Re: Uniforms Re-Imagined
posted at 8/30/2011 8:27 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Uniforms Re-Imagined
[QUOTE]The Original Six teams were fortunate, in that they had their pick of uniform colours and styles. So, those six unis are now considered "classic", and because of their long-standing and dedicaed fan bases, generate howls of outrage when any attempt is made to change them. However, there are some fans (justifiably so), who equate "classic" with "boring". There's very little "pizzazz" to the Leafs, Habs, Bruins etc. jerseys, and many fans are perfectly happy with that. I think one of the facts of life for the Original Six teams is that there is no license whatsoever to make any substantive changes to the team's look, without alienating a very large portion of the fanbase. In essence, the team's design has almost become part of the public domain, rather than being a "licensed trademark" of the team. The fans consider it something THEY own, and want to be consulted if any changes are proposed. But, there's nothing wrong with at least re-visiting the whole logo/uniform design issue every now and then, if for no other reason to generate some buzz about alternate jerseys and perhaps cause some heated controversy with a hideous pooh-bear design. I find it interesting that none of the Original Six logos include any reference to hockey (a stick, a puck, a skate, etc.); I don't know if that was done on purpose, or it was simply never thought of an important design element at the time.
Posted by 49-North[/QUOTE]
Would that last observation have anything to do with being a fan of a team who has the most obvious use of a hockey stick in their logo? I'd also expect a fan of a team that had the flying V and the electric skate and using green, sea blue, dark blue, red, orange, black, and yellow in their jerseys since 1970 to think classic uniforms are boring and have no pizzazz.
Personally, I loved the crazy Flying V, but that silly "Killer whale turning into a C combined with writing your city name on your home jersey looking like you dont know where you are" jerseys of today are ridiculous.
Vancouver's simple 1970 throwback jerseys right now are beautiful. Great design with a striking blue. I wish theyd stick to them instead of trying too hard to constantly make changes for the sake of making changes.
I just have trouble with teams changing team colors.... usually its an excuse to switch to black (unlike the subject of this thread, turning AWAY from black.)
And I so dispise LA's gang grafitti jerseys. Loved the Gerry Desjardins yellow.
I guess I just like classic looks. I think the red Blackhawks' jersey is the most beautiful uniform in sports. The black alternate looks like a stupid T shirt. So does the Flyers black. The Flyer orange is perfect.
I could see the Rangers going for some pizzazz, theirs is pretty dull. Cant touch the Habs or Wings in my opinion. Toronto adding the stripe down the sleeve in the 70's made that look "theirs" in my opinion.
I still think the most creative logo in hockey is Minnesota's... that "landscape" scene that turns into a cat from another angle is brilliant. Bad colors, though. The Sharks are nice, too. Lightning have great pizzaz but a pretty weak logo.
I could go for that yellow aternate jersey as suggested, especially with the white numbers. The yellow reminds me of Orr's rookie year. The alternate jerseys are the teams' opportunity for pizzaz and increased sales without stupiding-up their regular uniforms.