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7 hours ago, Delicate Genius said:

 

 

Maybe I'm making too much of it...but will they start wearing them on 2/20/20, or is that just for retail? If that's the start date, in-game...they'll wear them sparingly for six weeks?

 

The current Kings logo might look much better in silver than black. That's kind of what makes the 90s jersey look pretty great. 

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8 minutes ago, WSU151 said:

 

Maybe I'm making too much of it...but will they start wearing them on 2/20/20, or is that just for retail? If that's the start date, in-game...they'll wear them for sparingly for six weeks?

 

The current Kings logo might look much better in silver than black. That's kind of what makes the 90s look pretty great. 

The Kings' website says they'll be available for purchase at the Team LA Store on 2/20/20.

 

Edit: they are only wearing them twice (2/22 vs Colorado and 3/21 vs Vancouver).

 

https://www.nhl.com/kings/news/90s-era-heritage-jerseys-unveiled-la-kings-to-wear-throwbacks-twice/c-308787058

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58 minutes ago, Old School Fool said:

Why isn't this the primary logo?

 

Because it has all of the old logo's flaws with none of its endearing idiosyncrasies. The end

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7 hours ago, Delicate Genius said:

The Kings' website says they'll be available for purchase at the Team LA Store on 2/20/20.

 

Edit: they are only wearing them twice (2/22 vs Colorado and 3/21 vs Vancouver).

 

https://www.nhl.com/kings/news/90s-era-heritage-jerseys-unveiled-la-kings-to-wear-throwbacks-twice/c-308787058

 

Interesting...Kings will wear a stadium series jersey against the Avs on Feb 15, then the heritage jersey against the Avs a week later. 

 

And, as that article says, that'll be 5 jerseys for the Kings in 2019-20 (Home, Away, Alt Gray, Stadium, Heritage). 

 

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The LA Kings '90s Era Heritage Jersey is a permanent addition to the Kings jersey line-up that now features four different team jerseys, including the LA Kings Silver adidas adizero Authentic NHL Jersey which was revealed last November.

A fifth LA Kings adidas adizero Authentic NHL Jersey, which will not be a permanent addition to the line-up, will be unveiled by the NHL and the Kings soon as part of the 2020 NHL Stadium Series game on February 15, 2020 at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado when the Kings face the host Avalanche.

 

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Love the King’s throwback. It’s so clean. Always thought they should just go back to that if they want to be silver/black. 

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8 hours ago, the admiral said:

 

Because it has all of the old logo's flaws with none of its endearing idiosyncrasies. The end

 

That’s fair. It’s “cleaner”, but is still a bit of a downgrade. Sterile, in a way. 

 

 

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Wow, a team finally used the full collar treatment properly and it actually looks good. It’s almost like all of the polo shirt style and half collars were completely unecessary in the first place. 

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Nice to see that Adidas didn't :censored: up a jersey with their horrible collar. Hope more team will apply this kind of collar

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12 hours ago, Delicate Genius said:

The Kings' website says they'll be available for purchase at the Team LA Store on 2/20/20.

 

Edit: they are only wearing them twice (2/22 vs Colorado and 3/21 vs Vancouver).

 

https://www.nhl.com/kings/news/90s-era-heritage-jerseys-unveiled-la-kings-to-wear-throwbacks-twice/c-308787058

Maybe the Canucks could be smart and wear their 90's jersey and then we could have a game that looks like this:
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14 minutes ago, kiwi_canadian said:

Maybe the Canucks could be smart and wear their 90's jersey and then we could have a game that looks like this:

I think they will be. That picture is of Gretzky's record-breaking 802nd goal (March 23, 1994). The VAN-LAK game on March 21, 2020 is just about the 26th anniversary.

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On 8/30/2019 at 12:15 PM, SportsLogos.Net News said:

Florida Panthers Original Palm Tree Logo Returns

August 30, 2019 - 16:14 PM

The Florida Panthers appear to have made a minor, but important change to their uniforms for the upcoming 2019-20 season. Their original palm tree-stick-and-sun logo is returning. Worn on the shoulder and helmet of several different uniform designs from their […]

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14 hours ago, Delicate Genius said:

 

More 90s stuff! 

@Morgo :P 

drip, drip, drip

 

6 hours ago, B-mer said:

Love the King’s throwback. It’s so clean. Always thought they should just go back to that if they want to be silver/black. 

It's easily their best look in my opinion. 

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10 minutes ago, Ice_Cap said:

 

More 90s stuff! 

@Morgo :P 

drip, drip, drip

 

I'd hardly call that Kings jersey a 90's design.  It debuted in 1988 and is as traditional as a uniform can be.

Using the palm-tree logo on the helmet is hardly proof of a full blown swing towards 90's aesthetics either.  If anything it just shows they don't know what they're doing at the moment.  If 90's stuff was the dominant trend, we would at least see teams that won a championship in 90's inspired looks going back to them full time.  The Lightning are still playing Maple Leafs dressup and the Hurricanes are now imitating the Rangers via diagonal script.  The retro trend is still very much in full effect.

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6 minutes ago, Morgo said:

I'd hardly call that Kings jersey a 90's design.  It debuted in 1988 and is as traditional as a uniform can be.

If only they wore those for the majority of the 90s and only 2 years in the 80s.

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12 minutes ago, TheGoldenTriangle said:

If only they wore those for the majority of the 90s and only 2 years in the 80s.


When it was worn isn't really the point.  The Kings jersey contains none of the hallmarks of 90's design.  It uses traditional stripes, a bloc font, an updated take on a logo from 1975 and just two colours.

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On 8/27/2019 at 12:58 PM, Still MIGHTY said:

For fun:

 

 

 

Fascinating. Didn't know that the Sabres ever took the ice in the old Aud wearing the new uniforms

 

They were popular and sold well. And have their own place in history. But the goat head, the black white gray and red. The various other 90's design elements...it just wasn't built to last

 

I have fond memories of Hasek under siege in those uniforms. Just brilliant goaltending. And was always perplexed how Brodeur/Hasek match ups (i'm a Devs fans) actually ended up more high scoring than you'd think following the Game 6 1994 epic

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1 hour ago, Morgo said:


When it was worn isn't really the point.  The Kings jersey contains none of the hallmarks of 90's design.  It uses traditional stripes, a bloc font, an updated take on a logo from 1975 and just two colours.

By this metric the Ottawa Senators and Tampa Bay Lightning's inaugural identities aren't "90s" designs despite debuting in 1992 because they're both traditional designs.

 

So if you're just going to move the goalposts by asserting that uniforms designed in or worn primarily in the 90s (the Kings even call this throwback their "90s Era Heritage Jersey") don't really count because they're not out-there enough? Then no. I have to say you're not being genuine when you say "90s." You're merely advocating for a return of a subset of sports uniform design trends from the decade.

 

2 hours ago, Morgo said:

Using the palm-tree logo on the helmet is hardly proof of a full blown swing towards 90's aesthetics either. 

Like I said, drip drip drip

 

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1 hour ago, Ice_Cap said:

By this metric the Ottawa Senators and Tampa Bay Lightning's inaugural identities aren't "90s" designs despite debuting in 1992 because they're both traditional designs.


Besides both of those identities actually debuting in the 90's they featured several innovations not seen before.  In spite of what the Golden Knights would like people to believe they were among the first teams to use metallic embroidery on their crests.  They also showed a shift towards more complicated logos and in the Lightning's case, a unique pant-shell design.
 

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So if you're just going to move the goalposts by asserting that uniforms designed in or worn primarily in the 90s (the Kings even call this throwback their "90s Era Heritage Jersey") don't really count because they're not out-there enough? Then no. I have to say you're not being genuine when you say "90s." You're merely advocating for a return of a subset of sports uniform design trends from the decade.

 

No one's moving any goalposts when you consider what the main characteristics of the 90's aesthetic were.

- New Colours (Teal, Jade, Eggplant, etc)
- Metallic Embroidery
- More complex logos, often based on mascots.
- More emphasis on black or darker colours.
- New striping ideas (You could argue the Canucks were ahead of their time but the Panthers and Mighty Ducks were the teams that made it a trend).

I'd argue that the Sharks and Northstars kick-started the trend in 1991/92 and the Senators and Lightning followed suit a year later.  Look at how the league looked in 1990/91.  Every team had a traditional design.

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16 minutes ago, Morgo said:

Metallic Embroidery

 

16 minutes ago, Morgo said:

More emphasis on black or darker colours.

This is sounding a lot like the Kings’ 90 jerseys.

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18 minutes ago, Morgo said:

No one's moving any goalposts when you consider what the main characteristics of the 90's aesthetic were.

If you're limiting your criteria to what "counts" as 90s design to that then you're engaging in a variation of the No True Scotsman fallacy.

 

19 minutes ago, Morgo said:

believe they were among the first teams to use metallic embroidery on their crests.

You mean like the Kings' throwback you refuse to acknowledge as a 90s sweater?

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That Kings jersey uses flat grey, not metallic embroidery.  The 1988 redesign was about imitating the Raiders, not trailblazing new ground.

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