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  1. NHL 2017-18

    In a vacuum I'd say the black socks look better with that uniform, but it doesn't look like the Bruins.
  2. NHL 2017-18

    Still not feelin' the white gloves, but otherwise I really like those Vegas uniforms.
  3. Unique ice designs

    Oh, I know what you're talking about. What I'm saying is that when they did the blue ice in Buffalo the lines were also wider than usual. That was a part of the AHL's wide line experiment from the mid-2000's.
  4. Unique ice designs

    The idea at the time was that the wider lines increased the size of the offensive zone since the puck would have to go all the way across the line to be considered out, giving the attacking team an extra foot or so of O-zone room.
  5. Unique ice designs

    They only did it the one year in Buffalo, and only because the Sabres didn't need the ice due to the NHL lockout that year. Don't know what they did in any of the other AHL cities. IIRC, the blue ice and different colored lines were an experiment proposed by the Sabres' Managing Partner at the time, Larry Quinn. He also came up with the idea for a net with rounded goalposts that was supposed to help increase scoring. Thankfully, that one never made it past the prototype stage.
  6. Unique ice designs

    The picture of the blue ice in Buffalo that someone posted earlier was a part of that testing. This was during the '04-'05 Lockout, when the Rochester Americans played a couple of games in Buffalo. If you look at the picture you can see in addition to the blue ice the lines are blue for the center line and orange for the 'blue lines'. The lines are wider than usual as well. I don't know if they tried this in any other rinks besides Buffalo, I just remember because I was at one of those games.
  7. Pink Uniforms

    And Syracuse used to wear pink and pea green before they switched to orange. The 1880's were...a different time.
  8. Players in the "wrong" uniforms

    I think I misunderstood your first post. I thought you were referring to the lack of a Topps logo on the front of the card, not the lack of the team logo on the card. The team logo being airbrushed out was pretty common on cards from the 70's and early 80's. The first year team logos appeared on the Topps cards was 1982. Before that the helmets were all logo-less when they appeared. Not sure why that was. Their baseball and hockey cards from the 70's and 80's all had logos on them. I guess the NFL's rights must have been too expensive for them?
  9. Players in the "wrong" uniforms

    1980 Topps. There was no logo on the front, and only a small Topps logo on the back.
  10. NHL 2017-18

    C, but only if you move the center stripe down to the hem.
  11. Players in the "wrong" uniforms

    Here's a wrong uniform for the Sabres' new head coach Phil Housley. Housley only played 4 games with the Leafs, one regular season game and 3 playoff games.
  12. NHL 2017-18

    He's a lumberjack, and he's OK.
  13. NHL 2017-18

    Then they switched to the Sabres' slug template...
  14. Players in the "wrong" uniforms

    86 with the Raiders, and 81 with the Panthers and Cowboys.
  15. Players in the "wrong" uniforms

    I get where you're going with this, but 25 was Ismail's number at Notre Dame.