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  1. The bear head logo gets washed out against a green background. I assume that’s the point of the chest stripe.
  2. Wow, a team finally used the full collar treatment properly and it actually looks good. It’s almost like all of the polo shirt style and half collars were completely unecessary in the first place.
  3. I think it looks fine. I can almost give the diagonal letters a pass since their other logos are all so underwhelming. The design seems closer to their Cup-winning set than their other two jerseys. Their home jersey overdoes it on the black too much.
  4. Yeah I should point out that I’m not accusing Adidas of pushing these designs on teams. When Adidas seemed to have more creative control with the WCoH, they produced some interesting uniforms, such as the first maple leaf inspired Team Canada kit in decades. But within the timelines of Reebok and Adidas, I have noticed a trend by teams to go for minimalist designs during the late Reebok years and early Adidas era. My hypothesis, and I could be way off on this, is that teams believe they should sell jerseys that are more fashion-friendly and thus we’re in this trend of muted and simple alternate or sometimes primary jerseys. So maybe my frustration isn’t with a lack of creativity but more so towards the recent aversion to maintaining traditional stripes on an alternate uniform or even primary uniform. I like hem stripes and I think most NHL fans do as well, and it’s disappointing that it seems teams are happy to put a single line at the hem just to signify where the jersey ends. Basically, I just want to see jerseys have good stripes. I don’t think it’s too much to expect from teams.
  5. I would say anything that deviates from the Stadium Series style minimalism of recent years. The new trend seems to be random striping with no connection to the team’s uniform history with colours that don’t contrast well. As for stuff I liked from the Reebok era, Nashville’s third jersey from a few years ago with the sublimated checker pattern is a good example. Minnesota’s forest green third with the script. Buffalo’s 40th anniversary jersey. Even some of the winter classic fauxbacks were really interesting like the Leafs/Wings in 2014. Not everything was good under Reebok obviously but there were instances where I was quite impressed. Under Reebok, teams went from having too much piping to an over reliance on roundels and vintage white, so it wasn’t all good. The Winter Classic kits are about the only thing that still piques my interest under Adidas. I guess what I’m referring to with half baked is that we’ll see teams like New Jersey, Toronto, San Jose, and formerly Carolina update their set by toning down the hem stripes or just flat out removing them. And then we’ll see Carolina deliver a jersey with no contrast and dark grey shoulders for some reason. And then Pens and Flyers trot out something dark and drab for the Stadium series and the Oilers go and follow their lead. The Flyers have done it a few times now where I have no idea what they’re trying to accomplish with their alternate and/or outdoor jersey. LA went back to a mediocre anniversary kit for their third and the Sharks had an actual novel idea for their alternate yet they made it way too dark and ignored hem stripes yet again. Tampa continues to go backwards with their new uniforms. Washington and Calgary still hold onto their Edge templates and merely compromise with throwbacks that we’ve already been seeing for years.
  6. I’ll ignore the colours for now just to point out that it seems no NHL team has a clue about what to do with stripes anymore. Every new design in the last few years has featured the absolute laziest jersey template possible. Unless a team has some iconic throwback they wanna bust out, the only new looks we’re gonna see for a while are these half-baked non-creations.
  7. Seems like Nike figured out how to make nice kits again. Of course, Sevilla took the previous year’s template again like they did last season.
  8. The third jersey is soooo unbalanced. How do you not get some white trim in the stripes? The mostly white logo with only green stripes is just terrible execution. The rest are fine but the collars are still bad.
  9. I’d be interested to see a team go that light with their helmet and pants colour. Think Nashville’s gold is the lightest equipment colour currently but they use navy pants.
  10. Wow, the city map sublimation is really cool. They should have put it on the top of the hat though, because what’s the point otherwise? It might look busy but that’s not uncommon for draft hats. Do the draft prospects need the map under the brim so they can look up at it when they get lost in their new city?
  11. As with the previous set, the updated white jersey seems noticeably superior to its blue counterpart.
  12. Deep red and kelly green should be the colours.
  13. I think NYR-LA looked good too, and VAN-BOS as well. For the Blues-Bruins series, I just think both teams have very strong looks and that seems to be rare in Cup Finals of recent years, despite how people feel about the yellow socks and white numbers. The other two series contrasted better but both LA and Vancouver have flawed, and somewhat messy sets. The Blues and Bruins would look great in any series whereas the Kings needed a classic and very contrasted opponent to make them look good.
  14. Is this the best cup final jersey matchup we’ve seen in a while? I think only Boston-Chicago in 2013 beats it out.
  15. Liverpool’s away kit is almost exactly like Bournemouth’s recent away kit. Both look very good but it’s funny how close they are in colour scheme. The salmon/pink colour is on Bournemouth’s kit as well. As an LFC fan, the blue doesn’t really bother me much. It’s much darker than Everton’s shade of blue, and often with navy it should look closer to black half the time. Do United fans get that upset when they wear a blue kit every other season?