At the beginning of this year a very large Sports Memorabilia Company in the US struck a deal with the NHL for exclusive rights to the License. So what does this mean to you? Well I have spoken to all my Canadian suppliers and they have been told to sell off what they have in NHL as they will no longer be able to offer NHL collectibles moving forward.
One large retailer of Sports Memorabilia on the east coast who had multiple stores closed at the end of 2018. Was it because of the NHL issue? Not sure, I know this because I bought a bunch of their inventory in January of this year. (check my New Arrivals Page for more).
From what I am hearing moving forward you will need to order online from the US to get your NHL Collectibles. I know for me I will keep trying to source more from where ever I can. I really don't want to have to source from the US as the exchange rate will kill me LOL.
Well lets hope this is all a bad dream :) with the Stanley Cup coming this isn't going to be pretty. I will keep you up to date on this.
Make sure you change my New Arrivals Page often, anything I find will go there first.