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13 hours ago, Flames1fan said:

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Thank God.  The Flames need to go for broke both ways with this look. 

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So this year we have Kings, Blues, Canucks, Coyotes and Flames all wearing 90s alternates. Love the nostalgia 

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re. Flames: Looks fantastic, hopefully it'll be the new away soon. As a minor tangent, EA's NHL games for a literal decade now have had the Flames' 88-89 red jersey in the game, and thanks to the team's continued recycling of the sweater it's now in there thrice, in original, Edge & AdiZero cuts; the white jersey however was never added in. Maybe now that the real team's actually wearing it, they'll get off their butts and add it to NHL 20 soon.

re. Jets: Another fantastic sweater; I think the navy may be a bit too dark, but even still I like how the "Jets" wordmark pops on it. Incidentally it uses the exact same stripes as this old Rangers jersey I love so much: 
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...And since the Rangers evidently have zero interest in ever bringing them back, I'm glad someone's willing to use it. :P 

re. Blues: Speaking as probably the only person who legitimately, unironically loves the Blues' "RBY" era uniforms, all I can say is hell yes. A beautiful, underrated colour scheme used almost-perfectly; as much as I'd love to see them return to it full-time I'd still rather they straighten the stripes (and numbers) & move them down a bit first. Ah well, still glad to see it back regardless. :D

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I always liked that 90s Blue sweater. Glad to see it getting some love.

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Hell yeah, that's what I was hoping the commemorative jersey was going to be and they delivered. So excited for that to be seen on the ice in a modern game just for the nostalgia of it.

 

They've also changed their Twitter icon to the trumpet logo for the occasion.

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I know I'm solidly in the minority, but I don't care for the Flames, Jets or Blues jerseys. The Flames' jerseys show the problem with their color scheme when you take black out of it: the red and yellow bleed together too much. There needs to be something to break them up. The Jets' jersey is an outdated design that screams 1970s logo-wise and it hasn't aged well. The Blues' jersey is a terrible design, regardless of the fact that the red does have significance to the city itself, and it's emblematic of a bad time in the team's history. Gretzky had it and lost it while wearing those jerseys.

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4 minutes ago, Kevin W. said:

I know I'm solidly in the minority, but I don't care for the Flames, Jets or Blues jerseys. The Flames' jerseys show the problem with their color scheme when you take black out of it: the red and yellow bleed together too much. There needs to be something to break them up. The Jets' jersey is an outdated design that screams 1970s logo-wise and it hasn't aged well. The Blues' jersey is a terrible design, regardless of the fact that the red does have significance to the city itself, and it's emblematic of a bad time in the team's history. Gretzky had it and lost it while wearing those jerseys.

Who peed in your cereal? :)

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The Blues need to permanently include red in their color scheme. This is the perfect amount of red

 

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Nah. Navy/royal/yellow is much better. The three primary colors rarely look good all in one package.

 

It’s a decent (and dated) retro design, but unlike the Flames (red and yellow “bleeding” is kind of the point of the design), I don’t want it back full-time. The Jets’ design is decent, but I prefer the current design to the navy/red. 

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7 minutes ago, Kevin W. said:

I know I'm solidly in the minority, but I don't care for the Flames, Jets or Blues jerseys. The Flames' jerseys show the problem with their color scheme when you take black out of it: the red and yellow bleed together too much. There needs to be something to break them up. The Jets' jersey is an outdated design that screams 1970s logo-wise and it hasn't aged well. The Blues' jersey is a terrible design, regardless of the fact that the red does have significance to the city itself, and it's emblematic of a bad time in the team's history. Gretzky had it and lost it while wearing those jerseys.

I'm GLAD there is no black in it! I hated the 90s trend of teams adding black for black sake to their uniforms. We have ZERO association with black in our Franchise history but what the hell everyone else is doing it so why not! There was absolutely no reason for Calgary and or Buffalo to add black to their uniforms UNLESS they were just doing it for the sake of adding black to their color scheme

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I'm guessing this is a minority opinion, but I much prefer St. Louis with a single color of blue. 

 

Maybe because I'm a 90s kid I enjoy the red trumpet era- to me this is the point of an alternate jersey.  Maybe it's too obnoxious for 82 games, but every once in a while the music staff and red coloring makes an interesting change of pace.  The dual blue jerseys are just way too... drab?  Especially the homes... then they changed the yellow numbers to white?  No thanks.

 

It's also weird to me that navy was never used from '67 to '96.  I don't think it ever occurred to me that they started that "two blues" trend, but had no historical precedent (unless I guess 1997 is considered ancient history now!).

 

This is far and away their best look:

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35 minutes ago, Fitzy0220 said:

I'm GLAD there is no black in it! I hated the 90s trend of teams adding black for black sake to their uniforms. We have ZERO association with black in our Franchise history but what the hell everyone else is doing it so why not! There was absolutely no reason for Calgary and or Buffalo to add black to their uniforms UNLESS they were just doing it for the sake of adding black to their color scheme

I didn’t like Calgary’s black uniform, but black trim looks good. Apart from the flaming snot shoulder patch, this is the best they’ve ever looked:

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3 hours ago, FinsUp1214 said:

 

Blues going 90’s!

Good lord I hate these.

 

Are there still people arguing we aren't heading into the era of '90s designs being the big rage?

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8 hours ago, Fitzy0220 said:

I disagree here! As I've said before, it's 2019, Games are being broadcast in HD, we watch these games at home on our HDTVs, Royal Blue and Orange POPPED on my HDTV, the Navy and Orange, not so much. In some instances Navy looks to much like Black (United States Navy dress blues and Police Officers uniforms) 

 

I'm pretty sure there is x number of fans who do prefer the retros.

 

However, one argument to be made though is that the royal blue throwbacks were phased out after kinda less than 5 years: 3 yrs with blue home and 2 yrs with the blue and the orange in a revolving door, before they retired the blue and the royal blue color entirely. For a scheme that pops on HDTV's, it didn't last very long.

 

I don't think retro fans are in the minority. But ultimately, management were the ones who decided what the final call would be and they went with orange and navy. I do think there's a split in what fans enjoy more, though.

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Small detail, but the Canucks are going stripeless on the pants while wearing the heritage jersey. 

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18 hours ago, Flames1fan said:

do you see the flames doing the same?

The Flames will probably switch to these in maybe 2 years. But i dont know if the old Jets logo still "belongs" to the Coyotes (appart for the occasional Heritage match)

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6 hours ago, FinsUp1214 said:

 

Blues going 90’s!

 

Hull. MacInnis. Pronger. They forgot 

 

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