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  1. If there's anything that's going to test the axiom of "given enough time, even the worst designs will come back into style eventually," it's the Reebok EDGE era. Irredeemably bad stuff.
  2. Throwing my hat into the "Nashville and Dallas should absolutely go color rush in this series" ring. I can't think of a single good reason why teams don't do this!
  3. As a fan I'm just happy they have a jersey with a normal collar instead of a dumbass polo shirt looking thing
  4. It honestly hadn't even occurred to me that people would be upset by this. The Whalers have been gone for an entire generation of fans and there's nothing on the horizon suggesting that'll ever change. If they wore them more than twice, that might be overdoing it a bit. Yeah the Whalers are more beloved and have better uniforms and a better logo than the Hurricanes ever had, but this is probably the only way we're seeing this uniform on the ice again. I like it. I'll admit that I didn't realize there were many fans in Hartford who still lamented the loss of their team. I guess there isn't a whole lot of ink spilled on them, but maybe now there will be.
  5. You're not wrong, but Gritty is still good.
  6. This is nothing to do with the design, which I think is really nice, but maybe someone more detail-oriented than me can explain why the promotional photos for this jersey remind me so much like a Chinese counterfeit. These photos look rough, right?
  7. Hi, Pittsburgh native popping in to say that while I still feel good about the general construction of the Penguins, handing Jack Johnson a 5 year contract and 62 year-old Matt Cullen any type of contact sure does take a little luster off of all of the recent success. But, you know. GG Torontonians. I'm not complaining.
  8. As a fair-weather Steeler fan I love this look and hope it means they're considering going back to it.
  9. As seen on this very website, the Penguins updated the skating penguin logo on their uniform with the introduction of the Vegas gold alternate. I've gone back and forth on which one I like better - the new penguin is definitely cleaner but I feel that the changes made to the eye take away some of its character. Interesting to note that they actually had been using the "new" design on t-shirts and graphics in the early 90's, but the logo on their sweaters didn't match.
  10. Andy

    NHL 2017-18

    There's nothing particularly WRONG with it, but can someone explain to me what they love about the Blackhawks black jersey? It always struck me as vastly inferior to their red jersey, which is one of my favorites. Yet every time the black one comes up I see a lot of comments about how gorgeous it is. I don't get it.
  11. Andy

    NHL 2017-18

    Count me in as a rube that is all for a team's history and cuture staying within the confines of the area in which it played. I also say "we won/lost last night" when talking about the games. The Senators should absolutely use the old stuff, hang banners for the old team, etc. The whole idea is to satisfy their fans in Ottawa. The heritage jerseys are good (though I personally prefer the modern 2D centurion to any of their other crests.)
  12. Blue Jackets have always looked good but their new font really puts them over the top.
  13. The description of the Pens' look sounds like something that would never work, but it really is beautiful. It's a perfect alternate look for them. Well done. I do like the Stadium Series as an alternate, but I wonder if this would look even better with a white-triangled primary as the crest.
  14. Andy

    NHL 2017-18

    In the perfect world where the Penguins have been wearing some version of the current uniform since 1967, I'd say them. Obviously biased but I think it's a really timeless design. I'd say other than Philadelphia the only other team that's always struck me as having a really strong look is St. Louis. Even though they messed with it in the 90's with the red and the edge design was obviously pretty bad, when St Louis looks their best they look like a O6 team. The North Stars and Whalers would be in this conversation if they still existed, maybe.
  15. As a fan, I really like it. Drop the "CITY OF CHAMPIONS" text from the patch and this is a perfect alternate jersey for the Pens. I wonder how it would look with a solid black triangle behind the penguin, rather than dropping it completely.