Vegas Golden Knights merchandise is flying off the shelves Tarvarius Moore Jersey , with goalie Marc-Andre Fleury’s jersey leading the way.
Specific numbers weren’t immediately available Tuesday, but the NHL says the team’s overall North American sales have been very strong.
”The Vegas Golden Knights are in the top five in merch sales all season,” Nirva Milord, the NHL’s senior director of corporate communications, wrote in an email to The Canadian Press. ”Marc-Andre Fleury is tops among players in playoffs merch sales.”
Last month, the NHL reported that Fleury was fourth in jersey sales behind Toronto’s Auston Matthews, Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby and Edmonton’s Connor McDavid.
Fleury, a three-time Stanley Cup champion in Pittsburgh Xavier Rhodes Jersey , was not protected by the Penguins in last year’s expansion draft. He has helped anchor the Golden Knights and gave them immediate star power.
This random mix of journeymen, up-and-comers and castoffs will host the Jets in Game 3 of the Western Conference final Wednesday after teams split the first two games in Winnipeg.
Cash registers have been ringing with sales of hats, hoodies, sweatshirts, T-shirts and jerseys adorned with the knight helmet symbol and the team’s steel grey, black, gold and red colors.
Marvin Ryder, a marketing professor at McMaster University in Hamilton Trent Murphy Jersey , Ontario, points to a couple of reasons for strong sales: a lack of competition from other top sports leagues in Las Vegas; the readiness of hockey fans and youngsters to flock to new gear.
But where the franchise really delivered, Ryder said, was with its powerful logo coupled with an attractive color scheme.
”Whatever graphic identity team they hired, they knocked it right out of the park,” Ryder told The Canadian Press.
It helps to have a winning team, too.
”Ultimately it’s how the fans embrace it,” Ryder said. ”In this case Tanoh Kpassagnon Jersey , I’m going to say it’s more about lucky. You had all the pieces, but they got them right the very first day. That’s the unusual part of the story.
”Normally it takes longer for the teams to find that combination of performance and the right-looking logo that people are proud to wear. They got it right from Day One.”
During the games when Deshaun Watson was their starting quarterback last season, the Texans were the highest-scoring team in the NFL. So it’s no surprise that Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins thinks he and Watson can be the best pair in the NFL this year.
Hopkins said at Houston’s Organized Team Activities that he sees the two of them developing into the best quarterback-receiver combination in football in 2018.
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Watson is still being held out of 11-on-11 drills to protect his surgically repaired knee, but he is making good progress and expected to be cleared well before the start of the regular season. Hopkins said he’s been impressed with how Watson has tried to improve mentally while he hasn’t been able to do everything physically.
鈥淚 would say him studying off the field Rasheem Green Jersey , just learning the system [and] not just coming out and making the plays that he naturally can do,鈥?Hopkins said. 鈥淚 would say studying defenses, being a student of the game. Just the conversations we have in between workouts and warming up. It鈥檚 constantly going over defenses, talking about what we can do to get better. I definitely can see him wanting to be the best.鈥?/p>
The Texans are coming off a 4-12 season, but with Watson and J.J. Watt returning to health, there’s every reason for plenty of optimism coming out of Houston.
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