Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:47 AM
From a branding standpoint you'd never really wear the jersey of a previous franchise, especially not for such a big game where you want to really promote your logo and brand.. Vancouver can get away with it because they have a massive fan base and all, but the Devils will want to display their logo on the national stage
It would be cool if we wore Rockies jerseys against the Avalanche, especially since we play them home and away now.. I'm guessing the cost is too high, but I would think it could be a good draw for both fan bases..
I will say, I did see a lot more Rockies jerseys this season than in the past.. I've said it before, but I find it very interesting that Devils fans seem to wear their former franchise's gear a lot more than most other fan bases.. I think that's pretty cool
Yeah, fair amount of Rockies jerseys, and the number seems to be going up, and DM84 is right, there's a lot of really cheap/crappy ones out there...but the originals from the 70s were pretty cheap and crappy at times too...for a few years, the logo, name and numbers were all screen-printed on...and that was the on-the-ice versions worn by the players. I got my first Rockies jersey back in '03 (a Ramage M&N, which I wound up selling to DM84), and I got my fair share of "What is that?" You hardly saw them at all back then. I don't want to make it sound like I'm cutting edge or was ahead of the curve...I saw an occasional fan wearing the original Sandow versions back in the CAA days, in the early 90s.
Re: in bold, that's when I've always thought they should wear the Rockies jerseys, if they were ever going to...against the Avs. Whenever I used to play NHL 2K5, I would have my team wear the Scouts jerseys against the Blackhawks (the Scouts were supposed to be called the MO-hawks (the MO being a Missouri reference), but the Blackhawks objected for obvious reasons, so the KC franchise then went with Scouts), and the Rockies jerseys against the Avs. I'd have them wear the Red and Greens for the game just before Christmas on the schedule. Red and blacks for all of the other games.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 20 May 2013 - 08:48 AM.
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