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2013-2014 NHL Uniform & Logo Changes

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^Agreed, and I've always liked the new alternate better than the old one. It just looks cool and modern but not too flashy. But It may just be comparison to the regular home/roads.

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The Avs' primary jerseys from '95-'07 were good, but they weren't great, mainly because the Avs have a terrible logo.

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The first Colorado alternate is the best sweater that FRANCHISE has ever worn... I said it. Put this in the unpopular opinions thread as well.

I'll certainly agree it's the best the franchise has worn as the Colorado Avalanche.

This is the best jersey ever worn by the franchise. As for the Nordique's generic trash being better... speechless.

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This Av's jersey was on of the best selling NHL jerseys in the 90's. Had a lot to do with their success, but it was also a good and unique look

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I loved this thing. The non-matching arm and hem stripes did always bother me though.

Their new one is absolutely hideous. The burgundy yokes don't look well against the blue primary.

That one is sweet.

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^Agreed, and I've always liked the new alternate better than the old one. It just looks cool and modern but not too flashy. But It may just be comparison to the regular home/roads.

The pit stains are a bit of a bummer on the new one, unfortunately. :(

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The first Colorado alternate is the best sweater that FRANCHISE has ever worn... I said it. Put this in the unpopular opinions thread as well.

I'll certainly agree it's the best the franchise has worn as the Colorado Avalanche.

This is the best jersey ever worn by the franchise. As for the Nordique's generic trash being better... speechless.

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This Av's jersey was on of the best selling NHL jerseys in the 90's. Had a lot to do with their success, but it was also a good and unique look

If the Canucks had the kind of team in the early 80s like what they've had in the early 2000s and early 2010s, their Flying Vs would have been one of the top selling jerseys. Success covers up bad designs. If the Avalanche had horrible teams like their Denver predecessors, the Colorado Rockies, their uniforms would've gotten the kind of ridicule it rightfully deserved.

Hockey teams should wear hockey uniforms(ie. Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Rockies, '13-'14 Dallas Stars), not lacrosse uniforms(ie. Avalanche, '99 Dallas Stars, Atlanta Thrashers) . The Avalanche 'A-mountain' crest is sharp and the burgundy and powder blue look great together. However, the garish font, unnecessary black, and the overkill on the mountain design ruined what could have been a great uniform, no matter how much or little on-ice success.

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I think nowadays the mountain stripes would be a bit much. But it'd still be better than the generic template they use now.

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I just wish they'd integrate blue back into their look. There's way too much emphasis on the red/maroon/whatever.

More to the point, their logo is also growing very tired. Ever since Greg pointed out that it looks like a drink label from 7-11 I can't unsee how tacky it looks. Get a re-brand, 'lanche.

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The white mountains jerseys are not the best in Avs history. The burgundy mountain jerseys are. The black pants looked too out of place, too recleague with the white jerseys and socks. With the burgundy jersey there was actually black on the jersey to create a more cohesive uniform.

The biggest problem with the Avs right now is that they're still wearing their EDGE garbage. Their second biggest problem is that they have one too many colors. Their third biggest problem is at home they're a burgundy, blue, gray, and black team and that's an interesting color scheme. On the road, however, they're a burgundy and black team and it's far too different from their other look and far too uninteresting.

Here's my solution: Navy blue. I've posted this here a few times, but I think it's a good solution to what I feel is their second biggest problem. Replace black and their royal bluish color with navy blue. Problem solved and I think it looks pretty good.

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I actually like the black pants/numbers. At least it's different from the generic red/blue, blue/red combos.

As for the jerseys, they need to move away from the cookie-cutter edge template, but they shouldn't go directly back to 90s mountain jerseys. Somewhere in between is what they should do. I would still go with a mountain pattern the way it was, but the trims should have a bit more style. Not Buffalo's Cape jersey kind of style, but something unique...but respectable.

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I'd be more than happy to see the Avs dump black in favour of blue helmets and pants. I always felt that black was forced into the colour scheme for no reason. There's enough contrast between the burgundy and blue, and the silver is a neat addition that helps break it up a bit. They didn't need black in the first place and they don't need it now.

The logo could probably use an update too.

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If the Canucks had the kind of team in the early 80s like what they've had in the early 2000s and early 2010s, their Flying Vs would have been one of the top selling jerseys. Success covers up bad designs. If the Avalanche had horrible teams like their Denver predecessors, the Colorado Rockies, their uniforms would've gotten the kind of ridicule it rightfully deserved.

Hockey teams should wear hockey uniforms(ie. Quebec Nordiques, Colorado Rockies, '13-'14 Dallas Stars), not lacrosse uniforms(ie. Avalanche, '99 Dallas Stars, Atlanta Thrashers) . The Avalanche 'A-mountain' crest is sharp and the burgundy and powder blue look great together. However, the garish font, unnecessary black, and the overkill on the mountain design ruined what could have been a great uniform, no matter how much or little on-ice success.

I see absolutely nothing wrong with the set the Avalanche wore from their inaugural year to the introduction of the Edge Uniform System. If any team has the right to have angled mountain range stripes, metallic stitching and a 4 colour palette, it's a team that originated in 1996. The Nordiques logo was mind numbingly awful and it's not like there was any history of success behind it or their jerseys. The Avalanche on the other hand lifted the cup twice in their pre-edge look (albeit with slightly different shades of burgundy) with legends like Patrick Roy, Joe Sakic, Ray Bourque and Peter Forsberg.

I don't see how success makes awful designs like Islanders untouchable while people clamour for the Avalanche to adopt generic, 3 colour garbage with a lace up collar and likely a roundel cause their established look isn't "retro" enough. Even more perplexing is the fact their alternate jerseys, which couldn't have taken more than 20 minutes to design, receive near universal acclaim... Time to take off the retro goggles.

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A couple pages back someone mentioned the "wild wing" jersey as the worse ever. Compared to the new sabres uniform, wild wing has character and uniqueness. The new sabres alt is just a mishmash of colors and ideas. It actually reminds me of a generic cookie cutter fill in the template concept from these boards.

Yeah. The Wild Wing was horrible, but they had a specific purpose in mind when designing it, that being the tie-in with the animated series. Take Wild Wing and the mistral font away, stick in the logo, and you have a fairly decent jersey in its own right. This Sabres jersey, it feels like they had no clear direction and as a result it's an unfinished mess.

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^ Right. Wild Wing and the Burger King unis were just a product of their time. The 90s. NBA jerseys had dynamic logos on the front, baseball was doing that TATC thing. It was the thing to do at the time. Yes they were wacky, an eye-sore, etc. but atleast it served a purpose.

The Sabres alternate however, is terrible. Poorly designed, no direction and looks unfinished.

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The more I look at the Hurricanes new home jersey, the worse it appears. They are dying for some more black.

I really dislike this Red Wings/Coyotes mish mash.

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The white mountains jerseys are not the best in Avs history. The burgundy mountain jerseys are. The black pants looked too out of place, too recleague with the white jerseys and socks. With the burgundy jersey there was actually black on the jersey to create a more cohesive uniform.

The biggest problem with the Avs right now is that they're still wearing their EDGE garbage. Their second biggest problem is that they have one too many colors. Their third biggest problem is at home they're a burgundy, blue, gray, and black team and that's an interesting color scheme. On the road, however, they're a burgundy and black team and it's far too different from their other look and far too uninteresting.

Here's my solution: Navy blue. I've posted this here a few times, but I think it's a good solution to what I feel is their second biggest problem. Replace black and their royal bluish color with navy blue. Problem solved and I think it looks pretty good.

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You should do a similar mockup with the white jersey. I could definitely live with the jersey above

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http://sharks.nhl.com/club/microhome.htm?location=/jersey&navid=MOD

If you check out the behind-the-scenes clip, you'll see "Burnsy" enjoying there being "nothing at the bottom..." Later, you'll hear him remark how they're not able to move so smoothly in previous jerseys.

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The Next Wave jerseys were designed for optimal performance on the ice. The jerseys use the Reebok Play-Dry Stretch Fabric for comfort and for temperature control. To decrease the weight of the jersey, the teal shoulder cap was removed. The popular jumping Shark patch will remain on the shoulder. Even more weight was cut out by removing the stripes on the body of the jersey.

The away jersey is unfettered, with the Pacific Teal contrasting against the white fabric. Orange accents were removed from the lettering and numbering as well as the arm stripes. The classic crest logo will still be the centerpiece of the jersey.

To complete a classic look, neckline lacing was added and neckline striping was removed.

Clean, classic, bold and designed for performance, the Next Wave jerseys will help take the Sharks to the next level this season and many to come.

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