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  1. How about Seattle Cranes? You can tap into the Frasier fan base and probably make a cool logo with it. They're also known as a species of bird that fights in packs and a very honoured creature in Asian mythology, which may be a demographic they can capture.


  2. Dallas seems to have all sorts of half-baked ideas that get shut down right before they make the ice

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    This was from somewhere around 2002. A version used to be on nhluniforms.com, but I think most of the never-worns are gone. this one got all the way to the retail stage. Had a chance to buy one a few years ago for around $200, I wish I would have jumped on it.

    This font was also played with in 1993

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    Interesting, but I'm glad it never made it.

    Goes all the way back to the North Stars days, they dropped this after their unlikely cup run in 1981

    You know, I can understand the mustard one. That seemed to be the big color at the time and a few teams were rushing to make alternates that color. I didn't realize there was as much green on it as there was as most photos I saw looked all black thanks to the darkness of the green they used. I hate the neckline though, I really don't know what they were trying there.

    As for the font, I kind of like that. It would have been a bit of an adaptation on the block font, which had become a North Stars trademark. Of course, it would have been better to just take the block font and keep it as it was in the new colors. Broadcasters also complained about the green numbers being hard to read, but I loved them. I hated that the Stars went to a darker shade in year two in Dallas.


  3. Big time downgrade. While people might not have liked the orange, the template was solid before. Now it looks like they just removed random elements and it really looks like things are missing from this look. I absolutely loved the Sharks' last look and this is just a bastardization of it.


  4. that said, no one ever said that the new uniforms would definitely be based on north stars uniforms. all we know is that there will be a new logo, featuring the letter D and a star (i've heard overlapped) with no arrows pointing in any direction or anything silly like that to get people ruffled about.

    I hadn't seen that one reported yet. I know you have some sources, did that come from there or was it reported somewhere?


  5. Riverjacks, Rideaus, are good choices. There is another rumor going around on the net that Rebels is the frontrunning name for the team but that's debatable and not creditable either.

    I doubt they'd go to Rebels, too close to the Rebel lacrosse team owned by the previous owners and marketed with very similar marks to those of the Renegades. Is there not some history with Raiders in minor football there? Maybe that's an option.


  6. Love your Wild uniforms, I wish they would just design two like that and call it a day. One note, however, is that I'd like to see them go back to just the logo and ditch that circular faux-back. The WIld logo is outstanding itself, the circle around it just makes it looks like one of those cheap Wal-Mart knockoff sweaters from a few years back.


  7. Dallas just got a new owner. Usually with a new owner a team gets a new look.

    That is true, but the Stars also recently brought back Jim Lites for his third string as team president. He was apparently involved in the design and approvals process the first time and is said to have really liked the simplistic design. He also made some comments about not listening to fans when they were critical in the past. They should do an overhaul, but I'm not sure they will.


  8. Flash forward to 1999. The wife and I are in a bookstore, where I pick up a memorabilia guide - something I rarely if ever do. Flipped through to their section on the Florida Marlins, and pointed out to the wife that Item A, which I'd paid $5 a piece for then, was now worth $300. "How many of them do you have?" she inquired. "I think around 500," I smiled.

    She's never questioned me on a business or investment decision, or on a sports memorabilia purchase, since.

    It's nice for that to be the book price, but can you actually sell the stuff for that value? Maybe the price is such because it's rare, but if suddenly 500 whatevers pop up in the market, are you then selling for pennies on the dollar anyway?