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NHL 2011-2012: Possible Uniform Changes

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It's striking, that's for sure.

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Those Isles jerseys look worse in game action. I hope they lose tonight so hopefully they never see the lights of the arena again.

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I can't decide what is the worst thing about them, but I think it's the blue helmet.

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Helmets should ALWAYS match in hockey if the uni color is black or navy. Just adds to the hideousness of that whole ensemble.

Takes a very strong set and knocks it down a couple pegs. Awful.

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Its only appropriate that the Isles went with a blue helmet, because if this team has proven one thing, when they do something stupid, they always take it to the next level.

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This is why I'm getting it. 20 years down the road some uniform geek will want to shell out money for these terrible jerseys :P

Yeah, no way that these islanders alternates will ever be value like the wild wing jerseys and fisherman jerseys. Those have redeeming value because of their overall quirkyness and because they are rare. The black islanders alternate is pretty much an exhibit on how to make an ugly jersey, they arent quirky or unique. I doubt they will ever be in the same league as those 90s gems.

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Yikes. Initially, I thought of it as just a bland, boring black for black's sake script jersey. Now I see the combination of the royal blue helmet, grey shoulder yoke... what a mess.

Why oh why did they go with grey.

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Helmets should ALWAYS match in hockey if the uni color is black or navy. Just adds to the hideousness of that whole ensemble.

Takes a very strong set and knocks it down a couple pegs. Awful.

General rule is that the helmet matches the pants (unless it's a white helmet) The only exception to this is the Blue Jackets (blue helmet, red pants)

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Helmets should ALWAYS match in hockey if the uni color is black or navy. Just adds to the hideousness of that whole ensemble.

Takes a very strong set and knocks it down a couple pegs. Awful.

General rule is that the helmet matches the pants (unless it's a white helmet) The only exception to this is the Blue Jackets (blue helmet, red pants)

or the Rangers...

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Helmets should ALWAYS match in hockey if the uni color is black or navy. Just adds to the hideousness of that whole ensemble.

Takes a very strong set and knocks it down a couple pegs. Awful.

General rule is that the helmet matches the pants (unless it's a white helmet) The only exception to this is the Blue Jackets (blue helmet, red pants)

or the Rangers...

I knew I was forgetting someone!

As for how you solve it:

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I don't know if this has been brought up but, the Dallas Stars retired thier third jersey this year.

I noticed they haven't worn them yet so I e-mailed the website and this was the response I got.

Thanks for the email. The Dallas Stars are not using an alternate uniform this season. The design with the arched Dallas and sweater number on the front is used in both the home and away versions.

Thanks for your email and support of Dallas Stars Hockey.

Go Stars!

Thats too bad. I really like the logo on the front of the jersey much more than those crappy "Dallas" wordmarks. Furthermore I'll miss those green texas patches the team wore on the shoulders as a secondary logo. Now it does not appear at all on the uniforms. :mad:

Wow. This news, and your post, kinda fell through the cracks, but it caught my eye. This is TERRIBLE news. That was the only not-SO-terrible jersey in the bunch. None are good, but that was the least offensive. Unreal. Is there any hope in Big D that the new owner will seek fans' input / go green? Or will his arrival be too late in the calendar year to affect change (isn't there a 12/1 deadline for uniform changes?) ???

I realize that with 11,000 fans in the arena on a soft, fan-friendly evening (day before T-giving), you have bigger fish to fry, but I know the team has rehired its original marketing director, and this team's overall look MUST BE CHANGED.

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Was at the game.

Hated it the entire time. From the crowd to the ice, everyone looked the :censored:ing same.

The Bolts new identity sucks so hard, and after this game they need to wake up and realize they need more black and silver. The blue and white isn't cutting it. There is no other two teams that look this identical, Stevie Y screwed the pooch on this one.

I think both teams' looks are solid. Yes, Tampa should incorporate those great socks/pants and more black/silver, but if they don't, it's still a strong identity. Same with the Leafs.

I think you are forgetting that when these two teams (below) clash, it looks like an intrasquad game, too. However, both teams' looks are great. One does the yolks. The other goes sans yolks. Seems like a fair trade-off.

Intrasquad practice?

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Was at the game.

Hated it the entire time. From the crowd to the ice, everyone looked the :censored:ing same.

The Bolts new identity sucks so hard, and after this game they need to wake up and realize they need more black and silver. The blue and white isn't cutting it. There is no other two teams that look this identical, Stevie Y screwed the pooch on this one.

I think both teams' looks are solid. Yes, Tampa should incorporate those great socks/pants and more black/silver, but if they don't, it's still a strong identity. Same with the Leafs.

I think you are forgetting that when these two teams (below) clash, it looks like an intrasquad game, too. However, both teams' looks are great. One does the yolks. The other goes sans yolks. Seems like a fair trade-off.

Intrasquad practice?

It's not really a strong identity when it can be easily confused with another team that established that look long before-hand.

Touches of silver and black would/will go a long way in separating the two teams, but for now, the two look far too alike, especially being two teams in the same conference. Can you imagine if these two meet in the playoffs this year?

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I get it now. The Islanders found out about extra inventory of fabric in Reebok's shop and decided to use it up at a discount... and hence, THAT!

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Was at the game.

Hated it the entire time. From the crowd to the ice, everyone looked the :censored:ing same.

The Bolts new identity sucks so hard, and after this game they need to wake up and realize they need more black and silver. The blue and white isn't cutting it. There is no other two teams that look this identical, Stevie Y screwed the pooch on this one.

I think both teams' looks are solid. Yes, Tampa should incorporate those great socks/pants and more black/silver, but if they don't, it's still a strong identity. Same with the Leafs.

I think you are forgetting that when these two teams (below) clash, it looks like an intrasquad game, too. However, both teams' looks are great. One does the yolks. The other goes sans yolks. Seems like a fair trade-off.

Intrasquad practice?

It's not really a strong identity when it can be easily confused with another team that established that look long before-hand.

Touches of silver and black would/will go a long way in separating the two teams, but for now, the two look far too alike, especially being two teams in the same conference. Can you imagine if these two meet in the playoffs this year?

I hear ya. The Oilers/ Isles Stanley Cup Finals certainly clashed, of course, too...

With these two teams in 2001, at least their striping pattern is different. When the teams are separate, I don't have that much trouble ID'ing them. I think the TB blue is brighter, too. They are certainly related. I'm a big MLB fan, too, and if you couldn't have "similar" colors/ themes, the whole league would be fined. The entire MLB is blue/white, red/white. red/white/blue.

What will your opinion be if the Sabres eventually go royal and yellow (with navy accents, let's say), and the Blues have "ownership" over royal and yellow (with touches of navy) ???

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Tampa and Toronto blues are the same. Colorwerx has confirmed this numerous times.

Back to the Isles for a second: WOuld it have been so hard for them to match the nameplate font with the font they used for "ISLANDERS" on the front"? Jesus, that's awful.

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Wow. This news, and your post, kinda fell through the cracks, but it caught my eye. This is TERRIBLE news. That was the only not-SO-terrible jersey in the bunch. None are good, but that was the least offensive. Unreal. Is there any hope in Big D that the new owner will seek fans' input / go green? Or will his arrival be too late in the calendar year to affect change (isn't there a 12/1 deadline for uniform changes?) ???

I realize that with 11,000 fans in the arena on a soft, fan-friendly evening (day before T-giving), you have bigger fish to fry, but I know the team has rehired its original marketing director, and this team's overall look MUST BE CHANGED.

Hardly terrible news, all three jerseys the Stars have used since the Edge Rollout have looked atrocious in my book. At least we finally get to see one of them retired. Hopefully the other two aren't far behind.

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