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17 hours ago, Bruins said:

If I'm being absurdly ridiculous please let me know, but while mindlessly browsing graphic art on Google images I stumbled across this illustration by Michael Byers which was made for a Sportsnet Magazine article on the Vegas Golden Knights:

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Now, I could be way off, but is it completely out of the question that these might be an accurate depiction of what the Knights inaugural jerseys will look like? Albeit, this is a safe guess in terms of design, but it seems to be along the lines of what most realistic predictions have Vegas sporting. The level of detail the artist uses on the player's uniform makes it feel like a little more than just artistic liberty, with the pant stripes, glove design, and thin red number outline being things that alludes the artist could know a little more than we do.

 

I apologize if I just zapped away 30 seconds of your life on complete rambling nonsense but IS this totally impossible?

 

 

 

 

(Probably, yeah, but still).

 

 

This league and its pseudo marketing crew would never let this happen before the official unveil.

 

Not sure we should make any conclusions.

 

At the same time, its very NHL: fresh expansion franchise, modern logo on a old style jersey.

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16 hours ago, coltravesty said:

if they're knights, they have to have grey gloves and helmet right>?

I suspect the "slate grey" will be the primary colour. 

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On 3/18/2017 at 6:36 PM, coltravesty said:

if they're knights, they have to have grey gloves and helmet right>?

 

Since they're "Golden Knights" I wouldnt necessarily be opposed to a gold helmet in the vein of Notre Dame

 

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If you're going to have that stupid adjective moniker, at least embrace it.  If you're going to call yourselves "golden," then be "golden" dammit! 

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On 17/03/2017 at 7:05 PM, ColeJ said:

every non hockey fan that has seen me wear a nordiques jersey around dallas has mentioned just how ridiculously ugly the logo and jersey design look.


As an anecdotal counterpoint to your anecdote, I wear a Nordiques jersey here in Calgary sometimes, and every single comment I've gotten has come from people waxing nostalgic about the team, who like the baby blue jersey and the red abstract igloo.

It's honestly kind of surprising, since 25 years ago wearing a Nords jersey around here would've likely gotten me beaten up for supporting "those Frenchies". :P

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4 hours ago, BrianLion said:

 

Since they're "Golden Knights" I wouldnt necessarily be opposed to a gold helmet in the vein of Notre Dame

 

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If you're going to have that stupid adjective moniker, at least embrace it.  If you're going to call yourselves "golden," then be "golden" dammit! 

Yes! i had noted this pages back. 

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I saw this deep into the explore page on instagram. Not sure if this is fan made or not however..... Screenshot_2017-03-20-18-01-23-1.png

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32 minutes ago, LA_Angels said:

I saw this deep into the explore page on instagram. Not sure if this is fan made or not however..... Screenshot_2017-03-20-18-01-23-1.png

I do not hate this.

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The Wild don't hate it either.

 

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It's obviously fan made. Not a horrible concept though. 

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Lemme get this straight . You're a brand new expansion team in a non-traditional market, and you can't get the league and uniform provider to ensure you can market the inaugural look all summer, let alone procure 35 sweaters to put a few players and team officials in during your expansion draft, revealed to us on national 📺 in your home town? Good grief.

 

https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/golden-knights-nhl/golden-knights-fans-wont-have-chance-to-buy-jerseys-until-august/

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20 minutes ago, NYYNYR said:

Lemme get this straight . You're a brand new expansion team in a non-traditional market, and you can't get the league and uniform provider to ensure you can market the inaugural look all summer, let alone procure 35 sweaters to put a few players and team officials in during your expansion draft, revealed to us on national 📺 in your home town? Good grief.

 

https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/golden-knights-nhl/golden-knights-fans-wont-have-chance-to-buy-jerseys-until-august/

I don't really wish any kind of failure on this franchise but they are making it very difficult to want it to succeed.

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28 minutes ago, NYYNYR said:

Lemme get this straight . You're a brand new expansion team in a non-traditional market, and you can't get the league and uniform provider to ensure you can market the inaugural look all summer, let alone procure 35 sweaters to put a few players and team officials in during your expansion draft, revealed to us on national 📺 in your home town? Good grief.

 

https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/golden-knights-nhl/golden-knights-fans-wont-have-chance-to-buy-jerseys-until-august/

Wouldn't expect anything less from this cluster :censored: .

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I hate to say this but hell... do what phoenix did. 

 

Image result for daniel briere draft

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22 hours ago, NYYNYR said:

Lemme get this straight . You're a brand new expansion team in a non-traditional market, and you can't get the league and uniform provider to ensure you can market the inaugural look all summer, let alone procure 35 sweaters to put a few players and team officials in during your expansion draft, revealed to us on national 📺 in your home town? Good grief.

 

https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/golden-knights-nhl/golden-knights-fans-wont-have-chance-to-buy-jerseys-until-august/

Sounds to me more like the switch over to Adidas from Reebok is killing the chance to buy fan jerseys, but I'd be shocked if they don't have them ready for the draft. If they aren't, I would assume that it's the fault of the manufacturer rather than the team, didn't they say a while back that the jerseys had been finalized?

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5 minutes ago, njdevs7 said:

Draft hat leaked C_Vk0roU0AAknUZ.jpg:large

 

If that hat is any indication of the Las Vegas Golden Knights' uniform coloration, then I say well done on going with that slate gray. But we'll have to wait...

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2 hours ago, njdevs7 said:

Draft hat leaked C_Vk0roU0AAknUZ.jpg:large

Hmmm... We don't have enough color on this hat. Let's put the color on the sides, but not all the way around... Stupid hat, IMO. 

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Are there any other teams who use a colour on jerseys or merch that isn't on their logo?

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8 minutes ago, coltravesty said:

Are there any other teams who use a colour on jerseys or merch that isn't on their logo?

 

These are the NHL teams I could think of...

Blue Jackets (Light Blue)

Lightning (Black)

Canucks (Green)

Rangers (Navy)

Jets (Light Blue)

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So if that is the striping pattern, could it be something like this?  If it were, overall, not bad, but too similar to Arizona.

 

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