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    Quote Originally Posted by Lososaurus View Post
    I went to Discount Hockey's new place and yeah, it's not nearly as big as HockeyGiant/Monkey. Discount Hockey's current location is very 'rag tag'(Last time I was there a couple months ago), there were a lot of boxes in the center of the store with unopened merchandise and a guy working there named Rick, who was f'ing rad.

    The only thing making me hesitant to go all the way down to Giant or Hawk is how far it is, driving all the way down from Santa Clarita/Newhall.
    Yeah, well, make a day of it. For a hockey nut, a day at hockey stores is better than Disneyland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by santiclaws View Post
    Yeah, well, make a day of it. For a hockey nut, a day at hockey stores is better than Disneyland.
    I'll make a week out of it, I spent a whole damn day on stick/skates/gloves...indecisive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lososaurus View Post
    I'll make a week out of it, I spent a whole damn day on stick/skates/gloves...indecisive.
    Yeah, go to Hawkhockey's (Hockey Monkey) website and look at pics of the store. You don't find stores of that size anywhere in California. It's an anomaly as far as hockey stores in these kind of small hockey markets go (Anti-Ice Hockey Weather). Do what you can to support them, keep them growing and keep them in business.

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    On my trip down, I might get everything, not sure, but I need to put a helmet on high priority, I don't want to crack my skull open. So I might head down to Discount Hockey for a new blade and helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Natural View Post
    You don't find stores of that size anywhere in California.
    Well......except for Hockey Giant, 5 minutes north on the 5 freeway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnholyGoalie View Post
    Well......except for Hockey Giant, 5 minutes north on the 5 freeway.
    I wouldn't recommend Hockey Giant to anyone.

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    I've never had a bad experience at HG, but I do know some people who have. But regardless they are a good option to at least try on gear that HM might not carry. And for someone who'd be driving a ways down there, it just makes sense to try both places since they aren't that far apart.

    But I understand your disapproval.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnholyGoalie View Post
    Well......except for Hockey Giant, 5 minutes north on the 5 freeway.
    You don't find stores or that size in California that aren't filled with douchebags that do their best to avoid doing their jobs.

    Howabout that? I went to Giant and they had 0 selection for 2-piece sticks, unless you needed junior left handed Recchi blades and shafts made for Vern Troyer. Drove down to Hockey Monkey shortly after, great selection, nice folks who helped me out. I needed a few random things so I went to Discount Hockey with a guy named Rick working who let me in early( Had to go to work directly after ) and got me what I needed and was a nice guy.

    I don't mean any animosity towards you, but I had a less than satisfactory experience at HG and Hawk was great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lososaurus View Post
    unless you needed junior left handed Recchi blades and shafts made for Vern Troyer.



    I don't think Cammi would approve of you saying that if he had heard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnholyGoalie View Post
    I've never had a bad experience at HG, but I do know some people who have. But regardless they are a good option to at least try on gear that HM might not carry. And for someone who'd be driving a ways down there, it just makes sense to try both places since they aren't that far apart.

    But I understand your disapproval.
    I've had bad experiences there but I still think he should try since he's driving down. But I would rather go to HM anyday. Even the shop at Anaheim Ice has a more useful selection of gear than HG. It's rare though that you would find something at giant that monkey won't carry. But there are many things that monkey carries that giant doesn't.

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