Steve-O

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  1. Steve-O

    NHL 2017-18

    I like the look of the white-out too but what good is the white-out if every team essentially has a poorly white-out because of their home jerseys... With white jerseys as the predominant home jerseys, most fans would buy the home jersey, as that's what their team wears when you see them play live. Every TV broadcast would have a poorly done version of a white-out in the crowd. It gives no meaning to your team colors or identity. Every arena would do the same thing to some degree. With colors as the home jerseys, fans can sport their team specific colors. This is why you see "Rock the Red" in Washington, the "C of Red" in Calgary, the "Orange Crush" in Philly. It adds to the identity of the home team in a big way. You will never see white as the dominant home color in the NHL again. There is no reason for it from a brand perspective or a marketing perspective.
  2. Steve-O

    NHL 2017-18

    White should not be the default for home games. I get that people like to see other team's colored jerseys but what is the point in having a team color if the opposing crowd is the only one that gets to see it? Wearing colors at home is like bringing someone into your house, surrounded by 20,000 people wearing Maple Leaf blue or Red Wings red. It adds to the atmosphere of home games in a big way. Same goes for when you broadcast. Imagine every game with the stands predominantly white jerseys adjacent to the white ice and the only team in color is the visiting team? Not great for TV if you ask me. 100% against whites at home. I'd love to see more color vs. color games though...
  3. This is abysmal. Terrible move for the league. In a sport where it is already relatively unknown, don't eliminate all elements of the sport from the logo. You're trying to grow the game, not treat it as a luxury brand or an automobile manufacturer that typically has the brand awareness. I love lacrosse but the NLL just makes me sad with all their decisions.
  4. The Kitchener Rangers and Lethbridge Hurricanes make it work just fine. I highly doubt anyone who knows who the London Knights are, would confuse them as a farm team for Vegas. If they know anything about hockey, they would never think it. If you're worried about uneducated fans from Vegas thinking that London is the farm team, well congratulations, you gained the very famous London Knights some more exposure. If Foley was determined to tie in his historical past to West Point, they should've named the Vegas team the Knights from day one, London be damned. Vegas Knights is perfect.
  5. They're getting warmer... Would've loved to have seen blue vs. red. Would've been a beautiful game.
  6. I had inferred it is an apple in reference to the biblical meaning of sin. The snake and the apple in the Garden of Eden sort of thing. I may be off but I believe that is the intention of the logo.
  7. I feel like this will look dated quickly. Definitely an interesting take on the Fighting Hawks name and I don't hate it, I just feel like it should be something more. I echo the sentiments that I feel like I'd see this logo for a logistics or delivery company and not necessarily athletics. There is a large trend for simplified, almost corporate logos for sports teams, so it makes sense.
  8. If you think this should be on the front of a jersey, it solidifies to me that you have no idea what you're talking about
  9. I can understand from a hockey-traditionalist perspective that people would be put-off by these but from a design stand point, Florida nailed it. Shields aren't strictly a football thing and nor do they have to be. I didn't hear a ton of gripes about when the Thrashers used a shield. Did that look too Euro for everyone? Is it because it's a stripe and shield? I've been waiting for someone to take a stab at a military inspired theme for the NHL and I'm glad Florida did. Take a look at the original logos primary or alternate for the Panthers and tell me what in there is good design? The panther from the 1993 release looked like it was from 1993. Don't get me wrong, it isn't abysmal by any means but it was way too complicated and the amount of shadowing was ridiculous. Don't even get me started on the secondary logo, which once again has such tiny details for a logo that is almost always displayed at minimal size. The new branding is far superior and I think anyone who views it from the perspective of good design would agree.
  10. You're alive! Great to see you've been keeping busy. The work looks Brilliams! and it is nice to see how it turned out. Now get back to being busy.
  11. This Florida Panthers rebrand is top notch. Some of the best work Reebok has done for the league by far. The logos, the jerseys, everything is really solid. I don't know how anyone can dislike it. The league needs MORE of these kinds of redesigns. All of Florida's logos and jerseys have been a mess since day one, so I am very glad to see them take a step in the right direction. I might have to pick up one of these.
  12. It has their newest logo on a jersey design from 1957 and the jersey design isn't historically accurate. The Hawks have had a black cuff on their white jerseys since 1955 and this one doesn't. Ya, I'll give you that it is pretty close to accurate but at least use a retro logo. This just looks like a cheap, knock-off version of their current road set. Actually the cuff is accurate. The only thing that is not accurate would be the updated logo. Let me know where you believe the cuff is accurate from.This is from NHLUniforms.com The one that doesn't have the cuff black is an artists rendering on one of those jersey evolution paintings. I can't post a photo but if you look up the 1955 or 1956 Blackhawks...you get some with the cuff some without. The one thing I am going to say that if it did have the cuff, it was so small back then that it was completely covered by everyone's gloves. So from that time period, if the cuff was there....it wasn't even a visible part of the uniform. Ya I have found some with, some that appear to be without. This team photo suggests the cuff was there but my apologies. Still doesn't change my distaste for the jersey. They'll still sell a ton because they're the Hawks but they really should have went with a retro logo instead of slapping the newest age logo on a jersey design that is almost 60 years old.
  13. It has their newest logo on a jersey design from 1957 and the jersey design isn't historically accurate. The Hawks have had a black cuff on their white jerseys since 1955 and this one doesn't. Ya, I'll give you that it is pretty close to accurate but at least use a retro logo. This just looks like a cheap, knock-off version of their current road set. Actually the cuff is accurate. The only thing that is not accurate would be the updated logo. Let me know where you believe the cuff is accurate from. This is from NHLUniforms.com The one that doesn't have the cuff black is an artists rendering on one of those jersey evolution paintings.
  14. It has their newest logo on a jersey design from 1957 and the jersey design isn't historically accurate. The Hawks have had a black cuff on their white jerseys since 1955 and this one doesn't. Ya, I'll give you that it is pretty close to accurate but at least use a retro logo. This just looks like a cheap, knock-off version of their current road set.
  15. Was really hoping for something like this: I have pretty close to every iteration of the Hawks jerseys (other than last years Stadium Series, yuck), but I won't be getting one of these Winter Classic let downs.