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2016-17 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes


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1 hour ago, the admiral said:

 

Winnipeg Jets syndrome: perfect secondary, weak primary. I like this primary just fine, though, other than the "FLORIDA" or "PANTHERS" on top, where you can't tell which one is the primary primary. You could have lost all the tabs and still had Army-inspired iconography if that's what you really needed without going over the top into military dressup.

 

Do they, though? Do they really? You're in Miami, so you've probably picked up that they're implicitly a Broward/Palm Beach/Martin team, having escaped the grimy ethnics of downtown Miami for the expressways and gated communities of the burbs. Florida is big and not particularly fun to traverse; anyone from beyond Miami's sphere of influence is probably into the Lightning if they're into hockey at all, which they probably aren't anyway. Most of Florida isn't even worth representing. North of Orlando, it's just live oaks and billboards about abortions. The patch is a neat little reinforcer for "Florida Panthers" but hardly anything worth building a brand around.

 

You would be surprised, the Lightning are huge in the Tampa Bay area.

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No, I know that, but I figured interest tapers off hard once you leave civilization. I was thinking more of Rest-of-Florida places like Ocala or Gainesville or Daytona Beach, which I suspect are not fertile hockey ground the way Tampa is.

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5 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:

The Florida Panthers website is horrible.  I missed the unveiling so I went there expecting to see a gallery or something, but it is so hard to actually find images of their new jerseys anywhere on their site.  

 

They have like one article (that's linked to in several different places under different titles) with a video that doesn't actually show anything.  That's it.  Even their shop is confusing and doesn't show the new jerseys.

 

Seriously - they talk about the new logo and uniforms, but don't actually show them anywhere.  WTF.

 

 

They had a YouTube video of the entire unveiling show on their official channel, but it was blocked on copyright grounds by Sony; now, they appear to have taken it down. Didn't admiral say they played Misirlou? It's a shame... this thread made me really want to watch the whole thing.

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47 minutes ago, the admiral said:

No, I know that, but I figured interest tapers off hard once you leave civilization. I was thinking more of Rest-of-Florida places like Ocala or Gainesville or Daytona Beach, which I suspect are not fertile hockey ground the way Tampa is.

 

You are correct sir!

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2 hours ago, the admiral said:

 

Winnipeg Jets syndrome: perfect secondary, weak primary. I like this primary just fine, though, other than the "FLORIDA" or "PANTHERS" on top, where you can't tell which one is the primary primary. You could have lost all the tabs and still had Army-inspired iconography if that's what you really needed without going over the top into military dressup.

 

Do they, though? Do they really? You're in Miami, so you've probably picked up that they're implicitly a Broward/Palm Beach/Martin team, having escaped the grimy ethnics of downtown Miami for the expressways and gated communities of the burbs. Florida is big and not particularly fun to traverse; anyone from beyond Miami's sphere of influence is probably into the Lightning if they're into hockey at all, which they probably aren't anyway. Most of Florida isn't even worth representing. North of Orlando, it's just live oaks and billboards about abortions. The patch is a neat little reinforcer for "Florida Panthers" but hardly anything worth building a brand around.

 

i dont disagree at all, but what the team said is they wanted to "be the team that represents Florida" or some such. their colors come from the state flag, i suppose the jersey design does as well, the mascot is a native animal (unlike Lions in Detroit for instance). so just building on what they had said they wanted to do/be, and not really feeling the primary on the front of the jersey, i kind of like the idea of that 2nd logo being front and center and further pushing "the Florida team" narative

 

rough mock time:

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i dont think a flag for a logo is a very good idea, at least for the main crest. It's a great shoulder patch though. They should have made the updated leaping panther logo the main crest and gone with a more original striping pattern, even just moving the chest stripe down to the waist would have been enough. 

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I don't think that's a good crest. It's just too odd, emphasizes the wrong things (namely Florida over Panthers) in ways that simply aren't charming like the Buffalo Sabres.

 

Then there's the jersey, which is very much an Edge product. They said that the chest stripes were originally based on the flag, I think there was certainly an X-fronted jersey with the shield (or perhaps a circular logo) that existed at some point

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4 hours ago, bkknight95 said:

florida-new-logo.pngflorida-new-logo-2.png

 

Couple images I found that show the font a little bit better. They look like they came out of a pdf, a pdf with vectors possibly. If anyone could find it, if it exists, that would be useful. 

Swap the sleeve patch and the numbers and this is a top ten set...

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4 hours ago, BrandMooreArt said:

i keep coming back to the jerseys. im completely sold on the logos and love them, but the application of them on the jersey and the stripe design hasn't set right with me. especially since insaw where the primary logo was inspired by the Airborne patch, i really think that logo belongs on the sleeve, not the chest. just dosent feel right to me there

 

That's where I am with the logo. I really like it, but I think it's better as a sleeve patch. Using it as the main logo on the chest reminds me of something from a video game. I think the Montreal stripe works a little better on the home jersey than it does on the road jersey, but it looks kind of forced on both jerseys and just adds to the video game look of the set. Maybe the logo would work better without the Montreal stripe.  

 

Overall, I think there are a lot of interesting elements with the new look, but they didn't do the greatest job of putting them together. 

 

 

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Just now, Trapper John said:

Any comments on this Captain's Tab thing?  Are they really doing away with the C and A?  If so I'm not feeling that.

No. The league's forcing them to keep the C and A patches. The "CAPTAIN" and "ASSISTANT" patches on the sleeves are just something extra.

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7 minutes ago, Around the Horn said:

Swap the sleeve patch and the numbers and this is a top ten set...

Slow down now, not even close to being top 10. Maybe top 20 but come on, come on really? 

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40 minutes ago, Ice_Cap said:

No. The league's forcing them to keep the C and A patches. The "CAPTAIN" and "ASSISTANT" patches on the sleeves are just something extra.

oh really? i must have missed that... are we sure?

 

that's fantastic news. that was the one and only thing i hated about this set. the weird turdburger sabres captain patches made me think the NHL was okay with dumping actual traditional captains letters.

 

put a legitimate captain's letter on the sweaters, and i'm at peace with buying myself a jagr jersey soon.

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47 minutes ago, worcat said:

Slow down now, not even close to being top 10. Maybe top 20 but come on, come on really? 

 

Not as crazy as it sounds... With the switch Around the Horn suggested I'd take these before Washington Edge set, Ottawa click and fill, Buffalo with front numbers, grey and piping, Columbus boring Edge template, Carolina team Canada ripoff, Pittsburgh khaki click and fill, Tampa Maple Wings, Anaheim Edgefied set, San Jose practice jerseys, LA with piping, no hem stripe at home and a boring as hell logo, Nashville with the piping, Minnesota with only a good away jersey, Colorado Edge catastrophe, Arizona not so good update and Calgary dumpster fire. They'd be in the mix between 9th and 15th for me.

 

Top 8 :

Original six

Edmonton

St-Louis

 

Then a mix of these guys in no particular order :

Islanders

New Jersey

Vancouver

Philadelphia

Winnipeg

Florida

Dallas

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13 minutes ago, ColeJ said:

oh really? i must have missed that... are we sure?

 

that's fantastic news. that was the one and only thing i hated about this set. the weird turdburger sabres captain patches made me think the NHL was okay with dumping actual traditional captains letters.

 

put a legitimate captain's letter on the sweaters, and i'm at peace with buying myself a jagr jersey soon.

 

There are pictures floating of Olli Joikinen, jovanovski, and another former captain and they have the C in the standard place. 

 

EDIT: just checked out the panthers site and they have two galleries now and you can see this there. 

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2 hours ago, jp1409 said:

 

Not as crazy as it sounds... With the switch Around the Horn suggested I'd take these before Washington Edge set, Ottawa click and fill, Buffalo with front numbers, grey and piping, Columbus boring Edge template, Carolina team Canada ripoff, Pittsburgh khaki click and fill, Tampa Maple Wings, Anaheim Edgefied set, San Jose practice jerseys, LA with piping, no hem stripe at home and a boring as hell logo, Nashville with the piping, Minnesota with only a good away jersey, Colorado Edge catastrophe, Arizona not so good update and Calgary dumpster fire. They'd be in the mix between 9th and 15th for me.

 

Top 8 :

Original six

Edmonton

St-Louis

 

Then a mix of these guys in no particular order :

Islanders

New Jersey

Vancouver

Philadelphia

Winnipeg

Florida

Dallas

no way the panthers look better than the preds, not even close.

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