walk in through the side doors just past the old Staples, You are confronted by a vintage 7-Up refrigerator that looks like something you’d find in Wayne’s World or some other quintessentially 90s movie. Then you look towards the counter, drawn to the greasy sizzle of bacon and eggs being fried to a slight char on the stove beneath it. You know that, in a few minutes, a hungry...

Soraidh, SFU

When I began writing this piece, I already knew which picture I wanted to feature. So I scrolled through Google Photos to find it. And kept scrolling. I remember thinking to myself, “no way it was this long ago.” I finally found it in the April 2014 section. Yeah, I guess it really has been that long. Choosing My Path I remember my first-ever class up at Simon Fraser University: the...

Thank you, Hank and Danny

Thank you for between-the-legs shots, and passes off the end wall. Thank you for putting up with so much abuse, and for rising above it all.   Thank you for your leadership, even when under scrutiny. Thank you for your dedication to the team, the fans, and community.   Thank you for your class, both on the ice, and off it too. Thank you for all you’ve done, while wearing the Royal...

When In Hong Kong

The saying goes: When in Rome, do as Romans do. You know, to blend in when you’re in a new, unfamiliar place. But is it really that simple? When I arrived in Hong Kong for my internship four months ago, adapting to the culture seemed straightforward enough. I began to speak Cantonese more often, ate local food, and even learned to walk with my head buried in my cell phone like everyone else does...

Remembering the 7th Floor Lab

On July 7, I decided to dedicate some real time to work on my Strategy paper, so I headed where I always did when I needed to focus: the 7th floor lab at Simon Fraser University’s Harbour Centre campus. It was a routine perfected over the course of 10 semesters at the school: grab some lunch at the food court downstairs, purchase a drink from Dollarama on my way up the stairs, then head up...

A Closer Look: Vancouver Canucks Adizero Jerseys (2017)

After a decade of Reebok, the NHL will finally be getting a three-striped facelift in the 2017-18 season as teams transition to the new Adizero jersey system. We first caught a glimpse of Adidas’ first foray into professional hockey during the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. These jerseys (as well as their NHL counterparts) are 19% lighter, 27% strong, and much more breathable than their...

A Decade of Reebok Edge

Time flies, doesn’t it? It’s been a decade since Reebok first unveiled their new Edge jerseys at the 2007 NHL All Star Game. But as the NHL transitions to the new Adidas jerseys, let’s take a look at the changes Reebok’s revolutionary system underwent over the past 10 years. Authentic Vs. Premier Jerseys First off, let’s establish the scope of this post. This post will be focusing on...

Derek Woo

I am a marketing and human resources graduate from Vancouver, Canada. I created this website to store my thoughts and create content that I hope others will find interesting. Outside of writing and web development, I'm a huge hockey fan, aviation enthusiast, and history buff.

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