vman

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  1. This. I don't see why they're still trying to push them all these years later when it's never looked remotely good on anything they've tried them on. Also, these new black Hitmen jerseys would look so much better if they'd use the simple white mask logo they use on their website banner instead of the black on black mess they went with.
  2. They can, that's why the Olympic quarterfinals had a bunch of teams that are not in this tournament but were competitive and entertaining. If the NHL want's a 6 nation tournament that's fine, but don't call it the World Cup, call it the Six Nation Cup, because the world is not there and doesn't care. Sure, there may be some occasional blowouts with more teams, but there were massive blowouts in the NBA Finals too, when only the best teams were on the court.
  3. I'd rather have a World Cup that's an actual World Cup, which means nations competing against each other, not pointless gimmicky teams created by the NHL. Simply make it a 10 or 12 team tournament to give it some legitimacy. There's next to zero buzz about this tournament, even here in Toronto, and absolutely no international interest whatsoever. If it's as big of a dud as it's shaping up to be, it will be another 12 years before they try to trot it out again, Olympics or not.
  4. Now the guy's saying that he's upset because the Sox put business in first place. What does he think MLB is? It IS a business, and he's hired to do what his bosses say. It's not some noble moral cause, it's a children's game being played by grown men. If there was a safety issue with the equipment then it would be another story, but it was simply a shirt that he didn't like. That's not a good enough reason to not do your job and do something that most other people would be arrested for, as opposed to being given the day off. If he didn't like the collar he could have simply cut his off and let the game go on without the childish behaviour.
  5. If we get away from North America, it's a fairly common thing to have teams with the same name across different sports. Just off the top of my head in Russia there's football (soccer), hockey and in some cases basketball versions of teams like Spartak, Dynamo, CSKA, SKA, etc, and they're all a lot more professional than these glorified beer-league Empire teams, while creating next to no confusion among fans.
  6. You'll probably want to take a second look at that new SAC jersey then, since it's just as much a part of this identity as any of the teams I mentioned.
  7. Yeah, except for the Colorado Rockies for 23 years, the LA Kings for 13 and the Toronto Raptors for most of their existence. Anyway, stupid and pointless abbreviations aside, I like the way it's shaping up. It will definitely be an improvement for a team with one of the weakest and most forgettable identities in NA pro sports. The lion head/b-ball logo is by far the best logo they've ever had. I'm not sure why they're not going with that as the main, as it would put them firmly at the top of the league (which mind you isn't hard in a league full of horrible logos).
  8. Can you give me a link to the article? Nike is still an official tournament sponsor of the World Championship, and has the contract for major IIHF tournaments at the elite level, so I find it hard to believe that the Finns would be allowed to wear Warrior products for anything other than exhibition games and non-IIHF sanctioned events. A lot of the European teams have these secondary jerseys for such games. They're currently playing in the Euro Hockey Challenge, which might be the tournament these are slated for. EDIT: According to this article, my suspicions are correct. These are for the Euro Hockey Challenge (which they started against Slovakia today), and other unsanctioned events. They will continue to use jerseys by other manufacturers for the World Cup, World Championships, etc.
  9. These look like they're for their exhibition matches before the World Championships. They'll still be wearing their Nike jerseys at the actual WC.
  10. Too bad for Hamilton that the OHL already has a team using Boston's get-up. The Bulldogs re-colouring looks great, but the logo looks a bit out of place on the Pens template IMHO. Smart of them to move to traditional Hammer colours though.
  11. Glad I'm not the only one who thought that.
  12. They use a crest featuring the single lion, but it's not the national crest, it has its own unique shape and features (as does their soccer federation logo).
  13. In other news, the Czech jerseys may have to be changed due to the small, single lion shield now being restricted in its use to just coins and stamps. According to a Czech newspaper, their hockey federation says the NHL was secretive about the design of the jerseys and did not share the finished result prior to the unveiling for approval.
  14. You're not serious are you? You have to be a bit warped in the head to even think that. It's not at all an obvious connection most rational people would make. And can people please stop calling it orange? - It's RED.
  15. That's because it's probably not going to happen. To the surprise of no one, leading international companies are not too eager to throw away money by advertising at a gimmicky fringe tournament watched by next to no one outside of Canada, while at the same time alienating the hockey traditionalists actually watching the thing by insulting the sanctity of ad-less jerseys in traditional North American sports. It doesn't help that they laughably want $8 million for the privilege either. Adidas didn't even bother posting anything about their new jerseys on their main Twitter feed, just the NA ones.