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Everything posted by wildwing64

  1. NHL in Houston

    That wasn't an issue in the WHA Mind you, it would be funny in a way if the Coyotes end up becoming the new Aeros.
  2. NHL 2017-18

    Ducks are wearing Kariya Mighty Ducks and Selanne Third jerseys for the pregame warmup tonight. I could be mistaken but, interestingly, the Selanne Thirds appear to be reproduced using a CCM style cut, despite this uniform being from the Edge era, and being almost the same as what they wear today.
  3. NHL in Houston

    In a league that largely plays its games indoors.
  4. Looks like a safe bet at this point.
  5. NHL 2017-18

    More than anything I'm surprised to see the Canadiens wearing something new and different. Le-Bleu-Blanc-Rouge-Shiruba is the better of the two. The Sens jersey isn't bad, but it would look better with a hemstripe. I'm not sure how I feel about the Silver O. I prefer the black heritage sweater, but red vs white is a preferable matchup for an event like this.
  6. NHL 2017-18

    So what about their use of the same name and colours as the old team? But seriously, I'm in two minds about the O. Objectively speaking: no, a Times New Roman letter isn't really the most captivating or creative logo, and a brand new team coming up with this today would probably be laughed at. However there is historical precedence to its usage, and honestly I kinda dig the look for evoking that Ye Olde Tyme Iced Hockey feel, which is especially appropriate for a city with that hockey history attached to it, a team specifically named for that historical significance, and the upcoming outdoor game celebrating that history. Conceptually the logo is on par with the Canadiens, even if the execution is lacking by comparison. That said, I'm not opposed to them keeping the Centurion branding around. If it were me calling the shots, they'd be using that unused modern version of the 2D Sen head as their primary mark on that heritage uniform. But at this point if the fans are going nuts over a Times New Roman letter, we may as well let 'em have it.
  7. NHL 2017-18

    I keep flip-flopping on whether I like Nashville's home uniform. A bit plain compared to its predecessor, but it's serviceable. With the roads, the shoulder yokes are a bit excessive, but that's the only thing I don't like. I loved the Ducks jersey when it was unveiled as a third, for being more colourful and interesting than the wordmark uniforms, and for bringing a much-beloved logo back as a shoulder patch. But I've grown to dislike them more since they made a regular set out of it, mainly because of those big stupid side panels which are flat out embarrassing. And while I love laces on hockey uniforms, no matter how useless a feature they've become, they really look out of place on a more modern design like this.
  8. NHL 2017-18

    Interesting. With the push for a more Colorado-focused identity and a now-retired third jersey being an homage to the Rockies, the RAF isn't exactly something I'd think of when looking at the logo. But to each their own. Maybe because shoulder patches aren't specifically designed to be looked at straight on. And as others have pointed out, letter-based logos generally don't get flipped around. Sure it looks a bit weird sometimes, but a backwards letter for Ↄolorado would be weirder.
  9. NHL 2017-18

    Plenty of teams have shoulder logos pointing in opposite directions. I don't see what the issue is.
  10. NHL 2017-18

    I for one can't wait for the Ducks to finally leave behind their generic teenage emo phase. I won't get my hopes up for the third to return as the new primary, but at the very least I'm hoping for something that looks good.
  11. Three of the Phoenix area teams share their names with animals that are native to Arizona.
  12. NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    Lately I've been seeing this ad just about everywhere. Good to see them making an effort to reach out and market themselves to their far away non-fans who have no plans to visit Vegas.
  13. Winter of Discontent: The 2017-18 NHL Season

    As dumb as Chance is, I find it interesting that people first complained about the team name having nothing to do with the city, and then complain when the mascot takes some local influence instead of drawing from the team name. And then there's the Golden Knight itself, which showed up late for the Guardian Project.
  14. NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    La Flammes de Québec when?
  15. NHL 2017-18

    Of course people are buying them. But if they were going to have a Throwback Night at all, they should've gone all out and worn the bloody things in the game proper. Again, I don't care for the design - the uniform itself is OK but the logo hasn't aged well at all - but I feel bad for anyone who was waiting to see these return and all they got was a lousy warmup.
  16. NHL 2017-18

    The Lightning throwbacks aren't great, but wearing them only for warmups is a waste.
  17. Winter of Discontent: The 2017-18 NHL Season

    I shouldn't be laughing this hard.
  18. NHL 2017-18

    That sure is a yellow hockey jersey. The previous set had problems but at least it got the colour separation right. This is bland in comparison.
  19. Winter of Discontent: The 2017-18 NHL Season

    Would've been nice to keep that hot streak going, but I guess the Ducks finally burned out.
  20. Winter of Discontent: The 2017-18 NHL Season

    Since this has partly become the Why I Hate the Pens thread, I may as well chime in. ...Well, actually I kinda don't. They used to get on my nerves because of the NHL and all associated media being firmly wedged up Crosby's rear end. Yes, I get it, Sid the no-longer-a-Kid is a great player, generational talent, the Second Coming, this that and the other. But I don't need all the contrived narratives and his name being beaten into my head over and over again, nor did his return from an injury that one time warrant every single goddamn NHL headline being about his glorious rise from the ashes. They may as well have renamed the franchise to Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. Eventually, I learned to ignore it. And beyond that I've never felt any animosity towards the team. Their logo is awesome and the current uniforms are right up there among the NHL's very best. No comment about the fans, because every team has its fair share of sh!tty fans. We're a weird species because we hate each other because we cheer for different groups of millionaires pushing an object up and down an ice rink.
  21. Key difference here is that all those teams play under the same organisation. A bit like College teams, in a way.
  22. NHL 2017-18

    And then players were stapling the jerseys to their equipment to get around that rule.
  23. NHL 2017-18

    I think Bob Murray said somewhere that they're going with a new set with an orange home uniform next year. Because waiting until the year after the Adizero rollout makes sense I guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I'll be pretty happy if they bring back the third as the new home, but I'm not getting my hopes up. EDIT: Weirdly, I'm seeing an increase in Mighty Ducks logo apparel despite the third being retired.
  24. NHL 2017-18

    Anaheim's probably not getting one if the rumour about an entirely new set next year is true. Unless the current home uniform gets demoted back to third.