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    Popular Defunct Teams

    I mean, of course Hartford's not getting an NHL team any time soon, the city's biggest arena is still the one that chased the Whalers out in the first place, except now on top of everything else it's 20 years older. But for me at least it's hard to fully "get over it" when the Whalers arguably still have as big a fanbase, if not a bigger one, than the Hurricanes do.
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    NHL 2018-19

    Yellow numbers on the dark jersey is a big part of the Blues' signature look, it baffles me that they changed them to white, especially when it was basically for no reason.
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    2018 NBA "Off"Season-Because It's Always On

    I'm actually impressed, you managed to top your first bad take with an even worse one.
  4. Well, FWIW they haven't officially called it "Forum Blue" since they left the Forum in 1999, so that's nothing new...
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    the admiral

    Yo, if you're serious, good luck with that.
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    NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    Saw someone on Facebook compare Dundon's short run with the Hurricanes thus far to Loria and the Expos; which, for starters: But also, the difference being that once upon a time people actually cared about the Montreal Expos.
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    ArenaBowl XXXI: How To Lose and Still Win

    Don't forget how Albany is an expansion team and Washington is in their 2nd season. An expansion team going to the finals in year one to face Washington; gee, that sounds familiar... (At least Vegas didn't lose to the Sabres though)
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    Ducks Go Mighty Retro for New Third Jersey

    I expected a hot mess, what I think it is is a big fat "meh" - jade & eggplant don't go great with black, but there's not enough orange involved to make it truly gaudy.
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    2018 NBA "Off"Season-Because It's Always On

    We might have our answer, not even a day after the trade:
  10. Welp, another leak - this one courtesy of 2K Sports on Facebook:
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    It's been a feature ever since the banhammer thread was locked, though each one only stays open for a few days. It's just that nobody'd actually posted in one until recently.
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    NHL 2018-19

    I'm a bit late on this, but I haven't seen text layout this bad since that SmashBurger ad that went viral last fall:
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    NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    I'm just gonna point out that the only reason Bettman got the job in 1993 was because President Gil Stein resigned in disgrace after nominating himself to the Hall of Fame. I'm not saying that's what happened here, but maybe wait until he's out of the job before considering him for the Hall?
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    NHL 2018-19

    I... don't hate this. Sure, the "ghosted" shoulder logos and "heathered" stripes are dumb and gimmicky but as a whole this ain't bad. 6.5/10 EDIT: Also, lol @ the "we don't know where we're putting the captain logos" thing, heck of a ship they're running in Raleigh
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    Blandest Uniforms in Modern History

    And yet both of these descriptions are exactly why I consider be such a boring look: the Leafs had design elements that were part of their signature look... ...but then they replaced them with a generic, cut-paste "create-a-team" template.
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    2018 NBA "Off"Season-Because It's Always On

    Moving into the old Forum would continue the legacy of encroaching on the Lakers (plus design-wise it's still one of my all-time favourite arenas), which means embracing their legacy, buying it from MSG & moving there is what they should totally do.
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    Blandest Uniforms in Modern History

    I've kinda said this before, but honestly? Give 'em a shoulder patch or something!
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    Unpopular Opinions

    I think the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a salvageable look. To me this set has an amazing colour balance; the way the brighter red pops with the pewter and orange just looks so good. Change the still-terrible number font and shrink the logo on the helmet a bit, and I think their uniforms become among the best in the NFL.
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    NHL 2018-19

    To me the Mighty Ducks logo is to the 90s what the Islanders logo is to the 70s - they're both very much products of their respective times, and so they're both fairly dated in that regard as a result, but they're also both very iconic logos that are instantly-recognisable to the teams they represent. (Also, attempts to replace both have been mixed at best.) At the same time, their current black & orange colour scheme has really grown on me in the last couple of years - make the striping less busy, replace the Webbed D with the recoloured Mighty logo, and I think they've got one of the best looks in the NHL. As for this alt, I like the idea of a black jersey with the classic logo on it, as I implied, but purple, teal and orange striping? That sounds like it'll be a cluttered mess to me. I guess we'll see how it goes, but I don't like the sounds of it...
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    Unusual Team Branding Ideas

    I did something like this in NHL 18, since starting with an expansion team lets makes you create a farm team to go with it; so, I gave Albany an AHL team again, the "Hams":
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    NHL 2017-18

    Personally, I don't hate the orca logo. It's colour scheme when it debuted was really nice; the white & blue variant they use now is a little more bland - I think that concept someone posted with green trim inside the C is far nicer - but it's still a fine look. Yeah, there's the nod to their former ownership, but that doesn't bother me quite as much as it probably should. Honestly it feels subtle enough (and still ties into the region anyways) that I personally just don't care about that - the "VANCOUVER" that arcs over it is the bigger problem IMO anyways. Having said that, I think I'd still prefer them finally going with Johnny Canuck in some form, him being their actual namesake and all.
  22. I'm of two minds concerning the Knights from here on out: -My gut feeling tells me have nowhere to go but down now. They won't be surprising anyone anymore; they have actual expectations put upon them now; their guys who had career years are gonna want big fat raises, which will put a strain on their payroll, especially considering they've said they're gonna be spenders in July; plus, George "My Capitals couldn't get past the 2nd round" McPhee has to start making actual player moves that aren't just taking freebies from a more generous draft. They might tread water in the deep pool they've built themselves (I'm not gonna say they will miss the playoffs, because that'd be stupid), but I do think it's all underwater for them from here otherwise. -Having said that, with their first year out of the way now, if they were to get back to the playoffs next year I'd probably be less salty about it - there is precedent for 2nd-year expansion teams making deep playoff runs, after all (both the Jaguars and Panthers played in the NFL's Conference Championships in 1996), so them making a run in 2019 wouldn't be that unusual on its own. I'll probably never fully get on their side, being another Sunbelt team in a league with too many failing Sunbelt teams as it is, not to mention their stupid name and idiot owner(s); but I at least won't consider their presence in the playoffs a league's reputation-damaging farce anymore.
  23. You do have a point with that, but the Knights weren't just a 6-7 seed, .500 team*, they were more like if the 1998 Devil Rays won 100 games and the AL Pennant. * - Ironically with how deep the NHL is now compared to 18-25 years ago, I don't think they needed to alter the expansion draft rules this time - IMO a Knights team built under the older rules might've been a wild card, one-and-done team like you mentioned, instead of an immediate powerhouse.
  24. Except the 1993 Expansion Draft did only have one protected goalie per team, and it did lead to a tandem team having to give up a fairly good goalie: If you recall, thanks to Vanbiesbrouck (and the trap, but w/e) the Panthers were arguably the best pre-Knights expansion team, missing the playoffs in 1994 and 1995 by a single point both years, before going to the Finals in 1996. (I don't count the '68 Blues or the '79 WHA merger teams, because those were under fairly unusual circumstances.) There was quite a bit of goalie-moving before that draft, actually; Beezer was actually taken from Vancouver because the Rangers traded him there beforehand so they could protect Mike Richter, as had the Nordiques traded Ron Hextall to the Islanders so they could protect Stephane Fiset.
  25. I guess there's only one proper way to close out this thread - and boy does CBC/SportsNet just nail these playoff montages every single year.