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    2018-19 NHL Season

    Oh, the Ducks just traded Aberg today to Minnesota for Justin Kloos. Their 2nd-to-top goal scorer for a guy who's played one game (and did nothing but commit a turnover and a penalty in that game). So that's a good trade.
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    2018-19 NHL Season

    well that was smart of them
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    Players on the "RIGHT" Team, but "WRONG" Uniform

    Ah yes, the "I'd rather be anywhere else" face, a classic
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    NHL 2018-19

    Yeah, Edgification really sucked the life out of them, the way it did to just about everyone's uniforms.
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    NHL 2018-19

    See, this is what I don't get - why does it matter? Past results don't guarantee future performance; and besides, you're making it sound like wearing purple is why they were forgettable, and obviously it's not - I'll remind you that they were pretty forgotten in the late-90s as well, after Bruce McNall went to prison, the team went bankrupt and had to trade Gretzky & co., all of which happened while they were still wearing the black & silver. They're looking pretty forgettable right now and going forward as well, I'll point out. I do like the silver & black, but I also like the gold & purple Forum Blue and black, silver & purple as well; which I like most tends to change depending on my mood. Presently I'm really feeling the black, silver & purple set; I own one myself, and the deep purple they used and the way the crest & letters shine looks so good to me. It's a vastly underrated uniform IMO, overshadowed by its predecessors. The Kings are a team that's had some stupendous downturns with a pair of high points, both of which just happened to occur while they were basically copying the Raiders. That their Dork Ages have mostly been while purple was one of their team colours is coincidental. I won't mind if they keep the silver & black going forward - though, again, I'd prefer more silver myself, especially on the home - but if they do decide to keep purple off their uniforms in the future it should be because they don't think it's their strongest brand, not because they just happened to be lousy while wearing it.
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    NHL 2018-19

    I do like the old silver & black, the Raiders look, but I really don't like their current unis; they're a cheap imitation that uses too much white and not enough silver IMO.
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    NHL 2018-19

    I disagree entirely; it was fun the first time, when Phil the Thrill was picked last, but it wore out its welcome very quickly (especially after that 17-12 game in 2015) and was rightfully ditched and replaced with something a bit better. (I'd still prefer East vs. West but it's close at least.) I still don't get why the NFL and NBA decided that's just what their own all-star games needed? And frankly I don't even get your point here - is that aimed at me? If so, when did I ever say the NHL needs to be more like the league that decided ads on jerseys was the right thing to do? Case in point, when the NBA stole the NHL's dumb ASG format they didn't even do it right for its first two years - why would you schedule an ASG based around an all-star fantasy draft, and then not televise the draft? If you want to speed up the ASG's death then yeah, injecting silly gimmicks like a draft or a 3v3 tournament into it are absolutely the right way to accomplish that, in my opinion. I guess I'm one of the few people who actually still enjoys a regular ol' All-Star Game, especially in the NHL where it's one of the few times a year the wooden stiffs who play the game actually let loose and show some personality, even if just a little.
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    NHL 2018-19

    What I don't get is, if you're gonna rip someone else off, why not steal something good instead of the NBA's boring colourless ASG unis? What a waste.
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    NHL 2018-19

    I believe it is, yes.
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    NHL 2018-19

    I absolutely agree that the Kings have never really had a bad identity. The Forum Blue purple & gold looked fantastic, as did the silver & black of the 90s, and even the purple & black of the 00s looked great until the Edge makeover. Really the only Kings identity that I don't particularly like is their current set, the black & silver white V2, but even it isn't awful, just kinda "meh". Part of me does wish they'd use a little colour again, but at the same time their old black jerseys looked so good as well... EDIT: Having said that I think the 00s look dipped a bit when they switched logos in 2002, because I thought the coat-of-arms was much better than the crown:
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    Report: 2020 Winter Classic in Dallas

    I get the complaints about this, but honestly I'm more happy to see different teams getting to play in this thing for once, instead of the same ten teams NBC deems worthy. And yeah, how do they pull off an outdoor hockey game on a Texas afternoon? (Although, Dallas' high temperature today is just 39°F/4°C, with the chance of rain in the forecast later in the week; if it's the same in a year they'll probably have few issues.) Honestly the way I see it is, if they manage to pull it off without a hitch we'll get a good hockey game, and if they don't it'll be a trainwreck probably still worth watching, just for the wrong reasons.
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    Seattle has an NHL team

    Red & black as their colour scheme, it looks like? So they'll look the exact same as 1/5th of the rest of the league? Well, that's just a great start
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    NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    Guess we'll never know for sure where he disappeared to during the "have another donut!" mess.
  14. The NBA has/had some really stupid branding rules. Old logos & uniforms are entirely off-limits unless you change them a ton (imagine if the NHL had that rule), changing your primary logo entirely cost more than just recolouring the existing one, back when they gave a damn about home & away the home had to be white (except for the Lakers because grandfather clauses), and now this "every team has 4 uniforms that they wear when we tell them to, one of which we'd really like them to change every single year" thing. It's silly.
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    Congratulations, Lottery Winner!

    I could buy an expansion ABA 2000 team and just absorb the losses and run it forever. It'd be the best-run team in that league by default.
  16. Hard to say if you hate them more than the Pats though ?
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    2018 NFL Season

    When it's Scorigami, America wins.
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    The Oakland/Las Vegas/Where The Hell Are We? Raiders

    Honestly if this lawsuit comes to fruition and the Raiders do leave early I think Sam Boyd's the only place that makes sense - anywhere else would be a disaster of a season, and if all of that lines up I honestly think the NFL will cave and just let them play there, despite all of its issues. Although as I say that, a lame-duck year in San Diego like Cosmic suggested would be a disaster that'd be worth it just for the image of the Chargers having to return over the bridge they detonated 2 years ago...
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    NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    huh, I didn't realise Jeff Gordon had a career in hockey journalism before getting into stock car racing :V
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    NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    Oh man, I remember that Greatest Uniforms poll the NHL did for their centennial last year, I think I'll go see the results again- ...oh
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    NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    If I had my way Detroit and Toronto would still be in the West. I know, "muh timezones", but I think they both had better rivalries over there anyways: Detroit had San Jose & especially Colorado, Toronto had St. Louis & arguably Los Angeles and they both had Chicago and obviously each other; and I think splitting the "Original Six" 3 per conference was a better setup than dumping 5 in the same conference anyways, and leaving Chicago on their own to feud with St. Louis and... Nashville, I guess?
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    2018-19 NHL Season

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    Isles Officially Unveil New Third Jersey

    I guess I'm the only one here who finds the jersey boring and uninspired. Even the orange numbers aren't enough to save it for me. 3/10
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    The Whalers Return! Hurricanes Announce Epic Throwback Uniforms

    It's sorta like how the Avalanche honour the Hockey Rockies despite them not being the same franchise and the latter having nothing worth remembering, except a clever logo and generally-nice identity. (In fact, as I typed that I realised it's a lot like that!) Really the main differences between the two are that the Whalers actually have fans, whereas the Rockies (and to a certain, exaggerated but sad extent, the Hurricanes) really don't; also that despite the Rockies' general irrelevance Denver got a new team again anyways.
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    NHL 2018-19

    I've observed it before, that despite them being defunct for 20 years the Whalers have as big a fan base, if not a bigger (or at least a louder) one, than the team they turned into does.