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  1. I think the branding and colours are perfectly suitable for an AHL team, and the ideal place for the Canucks to scratch the Johnny Canuck itch. The White jersey should have green as the main trim colour though. Hopefully this board’s favourite pastime discussing the Canucks identity into oblivion can slow down to some degree, since an overdone internet concept finally made its way onto a professional jersey. Probably not though, lol.
  2. I think people like the royal and orange set because it’s a fundamentally sound hockey jersey with traditional stripes, good colours and shoulder yokes that add an extra dimension. But yeah, there is a lot of nostalgia involved which I don’t think should hold up as a reason to like them. Especially when their legacy has been stained by bad seasons in the mid 90s and a decade long playoff drought more recently. As an Oilers fan myself, I did grow tired of the 80s set from years of watching them play awful hockey in them. So my head says yes, wear them because they are objectively the nicest set we have worn. My heart doesn’t want to wear them anymore because I associate it with the bad years. We have worn other nice sets between the copper and blue and WHA sets and could potentially look good with a navy version of 80s template. So I’m not married to the 80s set, because we have some great alternatives. I would much rather wear them than this mailed in third jersey with the least inspiring design I have seen since the Edge jerseys. If we make a bland white jersey to match it for the away and ditch the current terrific away white, then this franchise deserves to keep getting swept in the first round.
  3. Everything is great. That monochrome logo is terrific and really shows how overly outlined everything was on the old logo and helmet. I also like moving towards the antler helmet. Need to go all in on this brand.
  4. Yeah I still have no idea what colour the trim on the LFC home kit is supposed to be. Here’s another promo for it from standard chartered’s Twitter where the trim is much more red. That is definitely “bright crimson” and far from coral or orange.
  5. I remember commenting on here back in 2017 that the Devils should go full retro if they wanted to make a uniform change. I still think that would have been a good choice, provided they used a dark enough shade of green, and especially on their pants. If there was a desire to move past the Lou era I think the red and green set would have been a good departure. Not this halfway compromise that just ruined a classic set. Normally, there’s an unwritten rule that you shouldn’t ever change a championship-winning jersey especially if it’s a nice one. But I think the Devils were far enough removed from that era and far enough away from winning another that it wouldn’t be such a harsh change. If it looked too weird they could have just changed back after a few years. Instead we got these lame imitations of a great set.
  6. That Canucks RR getup might be their best ever Orca jersey. The updated colours are better than the original Orca colours. I also appreciate the use of the Orca on jersey design that was meant for that logo. The current home and aways look fine but Vancouver script or not they just feel like they’re trying to be two different things at once. If I could make a lazy comparison it would be like if the Rangers started using lady Liberty on their regular jerseys. Or the Isles slapping the fisherman the on their royal blue and orange kits. The Canucks look better than that but they still look weird.
  7. They are ridiculous. I love them.
  8. Well yeah, I don’t think a team name has to be based on something that perfectly symbolizes the city. Otherwise Elk wouldn’t be a good choice, even if I have seen some walk down my street before in Edmonton. I can also look out my window and see two huge spruce trees in my front yard and about ten more on the yards beside mine. So, Evergreens would at least be appropriate and would be nice to pay tribute to the river valley instead of always being the “Cold City with Oil”.
  9. Why doesn’t Evergreens make sense in the context of Edmonton? The city is full of evergreen trees. Is the Pacific Northwest the only place that gets to claim Evergreens?
  10. I’m surprised people prefer the darker shade of orange on the Flyers’ RR. I always thought the bright orange was the best thing about them bringing back their original set. The bright orange sets them apart as “The Orange Team” rather than “a team who uses orange”. In saying that, their current home and away needs an adjustment because the numbers being too wide for the sleeve stripes has always looked amateur. The RR is closer to something better but if it’s gonna use burnt orange it should only be a third.
  11. Man, the inability of helmet manufacturers to make a helmet with the right shade of royal blue always made this set and other royal sets look incomplete. Just a detail that drives the uniform nerd in me crazy. On the other hand navy helmets almost always look a shade too dark. Ultimately, the Oilers organization just make decisions based off money so once people stop buying the navy/orange versions, they’ll change it up again. They went back to the 80’s jerseys in the first place just because they knew how well they would sell. I doubt we’ll ever see a navy version of the 80s template, because they had the chance to do it in 2019 and they came up with the mediocre third they have now. I am surprised they’re pushing the navy third a lot because I figured they chose an intentionally different design so that it could stay as a third and wouldn’t undermine orange as the home colour.
  12. Oilers shouldn’t be lumped in with the Ducks. They might use the ‘wrong’ shade of blue (I don’t share that view but it’s a personal preference), but most everything about their uniforms is sound; correct logo, traditional striping, good font. The Ducks have got everything wrong. The logo sucks, the colours suck and the design sucks. There’s nothing good to be salvaged from their current identity.
  13. Since we’ve crossed over the uniform ad horizon at this point, I hope teams just get stupid with helmet ads. Throw a huge MyPillow ad on the helmet, I don’t care. Put Supreme on there.
  14. The Chevy logo is bad and should stay behind once the RR program is phased out. It’s almost doubly bad now that I just relaized that they copied the Lakers’ font. Purple/gold vs black/silver doesn’t matter much to me as you can always make the one of them the alternate jersey. But the Kings desperately need a new primary logo.
  15. There’s a lot of love for the Kings jersey but I’m not super impressed with it. It’s fine by RR standards but they did already do a perfect throwback to purple and gold a few years back.
  16. It looks like Montreal is using a deeper blue than the standard royal blue. I wish more teams would do that rather than go so dark with navy (looking at you Oilers, Jets, whoever else). I wonder if they’ll get the helmet colour right as usually teams with a royal blue set use a helmet colour that’s a shade brighter than every other piece of equipment.
  17. Funnily enough, the Isles’ low-effort RR might still contend for the best alternate jersey they’ve ever had.
  18. LFC’s third kit is a real mess. Two sleeve colours, two collar colours, wide and ugly side panels. Not the greatest first year under Nike.
  19. I don’t know if that’s accurate, as they have Torres wearing black shorts with the LFC away shirt, which had turquoise shorts in the official release.
  20. Because teams often make bad design decisions and take forever to fix them. They thought they were showing off their provincial and national pride or something when in reality, it just looked contrived.
  21. They should switch away kits with Liverpool. Darker green has been used by Liverpool in the past and LFC’s turquoise shirt better suits Spurs.
  22. I have a natural pre-disposition to liking anything navy so I don’t have a huge problem with using it as the primary colour. I do think it’s fine for teams to play it safe when testing out a new identity rather than going all out on the more quirky colours right away. With Buffalo moving to royal blue soon, i think it’s okay to have another navy team as it’s only really overused as an accent colour. However, I also think there’s some stepping on toes going on between the Jackets, Jets, and now the Kraken using similar colours and eventually someone will have to blink first to move away from that. Jets should use aviator blue as their primary colour, just with a better design than their current third. The Kraken can eventually move towards that pale teal shade they’re using but I do wonder if it’s too light to use for a home jersey and that’s why they didn’t choose it. A deeper teal or marine green would have been better.
  23. They’re already there. The logo is but a slight reference to the name. The tentacle is the only thing that reminds one that the name references a mythical sea monster.
  24. Colours are 8/10 Jerseys 7/10 Logo 7.5/10 Name 5/10 Better than Vegas, who themselves have a decent identity but one that lacks originality. Kraken I can live with but it’s still gimmicky, though I suppose the uniqueness will carry it for a while. It’s less ambiguous than Wild at least.
  25. Wow that terrible Evonik sponsor is finally gone. That thing in all it’s pink glory ruined so many awesome shirts over the years.
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