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2013-2014 NHL Uniform & Logo Changes

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I think underwhelming is a fair assessment. Nothing that really stands out to me as a huge positive but as BigBubba noted plenty of features that could stand a tweak or two. I like the color green but I still feel the way I did when they came out, they're just "kinda there".

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like anything else, i guess some people are going to love, some people are going to hate it, and some people are going think they're okay. [/mitchhedberg]

as a stars fan, i'm incredibly pleased. the only thing that strikes me as actually being WRONG with these uniforms is the duck tail. if they had a straight hem like a classic nhl sweater, they'd be flawless.

that said, there are a few things i'd tweak. i'd probably go without shoulder logos all together, or a less off-center texas logo. i'd also go green helmets at home. but those arent things that are wrong really, as much as things i'd probably change.

i could get on board with a 3 color (white, black, and silver on the homes, green,silver, and black on the roads) number set before i could support a 2 color set... but i'm perfectly happy with the clean legibility of the 1 color numbers right now.

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The more you see those new stars jerseys, the better they look.

The change removed that logo, and the fact that there was nothing left from the North Stars days on the uniforms anymore depressed me.

The star logo behind the "D" is the same as the star over the "N". Well in theory at least it is.

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Pekke Rinne's new mask has...a face hugger alien.

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I can't tell what it's laying it's eggs into. A sabretoothed-tiger?

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The more you see those new stars jerseys, the better they look.

The change removed that logo, and the fact that there was nothing left from the North Stars days on the uniforms anymore depressed me.

The star logo behind the "D" is the same as the star over the "N". Well in theory at least it is.

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same team :)

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This is how the Preds jerseys SHOULD look (piping removed)

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Yeah, no. Without the piping, that blue spot is unnecessary and isn't tied to the jersey at all. However, if you remove it, the jersey is far too plain. More needs to be done than just removing the piping.

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This whole Sabres thing confuses me.

I get that the uniform is awful, because it is. I just don't understand how it's being ranked as worse than some of the real aesthetic dumpster fires in NHL history. Are we really saying this, an ALTERNATE, is worse than the full-time Gorton's and Flying V jerseys? Are we saying it's worse than the Burger King and Wild Wing jerseys?

I think it's absolute trash and should never see the ice but it's far from the worst of all time.

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Is it just me, or did the Preds remove the guitar strings from the numbers?

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that would suck, but i'm guessing this is akin to Detroit's lettering changing in the pre-season / giving rookies an "unofficial jersey" or number... I enjoyed the guitar strings.

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Seth deserves so much better...

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it doesn't even look like the same font to me

Up close of the official "3" graphic for comparison:

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Sorry if this has been covered - has the Bruins' 90th Anniversary logo been posted yet?

I've got all of the 2013-2014 commemorative marks RGB'd and want to make sure the Bruins have released theirs before posting.

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Yes.

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This is how the Preds jerseys SHOULD look (piping removed)

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Yeah, no. Without the piping, that blue spot is unnecessary and isn't tied to the jersey at all. However, if you remove it, the jersey is far too plain. More needs to be done than just removing the piping.

I don't know, the blue by itself actually looks pretty cool; and it represents fangs somehow, which is cool. The piping just makes it look cluttered.

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I don't like those blue patches and I don't really buy the whole "It (kind sorta) looks like fangs!" thing. I really don't think it would look too "bare" without them, but if you must, just add a shoulder yoke.

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OK - here we go...

Anaheim Ducks - 20th Anniversary Mark (Metallic version):

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Anaheim Ducks - 20th Anniversary Mark (Non-Metallic version):

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Boston Bruins - 90th Anniversary Mark:

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Florida Panthers - 20th Anniversary Mark (Metallic version):

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Florida Panthers - 20th Anniversary Mark (Non-Metallic version):

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Nashville Predators - 15th Anniversary Mark:

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The Ducks and Panthers both use custom colors for the gradients...the issue for me reproducing these in RGB is due to the fact that the designer(s?) took older CMYK equivalents and simply added percentages of Black to create the custom colors. In these cases, I need to manually create these colors in Illustrator in order to accurately portray these in RGB.

Edited by ColorWerx

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Outside of 25th and 75th anniversaries, I really don't think teams should celebrate anniversaries that end on the 5 year mark. Doing it every 5 years is really lame. What is significant about 15, or 35?

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