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So my bet was right, but like I said it's not something that might "blow me away", it's a really nice uniform, but not spectacular.

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The Hurricanes have the rights to the Whalers name and logo.

No one gives a crap about the Hurricanes.

People care about the Whalers.

 

Therefore it would be smart for the Hurricanes to market and sell Whalers throwback gear. Including sweaters, which are the high-end item. To not do that would be leaving money on the table.

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1 minute ago, Ice_Cap said:

The Hurricanes have the rights to the Whalers name and logo.

No one gives a crap about the Hurricanes.

People care about the Whalers.

 

Therefore it would be smart for the Hurricanes to market and sell Whalers throwback gear. Including sweaters, which are the high-end item. To not do that would be leaving money on the table.

Except every Hurricane fan. Unless your saying they have no fan base?

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1 minute ago, daniel75 said:

Except every Hurricane fan. Unless your saying they have no fan base?


It's about as big as Hartford's, with only slightly less passion...

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3 minutes ago, daniel75 said:

Except every Hurricane fan. Unless your saying they have no fan base?

Bingo. Check attendance standings and local tv ratings.

 

Also the Hurricanes, even at the best of times, never once established themselves as a team with a national presence. No one outside of Raleigh cares (and evidence seems to suggest very few people within Raleigh care). 

 

Meanwhile the Whalers have a certain cache nationally. There’s a nostalgic aspect that makes the Whalers appealing to even casual hockey fans. 

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22 hours ago, kiwi_canadian said:

Has any other relocated team done a throwback jersey to their original city? This looks to be the first.

Atlanta --> Winnipeg

Can't wait for Winnipeg to bust out those Thrashers throwbacks. 

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I've observed it before, that despite them being defunct for 20 years the Whalers have as big a fan base, if not a bigger (or at least a louder) one, than the team they turned into does.

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1 hour ago, gosioux76 said:

Can't wait for Winnipeg to bush out those Thrashers throwbacks. 

 

Calgary isn't afraid of its Atlanta heritage.

 

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The Jets adopting the Thrashers' light blue is their tiny way of paying tribute to their regrettable roots. It's not like they'd reskin this thing with the Jets' logo/type set:

 

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1 minute ago, SFGiants58 said:

It's not like they'd reskin this thing with the Jets' logo/type set:

 

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Okay, but... um... could they? ?

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4 hours ago, B-mer said:

it would certainly be weird if the Coyotes wore Jets 1.0 throwbacks...  

 

4 hours ago, jp1409 said:

It would be a :censored:ing kick in the nuts for Winnipeg fans...This is no different and even worse considering Winnipeg rightfully got a team back.

 

Of course, the Winnipeg Jets could always turn around and kick Atlanta's fans in the nuts by wearing Atlanta Thrashers throwbacks...at a home game...against the Calgary Flames...who kick Atlanta's fans in the nuts again by wearing...Atlanta Flames throwbacks.  

 

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Whalers jerseys are really nice, they didn't botch them up at all really. I'm impressed.

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50 minutes ago, mafiaman said:

 

 

Of course, the Winnipeg Jets could always turn around and kick Atlanta's fans in the nuts by wearing Atlanta Thrashers throwbacks...at a home game...against the Calgary Flames...who kick Atlanta's fans in the nuts again by wearing...Atlanta Flames throwbacks.  

 

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And for the triple kick to the nuts, play the game IN Atlanta

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1 hour ago, Still MIGHTY said:

 

Okay, but... um... could they? ?

Except use the pre-Edge version. It was much better.

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6 hours ago, skip88 said:

Colors are over saturated here, it wont be that bright and colorfull in real life. They know how to sell stuff 

 

First photo is a little sun-drenched, but the second one is pretty accurate.

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The logo treatment is such a disappointment after seeing this...

 

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I guess i could understand it being weird for Hartford fans, but honestly they should just embrace it at this point. Hartford is never getting a team back. Might as well root for Carolina, especially when they are wearing the Whalers throwbacks. Thats the closest its ever gonna be to the Whalers coming back. And technically, it is the same team.

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27 minutes ago, njdevs7 said:

I guess i could understand it being weird for Hartford fans, but honestly they should just embrace it at this point. Hartford is never getting a team back. Might as well root for Carolina, especially when they are wearing the Whalers throwbacks. Thats the closest its ever gonna be to the Whalers coming back. And technically, it is the same team.

 

As a Tennessee Titans fan in Texas, I agree wholeheartedly.

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