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#1 Z-Man

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:41 PM

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You don't think of the Devils as a bastion of old-fashioned traditionalism, but consider this: They've never had an alternate uniform. It's like they're the Yankees or something! And really, why bother with an alternate design when your basic look is as solid as this one?


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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:54 PM

I always thought Colorado had one of the worst designs in the league. I never really got the appeal of it and why a lot of my buddies say it is one of their favorites when I see it as god awful.

I still say the worst one right now is Columbus and a lot of it is due to the sh!tty, unreadable font for the names. Edit: Just saw the rankings and how the hell is Columbus and Minnesota Wild ahead of the Devils!!??

Also I always thought every uniform Atlanta spit out was god awful too.

Honestly, I am also surprised the Devils were ranked 10th in the league. Taking personal bias for and against certain teams, I would place us at about the 5-8 ranking.

Edited by DevsMan84, 24 August 2012 - 03:01 PM.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:03 PM

As much as I loathe the Habs I cannot deny they have amazing sweaters
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:04 PM

I've always like Columbus's uniforms, but then again, I'm fond of any design that incorporates local elements (specifically flags), and Ohio really does have one of the best flags in the US.

I think the Devils should probably be a little higher too, but that may be somewhat paying the price for not giving anyone anything new to look at, logo-wise, in the 30 year history of the team (save for switching from green to black 20 years ago). It's probably at that point for most people outside of the fanbase where it's just "old" and not "classic" yet.

Do this poll again in 30 years, with the Devils still making minor changes if any at all to the logo and uniform, and it's ranked in the top 5, maybe top 3.
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:56 PM

Our uniform is the sh!t.. It's a classic sweater look with a sick logo that incorporates the states initials, so I don't care what they say.. Ours it top 5 for sure

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:57 PM

I've always like Columbus's uniforms, but then again, I'm fond of any design that incorporates local elements (specifically flags), and Ohio really does have one of the best flags in the US.

I think the Devils should probably be a little higher too, but that may be somewhat paying the price for not giving anyone anything new to look at, logo-wise, in the 30 year history of the team (save for switching from green to black 20 years ago). It's probably at that point for most people outside of the fanbase where it's just "old" and not "classic" yet.
Do this poll again in 30 years, with the Devils still making minor changes if any at all to the logo and uniform, and it's ranked in the top 5, maybe top 3.


That probably has a ton of truth to it. Right now the classics are the original 6 and you can probably throw in the 6 original expansion franchises in there too (well the ones left). Every other team that came in the 70's and 80's have had at least a few changes to their jerseys over the years while the Devils only major shift was switching of green to black.
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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:00 PM

How are the Blackhawks not top 10? Especially in a list geared towards the traditional look? Silly ESPN
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 11:40 AM

Rangers #11 all sports? :puke: HORRID

and once again I say the Devs should lose the horrendous black shoulders, imo. Then it would be top 5
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 01:38 PM

Are we still first amongst gang bangers??? :rolleyes:
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:40 PM

Rangers #11 all sports? :puke: HORRID

and once again I say the Devs should lose the horrendous black shoulders, imo. Then it would be top 5

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I don't know man, without the black shoulders the black shorts and stripes would look sort of dumb IMO.
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:53 PM

and once again I say the Devs should lose the horrendous black shoulders, imo. Then it would be top 5

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 07:50 AM

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I don't know man, without the black shoulders the black shorts and stripes would look sort of dumb IMO.

Holy crap the first rendition ever.

I personally love it........blasphemy or not. :giggle:

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I don't know man, without the black shoulders the black shorts and stripes would look sort of dumb IMO.

Holy crap the first rendition ever.

I personally love it........blasphemy or not. :giggle:

Whoa, how did that happen?

Can you try it with a single black line going around the shoulder area, or something along those lines?

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:01 PM

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Here we are with the red shoulder line, personally I still don't like it, sort of looks like the new piping that the Nashville and LA jerseys have, I have something else in mind however
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:13 PM

Rangers #11 all sports? :puke: HORRID

and once again I say the Devs should lose the horrendous black shoulders, imo. Then it would be top 5


Horrendous? Hey, no such thing as a wrong opinion, we all like what we like...I just don't see what's so horrendous about them. I would say if anything, you could outline the upper black portion with white piping, but I wouldn't touch the Devils' jersey...I like that there's only really been three real variations to date:

Red, white and green with a "thinner" number font
Red, white and green with a "bolder" number font (I think '87-'88 is when they made that change)
Red, white and black with the same font throughout (of course, we have the "edge" version now)
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 12:26 PM

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This is my idea for minimizing the black shoulder, I suppose something could be done with the red one like this too, Also I would love to see a jersey that has the strings on the collar like the Rags
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:05 PM

burn it with fire.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:07 PM

Horrendous? Hey, no such thing as a wrong opinion, we all like what we like...I just don't see what's so horrendous about them. I would say if anything, you could outline the upper black portion with white piping, but I wouldn't touch the Devils' jersey...I like that there's only really been three real variations to date:

Red, white and green with a "thinner" number font
Red, white and green with a "bolder" number font (I think '87-'88 is when they made that change)
Red, white and black with the same font throughout (of course, we have the "edge" version now)


There was also a change in the late 80's where the red part of the shoulder yolk got bigger with the white and green border around it getting thinner/smaller. You can see this difference if you compare the jerseys from 82-84 to jerseys from 89-92.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:15 PM

For my money, the Blackhawks have the best jerseys in sports. Particularly a fan of their white "road" jerseys.

Not shocked that this list was weighted towards the Original 6 (most of which weren't even the "original members" of the league when it began play in 1917). Everything this league does is geared around those teams.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:52 PM

For my money, the Blackhawks have the best jerseys in sports. Particularly a fan of their white "road" jerseys.

Not shocked that this list was weighted towards the Original 6 (most of which weren't even the "original members" of the league when it began play in 1917). Everything this league does is geared around those teams.



Traditional tends to win in these type of contests because when you think hockey, you picture players in original six jerseys and not San Jose, Nashville, etc.

One day when I have nothing to do I would love to create a topic where we can list our favorite NHL jerseys. I would even include jerseys of teams that later moved or folded.
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Posted 27 August 2012 - 03:10 PM

Hey, don't kill me........just expressing an opinion :whistling:

What happened to the jerseys?

They disappeared :noclue:
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