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What jersey designs won't work with Reebok Edge?


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For example, the Avs used these (triangular striping):

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Before switching to this Edge template jersey:

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My question is, can the Avs go back to that older striping if they wanted to, and if they can't then why not? What makes that different from the horizonal stripes that go all the way around? Such as...

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Also, what about some of the more unique designs? Like this Sens one?

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Among many others...

Well, discuss! And thanks for the answers if you know.

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The initial company line on Reebok's Edge jerseys was that teams "couldn't" have horizontal striping any more, partially because the original plan called for the new jerseys to be tucked in, thereby eliminating hem striping. Sleeve striping couldn't be truly straight, because of the new contoured seams. Several teams like the Bruins, Rangers, Wings, and Blackhawks called bull :censored: at the outset, and got straight striping all around. Some teams, like the Canadiens and Kings, decided to just go along with the seams and implement the "wavy" sleeve striping. The Leafs apparently never got the memo about jerseys remaining untucked, and initially forgot to add hem stripes back to their sweaters.

The story I've heard on the Avalanche is the Reebok offered to retain the team's original striping, but the Avs decided to go for the cash grab of a new jersey and went with the current, lazy, template-friendly mess, which has the added ignominy of coinciding with the least-successful stretch in team history.

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Teams had the freedom to do whatever the hell they wanted in the CCM era, but once Reebok Edge came in it all became template based. Unfortunately, a good few teams went for click-and-fill designs so we had teams like Ottawa, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay, and then Nashville, Edmonton and Florida all looking the same. Some of the more unique designs from the CCM era like Dallas, Colorado and that Ottawa jersey just did not transfer well to Edge uniforms, so they had to abandon their old designs (not sure why in Ottawa's case, their white jersey could easily have been Edgified).

Thankfully Edge has gone beyond its prototypical stage, and now we're seeing teams like Philadelphia who have moved away from their generic templates and going back to more unique designs. Having said this, I suddenly like the Flyers jerseys for being retroactively innovative, if that even makes sense.

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The initial company line on Reebok's Edge jerseys was that teams "couldn't" have horizontal striping any more, partially because the original plan called for the new jerseys to be tucked in, thereby eliminating hem striping. Sleeve striping couldn't be truly straight, because of the new contoured seams. Several teams like the Bruins, Rangers, Wings, and Blackhawks called bull :censored: at the outset, and got straight striping all around. Some teams, like the Canadiens and Kings, decided to just go along with the seams and implement the "wavy" sleeve striping. The Leafs apparently never got the memo about jerseys remaining untucked, and initially forgot to add hem stripes back to their sweaters.

I absolutely loathe that wavy striping, check out NHL Uniforms.com to see how truly ridiculous it looks. Interestingly, the Bruins away jersey has both straight and wavy stripes (see the way the black cuffs don't line up with the sleeve stripes?).

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Looks truly bizarre.

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The story I've heard on the Avalanche is the Reebok offered to retain the team's original striping, but the Avs decided to go for the cash grab of a new jersey and went with the current, lazy, template-friendly mess, which has the added ignominy of coinciding with the least-successful stretch in team history.

Exactly. Teams cashed in with different looks in the hope of bumping sales. They could have retained their signature elements had they any interest.

As much as I hate Reebok's templates, the fault here lies with the teams.

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As much as I hate Reebok's templates, the fault here lies with the teams.

I remember watching the unveiling of the first Edge Leafs sweaters (uneventful affair that it was) and they had a Reebok rep on hand who commented that they had some modern ideas for the Leafs but the team wanted to keep the look traditional. If a team's adamant about keeping a design they can. They have final say.

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The Edge template sucks. It's the epitome of unnecessary seams and panels, leading to bizarre striping like this:

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It's always bothered me how the Ducks' bottom striping randomly ends at that side panel. This looked a lot better (but still not as good as their classic look):

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Funny again how the anti-Reebok fanboys are out in force again, forgetting that the Nike Swift template was the impetus for the straighter form-fitting cuts in the first place.

Remember these?

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But they're cool, because of the swoosh.

:upside:

Those jerseys looked a whole lot better on the players than they did laying down. The side stripes straightened out.

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The Edge template sucks. It's the epitome of unnecessary seams and panels, leading to bizarre striping like this:

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It's always bothered me how the Ducks' bottom striping randomly ends at that side panel.

It doesn't look as bad in action as in that picture. You usually don't notice it unless they show a player from the left side and he lifts his arm up.

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Funny again how the anti-Reebok fanboys are out in force again, forgetting that the Nike Swift template was the impetus for the straighter form-fitting cuts in the first place.

Can't we hate both?

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Funny again how the anti-Reebok fanboys are out in force again, forgetting that the Nike Swift template was the impetus for the straighter form-fitting cuts in the first place.

Can't we hate both?

Yeah, I don't think anyone is picking one over the other. Lesser of two evils is still evil.

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Funny again how the anti-Reebok fanboys are out in force again, forgetting that the Nike Swift template was the impetus for the straighter form-fitting cuts in the first place.

Remember these?

Olympics+Day+15+Ice+Hockey+20MRUDWy2bhl.jpg

canada_2006_jersey_white_big.jpg

But they're cool, because of the swoosh.

:upside:

Funny, I remember this board exploding with glee because Sweden, one of two teams to not adopt Nike's swift uniforms for the 2006 Olympics at Torino, winning the whole damn thing, despite their clear disadvantage from not wearing performance-enhancing materials.

Nike's Swift rollout was uniformly bad. Reebok's Edge rollout was mostly bad. Just because we're in the process of damning one doesn't mean we're implicitly praising the other. Did Paul Lukas hack your account or something?

The Rangers winter classic jersey is one of the only two jerseys in the league wihtout the annoying shirt tail hemline.

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The new Flyers WC is also like this. Now's a good time to start a new trend...

Are you sure this isn't just for the replica jerseys? For whatever reason, since the start of the Winter Classic, replicas have been made on the old CCM 550 cut with the old airknit material, even though they've worn Edge on-ice.

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Funny again how the anti-Reebok fanboys are out in force again, forgetting that the Nike Swift template was the impetus for the straighter form-fitting cuts in the first place.

Remember these?

Olympics+Day+15+Ice+Hockey+20MRUDWy2bhl.jpg

canada_2006_jersey_white_big.jpg

But they're cool, because of the swoosh.

:upside:

I mean, when you ask every player to tuck the jersey inside the pants, its obvious that:

1- You don't have a clue about what body movements hockey brings,

2- You don't have a clue about hockey traditions, thinking your company is more important then the sport itself.

Sorry, I hade the Reebok Edge styling. They brought fabrics et some innovation, but their styling is just not my cup of tea.

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