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2014-2015 NHL Jersey/Logo Changes

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The Lightning's current set is way better than anything they've ever had, however I would like to see a black alt.

If you consider ripping off Torontoand Detroit better than sure.

yup, only they look nothing like Detroit.

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The Lightning's current set is way better than anything they've ever had, however I would like to see a black alt.

If you consider ripping off Torontoand Detroit better than sure.

yup, only they look nothing like Detroit.
Even though they used the exact same template they had worn for eighty-odd years?

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The Lightning's current set is way better than anything they've ever had, however I would like to see a black alt.

If you consider ripping off Torontoand Detroit better than sure.

yup, only they look nothing like Detroit.
Even though they used the exact same template they had worn for eighty-odd years?

exact?

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The Lightning's current set is way better than anything they've ever had, however I would like to see a black alt.

If you consider ripping off Torontoand Detroit better than sure.

yup, only they look nothing like Detroit.

I think it's pretty obvious they look like Detroit. It takes willful ignorance to say "they look nothing like them".

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Not everyone in these past few posts may know this, so:

When the Lightning first unveiled their current look, the numbers were solid white, rather than white-black-white. Additionally, the lightning bolts weren't on the pants; instead, they had a simple, thick white stripe down each side. It was painfully obvious that Yzerman was going for a "Red Wings in blue" look, and the fans revolted until the team added some minimal touches of black and bolt to the new look. The Lightning promised more changes back toward a "traditional (for the Lightning)" look, but that never happened.

So when you see "Tampa Bay Maple Wings" or what have you on this board, there's good reason for it.

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How these ever got approved by the league is a real wonder.

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I've never hated them, but I just think they're a little too simple for a team called the lightning. I think even a lightning bolt down the pants would make them so much better.

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They have actually grown on me.

Me too (although I hate watching them play against the Leafs).

I'm preaching to the choir here, but they really need a lot more black (and silver also). However, I like this look because it's a lot brighter than their previous looks which I felt were really drab. Sure, they won a cup in black, but there's already many teams wearing primarily black.

I like to think that the brighter, more 'kinetic' blue that they wear now resonates well with Florida and 'lightning' in general.

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I've never hated them, but I just think they're a little too simple for a team called the lightning. I think even a lightning bolt down the pants would make them so much better.

They DO have a lightning bolt on the pants (now anyway).

They have actually grown on me.

Me too (although I hate watching them play against the Leafs).

I'm preaching to the choir here, but they really need a lot more black (and silver also). However, I like this look because it's a lot brighter than their previous looks which I felt were really drab. Sure, they won a cup in black, but there's already many teams wearing primarily black.

I like to think that the brighter, more 'kinetic' blue that they wear now resonates well with Florida and 'lightning' in general.

Same shade of Blue that they've worn since 2001-2002. Same shade the Maple Leafs wear.

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Same shade of Blue that they've worn since 2001-2002. Same shade the Maple Leafs wear.

Thanks for the clarification! It always looked like they changed shades since they used so much black back then.

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Not to mention that "Honolulu Blue" is what the Detroit Lions use and it doesn't look a thing like that shade of blue.

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"Honolulu Blue" has been a number of different shades over the years:

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That 1980-1996 shade WAS EXACTLY what the Lightning called "Hawaiian Blue".

Bottom line: teams can call colors anything they want to. Doesn't mean a damn thing.

I remember the Lions wearing a much lighter shade of blue than that in 1980-1996.

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I remember the Lions wearing a much lighter shade of blue than that in 1980-1996.

Not in print it wasn't.

The swatches from 1980-present reflect confirmed official Pantone values.

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I honestly wouldn't mind a complete overhaul of the Lightning look. Name change, anything. Why do they find the need to completely resemble the Maple Leafs in every way possible?

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I honestly wouldn't mind a complete overhaul of the Lightning look. Name change, anything. Why do they find the need to completely resemble the Maple Leafs in every way possible?

Because of the retro-for-retro's sake fad around the NHL. Same reason why the Stars now look like the St. Patrick's Day Rangers.

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They have actually grown on me.

It's a great look, if you exclude any ressemblances to those said teams.

They could use some black though.

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I honestly wouldn't mind a complete overhaul of the Lightning look. Name change, anything. Why do they find the need to completely resemble the Maple Leafs in every way possible?

Because of the retro-for-retro's sake fad around the NHL. Same reason why the Stars now look like the St. Patrick's Day Rangers.

Coming from the guy that said these two jerseys were too similar, no. You don't get to have hockey uniform opinions.

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At least when the Stars played O6 dress up, there wasn't already a green and white team.

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At least when the Stars played O6 dress up, there wasn't already a green and white team.

And they're already an old-school team. They have every right to go all retro if they want.

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