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27 minutes ago, Morgo said:

Aeros would be perfectly acceptable if we didn't already have the Jets.  They would need something a little more unique.


Adding to that, their original colors nearly match Winnipeg... 

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13 hours ago, swisherHOU said:

I wasn’t here for the WHA Aeros but I know they are remembered fondly. The minor league team was supported very well. I think it would be a mistake to name a team in Houston anything but the Aeros.

 

Nuff said. Anything else would be a disconnect to history. Even with a fanvote, Aeros would be in the lead. Only way that a team can not use a historical name is if someone else is using it.

 

6 hours ago, Morgo said:

Aeros would be perfectly acceptable if we didn't already have the Jets.  They would need something a little more unique.

 

6 hours ago, 29texan said:


Add to that, their original colors nearly match Winnipeg... 

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We could go red or orange (or hell, red and orange maybe with black, grey or any shade of blue) to differ with Winnipeg and Dallas. A Winnipeg/Houston feud could be called the Air Raid. Especially if the future Houston Aeros end up being a relocated Phoenix Coyotes.

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46 minutes ago, Morgo said:

Aeros would be perfectly acceptable if we didn't already have the Jets.  They would need something a little more unique.

 

That wasn't an issue in the WHA :P

 

Mind you, it would be funny in a way if the Coyotes end up becoming the new Aeros.

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27 minutes ago, 29texan said:


Adding to that, their original colors nearly match Winnipeg... 

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Yes, the colours nearly match Winnipeg and the uniforms are as cliched as it gets with their diagonal text, clip-art shoulder patches and tired northwestern striping.  If Houston were to get an expansion franchise, they'd be better suited going the Vegas route and creating something new.  Vegas knocked it out of the park and it'd be great to see that originality continued in a brand new identity.

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I feel like they could still use "Aeros", but have a different color scheme... and not using their 90s Green, Silver, and Black for obvious reasons, either. 

 

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18 minutes ago, wildwing64 said:

Mind you, it would be funny in a way if the Coyotes end up becoming the new Aeros.

 

If that happens, it wouldn't surprise me to see the 1972-1996 and 2011-present Winnipeg Jets records unified so that we can go 12 rounds on that tedious argument again.

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That would be interesting if the NHL were to pull a Charlotte Hornets retcon. Maybe pull a Browns as well and leave their records in Arizona while the new Aeros start off new.

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32 minutes ago, the admiral said:

 

If that happens, it wouldn't surprise me to see the 1972-1996 and 2011-present Winnipeg Jets records unified so that we can go 12 rounds on that tedious argument again.

 

Well, if we are going to do that, then we might as well say that the current Ottawa Senators actually won those Stanley Cups which they have banners hanging up at the Canadian Tire Centre for.  Same city, same name; it is all the same, right?

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Go light blue, white, silver, and red - like the Oilers.  Maybe a red primary with silver / light blue trim, and a light blue alt with red and silver trim.

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2 hours ago, Morgo said:

Aeros would be perfectly acceptable if we didn't already have the Jets.  They would need something a little more unique.

And yet The Jets and Aeros co-existed in the WHA together just fine.

 

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The AHL Aeros drew well, finishing 7th in the league in attendance their final year of 2012-13, 5th in 2011-12, and 9th in 2010-11. 

 

As for uniforms, I think these would be a pretty good starting point. Almost 90s Whalers colours.

 

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1 hour ago, M4One said:

 

Well, if we are going to do that, then we might as well say that the current Ottawa Senators actually won those Stanley Cups which they have banners hanging up at the Canadian Tire Centre for.  Same city, same name; it is all the same, right?

I would not care one single bit if the Senators did that.

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Maybe we don’t have to call them the Aeros if it’s that unpopular, but it would still be nice to have a space theme to it. A while back I made a concept of a potential NHL team in Houston that I named the Apollos. Also red and light blue would look great together. The Nordiques pulled it off alright. 

 

What if they used an alien-themed name? Martians, Wayfarers, Travellers, Extraterrestrials (X's for short,) Xenos, Starfighters, Cyborgs, Galaxians, Invaders, that’s all I can think of for now.

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Aeros is a fun name and a great fit for a Houston team. Unfortunately it would be difficult to establish their brand while avoiding jet imagery and double blue (Winnipeg) and star imagery and green (Dallas.) I think I want to see navy and orange but I'm not sure how everyone feels about being so similar to the Astros.

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I just want another Central time zone team to balance out the divisions be it Houston, KC, whoever. They might not be a resounding success in Houston but there's enough going for it that they should be able to stay afloat.

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48 minutes ago, Bmac said:

Aeros is a fun name and a great fit for a Houston team. Unfortunately it would be difficult to establish their brand while avoiding jet imagery and double blue (Winnipeg) and star imagery and green (Dallas.) I think I want to see navy and orange but I'm not sure how everyone feels about being so similar to the Astros.

Or, ahem, the Oilers.

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I could go either way on the name, but I do think that a Houston Oilers color scheme would be fantastic. Also, for those who are talking about relocation as opposed to expansion, two words on why that will never happen: "expansion fees". 

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49 minutes ago, Prince Harry said:

Or, ahem, the Oilers.

Forgot the Oilers switched to navy this year, good call. My personal preference would be navy and metallic gold with a space theme.

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