Buffalo Leads Overall Merchandise Sales

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  1. MLH

    MLH Registered User

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    Not too much of a surprise since Buffalo was consistently leading the NHL.com's monthly jersey sales, but it's still impressive to knock off Detroit's 10+ year reign at the top. This is total merchandise sales and the link requires a subscription.

    http://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=article.preview&articleId=55105
     
  2. Jaded-Fan

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    They have been considered an elite team, if not the elite team, the past two years. And they are considered to be the most offensively exposive team, or at least in that small handful up top. And their fans have become rabid about the team, as shown by the local broadcast ratings. No suprise at all here. They came to that top spot in sales legitimately and deserve :handclap: .
     
  3. Here's a formula for merchandize sales:
    1: Get team real hot after sucking for years
    2: Change jersey
    3: Make money, hand over fist
     
  4. joshjull

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    Thats right. A team being below .500 once in the last ten season is really sucking for years isn't it.
     
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  5. Ruckus007

    Ruckus007 Said too much

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    Nyuk nyuk nyuk ;)
     
  6. nyrmetros

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    I wanna know if people are buying the Buffalo 3rd jersey...... you know..... the real shirt....
     
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    I can only imagine how many more jerseys they would have sold to non-Sabre fans with a better (read original) logo.

    I loved the fan inspired designs.
     
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    And that's with me not buying anything Slug!
     
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    The original Sabres logo blows away the new one. I just bought an old Sabres home jersey. I will never buy that slug, or toupee, or whatever the hell they call it.
     
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    That makes two of us. I guess more people than I thought are buying the new slugs jerseys, which IMHO suck. Those things are awful. :shakehead
     
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    I'd buy your theory if the Ducks were also selling jersey's like hotcakes this season. Where does Anaheim rank in jersey sales?
     
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    http://buffalo.bizjournals.com/buffalo/stories/2007/05/07/daily30.html
     
  14. nyrmetros

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    as a Rangers supporter, I respect the old Buffalo sweater.... but that's it.
     
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    "Next stop on the NHL Bandwagon:Buffalo, New York " :biglaugh:
     
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    900 percent.. thats insane
     
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    From what I was told at around mid-season by my boss (I work for the Habs), the Sabres were first, Red Wings were second. The Rangers, I think, were 3rd, and Montreal/Toronto were 4th and 5th.

    Things may have changed, but this is how they were mid-season, from what I was told.
     
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    Rangers in 3rd ehh? I wonder how I could get a breakdown on the number of Rangers jerseys sold, and which names/numbers old best, and if people were buying the blueshirts or the whites, and authentics vs replicas.
     
  19. Luigi Lemieux

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    when their new jerseys were unveiled, i hated the logo but loved the colors. i have to say the slug has grown on me though. the 3rd jersey is still better, but i like the slug jerseys now.
     
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    look for a whole pile of teams to change their uniforms
     
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    I'd assume blue replicas are the biggest sellers.
     
  22. Whiplash27

    Whiplash27 Quattro!!

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    You got a slug on your shirt :biglaugh:

    Go back to the Buffalo with the two sabers and I'll respect you more ;).
     
  23. Whiplash27

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    Same here. Most people buy the blue and I'm sure most people would buy the replica because almost $300 for a jersey is too much.

    I'd say the most popular as of now are:
    Lundqvist
    Shanahan
    Jagr
    Prucha
    Ortmeyer

    Sounds about right to me. Although I did see a Malik jersey at Game 6 :biglaugh:
     
  24. Hunter Gathers

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    Are you sure you don't mean "Slug slug slug"? :sarcasm:
     
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    I agree i love the 1970 buffalo jersey, the current one stinks.i have a couple of the classic buffalo jerseys with the french connection number and names on the back and a tim horton, eddie shack and roger crozier jersey.
     

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