24/11/2011

They had one of the best Hockey jersey

While I agree with alot of your choices and why. I just can't agree on all of them. I like the Coyotes but I agree that they could have done more, they really dropped the ball on that one. I love the vintage looks of the Iles, Oilers, Sabers and Pens. I agree with most of your rankings except for a few. In my opinion, Ottawa has the worst third Cheap Bruins Jerseys. They had one of the best jerseys when the entered the NHL, but they have ruined a good thing. The wordmark sens ruined the whole jersey. The fact that you have the Bruins jersey 17th out of 18th makes this one of the worst rankings ever. Espcially with teams like Ottawa, Tampa Bay, Atlanta, Phoenix and San Jose in front of them. And any Chicago fan needs to stop crying, it's not that hard to turn a red or white jersey into black. That is so 90s. Same with LA. I would of been more impressed if they went back to old purple and gold.The teams that actually went retro should be all up top. Just one thing, no Cheap Flyers Jersey have ever had those tie up collars. A throwback with one would make no sense. And personally, I hate those tie up things anyway.Hockey Jersey

It comes off as modern and sleek rather than stodgy and boring. I'd rather wear the regular home Hockey Jersey cheap with a pair of jeans, but I actually almost prefer the 3rd for a full uniform. I think Toronto's is better then their home and road jerseys which look like pratice jerseys, but how about going really retro and bringing out a green Toronto St. Pats jersey? I love the Coyotes jersey until they put it on with the rest of the uniform. The red helmets, pants and gloves just don't go with the jersey. For someone walking down the street wearing the jersey it is awesome. I would have raised St. Louis higher i really like the choice of blue. LA's is so boring.. its almost as bad as the Thrashers or Stars. the leafs just threw one out there in my opinion. Philly's is nice and probably should have gotten more mid of the pack. The Canucks, I agree should have gone with green. that'd look mint. i think the reason why toronto did a white jersey is because thats the one they used to wear at home before teams started to wear the dark jerseys at home. they wanted to bring backk an old tradition. I hate the "Bolts" and the"Sens" those to me are the worst choices. the colours on the sens is really nice, but the word is just awful... the bolts again great colour scheme but its like they both called in the front design. Finally there are the sharks. i like this, though i do think its missing something, the shark is just kinda out there, it needs something. Detroit has never had a tie-up. There is plenty of history that doesn't include tie-ups. Personally, i'm not a fan. I don't see why they seem to be a staple of "retro" or third nhl black ice jerseys. At least its not a throwback like every other one up there. I thought this website was free of traditional jersey favoritism and more in favor of artistic quality, but I guess not and it disappoints me. I'm not surprised though.

The Sabres jersey is awesome. I don't mind the sliver and gold striping, I think it improves the jersey. Like you said the sliver piping could go, but it is not the worst thing. I would also dump the front numbers. They don't seem to fit because the logo is so big on the front. They work on the slug jerseys because the logo is smaller. I don't understand why you'd "definitely put a tie-up on an Original Six jersey". The first tie-ups were worn by the Canadiens back in the 1941-42 season. 15 years after each of the original 6 franchaises had started. The next team to join them was the Rangers in 1950-51. Having just gotten back from the Garden, I must comment on the Bruins' 3rds. Taken standalone, as a jersey, they're not terribly exciting. But with the black socks, the whole kit and kaboodle looks amazing. And finally Dallas' might not be the best third jersey, but it is better then their last third jersey. Chicago then added tie-ups in 1955-56, and Toronto in 58-59. The Bruins did not don a jersey with a tie-up until 1967, and by then, the NHL also included the California Seals, L.A. Kings, Minnesota North Stars, Philidelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and St. Louis Blues. First of all, Your rankings suck. Philadelphia 12? And don't give me this "tie up " front. The Flyers never wore a tie up jersey so why would they put that in their retro 3rd jersey? And to put Tampa ahead of anyone? Give me a break "Bolts". Vancouver has the same exact nhl hockey jerseys cheap now, all they did was switch a logo.

20/11/2011

Pretty sweet with the gold foil on the bottom of the jersey

Shoulder up it looks like a pretty sharp looking sweater. But I agree with Jeff, the logo is going to make all the difference. I'm not sure about the whole "SENS" thing, but we might all be wrong it could look good. I personally think that the Lightning actually pulled it off pretty well. The San Jose Sharks first came to the NHL in 1991, and their Cheap Winnipeg Jets Jersey were basic, aside from the fact that they had something NO ONE in the WHOLE NHL had. The color teal. And with that, they had an identity. Even through years of frustration, you knew when San Jose was on the ice by their signature color. Can't wait to see what this looks like when it comes out. I was amp'd when the Hurricanes and my Blues 3rds came out, I have considered getting this one too. I think I'm going to like the striping that goes down the side, it'll be interesting to see what comes out of this one.

There are no stripes around the base of the sweater and the numbering and lettering style appears to be the same as the current home and road uniforms. What it's obvious from this image is whether the letters and numbers will be trimmed in teal or not at all. The laces are a nice touch - especially with this 'traditional' bent that SJ has been kinda angling for. Kind of reminds me of Anaheim's Black 3rds. When the Sharks added orange, traditionalists shrieked. I shrieked. People looking at their philadelphia flyers jagr jersey puked. To this day, it's horrible to watch any Sharks games simply because of the color orange. Home jerseys, away Hunter Pence Jersey, whatever. It's just friggin' disgusting. The Sharks had carved their identity, and it was thrown out the window because the NHL and Reebok wanted to make a quick buck off of San Jose fans. Plus without the yoke and the bottom horizontal stripe, the chest number doesn't seem to make it overly busy anymore. Will wait to reserve judgment on the 'SJ' wordmark on the shoulder until a clearer picture surfaces, but I might consider getting one.

If one of our talented readers would like to take a stab at creating a graphic that enhances what we're seeing here, I'd be thrilled to add it as a follow-up to this post. One thing even I hadn't noticed before was the subtle hint of piping on the back of the Cheap Flyers Jersey in the grainy image. It's not a sure bet, but it seems pretty likely. Overall, I'm pretty happy with it. We all know it could have been worse. Really, really simplistic, kind of like their previous 3rds, but has establishes a new look. I'm glad it's not an exact retread of the old 3rd and not simply just a black version of the current uniform set. Disappointed. I wish they would incoroporate more of the orange and teal. I would have liked to see as much orange as on the Flyers third with some teal and black. It would really stand out, and as stupid as it sounds it would be ugly, but it would be different. The black looks boring.

My thanks to the artists who sent these in. If I had to guess, I'd say the actual design is somewhere in the neighborhood of what we see from Ivall and Dan Stover above. So for all of you whining about orange, get over it!!! The new ones still look better than the second generation Cheap nhl Jersey and look better than this new black one. It's a pity, since all they needed to do is just add a little orange trim to the numbers, some teal and white trimming (with or without a little orange) on the bottom of the jersey (like Columbus uses) and replace the silly SJ shoulder patch with the diagonal fin logo and you'd have an extremely sharp black jersey. As it is, this jersey is okay. Sharks fans can only hope they'll go back to the original jersey as a third someday. As the owner of every Sharks Baseball Jerseys they have ever had, I wll definately buy this one. I love it. I am slightly disappointed they went with the SJ instead of the Shark Fin on the shoulders however. Are you sure this is no Orange stripping on the arms? I seem to detect a hint of orange stripping in the original grainy picture. It would make sense sinse the teal and white both have orange stipes. I also like the teal piping on the front and back. Thank goodness they went with the Full body shark instead of the shield.