"It was in the firesale pile w/ Curtis Granderson baby tees, $5."
Those words, which mark the first quasi-piece of unlicensed Pittsburgh merch featured here, come from my good buds at D4L. I'll give them props, because as Red Wings fans, it had to be hard to share an epic Red Wings fail like this. 2009 champions, Detroit? A bit 19-0-ishly cocky, perhaps?
At least the Patriots had officially-licensed non-championship championship gear to ship to South America or Africa or wherever. This Red Wings one is the plainest unlicensed shirt ever. The Las Vegas slogan ripoff is a nice touch, I guess.
The vendor was pretty lackadaisical in designing what could've been a widely-worn unlicensed Stanley Cup champions shirt. That's just a standard goalie mask in the middle...couldn't they have made it look more like Osgood's mask? He's one of the few that wears that style mask, why cheap out on the championship memorabilia, unlicensed or not?
Either way, I want to get this shirt tattooed on my chest.