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October 06, 2010

NHL Teams Return to Classic Uniforms: Some NHL franchises are dumping their modern uniforms and logos and going back to more traditional designs. The Buffalo Sabres are dropping their "Buffaslug" logo for the old buffalo and sabres, the New York Islanders are returning to their old colors and the Philadelphia Flyers are getting back to orange and white. "We don't know how we did this to ourselves, but somehow, our black jerseys, which started as our third jerseys, became our regular uniform," said Flyers president Peter Lukko.

posted by rcade to hockey at 07:45 PM - 9 comments

I've always been a fan of more classic unis as opposed to some of the hideous monstrosities the NHL has churned out the last 20 years or so. Those black nameplates on the Flyers' sweaters have got to go, though...

And even though they were uglier than homemade sin, I sometimes miss the Canucks' "Screaming for Vengeance" sweaters. They were so bad they were classics...

posted by MeatSaber at 07:34 PM on October 06

I hope they bring back: The Vancouver Flying V and the LA Kings old purple and gold.

posted by fabulon7 at 10:06 AM on October 07

Not a jersey-buying kind of guy but as a Canucks fan the Flying V is the ONLY thing I'd ever consider wearing. You don't get that kind of quality from focus groups and design collectives. Time stands still for that classic.

posted by deflated at 12:36 PM on October 07

No no no,no flying V. NO!!!!

The history of the Canuck\'s jerseys is so mundane.

Iteration 1: A Stick

Iteration 2: V for Vancouver, in Intimidator Orange(tm)

Iteration 3: A Skate

Iteration 4: C for Canuck, in the form of their owner, Orca Bay Ltd, logo

Iteration 5: Back to iteration 1.

Iteration 6: likely to be some variation on Johnny Canuck

SO FUCKING BORING!!!!!!!

Design a classic jersey and stick with it through thick and thin. I mean, I am sure I will somehow manage to choke back the vision this year of Henrik hoisting the cup wearing the damn orca logo after single-handedly dismantling Sidney PoutPout, but really.

posted by rumple at 03:38 PM on October 07

I am sure I will somehow manage to choke back the vision this year of Henrik hoisting the cup wearing the damn orca logo

Zetterberg is a Red Wing... =P

posted by MeatSaber at 03:42 PM on October 07

My crystal ball says a deadline trade of Alex "slimewort" Burrows to the fading 12th place Wings for Zetterburg.

posted by rumple at 03:45 PM on October 07

Maybe you should use a crystal ball that doesn't have a goldfish floating in it...

posted by MeatSaber at 06:42 PM on October 07

You're right, the Canucks would want to trade Slimewort out of the conference.

Actually, with no expectations the Wings will probably be pretty good this year.

posted by rumple at 07:15 PM on October 07

I hope they bring back: The Vancouver Flying V and the LA Kings old purple and gold.

No way dude, the need to bring back the Kings Black and Silver and the Canucks ice skate logo. I like the idea of the Flyers going back to the old Jerseys but I hope the black can stick around as a third uni.

posted by HATER 187 at 11:59 PM on October 09

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