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    NHL 2018-19

    The city was home to one of the founding members of the NHL, and the league's first dynasty. While using the expansion logo on the banners was a mistake (which has since been corrected), I don't see any problem with honouring those past teams. People don't seem to complain about the Winnipeg Jets hanging Avco Cup banners in their arena.
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    NHL 2018-19

    The Sens brass met with members of the media today to give more details about the plan for the upcoming season. An interesting tidbit was that they’ll be bringing back the Heritage Classic uniforms from last year. They will be worn for every Thursday home game. They also are still exploring a rebrand for the ‘19-‘20 season. Both the =O= and 2-D centurion were mentioned as possibilities. They've also returned the 3-D logo to centre ice.
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    Angels Rock Sweet California Throwback Unis

    Considering Los Angeles literally translates to "The Angels", the current name seems redundant to me. I don't have a problem with them using California, as they were the state's first American League team, and Anaheim works too.
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    Most unique elements in a team's identity or uniform.

    The old Tampa Bay Lightning victory stripes on the armpits: Even if they don't plan on changing the current jerseys, they need to at least bring these back.
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    Canucks Bringing Back the Flying Skate Uniforms in 2020

    If you look at any social media posts introducing the throwbacks, you see tons of "I never realized it was a skate" replies. Even as I kid I thought it was some sort of planet before noticing the skate. Plus it isn't even a hockey skate. Looks more like a speed skate. Especially since you have the Flames & Blue Jackets, plus the Blackhawks shoulder patch that are all C-based. Not to mention how many other pro sports teams use a C as a logo (Bears, Cavs, Cubs, Reds, etc.). A V is definitely more unique.
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    NHL 2018-19

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    LA Rams 2018 Uniform Discussion

    It seems strange that they'd go to the effort of introducing navy & white pants/helmet that don't match the jerseys, only to ditch them as soon as they can do a full redesign. Even though I'd love to see royal-yellow full time, I'm expecting a navy-white look for the home & aways, and most likely a royal-yellow third. That way they can try and have their cake and eat it too.
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    Ducks Go Mighty Retro for New Third Jersey

    Actually, it looks like the striping on the sleeves might be a callback to the Wild Wing. I didn't think it was possible for there to be a jersey with the duck mask that I didn't like, but they managed to do it. The yoke is completely pointless, and has no precedent in their uniform history (they could've at least made it match the yoke on their home & aways if they were trying to combine eras). They should've either gone with a straight throwback, brought back the previous orange third, or come up with a new Mighty Ducks design using the current colours. Sadly, nostalgia means that casual fans are going to eat this up, and the team will be patting themselves on the back. Most average fans probably don't even realize this isn't the original jersey.
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    NHL 2018-19

    The frustrating thing is that Belleville has managed to nail their branding. You could easily sub out the Belleville skyline with the parliament buildings in this logo, and you'd have a perfect shoulder patch for Ottawa (likely with a French version to go on the opposite shoulder):
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    NHL 2018-19

    Some higher quality versions of the three new concept logos: I feel like this is supposed to be a distraction for the fans, considering the timing of it. The S options are way too generic, and the O needs the barberpole stripes behind it to work as a primary. These honestly look like they were thrown together by marketing department one afternoon, but I guess I shouldn't expect anything more from the organization at this point.
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    HOF-caliber players whose "right" uniforms are awful

    Sadly, when it's all said and done and he ends up getting the call from the HHOF, we might end up remembering him more in another uniform .
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    Biggest Downgrades in History

    I was expecting a reply like this. I am not saying that a uniform/logo set needs to be inspired by the local market in order to be a good look, nor am I saying that the troubles the Coyotes organization have endured are due to them changing their uniforms. Was just saying that I will always take a unique look with some local character over a bland, cookie-cutter design. One of the reasons I consider the Red Wings to have the best logo in sports is the connection to Detroit's Motor City identity. The Blackhawks (and every other Original 6 identity for that matter) have a timeless look which, as you mentioned, established itself in the market long ago. The Coyotes essentially recoloured the Leafs former template, and changed to a logo that looks like it could be from an EA Sports create-a-team mode.
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    Biggest Downgrades in History

    While I can definitely understand why people would hate the original Coyotes look, I prefer it because it has a local flavour that's been missing from their set ever since. If you took the shoulder patch off that Hull jersey it could literally be used by any team called the Coyotes. The Kachina is a bit gaudy, but is definitely unique to Arizona. It's also always bothered me that when they switched to the two-colour look they used a lace-up collar at home, but a wishbone collar on the road.
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    NHL Alternates - Predictions and Wishlist (all teams posted)

    Funny that both teams seem to want to dress like the other one when it comes to alternates/throwbacks. I feel like nostalgia is the only reason people want the Jets to go back to their bland Rangers knock offs, but if it's what the fans want, who am I to judge?