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2016-17 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

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11 minutes ago, Yippy said:

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My thoughts exactly.

If the Rangers bust out the Lady Liberty sweaters, I WILL buy one.  Still kicking myself for not buying the Stadium Series sweater when I had the chance to when I saw one at my former job three years ago.  Only reason why is I was still in school, working part time, and I did not have $185 to shell out for the Lundqvist sweater

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21 minutes ago, ldconcepts said:

Sooo... second WC for both teams...

What can the Sabres possibly wear?

The crazy part is that the Sabers will be the home team thanks to a stupid MSG contract. 

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31 minutes ago, insert name said:

The crazy part is that the Sabers will be the home team thanks to a stupid MSG contract. 

In that case, their original blues for sure! Hopefully they'll pull a Flyers if so.

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2 minutes ago, BrianLion said:

Why on Earth would you have a Winter Classic in freaking Queens and not have the Islanders in it?  :unsure:

 

Good question.

Also, aren't these games supposed to be between rivals?  That means Rangers-Islanders or Rangers-Devils.  Or you could get away with the Flyers.  Even the Bruins.

I'm the farthest thing from a hockey guy, so maybe I am off about this.  But I don't think that Buffalo outranks any of those other teams on the list of Rangers rivals.

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5 minutes ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

Good question.

Also, aren't these games supposed to be between rivals?  That means Rangers-Islanders or Rangers-Devils.  Or you could get away with the Flyers.  Even the Bruins.

I'm the farthest thing from a hockey guy, so maybe I am off about this.  But I don't think that Buffalo outranks any of those other teams on the list of Rangers rivals.

 

Buffalo is in no way, shape, or form a rival of the Rangers. The teams were never even in the same division.  Outside of both being residents of NY state there is almost no connection between the two.   

 

I get we already had Rangers/Isles and Rangers/Devils at the Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium, so I can understand not wanting to repeat that but let the Rangers host something else that's closer to their traditional territory like West Point or something.   CitiField is on Long Island (geographically speaking) and the Islanders are even talking about building a new rink in Queens at either Belmont or Willet's Point so this move is totally confusing.  

 

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1 hour ago, insert name said:

The crazy part is that the Sabers will be the home team thanks to a stupid MSG contract. 

what is the deal with the MSG contract.  it's not like they can get a waiver for this one game.  

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The Rangers can't (or won't) give up a home date at the Garden.  So when they play an outdoor game at Yankee Stadium, or Citi Field, it has to come out of the other team's home schedule.  Which made sense when that other team was the Islanders, but not for Buffalo.

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2 hours ago, Yippy said:

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God I miss the 90's.  You actually saw designs that were creative and unique.  Now uniform design basically consists of taking sub-par logos from before the 70's and putting them on a click-and-fill template with a lace-up collar.

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23 minutes ago, Morgo said:

 

God I miss the 90's.  You actually saw designs that were creative and unique.  Now uniform design basically consists of taking sub-par logos from before the 70's and putting them on a click-and-fill template with a lace-up collar.

I compromised. I bought a red and grey hat w/ the Red C logo '47 brand for $10, and Red shirt w/ the black C. I've got 10 teams shirts and 9 teams hats including Nordiques and Whalers. I still need the North Stars. 

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If it is Sabres/Rangers, I wouldn't mind if Buffalo brought back this (slightly tweaked).

 

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1 hour ago, Morgo said:

 

God I miss the 90's.  You actually saw designs that were creative and unique.  Now uniform design basically consists of taking sub-par logos from before the 70's and putting them on a click-and-fill template with a lace-up collar.

Another prime example.

I'm so tired of certain teams that once had original (arguably good-looking) uniforms deciding to play "Original 6 dress-up"

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What kills me about the Hurricanes (now that they've been brought up) is that their helmet and pants aren't the same shade of red as their uniforms. The uniforms match their logo while the pants and helmet almost look maroon. It's like that in pictures and it's like that live as well. Not to mention the simplistic striping, away from the great hurricane flag striping they used to have. 

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5 hours ago, BrianLion said:

I get we already had Rangers/Isles and Rangers/Devils at the Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium, so I can understand not wanting to repeat that but let the Rangers host something else that's closer to their traditional territory like West Point or something.  

CitiField is on Long Island (geographically speaking) and the Islanders are even talking about building a new rink in Queens at either Belmont or Willet's Point so this move is totally confusing.  

 

Right.  And why do the Rangers even have to be involved?  It seems that the matchup that hasn't happened is Islanders-Devils. 

 

So, for a couple of reasons, this is a strange one.

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3 hours ago, Yippy said:

Another prime example.

I'm so tired of certain teams that once had original (arguably good-looking) uniforms deciding to play "Original 6 dress-up"

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Same problem as Tampa original looks that were simple but, had its own unique elements to make it stand out as its own identity. Instead of piggy backing on already established, I would of liked to see the canes go further with the hurricane theme without going stupid with it.

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4 minutes ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

 

Right.  And why do the Rangers even have to be involved?  It seems that the matchup that hasn't happened is Islanders-Devils. 

 

So, for a couple of reasons, this is a strange one.

Islanders Devils isn't a sexy matchup.  By selecting NYR and Buffalo you've got the biggest media market's Original 6 team against a young up and coming Buffalo team with Jack Eichel.

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On 3/12/2017 at 1:00 AM, the admiral said:

 

Well, I know technically I can't argue with facts, but it's the internet, so I'm gonna do it anyway: while Kabel itself may date back to the Depression, and yeah, good call on Monopoly, but the extra-bold and black weights do seem to have entered into heavy usage in the late '70s through mid '80s. I guess a good equivalent would be the Futura family, where plain old Futura carries a definite WPA-through-postwar feel, but Futura Bold Condensed feels much more late '80s-early '90s to me. It screams "Desktop Publishing." If I never saw it again as long as I live, I wouldn't miss it. Also like Futura, Kabel at lighter weights is a fabulous geometric font that stands the test of time, but I can't bear the heavier ones. It just looks so dated and clunky, not to mention a little too irreverent for a stodgy organization like the Maple Leafs.

 

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Everything else you said is bang-on. Everything about the Leafs is just a little bit off for the sake of being a little bit off. The NOB font should be called Uncanny Valley Block for all its tiny contrived idiosyncrasies that fail to improve on plain old sports lettering. Other posters' points about the new-old Leafs logo being ill-suited to favicons, standings tables, and other small applications are also correct.

 

I mocked this up a number of years ago. Something along these lines, font wise?

 

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Interesting, but I don't know about using it full-time because of the chest stripe and the Habs and the fact that there's not enough there to carry the Leafs branding through the course of a season. Winter Classic, possibly? But Toronto Subway (lovechild of Kabel, Futura, and Neutraface) really is quite a font. I'm still fond of Penumbra Semi-Serif (or whatever it's called) as an across-the-board Toronto sports font:

 

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It maintains a lot of the Art Deco/geometric features of Kabel or similar fonts but the little flares give it just a touch of Original Six distinction. It feels like an Arizona Cardinals/Carolina Panthers update, where you look at the two side-by-side and can't believe you put up with the old way as long as you did.

 

 

 

 

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