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I just love how teams are paying hommage to their past with updated looks from specific, well-chosen eras. The teams who followed this trend are the ones who blew me away the most. I just had one helluva unigasm lol.

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Wasn't gold one of their colors once?

Ew, look at what the Maple Leafs are wearing tonight.

They're just wearing them pre-game. 80's awesomeness.

God, I love those jerseys. I wish they can be brought back full time...

AGREED 100%

On Hockey Night in Canada, PJ Stock mentioned before the game that the players really wanted to wear those 80s jerseys for the game, but the league would not let them, the whole "we need a year's notice for marketing reasons" thing.

So even the players like the old retro ones.

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Those leafs 70's-80's jerseys are awful. I didn't like them as a kid, and i don't like them now. Thank god for the league's marketing rules...

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pics??

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Miller and Fox are STILL calling games, or they get the duo back together for that event?

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It's difficult to see from these pictures, but also note the throwback Kings decal on the helmet, probably most visible on the last picture here with Simmonds (17) going for the puck. Close-up shots revealed that the script is the same as was used back in the Gretzky era. Good to see they went all-out and didn't use their usual helmets with the current crown logo.

Photo Gallery - Los Angeles Kings vs. Colorado Avalanche - November 22, 2008

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Those leafs 70's-80's jerseys are awful. I didn't like them as a kid, and i don't like them now. Thank god for the league's marketing rules...

ditto

Those unis represent the Ballard years and bad 70's era graphic design. There's nothing classic about them whatsoever. The Leafs 1935-67 uniforms are the standard for winning and aesthetics. The 90s unis come in second but would be better if not for that ugly and dated looking leaf logo.

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The lightning uniforms don't look bad on the ice. Replace Bolts with their logo and you have a nice looking uniform.

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Those leafs 70's-80's jerseys are awful. I didn't like them as a kid, and i don't like them now. Thank god for the league's marketing rules...

ditto

Those unis represent the Ballard years and bad 70's era graphic design. There's nothing classic about them whatsoever. The Leafs 1935-67 uniforms are the standard for winning and aesthetics. The 90s unis come in second but would be better if not for that ugly and dated looking leaf logo.

the 70's era of graphic design was not bad (for the most part). Some good logos came out of it (Expos, Jays, Islanders, Whalers, Oilers, etc) as well as some good uniforms. Yes there are bad memories attached to those Leafs jerseys, but who cares. They look good. They were unique (apart from the ill-fated Rangers attempt at that look and the Jets when they entered the NHL) and they did a good job at balancing the blue and white (unlike the current jerseys). They look Retro, they look campy, and it is great. It would not be a good full-time jersey to go back to, but would be a really fun throwback to reintroduce. While they aren't "classic" they do represent an era where some great players wore those jerseys. Sittler, Lanny, Tiger, Vaive, Clark and Salming, among others (Keon and Ellis for awhile), are known in that uniform. It does have a history attached to it, whether it is "classic" or not. It is a different jersey and it is liked for that reason. It broke the mold of what teams were mostly wearing at that time.

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The lightning uniforms don't look bad on the ice. Replace Bolts with their logo and you have a nice looking uniform.

I really like the Lightning's Alt. They might be my favorite "modern" ones. I like the script. I'd much prefer "Lightning" to "Bolts" though.

I can't believe I thought this team would win their division.

The Kings alt is much worse than I thought it would be. I initially liked the leaked photo but I really didn't like them in action (the logo is terrible).

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pics??

kingsaltsdm5.jpg

Miller and Fox are STILL calling games, or they get the duo back together for that event?

It's still them. They're awesome.

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Bob Miller will not stop and he won't retire.

Last pic, I promise. This gives a great full body look. If the logo is the only thing they got wrong, they deserve an 'A' for sure. At least the stripes on the socks go all the way around...

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:huh:

Wait...so one of those is the alternate? I noticed that they have different shoulder logos. Which is which?

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:huh:

Wait...so one of those is the alternate? I noticed that they have different shoulder logos. Which is which?

I think the top one is the alternate because of the numbers and lettering (it's darker).

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I think the top one is the alternate because of the numbers and lettering (it's darker).

And because the top one has the Stars primary logo on the shoulder. If you already have the primary logo on the chest, having it on the shoulder as well would be kind of redundant.

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I think the top one is the alternate because of the numbers and lettering (it's darker).

And because the top one has the Stars primary logo on the shoulder. If you already have the primary logo on the chest, having it on the shoulder as well would be kind of redundant.

Haha. I missed the most obvious clue! ^_^

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Bob Miller will not stop and he won't retire.

Last pic, I promise. This gives a great full body look. If the logo is the only thing they got wrong, they deserve an 'A' for sure. At least the stripes on the socks go all the way around...

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Agreed. Definitely love this jersey. The more I see it, the less the logo bothers me. Certainly not as good as the crown alone, but still it looks OK on the jersey. I really like how those turned out.

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Aside from "Bolts" and the Circle piping to and from nowhere, this set looks great too.

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