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The Condors used to be unique and aweseome, now, these:

Ugh, parent-club templates. Using NHL template colors with the triangle collars are bad when there's nothing in the triangle. And the secondary mark doesn't really make sense. You can't clutch onto an oil drop like that...

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Still better than the Barracuda

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I'll give points to the [long, resigned sigh] Barracuda for at least having a unique jersey design.

Also, what better way to commemorate the AHL's ill-conceived western foray than with your very own Special Snowflakes Collector's Puck?

https://bakersfieldcondors.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&path=64_91&product_id=374

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The Condors used to be unique and aweseome, now, these:

Ugh, parent-club templates. Using NHL template colors with the triangle collars are bad when there's nothing in the triangle. And the secondary mark doesn't really make sense. You can't clutch onto an oil drop like that...

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I was too distracted thinking it looked like a physical exam, but you're right. Oil is a liquid.

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You don't see many ducks in goalie masks either, but hey.

Yeah, it's a bit nonsensical, but I do really like the look of that drop/talon logo.

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And it looks like a Tiger paw, not a talon.

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I don't think tigers have opposable digits, though.

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And it looks like a Tiger paw, not a talon.

Except it really doesn't.

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You don't see many ducks in goalie masks either, but hey.

Yeah, it's a bit nonsensical, but I do really like the look of that drop/talon logo.

Yeah the idea of the claws holding a drop of oil?

Really hope some of the new AHL uniforms are better than this. Particularly the Gulls since they've done a good job with everything else.

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Well, we already know what to expect from Stockton and Ontario: nothing.

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There are far worse secondary Logos than the Bakersfield one. Hell, there are far worse primaries. Not everything needs to be so literal.

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The latest NHL 16 update video about the revamped EASHL also seems to show off San Diego's new white jersey in the thumbnail and at 0:28 and 2:22. If it is the case, they're using Calgary's template, but with Anaheim's shoulders. New shoulder patch is correct though!

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The latest NHL 16 update video about the revamped EASHL also seems to show off San Diego's new white jersey in the thumbnail and at 0:28 and 2:22. If it is the case, they're using Calgary's template, but with Anaheim's shoulders. New shoulder patch is correct though!

Here's a screenshot of what the game has in it.

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If that does in fact turn out to be their jersey I have to say I approve. The SD shoulder patch in particular is exactly what I was hoping would happen.

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I guess I'm glad they didn't do a straight copy of the Ducks jerseys, but it's not great that they have the Calgary template for the sides/arms. If they were going to pick Calgary of all things I'd almost rather it be a straight Ducks rip with Gulls colors. I'll have to see what the darks look like.

Or this could be an EA mess up or something just in the early beta of the game they were testing. Who knows....

EDIT: Although the Gulls did put this up on their Facebook, so I guess they're legit.

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I can only hope the Gulls are trolling, because those are really bad. Great logo, great color set... and that. Well, at least the socks look nice.

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I can only hope the Gulls are trolling, because those are really bad. Great logo, great color set... and that. Well, at least the socks look nice.

What's bad about them exactly? Mind you we've only seen a computer game rendering of them, but they seem balanced with the white and accent colors. The blue is used liberally in a nice linking way on the side panels while orange provides a nice base on the sides and arms. And the black shoulder pads have an almost star trek uniform quality to them which I appreciate while the shoulder logos are perfect using the SD on one side and the Ducks logo on the other.

Not sure what more we could have asked for. Is it similar to the Calgary template, sure. But I'd rather they go with something their own at the AHL level than rip the Ducks off.

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Is it similar to the Calgary template, sure.

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Seriously, that template is awful. Slapping a big black shoulder yoke on it somehow doubles down on the horribleness.

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I spy yellow stripes on those socks. Whoops.

I don't think those are stripes. I think that's actually shinguard/sock tape. Part of EA's revamp of the NHL online is full customation of the player's equipment, as you can see with the purple/neon skate blades/laces/gloves on some of the guys.

And boy oh boy, am I looking forward to seeing more of that <_<

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I spy yellow stripes on those socks. Whoops.

At this point I'm discounting everything below the waist. I mean the goalie shin guards are definitely not Gulls colors.

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At this point I'm discounting everything below the waist.

You should meet my wife. *Married With Children laughtrack*

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