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Tampa Bay's look for some reason has grown on me through the years, I guess with their arena finally getting new lighting the past few seasons making that blue really pop. I still think it can use some black on them but otherwise they're a lot better than I thought they were when they first came out.

 

When they're not playing the Leafs, of course

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WTF WHY

 

You do a nice job of redesigning your red unis, you go through the trouble of taking the stripes from the white jersey and change the proportions a little bit, basically setting up a really good white jersey Matching everything from the reds and then you don't touch your old away uniforms. It's a big "should we match the old whites with the new reds? ehhh close enough" from Carolina here. Now you have two sort of similar uniforms that are fine, but as a set they look like they gave the same set of instructions to two different designers and had them design the jerseys in separate rooms.

 

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Blackhawks' jersey at tonight's draft still has two-layer sewn twill numbering, not the single-layer screened stuff.

 

 

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and the Avs roadies are not at all what I would've hoped either. Blue is basically absent. That's a bummer. Now they have the same problem they've had since day one - in the dark jerseys they're a burgundy, blue, black, and silver team. On the road they're a white, burgundy, black, and silver team. They still have one too many colors. I'd eliminate black and roll with royal blue pants and helmets. 

 

Black numbers with a silver outline that ignore the rest of your better colors - what'd you do, ask your neighbors the Rockies how to stylize a number? 

 

 

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Avs and Canes road uniforms are perhaps the two most inferior to the homes in the NHL.  Canes should have matched the homes and Avs fell into the underuse of a color trend.

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Sabres are saying lettered authentics are 249 in the store, and lettered replicas are 189.

 

Looks like the authentics are reasonable, at least compared to the replicas.

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24 minutes ago, DiePerske said:

Sabres are saying lettered authentics are 249 in the store, and lettered replicas are 189.

 

Looks like the authentics are reasonable, at least compared to the replicas.

 

That's because the authentics aren't authentic. They're made in Indonesia, not Canada. You're paying $60 more for embroidered shoulder patches, adidas branding, and a fight strap.

 

If you're buying a Sabres jersey, you're paying $60 more for only those last two things.

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4 minutes ago, Sodboy13 said:

 

That's because the authentics aren't authentic. They're made in Indonesia, not Canada. You're paying $60 more for embroidered shoulder patches, adidas branding, and a fight strap.

no change from reebok though.

 

Yes, it sucks. And they're "authentic," but my memory has the reebok "authentics" being a lot more than that.

 

Ill have to judge when im there. Nothing beats my team issued slug though, for 25 at the sabres store clearance

 

 

 

EDIT: the fanatics replicas look like crap, i think. Sooo either an "authentic" or nothing for how ill go. unless in person fanatics looks nice

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Adidas is selling 2 different kinds of authentic jerseys. A replica of the on ice Jersey and an authentic on ice version 

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13 minutes ago, bowld said:

Adidas is selling 2 different kinds of authentic jerseys. A replica of the on ice Jersey and an authentic on ice version 

First I'm hearing about this. Any sources on it for the good of all?

 

Glad to hear it, don't get me wrong, but 

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I could be wrong but swore I read that there are 3 versions. 

1 branded by fanatics which is a replica

1 adidas authentic made in Indonesia 

1 adidas on ice authentic made in Canada 

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4 minutes ago, bowld said:

I could be wrong but swore I read that there are 3 versions. 

1 branded by fanatics which is a replica

1 adidas authentic made in Indonesia 

1 adidas on ice authentic made in Canada 

This was posted over at HFBoards:

 

1) Adizero Breakaway Jersey ($130)
- Replaces existing Reebok Premier jersey
- Thinner, lighter stretch fabric
- Sublimated logo patch, stitched to jersey
- Has Fanatics branding on the front, similar to the Reebok Premier

2) Retail 'Authentic' Jersey ($180)
- Heavier weight than replica jersey, but not on-ice weight
- Full embroidered logo
- Fight strap
- Anti-counterfeit smart tag (NFC? RFID?)

3) On-Ice Authentic Jersey ($300?)
- Same price point as the Reebok Edge authentic
- What you see on the ice
- No anti-counterfeit smart tag

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6 minutes ago, Danny said:

This was posted over at HFBoards:

 

1) Adizero Breakaway Jersey ($130)
- Sublimated logo patch, stitched to jersey
 

 

Well, I hope this doesn't mean the front crest, but it probably does. Reebok/adidas has been sitting on this idea since 2006, but backed off of it last time.

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Wow... I was REALLY in to the Avs and Canes home sweaters but both of them kind of dropped the ball with the roads, just downgrades the set as a whole.

 

 

edit: does anyone have any good pictures of the under-arm design of the Senators? It looks even worse now, from the images I've seen (was that even possible??), due to the way the white patch abruptly ends near the under-arm. The white under-arm panel used to be attached to the black panel coming up from under the sleeves. I don't know if we have enough good pictures to even properly discuss this. The all-black collar and block number design for them are decent improvements I'd say, but i think they somehow downgraded the old abstract edge template

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47 minutes ago, Danny said:

Old orange vs new orange:

 

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Love the new orange...hate the new blue.

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45 minutes ago, Danny said:

Old orange vs new orange:

 

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Don't care if it's the lighting, this is a clear color upgrade. New orange plays so much better with the new blue compared to the old palette.

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Canucks are taking pre-orders for the authentic retail version for $200.  Tie down fight strap, climalite tech, platinum NHL shield branding.  

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