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With both Buffalo and Anaheim reaching the NHL conference finals, there's a decent chance that the Stanley Cup finals could feature both of the newly redesigned teams. When was the last time this has happened in any sport? Were the Ravens and Giants in their first years of redesigns in the 2000 (or whenever it was) Super Bowl? That's the closest I could think of off the top of my head.

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It's not the same, but how about Super Bowl 32 (I think that's the right number..)? It was the first year of the Titans' new uniforms, but the last year of the Rams old uniforms. That's kind of neat, isn't it?

Super Bowl XXXIV - 34

BTW XXXII was the first year of the John Elway Horseheads (with snort included)

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Both teams made the Conference finals last year... would've been neat if we had back-to-back stanley cup finals with the teams completely re-branded in there.

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This may be a borderline case, but there is the 1972 World Series between the A's and the Reds. The A's were in the first year of their iconic set that they wore through 1979, having changed from the vests. The Reds' change for 1972 was a switch from button-down/belts to pullovers/waistbands, but with no other redesign. (Still, I think it counts.)

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I'm more concerned about where Drury and Briere would put their Stanley Cup patches.

And Numminen.

The rumor is it would go next to the captain C or the alternate captain A so it would look normal on the left breast of the other 17 players.

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Wasnt 99 the first year of the Stars current set? And wasnt that also the first year of the Sabres last set? Probably not, but I thought I heard that somewhere......

According to nhluniforms.com, 96-97 was the first year of the Goat Heads.

Also, NHL 99's PC intro (made in 98) had Matthew Barnaby in the Goat Heads (scoring against Hextall, grrrrrr....) from the 97-98 season.

Also according to nhluniforms.com, 98-99 was the year of the star template uniforms for Dallas, which was apparently an alternate they wore on the road during the playoffs.

But just for kicks (as long as you're not a Buffalo fan), go to nhluniforms.com, click on 1990's, go to 98-99, and highlight the Dallas unis. Along with the picture of the Cup (as done with every Cup winning team on the site) displayed, it has a clear picture of Hull's skate in the crease.

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Wasn't there a report floating around that the Sabres would wear their road blue throwback jersey in the Stanley Cup Finals (if they make it) at home in case they won the championship at HSBC Arena? I heard it somewhere, but I don't remember where I did. Maybe somebody else here does.

I wish the Ducks would go back to the original uniforms. If people don't like the exact ones, maybe in the new colors.

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Are you suggesting they'd go to the throwbacks full time if they make the finals? Even if they were to do that, the road set can't change.

Actually, I was saying what cityhockeyfever is saying above. But now that I think about it, I believe the deal was that the Sabres would wear throwbacks in potential home Cup-clinching games only, so the new look could still appear at home during the Finals and, as you said, on the road.

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So they wanna wear the throwbacks with the mismatching shorts and helmets? Way to NOT go out in style :wacko:

with all the money they are raking in they should get matching helmets and shorts

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I wish the Ducks would go back to the original uniforms. If people don't like the exact ones, maybe in the new colors.

I wish they could've kept those unis too, but since Disney owns the name and uniforms of the "Mighty Ducks" and their new owner didn't buy them, they made new ones and renamed them the Anaheim Ducks.

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