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  1. 2017/18 Soccer Kits

    Bradford City wears a star for their 1911 FA Cup win. Nottingham Forest has also worn stars recently for their two European Cup championships (1979 & 1980).
  2. Players in the "wrong" uniforms

    I don't think Chicago ever really knew what they had in Hasek. Hell, even after the trade to Buffalo the Sabres left him sitting on the bench while they went out and traded a 50 goal scorer in Andreychuk to get Grant Fuhr, who they had starting over Hasek. It wasn't until Fuhr got hurt the following year that Hasek came into his own as a starter and became a superstar.
  3. NHL 2017-18

    Maybe they're mourning the death of their offense?
  4. NHL 2017-18

    I like that they went with black gloves with the home uniform. I've warmed a bit to the white gloves with the roads, but I didn't really think they would work with the grey uniforms.
  5. 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.
  6. NHL 2017-18

    Still not feelin' the white gloves, but otherwise I really like those Vegas uniforms.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Pink Uniforms

    And Syracuse used to wear pink and pea green before they switched to orange. The 1880's were...a different time.
  12. 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?
  13. Players in the "wrong" uniforms

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

    C, but only if you move the center stripe down to the hem.
  15. 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.