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Posted October 3, 2013 - 22:07

Here's a close-up of the "Hockey fights Cancer" logos that every team wears on the back of the helmets (in lieu of the NHL shield logo) for the month of October.

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The NFL needs to take note of this.

 

Not pink out. General cancer fighting, not just one kind.

 

Thank you NHL.


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Posted October 3, 2013 - 22:13

Seeing the Sharks home unis for the first time in use tonight, so fast.


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Posted October 3, 2013 - 22:40

Amazing how much lighter the teal looks without the black yolk. Color really pops now

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Posted October 3, 2013 - 22:46

Amazing how much lighter the teal looks without the black yolk. Color really pops now

Sadly, my fears came true....speaking of colors popping, the amazing victory green chosen by the Stars STILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL looks dull with the lighting/arena conditions unless shown on close-ups. During typical longshots of rushes, it looks borderline dark green (the Wild's green sweater looks almost a tick below black on NBCSN.) My concern was poo-pooed before the jerseys were revealed, but I watch A TON of hockey and highlights. I use GCL, and I know how arenas / lighting looks. Dallas's is always muddy. Not the worst, but it's dark, and it doesn't show you how bright and amazing the jerseys are... ANNOYING!



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Posted October 3, 2013 - 22:49

 

Amazing how much lighter the teal looks without the black yolk. Color really pops now

Sadly, my fears came true....speaking of colors popping, the amazing victory green chosen by the Stars STILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL looks dull with the lighting/arena conditions unless shown on close-ups. During typical longshots of rushes, it looks borderline dark green (the Wild's green sweater looks almost a tick below black on NBCSN.) My concern was poo-pooed before the jerseys were revealed, but I watch A TON of hockey and highlights. I use GCL, and I know how arenas / lighting looks. Dallas's is always muddy. Not the worst, but it's dark, and it doesn't show you how bright and amazing the jerseys are... ANNOYING!

 

 

 

Dull?  They look great in this photo.  Especially with the contrast of the Panthers red:

 

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Posted October 4, 2013 - 07:33

Yes, I would consider that a close-up shot. When just shown in typical action, look at the highlights below, it's not nearly as impressive:

 

http://www.nhl.com/g...p?id=2013020012

 

Maybe dull's the wrong word. It's definitely darker...sort of a sickly color when it's darkened...These jerseys should SPARKLE on tv, and they really don't...It doesn't pop the way the Whalers old jersey (their away jersey back in the day) would in away arenas on TV.

 

Dallas : Brighten it up, guys !

 

Minnesota's really almost does look a notch below black or the darkest green possible unless shown in close-up.

 

http://www.nhl.com/g...&navid=sb:recap



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Posted October 4, 2013 - 09:27

Yes, I would consider that a close-up shot. When just shown in typical action, look at the highlights below, it's not nearly as impressive:

 

http://www.nhl.com/g...p?id=2013020012

 

Maybe dull's the wrong word. It's definitely darker...sort of a sickly color when it's darkened...These jerseys should SPARKLE on tv, and they really don't...It doesn't pop the way the Whalers old jersey (their away jersey back in the day) would in away arenas on TV.

 

Dallas : Brighten it up, guys !

 

Minnesota's really almost does look a notch below black or the darkest green possible unless shown in close-up.

 

http://www.nhl.com/g...&navid=sb:recap

 

If the colors look good in person, or in photos, but not on TV, that isn't the team or the jersey manufacturer's fault.  That's the TV network and/or camera man for not properly white balancing.


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Posted October 4, 2013 - 09:50

The more i see the new Stars uniforms, the more i love it ! They look really good on tv too !



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Posted October 4, 2013 - 09:56

Yeah, it has caught on with the fans too. During last night's game, there was literally a sea of green.

 

I wonder how the Canes are doing in that aspect...



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Posted October 4, 2013 - 10:22

San Jose's uniforms don't look as bad as I thought they would. Removing the black shoulder striping is a positive. If they would just remove the front numbers and add a hem stripe they'd be really nice.

 

I feel the same way. San Jose's look is really growing on me. While I do think the white jersey looks dull and plain (It kinda looks like a practice jersey) the teal one looks pretty sharp.

 

As for Dallas, I know its nitpicking but the logo decal on the helmets is too small. I wish they would make them just a little bit bigger.


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Posted October 4, 2013 - 10:35

Yeah, it has caught on with the fans too. During last night's game, there was literally a sea of green.

 

I wonder how the Canes are doing in that aspect...

Well they just changed (poorly) the uniforms design, not the color. So i guess people will still wear red in Carolina.



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Posted October 4, 2013 - 10:48

 

Yeah, it has caught on with the fans too. During last night's game, there was literally a sea of green.

 

I wonder how the Canes are doing in that aspect...

Well they just changed (poorly) the uniforms design, not the color. So i guess people will still wear red in Carolina.

 

 

Yeah, I meant uniforms, not color. To rephrase, I meant to say the last time I saw a Hurricanes home game this year, I couldn't see any new jerseys worn inside the crowd. I'm sure there were some, but not many.



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Posted October 4, 2013 - 10:49

Seeing the Stars in action just further reinforced my opinion that the Stars just don't look like the Stars without gold/yellow. They look close, but not quite like the real deal. It's similar to the Dolphins minimizing orange, but at least they kept hints of it around.

Put it this way: If I had no prior knowledge of hockey and someone told me that last night's matchup was between two new expansion teams, I would've easily believed them.

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Posted October 4, 2013 - 11:14

 

Yes, I would consider that a close-up shot. When just shown in typical action, look at the highlights below, it's not nearly as impressive:

 

http://www.nhl.com/g...p?id=2013020012

 

Maybe dull's the wrong word. It's definitely darker...sort of a sickly color when it's darkened...These jerseys should SPARKLE on tv, and they really don't...It doesn't pop the way the Whalers old jersey (their away jersey back in the day) would in away arenas on TV.

 

Dallas : Brighten it up, guys !

 

Minnesota's really almost does look a notch below black or the darkest green possible unless shown in close-up.

 

http://www.nhl.com/g...&navid=sb:recap

 

If the colors look good in person, or in photos, but not on TV, that isn't the team or the jersey manufacturer's fault.  That's the TV network and/or camera man for not properly white balancing.

 

 

I'm just surprised that the league/ NBC/ sponsors don't demand better white-balancing then. I think it's a problem league-wide. Many teams just look like dark navyish/blackish blobs. It's fine for the diehards. We can figure it out, but marketing a sport means you have to have better brand recognition. I'll keep beating this drum until it beats without me !



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Posted October 4, 2013 - 11:17

 

 

Yes, I would consider that a close-up shot. When just shown in typical action, look at the highlights below, it's not nearly as impressive:

 

http://www.nhl.com/g...p?id=2013020012

 

Maybe dull's the wrong word. It's definitely darker...sort of a sickly color when it's darkened...These jerseys should SPARKLE on tv, and they really don't...It doesn't pop the way the Whalers old jersey (their away jersey back in the day) would in away arenas on TV.

 

Dallas : Brighten it up, guys !

 

Minnesota's really almost does look a notch below black or the darkest green possible unless shown in close-up.

 

http://www.nhl.com/g...&navid=sb:recap

 

If the colors look good in person, or in photos, but not on TV, that isn't the team or the jersey manufacturer's fault.  That's the TV network and/or camera man for not properly white balancing.

 

 

I'm just surprised that the league/ NBC/ sponsors don't demand better white-balancing then. I think it's a problem league-wide. Many teams just look like dark navyish/blackish blobs. It's fine for the diehards. We can figure it out, but marketing a sport means you have to have better brand recognition. I'll keep beating this drum until it beats without me !

 

And I do blame the team because you have a full year to demo these. Test them with the networks, etc. These should look brilliant on TV, and frankly, they don't. My hunch is that NHL arenas are kept dark-ish to obscure the fact that attendance truly has suffered -- despite what the league will tell you. That Dallas game for instance, after a new owner/GM/coach/captain/color scheme/ jersey/ EVEEEEEEEEEEEERYTHING...didn't even come close to selling out its game last night.

 

I think that's the dirty little secret that teams / the league don't want you the fan knowing... so it's just easier to use the excuse of showing contrast between the crowd and the white ice...not buying it.

 

Again, those jerseys should look impeccably green, and they don't on TV.



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Posted October 4, 2013 - 11:36

Seeing the Stars in action just further reinforced my opinion that the Stars just don't look like the Stars without gold/yellow. They look close, but not quite like the real deal. It's similar to the Dolphins minimizing orange, but at least they kept hints of it around.

 

Disagreed. The Stars are the same franchise, but not the same team as the North Stars. They definitely should honor their roots, but they should have an identity of their own. Removing gold gives Dallas that distinction from Minnesota, and the new logo completes it.

 

Also, it may have been a good thing that the logos leaked, prior to the uniform unveiling. The new unis are universally praised despite the loss of gold, but people were complaining big time when they saw the logos. At soon as fans got that out of the way, it made room for judging the uniform based on how it looks, without using nostalgia as an argument against it. I think the new uniforms would have been trashed, if nobody knew what they would look like beforehand.



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Posted October 4, 2013 - 12:49

Yeah, it has caught on with the fans too. During last night's game, there was literally a sea of green.


Well the Stars did hand out green shirts for opener...

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Posted October 4, 2013 - 16:01

Yeah, it has caught on with the fans too. During last night's game, there was literally a sea of green.

Well the Stars did hand out green shirts for opener...
And, unfortunately, many empty, shirt-covered seats remained during the game, which was the main reason for the "sea of green" effect. I got fooled at first, too, because I'm used to seeing all those depressing gray seats when I watch a Stars game. Same crap, different color.

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Posted October 4, 2013 - 17:52

My hunch is that NHL arenas are kept dark-ish to obscure the fact that attendance truly has suffered -- despite what the league will tell you. That Dallas game for instance, after a new owner/GM/coach/captain/color scheme/ jersey/ EVEEEEEEEEEEEERYTHING...didn't even come close to selling out its game last night.

That's funny, because three arenas that would have every right to trumpet their attendance -- Chicago, New York, Montreal -- have the good sense to keep their house lights way down and focus on lighting the "stage." It's the empty barns that seem to leave their lights up all game.

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Posted October 4, 2013 - 18:13

Red Wings @ Hurricanes looks like a scrimmage. This is crap. Where is "NHL Properties" to tell Karmanos to stop being dumb?