Team USA v Russia, T.J. Oshie Jersey Fetches Incredible $23K

Some of you may have already been watching the auctions over at NHL Auctions last night.  For those of you that were not, here is what you missed:

The jersey that T.J. Oshie wore during the 2nd, 3rd, Overtime and Shootout periods in the game against Russia fetched $23,050.00.  Of course, this was the game where we saw Oshie take shot after shot after shot in the shoot out, putting in 4 of 6 attempts to lift Team USA to the win.

It was definitely a fun game to watch (for those of us that did), but this invokes us to ask some questions based on a few points:

  1. According to the stats we dug up, Oshie was awarded 1 goal on his stat sheet for the shootout game winning goal.  Throughout the Olympics, Oshie registered one goal, this goal.
  2. Phil Kessel had a hat trick in the Slovenia game.  Two Goals in the first, One goal in the second.  
  3. Kessel also is listed as the scoring leader for Team USA with 6 goals.
  4. Kessel’s Slovenia Warm-up & First period jersey sold for $1,525.00 and his 2nd & 3rd period jersey for $1,464.00.
  • Is Oshie’s shootout against Russia the most memorable moment of Team USA in the 2014 Olympics?
  • Is a shoot out game winning goal more important than a hat trick?
  • Is the caliber of teams the most important?

For auction results, view:
Team USA Men (v Slovenia, Warm-up & 1st) (2/16/14)
Team USA Men (v Slovenia, 2nd & 3rd) (2/16/14)
Team USA Men (vs Russia, 2nd, 3rd, OT & SO) – 2/15/14

And don’t forget about some of the currently active team auctions:
2013-14 Syracuse Crunch Home White (Ends 4/23/14)
2013-14 Syracuse Crunch Road Blue (Ends 4/23/14)
2013-14 Syracuse Crunch Third Orange (Ends 4/23/14)
2013-14 Syracuse Crunch Third White (Ends 4/23/14)
2013-14 Syracuse Crunch Warm-up (Ends 4/23/14)