This is a really cool thread. I had no idea guys made those modifiactions, but like mincy said it makes sense. Interesting to have straps that tie from the the top too.
WOW Awesome collection. I'd like to know which players customize their current jerseys now. Definitely not as much as the 80s and 90s. I knew about Hordichuk after almost purchasing one, then my buddy bought an Islanders Tim Jackman that has a fight strap sewn underneath the logo. I saw Vukota's 93 Isles jersey up close, and he used the skate lace and a safety pin to hold it down.
I have a Domi Jets jersey that has the shortened cuffs too with tape around the fight strap. Not sure what the tape did. I guess for reinforcement.
I could look at this stuff for hours.
Thanks - current list of enforcer mods (at least in jerseys I own) is below -
The modified fights straps are awesome! Has me thinking tho... I wonder if any fighters have also modified their pants in any way to strengthen those areas fight straps attach to.
Not that I've ever seen - those loops are pretty strong! Not sure to what they attach the front straps though - belt?
Double fight straps with traditional style fight strap sewn in front either behind or below crest -
Brian McGrattan - he shortens his rear fight strap as well
David Koci - Avs did a BRUTAL job with this - see pic below -
Tim Jackman - at least he did with the Isles
Double fight straps with skate lace used as front strap -
Shawn Thornton - skate lace is sewn to the back of the NHL shield at the neck and runs the full length of the jersey; he also shortens his rear fight strap
John Erskine - skate lace sewn to front just below the neck
Shortened fight straps - both of these guys are minor league goons -
Neck reinforcements -
Patrick Bordeleau - his is pretty unique - pic of it is below
Koci Avs front fight strap attachment - crooked and very visible!
Bordeleau Avs neck reinforcement