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Everything posted by wildwing64

  1. NHL 2017-18

    The addition of black really worked well for that North Stars set. If anything, the white shoulder yoke was where it went a bit overboard. Agreed.
  2. NHL 2017-18

    The Leafs jersey is nice. Interesting that they've gone with the white version of the logo instead of the blue one.
  3. NHL 2017-18

    I think it would make a neat basis for an alternate uniform. But I also think the current set is good enough to not need an alternate.
  4. NHL 2017-18

    I imagine we'll see proper Throwback Nights return following this first season of Adizero.
  5. Seattle NHL Brand Discussion

    A part of me isn't too keen on Seals. It's one thing for a team to relocate and take their name with them or modify it to fit their new locale, but an expansion team sharing their name with an old team that played in a different city would be a bit weird. On the other hand, it's not as if the original Seals are ever coming back. Seattle Seals or Seattle Sea Lions works well enough. Neither would be my preffered choice but I'd be fine with it I guess.
  6. NHL 2017-18

    A subtle green addition could work, like adding some detail to the eye. Anything more than that would be too much. I don't mind the orca, but losing the script would improve their uniforms tremendously. Pick one or the other, not both.
  7. NHL 2017-18

    The All Star jerseys are now up on the NHL shop. The Fanatics versions look way better without the Addydass side panels.
  8. NHL 2017-18

    You might've been before, but I can't unsee it now -- They almost had a solid if generic uniform here. The big red hemstripe is silly, but not as stupid as "Caps". Why not use that W logo on the front?
  9. Evolving Uniform Opinions

    When the Ducks unveiled their third-now-home in 2010, I was instantly in love. It made better use of the colour scheme than the regular uniforms, used an actual logo instead of the wordmark, and best of all the Mighty Ducks logo made its glorious return as a shoulder patch. And I couldn't wait until this was made into the new home jersey and a new set was based around it. Now? I can't wait for them to bin these. Viewed from the front or back it looks relatively inoffensive if a bit boring without any hemstripes, but then you turn it around to be greeted by obnoxious sidepanels. The white version is even worse and further shows how much of a mess the template is. Then there's the addition of laces, which are usually something I'd like, but are one thing too many on this Ducks set. Admitedly my newfound dislike may have spawned from my saltiness at the recent orange thirds being retired. Or maybe that uniform was the eye opener I needed. It got everything right that the Ducks have got wrong since they rebranded. But of course they don't take the opportunity that was staring them in the face and stick with the terrible mess of a uniform for the Adidas switcheroo. Nor did they ever wear that in the playoffs despite the whole #PaintItOrange thing. This f***ing team. Argh.
  10. NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    London Knights: We may or may not take issue with a pro team named the Knights, but if you ask us nicely - Foley: What's that? We can't be just the Knights? Oh well! I guess we'll have to name ourselves the Golden Knights instead! London Knights: Wait, we haven't even - Foley: GOLDEN KNIGHTS!
  11. NHL 2017-18

    I believe it was something to do with the London Knights owning that trademark in Canada, complicating things for Vegas. Though I wonder how much truth there is to that, or if it was merely an excuse to pursue the Army-esque Adjective Knights which got them in legal trouble anyway.
  12. NHL 2018-19

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  13. Havoc Emoji Jerseys

    They missed one.
  14. NHL 2017-18

    There have been far worse designs, but I can't get past the Addydass stripes, both on principle and for being one thing too many. The use of those paired with the neon colours make these feel like a weird hybrid of an All-Star uniform and generic sportswear.
  15. NHL Greatest Uniforms

    It's the best third place ever.
  16. NHL 2018-19

    But then you get teams like the Oilers who bring back their iconic Cup era look only to spend years in "rebuild" mode before changing the uniform again.
  17. NHL 2017-18

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  18. NHL 2018-19

    I could see them bringing the old logo back, only because there's been a big increase in duck mask apparel - up even from last year - despite the fact that the thirds aren't in rotation. But on the other hand, I think they're more likely to stick with the D, with the 25th Anniversary mark being the most telling sign. Then again, the duck mask probably isn't as easy to awkwardly shoehorn into a number 25 My best guess is that they'll keep using the D as the primary while throwing us a bone with the mask as the secondary, as they have the past couple of years. Of course I won't be complaining if they do make the mask the primary again, but I'd love to see an updated version of it. I also think the D would lend itself well to a more traditional uniform design. The only thing that bugs me about the Mighty Ducks logo apparel is that it often doesn't incorporate orange because the logo is using yellow sticks. A t-shirt I've seen in retail (and got for Christmas!) is modelled after the 2006-14 white jersey but uses a yellow stripe instead of orange. Brand guidelines, yay!
  19. NHL 2018-19

    But they spent eight years in a set that was even darker than the originals, and came across as drab and boring. They've gotten better since, even if the uniforms they use now aren't great. But yeah, I agree that the scheme could be improved on. As I recall they were going to include green before a certain berk with a West Point hard-on intervened.
  20. NHL 2018-19

    I actually don't mind the phantom yoke. But overall I feel the white version especially is poorly thought out and has too much going on. The black yoke, orange sleeve stripes and side panels, and the gold logo are all fighting for dominance. I'd have to guess that there was no thought put into it beyond "let's swap out the main body colour for white" which is most evident with the black keyline being left around the logo. Even the wordmark didn't have that extra black keyline on the whites so there's no good reason the D should. I could go either way at this point. I love the old colours but orange, black and gold has grown on me too. Whatever they come up with next year, I just want them to look good and have staying power. The orange thirds are a great starting point and they should use those as the basis. I'm done with swooshy stripes and garish side panels.
  21. NHL 2018-19

    When they rebranded, that set was around for eight years before they swapped it out for the current uniform. That's now coming up to four years which is arguably too soon to change, but the sooner they get rid of this set the better, really. I once loved it when it was a third because it was so vivid and colourful and interesting compared to the wordmark uniforms. Now I look at it and the side panels really kill it for me. Frankly, the white version is even worse.
  22. NHL 2018-19

    I don't know about having the full name there, but that red outline is a big improvement.
  23. NHL 2018-19

    The original '93 set was way better, but the current uniforms are fine. They're definitely an upgrade from everything they wore in the Edge era. The only thing I don't really care for is the military theme being shoehorned in.
  24. NHL 2018-19

    Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome your New Jersey Devil Rays!
  25. NHL 2017-18

    Not always. Let's not forget the Columbus All Star jerseys were black and neon green. This jersey looks alright, I guess. Simple design and adequate for its purpose.