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.

Makes them look like NHL jerseys

At that time the Wild had barely played a season but team management was already looking into the possibility of a third nhl black ice jerseys. It would be 2003 before the Wild actually debuted one, but it was on their radar even then. And if you look at image in the linked gallery, it's nearly the same design but with the green and wheat swapped and without the alternate shoulder logo. Try to imagine the red swapped with green. Could we be looking at an earlier version of the Wild's upcoming third jersey. I'm not sure about this jersey. It looks a little too much like a baseball uniform to me. Why not just bring back the solid green former primary jerseys? Those would be badass, plus since 2007 there has been a lack of green in the NHL. And if so, what do you think. Does the script suit the classic look Minnesota strives for. One thing I want to make note of that makes me question whether these are legitimate prototypes. If you look closely at the shoulder patches on both of these designs, the logos are upside down. A simple mistake for a design firm on unofficial artwork. Perhaps, but it's worth pointing out anyway. Or does it fall flat and ruin the club's aesthetic. Being a loyal Wild fan, I really don't know what to think about them. Image looks really sharp, but I don't know if its really a proHockey Jersey cheap. I think it looks too collegiate personally. But who knows, we will all find out in September.

I think Jersey is basically exactly the same thing they've had in the past, plus green instead of the wheat color. That being said, having seen teams like the Oilers, Islanders, Canucks, Bruins, and Maple Leafs all going to throwback/past years uniforms for their new alternate, I think a green version is exactly what we're gonna see. They seriously need to produce a green claude giroux black ice premier. Wild uniforms have always looked like they belonged on a roller-hockey rink. To me the conversation should not be happening because we should be called the Minnesota Blue Oxen. The color-spectrum of green is seriously underused in today's NHL since the Stars apparently have become afraid of their own team colors, let alone their logo. Way too much blue and red going on in the league, not enough green. Wild, make it happen. The only other team that uses any shade of green in any capacity other than the Stars and the Wild is Vancouver, who have it as a secondary trim color. Then we mix in some classic blue and blue using Maine's jerseys as a staring point and look out Stanley Cup! they look like they`re from the fifties, the original from when they entered the league, home and away look much nicer. And why not wear white at home again. The Flyers also added winger Ian Laperriere who's known more for penalty minutes than anything else. Though it's not clear in this picture, Laperriere will wear nhl jerseys. He debuted with the St. Louis Blues in 1994 with No. 22 on his back, keeping it during a brief stint with the Rangers in 1995 and during his nine-season tenure with the Kings. hat Senators third hunter pence cream jersey has never looked better... from the back. God, I can't stand the front. Y'all know why. Also, Kovalev looks a bit like Bouwmeester to me.

Brian Boucher is actually returning to the club that drafted him in 1995 and will return to the No. 33 he first wore as a rookie in 1999. Since leaving for Phoenix in 2002, Boucher has logged a lot of miles. Does anyone know why the leafs haven't done any press conferences like this yet? Are they just waiting until they can do one big one, or do they just not feel the need since they get enough publicity as it is? He managed to keep his number there and for three games in Calgary, I dont know if you cover the Central hockey league. but recently they introduced two new teams. the missouri mavericks and allen americans. i dont think either team has introduced blake wheeler jersey winnipeg yet but both have logos. also in the international hockey league they introduced two new teams. but lost it in 2006 to Adrian Aucoin in Chicago and then Fredrik Modin in Columbus, where he donned No. 31 and No. 35, respectively. He finally got it back with San Jose two years ago. one which you have covered, the other new team is the Dayton Gems which have unveiled a logo but no jersey. and in the sphl you have been following the pensacola ice flyers logo competition. the sphl also welcomed the mississippi surge to the league. the team has no NHL Toronto Maple Leafs Jersey yet but a nice logo. the louisiana ice gators resurfaced in the sphl and will begin play this season.

26/11/2011

Believe that they are doing this with the retail Hockey jerseys

I think the debate lingers because there are differences in belief of how much reebok was involved in the process. I apologize for the long post, but i gave everything i had read as i was searching for that original article. question for you Ronald, with that sweater, are there any reebok logos on it? I know inside the neck there's a tag, but if they were nice and left it off...i just haven't seen any photos of the back of one of those sweaters and i'm very curious. as for the sublimated numbers, i think that's horrible. the feeling of them is really odd. it's not something that's super expensive, and it makes it feel so much more worthwhile. now there are sublimated Cheap Hockey Jerseys, just like the cheap nfl jerseys, and that bothers me to no end. you simply cannot draw an actual conclusion based on speculation. Also, you briefly suggest that its the uniform style that leads to the poor design. That's subtly different than many of your previous statements, or I'm interpreting it incorrectly. Canada wore their normal uniforms for the world juniors. I figured that the Hockey had moved passed their hissy fit. Though, it would be fun to see Canada wearing those alts from the Juniors, sharp looking, classic style. I don't know what USA would do because their jerseys just have a designed USA across the front.

based upon the Cheap Canucks Jersey designs that have come up, some with horizontal stripes, some without, we must look at rbk's role. rbk was stated to be attempting to include vertical striping, but did not force it. They also wanted to remove the bottom stripes. Therefore, NHL must be making suggestions, and pressuring teams enough that some listened to them on this issue. we can extrapolate this further. the levels of listening. The Penguins and Senators wear the same jersey pattern, so we can imagine that they got a design from NHL and didn't disagree. NHL got their way fully there. Some teams wanted to keep their designs similar, but NHL talked them into small changes, like the Hurricanes, Maple Leafs, Coyotes, etc. NHL got part of their way there. Some teams wanted a new jersey but insisted on looking somewhat traditional, and the Blue Jackets, Sharks, and Stars got those new semi-traditional jerseys, insisting on some kind of normal-ish striping. NHL compromised there. Some teams insisted on changing only what was absolutely necessary, and wouldn't listen to suggestions, which is why the Canadiens, Rangers, Devils, and Red Wings look the same. NHL was rejected there. I'm willing to bet that your hypothesis is more factual than non. Again, and I hate to keep beating a dead horse, but I agree 100% on the 3-layer satin twill as opposed to the cheapened sublimated look. I can't even believe someone would prefer that version. Now does everyone see what John and I have been saying? I might have to look more into these, especially since i'm seeing some of the habs' 100th anniv jerseys as sweaters online. i have to make some decisions because I've been a hardcore anti-reebokist since the 10-template tucked-in uni-system was rejected right before the lockout. I don't have a huge problem with reebok, my problem is with the cheap flyers winter classic jerseys, but the last thing i want to be is a hypocrite.

My hypothesis is that NHL gave designs and suggestions, then pressured the teams into accepting them. Some teams gave in immediately, some held out and only accepted a few ideas, some bargained, and some stood strong. with the black ice bruins jersey, enough teams heard enough complaints that all but a few stood up to NHL and insisted on the design that they wanted, unaltered. That's where I hold hope. We have very little real information to work with, so I have a proposition. The NHL transition is surprisingly divisive and we have all witnessed and been involved with some of the results of that divisiveness. What I propose is that I undertake the task of discovering the roots of what lead to theWinnipeg Jets Jersey Cheap designs that we see on the ice today. I will compose an e-mail explaining my intentions in an attempt to open a dialogue or simply receive some sort of answer to my query. Failing that I will there are some other efforts that I may take. With the results that I receive I will type up a report which will be posted online for everyone too see. I will also submit the article to Chris and, if he doesn't have time to post something, maybe he could post my article. In the meantime I believe it best if we suspend what is a fruitless discussion for both sides. In terms of the validity of the research, well... if I can get replies from multiple teams, then I can see how the stories line up. Also, you guys have no reason to believe me, but I will post what I find and not what I want to find. I cannot draw an actual conclusion, but i feel that this is something we'll never truly, have an answer for, so just like any unprovable theory, you have to decide what the accepted answer is. that answer might change if new evidence arises, but i'm not holding my breath. So i must treat it like so many scientific questions, and work with educated guesses.