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Best NHL Uniforms (from user ratings 1-30)

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Inspired by @pittsburghsports16's thread of showing the best and worst logos of all major sports teams in North America, I decided to do something similar with the home and alternate uniforms of the NHL. These are all user ratings (no bias or anything) as of December 16, 2015 at approximately 2:00 ET (ratings change to I'm making this clear). In this thread is the list of all the current home and alternate jerseys put in order.

(Mods if there is already a thread for this that I missed, please let me know, because I don't want to be creating extra threads that don't need to exist...)

Without further ado...

HOME UNIFORMS

1. St. Louis 8.1

2. Chicago 7.4

3. Montreal 7.1

4. Dallas 7.1

5. Nashville 7.1

6. New Jersey 7.0

7. Edmonton 6.9

8. Detroit 6.9

9. Winnipeg 6.7

10. Florida 6.6

11. Boston 6.5

12. Arizona 6.4

13. Buffalo 6.4

14. Toronto 6.4

15. Anaheim 6.3

16. NY Islanders 6.3

17. Vancouver 6.1

18. NY Rangers 6.0

19. Columbus 5.9

20. Philadelphia 5.8

21. LA Kings 5.7

22. San Jose 5.7

23. Washington 5.6

24. Minnesota 5.6

25. Tampa Bay 5.4

26. Pittsburgh 4.9

27. Calgary 4.9

28. Ottawa 4.8

29. Colorado 4.7

30. Carolina 4.6

Alternate jersey list is coming soon, so have at it. Surprises? Expected?

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Nashville, Florida, Arizona, and Buffalo are all way too high.

Islanders, Rangers, Flyers, and Wild should be higher

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And Boston. They're my most hated team but I think their home/away are top 3.

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Nashville, Florida, Arizona, and Buffalo are all way too high.

Islanders, Rangers, Flyers, and Wild should be higher

I honestly don't know how Arizona and Florida are above #20...

And Boston. They're my most hated team but I think their home/away are top 3.

Yeah I agree...

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And Boston. They're my most hated team but I think their home/away are top 3.

My sentiments exactly. They should be number one.

I'm glad to see Tampa, and Carolina near the bottom with their bland unoriginal rags.

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Kinda surprised that the Hawks aren't #1. I mean, the Blues' jerseys look great as well, but definitely not as good as Chicago's. And yeah, the Bruins and Rangers should be way higher than they are. Can't argue with the bottom 5.

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Colorado, right where I'd expect them to be.

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This is the Top 30 IMO


1.St. Louis

2.Dallas

3.Chicago

4.Edmonton

5.Nashville

6.Boston

7.Montreal

8.New Jersey

9.Winnipeg

10.NY Islanders

11.Detroit

12.NY Rangers

13.Tampa Bay

14.Anaheim

15.Vancouver

16.Florida

17.Los Angeles

18.Columbus

19.Philadelphia

20.Toronto

21.Arizona

22.Minnesota

23.San Jose

24.Washington

25.Buffalo

26.Calgary

27.Carolina

28.Ottawa

29.Colorado

30.Pittsburgh

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This is the Top 30 IMO

1.St. Louis

2.Dallas

3.Chicago

4.Edmonton

5.Nashville

6.Boston

7.Montreal

8.New Jersey

9.Winnipeg

10.NY Islanders

11.Detroit

12.NY Rangers

13.Tampa Bay

14.Anaheim

15.Vancouver

16.Florida

17.Los Angeles

18.Columbus

19.Philadelphia

20.Toronto

21.Arizona

22.Minnesota

23.San Jose

24.Washington

25.Buffalo

26.Calgary

27.Carolina

28.Ottawa

29.Colorado

30.Pittsburgh

I think Colorado and Carolina should be lower and Philly a bit higher but yours is agreeable...

The Habs should be higher, too...

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There is soooo much wrong with this list.

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1. Montreal
2. Chicago
3. St. Louis
4. Edmonton
5. Detroit
6. Boston
7. Dallas
8. NY Rangers
9. Toronto
10. Philadelphia
11. New Jersey
12. Nashville
13. Pittsburgh
14. Tampa Bay
15. LA Kings
16. NY Islanders
17. Washington
18. Vancouver
19. Columbus
20. Minnesota
21. Anaheim
22. San Jose
23. Winnipeg
24. Carolina
25. Buffalo
26. Florida
27. Calgary
28. Arizona
29. Ottawa
30. Colorado

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Yeah, a lot of non-traditional jerseys at the top. Don't hate. :P

1. Montreal
2. Dallas
3. Washington
4. Minnesota
5. Winnipeg
6. Anaheim
7. Columbus
8. San Jose
9. Boston
10. St. Louis
11. Nashville
12. Chicago
13. NY Rangers
14. Ottawa
15. Philadelphia
16. Carolina*
17. NY Islanders**
18. New Jersey
19. Toronto
20. Los Angeles
21. Edmonton
22. Tampa Bay
23. Buffalo***
24. Vancouver
25. Detroit
26. Arizona
27. Florida
28. Pittsburgh
29. Calgary
30. Colorado

* Carolina got a higher rank because the road jersey is great. I do agree that the home is extremely bland, but it's only a few tweaks away from being really good.

** The Islanders got ranked lower because I am not a big fan of the white sleeves on the home. I prefer the dynasty version.

*** Buffalo got ranked very low mostly because of the piping to nowhere which ruins the look, especially the home, and the front numbers. But I also do not like all the excessive trims inside the crest.

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I made my list by seeing most of these teams live. Not only are some of these uniform designs are brutal but the color scheme looks terrible on TV. Last week I saw the Blues and Flyers play. So beautiful. Today I'll see the Blues Preds. It'll seem very meh.

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This is the Top 30 IMO
1.St. Louis
2.Dallas
3.Chicago
4.Edmonton
5.Nashville
6.Boston
7.Montreal
8.New Jersey
9.Winnipeg
10.NY Islanders
11.Detroit
12.NY Rangers
13.Tampa Bay
14.Anaheim
15.Vancouver
16.Florida
17.Los Angeles
18.Columbus
19.Philadelphia
20.Toronto
21.Arizona
22.Minnesota
23.San Jose
24.Washington
25.Buffalo
26.Calgary
27.Carolina
28.Ottawa
29.Colorado
30.Pittsburgh

You got Chicago´s St. Patrick´s uniform higher than their regular unis ?

:grin:

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The original post would drive my old advanced statistics professor through the roof. People are rating uniforms according to their own personal rating system; some people are rating the uniforms against other uniforms in that team's past, or they could be rating them against the rest of the NHL comparatively, or they could be rating each sweater on its own individual merits.

Really, the only way you can read a chart like that is as an indicator to how happy fans are each team's uniforms, similar a customer service rating. For example, Nashville being 5th with a 7.1 doesn't mean that people actually think it's a better jersey than a Boston or Toronto, but because Nashville has a very shaky uniform history, when they finally settled into something pretty good (for them), people will continually rate them high. Same thing with Dallas and St. Louis, look at what both of those teams had used previously, so obviously any sort of change will be viewed as an upgrade.

The rating numbers are basically worthless as data, but if you are trying to get anything out of it, that's about everything you can do with them.

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The original post would drive my old advanced statistics professor through the roof. People are rating uniforms according to their own personal rating system; some people are rating the uniforms against other uniforms in that team's past, or they could be rating them against the rest of the NHL comparatively, or they could be rating each sweater on its own individual merits.

Really, the only way you can read a chart like that is as an indicator to how happy fans are each team's uniforms, similar a customer service rating. For example, Nashville being 5th with a 7.1 doesn't mean that people actually think it's a better jersey than a Boston or Toronto, but because Nashville has a very shaky uniform history, when they finally settled into something pretty good (for them), people will continually rate them high. Same thing with Dallas and St. Louis, look at what both of those teams had used previously, so obviously any sort of change will be viewed as an upgrade.

The rating numbers are basically worthless as data, but if you are trying to get anything out of it, that's about everything you can do with them.

Yeah I realize that's it's not accurate or 100% correct but I just thought it would be interesting to see how they all added up. Most teams had over 250-300 votes.

I also know some people would rate them based on if they like the team or not. Example, most Leaf fans hate Bruins or Habs stuff because we're rivals.

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Chicago should be first (ufffff, I'm a Blues fan). Bring up Detroit, Arizona (love their current look), Philly, and Rangers.

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What the hell, why not...

01. St. Louis

02. Chicago

03. Dallas
04. Vancouver (best colours in the league bar-none, Orca is criminally underrated)
05. Boston
06. New Jersey

07. Winnipeg

08. Pittsburgh
09. Philadelphia
10. New York Rangers
11. Detroit
12. Toronto

13. Florida
14. Edmonton
15. New York Islanders (Fix the tapered sleeve stripes and this ranks much higher)
16. Montreal Canadiens (see above)
17. Los Angeles

18. Nashville

19. Buffalo

20. Columbus (bland city)
21. Carolina
22. Tampa Bay

23. San Jose
24. Anaheim
25. Arizona
26. Washington

27. Minnesota (Road whites are beautiful, reds have outworn their welcome and the phantom yoke looks awful)
28. Ottawa

29. Calgary

30. Colorado (Not even Calgary could make it close)

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1. Blackhawks
2. Canadiens
3. Maple Leafs (Coming from a Habs fan, they had a hell of an upgrade)
4. Penguins
5. Stars
6. Blues
7. Bruins
8. Red Wings
9. Oilers
10. Rangers
11. Devils
12. Predators
13. Canucks
14. Flyers
15. Islanders
16. Jets (Good ideas, need to be better executed)
17. Lightning (Would I like more black in the identiy, yes, but still solid jerseys IMO)
18. Coyotes (Not the originals, but I still like these)
19. Wild (Bit of a mess, but I like them)
20. Panthers
21. Sabres
22. Kings (If they had the damn hem stripes on the home jersey, I'd have this much higher)
23. Ducks (Good logos, decent alt, what happened on the home and away?)
24. Sharks
25. Flames
26. Capitals
27. Senators
28. Blue Jackets
29. Avalanche
30. Hurricanes (Bland and lame)
 

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5 hours ago, verno said:

Chicago should be first (ufffff, I'm a Blues fan). Bring up Detroit, Arizona (love their current look), Philly, and Rangers.

You do know that opening old threads is against board rules?

 

I mean it's not like the thread is completely irrelevant, but I have seen you open some old threads before... 

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