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2013-2014 NHL Uniform & Logo Changes


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Since Bauer has no previous experience manufacturing jerseys on a mass level; assuming they win the NHL's jersey rights in 2016, they will probably go back to the old jersey cut. I believe the EDGE jersey cut is copyrighted by Reebok, but most of the jersey designs in the NHL can be adapted to the old cut

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Although I am not so sure Reebok will give up the rights to the NHL so easily. In the last 10 years they have lost the rights to the: NFL, NBA, and MLS.

Granted two of those were just Adidas (parent company of Reebok) wanting to put their logo on the jerseys instead of Reebok's.

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Another league wide redesign like the abomination Reebok unleashed in 2007 would be just awful. Especially now the Edge designs are finally looking good.

I have yet to see an Edge uniform that wouldn't look at very least equally good on a CCM-style template, like what Bauer uses.
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I feel like, were the league to sign with Bauer, it would be the equivalent of Russell Athletic in college football.

Uniform suppliers now seem to view league contracts primarily as an opportunity to promote their brands in the least-subtle ways possible. When it comes to who you want supplying uniforms for the NHL, it's a matter of whose bad ideas you'd least hate to see out on the ice.

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bauer never struck me as the "look at me" type. they're about as "hockey" as you can get, now that CCM is owned by reebok.

they're traditional, stand alone, old-time hockey. even their player equipment and goal equipment isn't as "look at me" as the other brands. i always wore their stuff growing up for exactly that reason. they're a no-nonsense company, imo. i think they'd do a really good job.

they've been in the business before too, right? i think they manufactured some IHL/AHL sweaters back in the day, and supplied the predators uniforms at one point too if i'm not mistaken.

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bauer never struck me as the "look at me" type. they're about as "hockey" as you can get, now that CCM is owned by reebok.

they're traditional, stand alone, old-time hockey. even their player equipment and goal equipment isn't as "look at me" as the other brands. i always wore their stuff growing up for exactly that reason. they're a no-nonsense company, imo. i think they'd do a really good job.

they've been in the business before too, right? i think they manufactured some IHL/AHL sweaters back in the day, and supplied the predators uniforms at one point too if i'm not mistaken.

isn't bauer owned by nike?

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Four posts before yours, buddy.

And to Cole: Yep, Bauer had the whole IHL from around 1993 to 1999, had a few AHL clubs, and had the Perds' inaugural season. Their Ultrafil authentics from back then are comfortable and wonderful, much better than CCM's authentics of the same era, though that material would never make it onto professional ice nowadays. I believe they were owned by Nike that entire era, though.

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So is there anyone good that can supply the NHL? I mean, with all the dumb :censored: Reebok's pulled and the collective disaster that is Nike's Olympic effort, I don't know.

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EDIT/Additional comment: I would think Bauer would be pretty cool to have as a uniform supplier, but I'm not 100% sure they'd have enough resources should Reebok or Nike or (/shudders) Warrior start a bidding war for that contract

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bauer never struck me as the "look at me" type. they're about as "hockey" as you can get, now that CCM is owned by reebok.

they're traditional, stand alone, old-time hockey. even their player equipment and goal equipment isn't as "look at me" as the other brands. i always wore their stuff growing up for exactly that reason. they're a no-nonsense company, imo. i think they'd do a really good job.

they've been in the business before too, right? i think they manufactured some IHL/AHL sweaters back in the day, and supplied the predators uniforms at one point too if i'm not mistaken.

That's correct. They were the Predators' supplier for their inaugural season and then CCM took over in 1999-2000 one year before the league-wide switch to CCM/Koho.
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If Bauer can change the crappy uniforms of Colorado,Calgary,Pittsburgh,San Jose, Ottawa, Minnesota's red one and keep the other good designs, then why not ?

Believe it or not, I share this sentiment ;)

To clarify, I think Bauer getting the uniforms would be great just as long as theres the option to translate the existing edge design intact. Boston and Dallas for example should never change again.

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