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  1. oh yeah, a real bad time in Blues history - 3 winning seasons, 4 playoff berths & 2 series wins in 4 years wearing that set. Dunno how you lived through such terrible hockey! In all seriousness, if this is your definition of a "bad time in the team's history" then the 1998-2007 unis, the ones they're more-or-less still wearing today, should've been burned in the parking lot the day after this happened: Or alternatively, after finishing dead last in 2005-06 and snapping the 25-season playoff streak. (Also I totally disagree about it being a badly designed uniform; the stripes & numbers being diagonal is a bit much I admit, but the musical staff stripes on their own & the trumpet shoulder patch are really nice touches, and I think royal blue/gold/red is just a gorgeous colour scheme that they used excellently.)
  2. re. Flames: Looks fantastic, hopefully it'll be the new away soon. As a minor tangent, EA's NHL games for a literal decade now have had the Flames' 88-89 red jersey in the game, and thanks to the team's continued recycling of the sweater it's now in there thrice, in original, Edge & AdiZero cuts; the white jersey however was never added in. Maybe now that the real team's actually wearing it, they'll get off their butts and add it to NHL 20 soon. re. Jets: Another fantastic sweater; I think the navy may be a bit too dark, but even still I like how the "Jets" wordmark pops on it. Incidentally it uses the exact same stripes as this old Rangers jersey I love so much: ...And since the Rangers evidently have zero interest in ever bringing them back, I'm glad someone's willing to use it. re. Blues: Speaking as probably the only person who legitimately, unironically loves the Blues' "RBY" era uniforms, all I can say is hell yes. A beautiful, underrated colour scheme used almost-perfectly; as much as I'd love to see them return to it full-time I'd still rather they straighten the stripes (and numbers) & move them down a bit first. Ah well, still glad to see it back regardless.
  3. Well, I'm sure this'll get fixed in the day-one patch on Friday, but for now at least the pre-release EA Access version of NHL 20 has the crest on the Canucks' new away jersey in the wrong colour:
  4. If we're all posting our favourite centre ices now, Toronto's classic & Phoenix's original are likewise tops for me, but I also have an odd appreciation for Calgary's old off-centre "C":
  5. Stumbled across something today that I think is interesting: This is Phil Collins, goofing off during a Central Park photoshoot with his band Genesis, in I'm guessing 1976 - the other guy in that pic is ex-Yes drummer Bill Bruford, who was Genesis' touring drummer for just that year - while wearing a pretty-obviously fake New York Rangers jersey; the font's more basic than their traditional lettering, and it lacks the dropshadowing to boot. I think this is the oldest case of a fake jersey I've ever seen, and it's kinda surreal to see one being worn by someone who would go on to be so famous...
  6. 18 penalties, 21 unanswered points allowed in the 4th; same old Browns.
  7. I kinda like the leaping panther, but not that version of it. Conversely I actually like the soccer shield logo too, perhaps even more, just not the army-inspired uniforms they have to go with it.
  8. I mean, , new wave & synthpop music really got the ball rolling in ~1977-78, and grunge & alt-rock likewise flared up in the late-80s. Still doesn't stop us from calling them 80s & 90s music respectively, because they dominated those decades after they hit their stride. Don't forget too, that the North Stars were apparently set to introduce a black away jersey in '81 but shelved it at the last minute, possibly because they went to the Cup Finals (not that it stopped them a decade later) : That was why the home suddenly had a black stripe on it, to better match this jersey that never saw the light of day. (That jersey feels so wrong and I'm glad they shelved it, yet I actually kinda like the striping on it, go figure.)
  9. Hi, nobody else here cares, drop it please
  10. Y'know, I hate everything about the Hurricanes and would rather they exist in a place where people actually care about more than just their celebrations, but having said that this isn't that bad of a jersey. Sure, I'd really prefer a diagonal "HURRICANES" to just "CANES", but that aside I think they did a pretty good job here.
  11. The Flames unveiled a 40th season logo, which they'll have at centre ice this season: It's not bad, the stripes on the left side seem out of place & unbalance it though.
  12. I know it will never happen because of the way the sport is sold now, but personally I'd be perfectly happy if alternate jerseys were just given the axe and never used in the NHL ever again. It really feels like most of them are "meh" at best, and any "worst jerseys in NHL history" list someone makes will inevitably be loaded with Third Jerseys of bygone years. I just don't think the program's worth it anymore. also it totally isn't because I prefer whites at home and this would be the only way that would ever happen again
  13. I would actually argue that the Sharks have a better claim than those two teams have, considering their original ownership (who originally owned the Seals/Barons to begin with) came from the North Stars, and their roster was mostly made up of the bad half of the North Stars' as well, who also had to participate in the '91 expansion draft because of the demerger. Because the effects of it are that visible and obvious I think any claims to being the original Seals would have a bit more weight to them as a result, compared to the Nats & Sens* just claiming the histories of teams that moved/folded with no real connection beyond "used to play here". Of course, this would all mean more if the Seals actually had a history worth remembering, but if they did they probably wouldn't have moved/folded to begin with! * - besides, if you really wanna get technical you could counter-argue that the Blues have more of a claim to the OG Senators' history than the modern Sens do, because their last season was played in St. Louis! Imagine if the '67 team named themselves the Eagles, what kind of a mess that would've been...
  14. And the Hurricanes themselves - just a couple months back I had to tell someone, who lives in North Carolina, that the Hurricanes played in Raleigh, not Charlotte.
  15. The Flames announced an arena deal today: 19,000 capacity, $550M facility, to begin construction in 2021, with the team and the city each paying for half; according to this the city appears to own it outright though, with the team covering maintenance over the course of a 35-year lease.