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  1. two current teams with the same name

    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.
  2. New Sacramento Kings Logo Unveiled

    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.
  3. New Sacramento Kings Logo Unveiled

    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).
  4. New Finland hockey jerseys

    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.
  5. New Finland hockey jerseys

    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.
  6. 2015-16 CHL uniform/logo thread

    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.
  7. MLB 2016 Changes

    Glad I'm not the only one who thought that.
  8. 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    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).
  9. 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    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.
  10. 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    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.
  11. 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    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.
  12. 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Here you go. I love how they get way ahead of the game with "It features a trendy design with internationally recognizable World Cup of Hockey graphics". It reminds me of the stickers record labels would put on newly released albums saying "featuring the hits..." well before any of the songs were actual hits.
  13. 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Because the EU flag is blue, whereas purple or green would represent absolutely nobody. They could have used them for the NA team, but it's quite obvious that there was a conscious effort to make them look more intimidating (perhaps due to a perceived disadvantage due to their restricted age and experience), which could not be achieved with the likes of purple, which is generally regarded as a more effeminate colour.
  14. 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    And for good measure, here's the rest: And just when you thought the white Euro jersey couldn't be worse than the dark, they do this (note the flag patch Ice_Cap)
  15. 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    The tournament has the full support of the national hockey federations, it's simply not an official IIHF sanctioned event. Because of other year-round international tournaments, European teams tend to have full time national team coaches, like Znarok for Russia, to lead their team wherever they're playing, whereas North America tends to only appoint coaches on a per-tournament basis. In other news (cause God knows I've posted enough in here already today so I don't want to make another separate post): Why does Team Canada seem to insist on having ugly collars? These are even worse than the regular Nike ones - I can't stand the red jerseys with the white trim that never meets, but rather gets cut off by the chest fabric à la the Edmonton Oilers' current monstrosities. It looks so beer league and cheap.