28/11/2011

Simplification and color should be the hallmark of good jersey

The Boston Bruins are hard at work right now deciding what they'll wear when they take to the frozen pond against the Philadelphia Flyers at Fenway Park this January. The Boston Globe had some interesting notes regarding the discussions and a few quotes worth repeating. No one has hit it as big as the Penguins with an alternate Cheap Bruins jersey. I think the Chicago Blackhawks are hoping to grab a little piece of their success by turning their Winter Classic uniforms into an alternate for the upcoming season. You can find the full article by Fluto Shinzawa here or read it with the Icethetics commentary that follows. The mustard yellow could work in the context of the Winter Classic but I say they go with something out of the ordinary. Brown is definitely out of the ordinary. I also think that some version of the logo currently seen on the third jersey should not be out of the question. After all, it too is based on the Bs' logo history. It needs to stand out from the Bruins' current home and road sweaters, which are widely considered to be among the best in the league right now. Hmmm, I don't think it would have been removed for the criticism of the past jerseys, as those were part of the former Disney Ownership era, something I believe the new look ducks are trying to distance themselves from. That being said, it needs to be better than or on level with these. That would mean that the only possible explanation is that management didn't like his inviting of people sending in third Cheap Lightning NHL Jersey concepts, maybe in the fear that someone would send something close to what is actually planned: they don't want someone claiming their design was used and therefore asking for compensation? A disappointing design will take a lot of the steam out overall feel of the game.

I want to see one photoshopped to look like a MLB Jersey Cheap, seeing as they're in Fenway an all. Or maybe Celtics colors? Not that I'm totally against the Brown jerseys. Those were pretty sweet too. I'm all for that, or their 75th anniversary jerseys, with a different logo. what about the flyers? i heard word that they would be making a white version to counteract their current third, and those two jerseys in turn would become the team's everyday jerseys. any truth to that? Not a thing, really. I've been getting emails a lot this week asking if I know what the Bruins and Flyers will be wearing at Fenway Park. At this point, no decision has been made public, if one has even been made. Here's my opinion on that: Last year's Winter Classic made many think that the New Year's Day jerseys have to be more than just special, that they have to be drastically different. But look at Pittsburgh and Buffalo in 2008. The Penguins and Sabres went back to the '70s. The Blackhawks and Red Wings have an even longer past and were therefore able to dig even deeper. But this notion that the Flyers should wear Quakers uniforms simply because they had the same colors or were based in the same city makes no sense. They were two completely separate franchises. It's like the Wild wearing North Stars throwbacks. In each case, these teams have simply gone back into their own history for a throwback uniform they haven't worn in a while. That aside, the second question I keep getting is "What do you think they'll be wearing?" That usually comes along with a concept somehow incorporating the Philadelphia Quakers. As for the B's, I'd love it if they found a brown jersey to go with, or even a yellow one. However, all signs point to yet another black ricky vaughn jersey for sale for the Bruins, so I'm at least hoping for the big B rather than the spoked one. Perhaps Adam has an inside scoop and his mock-up is one already being discussed? Good reason for them to pull it.

On the topic of the NHL logo ad, I had already read the whole article before it had been removed. I don't know what they're trying to do, or the reason why they took it down, but I think we can all anticipate a Canucks Jerseys on sale by the Ducks, whenever they do come out with one. technically the Oilers logo is incorrect and old as well. As can be seen on their web site redesign they are still using the copper oil drop with the red circle around the logo as the team logo and not the 80's logo. Interesting you talk about the Quakers. The New York Rangers adapted the name as their farm team at one point and now, the team is actually in the NHL now. I remember talking about those days when I was backing up. A lot of interesting stories. It's like waking up from a dream and trying to remember it. Yet the harder you grasp for details the scarcer they become. A mystery has been brewing in Anaheim. A third jersey mystery. I can't claim to solve it but I will present all of the facts I am aware of. That scathing review at the beginning is a little surprising coming from someone who works in the department whose job it is to make the team look good. Perhaps that's the reason the entry was removed. Or perhaps not. He did liken the 1995 third jersey to New Coke after all. As for the last part, I removed his email address so you guys don't bug him with concepts that, despite what he's written there, will likely never be posted on his blog. Instead, if you're so inclined, email them to me and I may post them here or on Twitter. Since I've posted the article in its entirety, I think to comment further on it would simply be redundant. You know what I think. Instead, I want to know what you guys think. First, of the content of the article and second, its swift removal from the Ducks' web site. And is there some type of conspiracy at work here to stifle any third Cheap NFL Jersey news coming out of Anaheim? If this guy was an independent, he could write about whatever he'd like, but if he's hired to promote the organization, he doesn't have that freedom to publicly criticize his employers on their own Web site. And below is a screenshot of Brady's blog before the bizarre disappearance just in case you want proof.

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