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1 hour ago, Jimmy Leeds said:

Sacred?   Only the logo is sacred.  The uniforms.................eh.............we never had anything special once they lost their roots.  Just another drab uniform with the best logo

Except for a lot of younger fans (not you and me), it's the red and black that means everything to them...the red and greens might as well be an old black and white movie to them...they're not old enough to remember why green was even chosen in the first place.  It's also what was accomplished in the red and blacks that made them extra-special to a lot of fans.  It goes beyond the simple design (which just flat-out worked), and though you clearly aren't a fan of the "old" red and blacks, the outcry over the change speaks volumes...there was no such outcry when the red and greens were put out to pasture.  

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46 minutes ago, RunninWithTheDevil said:

What logic is that? I think the "hardcore" fans wouldn't even touch this jersey. They'll be sticking with their RBK or CCMs. The only people buying these will be the casual-"is Tootoo still on the team?"-fans

This is the question we'll see the answer to soon enough.  I won't buy one, guys like '7' won't...but what about the casual fan?  Does a lot of hardcore group feel like I do?  I suspect that they do, but sales might say otherwise.  

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1 hour ago, Jimmy Leeds said:

Sacred?   Only the logo is sacred.  The uniforms.................eh.............we never had anything special once they lost their roots.  Just another drab uniform with the best logo

Holy sh!t Jimmy we get it already, you like the red and greens

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20 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

This is the question we'll see the answer to soon enough.  I won't buy one, guys like '7' won't...but what about the casual fan?  Does a lot of hardcore group feel like I do?  I suspect that they do, but sales might say otherwise.  

I won't buy one, but I'm sure plenty of people will, especially if Nico makes the team out of camp.  There's a lot of buzz and excitement around the kid, and people will go out and buy his jersey, especially the casual fans.  If I get a Nico jersey, it will be put on a blank Edge that I pick up and send out for customization. 

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1 hour ago, CommonDreads said:

I don't anticipate myself buying a jersey unless Nico Hischier comes in and puts up 60 points in his first season, otherwise I might impulsively buy one out of love.

I honestly believe next year they're going to reintroduce the red & green retros as a full time 3rd, and when the jersey sales of that jersey blow away the new unis they're gonna switch back to the retros full time. I think in 3 years, we'll be back in the 1980 retros full time, and I wouldn't really complain with that.

I'd sign up for that. 

59 minutes ago, RunninWithTheDevil said:

What logic is that? I think the "hardcore" fans wouldn't even touch this jersey. They'll be sticking with their RBK or CCMs. The only people buying these will be the casual-"is Tootoo still on the team?"-fans

 

26 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said:

I think he might have meant hardcore jersey collectors.  I will get a gamer cause frankly it's what I collect and it is different.

Quite frankly hardcore fan of the team and hardcore jersey collectors are a separate thing.  I see a lot of hardcore fans wearing knockoffs and vice versa. 

Its flawless logic. There are plenty of hardcore fans who will buy it because that's what's being worn on the ice. Then there are people, both hardcore and casual, who will buy it just because its new. Then there are still more people who will buy it at the arena or in stores because its what is being made available and they want a jersey.

The idea in you head that no true fans of the team are going to buy the new jersey is laughable; in reality, the number of people who are so offended by it that they will refuse to buy one is probably so infinitesimal that it won't make a difference; plus, by your logic, there are plenty of fans who will be good with what they have, which means they likely weren't in the market for a jersey anyway so they matter even less in terms of their effect on sales. 

Jersey collectors like our friend DevsMan84 and myself cannot be stopped or controlled, so we'll be buying them regardless. I think I once said in this forum or another, they could put out a jersey with a flaming dildo on the front of it and I would still buy it because I am that into the team and into collecting jerseys.

I was definitely hoping they had not read that post when they implemented the jersey changes, and I am thankful they didn't see that post and thing it was a good idea. 

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1 hour ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Except for a lot of younger fans (not you and me), it's the red and black that means everything to them...the red and greens might as well be an old black and white movie to them...they're not old enough to remember why green was even chosen in the first place.  It's also what was accomplished in the red and blacks that made them extra-special to a lot of fans.  It goes beyond the simple design (which just flat-out worked), and though you clearly aren't a fan of the "old" red and blacks, the outcry over the change speaks volumes...there was no such outcry when the red and greens were put out to pasture.  

Agreed

 

1 hour ago, RunninWithTheDevil said:

Holy sh!t Jimmy we get it already, you like the red and greens

lol.   Is it that apparent?

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1 hour ago, mfitz804 said:

I'd sign up for that. 

 

Its flawless logic. There are plenty of hardcore fans who will buy it because that's what's being worn on the ice. Then there are people, both hardcore and casual, who will buy it just because its new. Then there are still more people who will buy it at the arena or in stores because its what is being made available and they want a jersey.

The idea in you head that no true fans of the team are going to buy the new jersey is laughable; in reality, the number of people who are so offended by it that they will refuse to buy one is probably so infinitesimal that it won't make a difference; plus, by your logic, there are plenty of fans who will be good with what they have, which means they likely weren't in the market for a jersey anyway so they matter even less in terms of their effect on sales. 

Jersey collectors like our friend DevsMan84 and myself cannot be stopped or controlled, so we'll be buying them regardless. I think I once said in this forum or another, they could put out a jersey with a flaming dildo on the front of it and I would still buy it because I am that into the team and into collecting jerseys.

I was definitely hoping they had not read that post when they implemented the jersey changes, and I am thankful they didn't see that post and thing it was a good idea. 

lol not sure if I would go out and get one if there was a flaming dildo on it.  Might be a little much for me.

Gay vampires......maybe.....

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And funniest part of the flaming dildo jerseys would be they still weren't the worst in NHL history.

Buffaslug, Fishsticks, Mooterus, Whinnie the pooh, all probably worse. :lol:

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1 hour ago, Nicomo said:

And funniest part of the flaming dildo jerseys would be they still weren't the worst in NHL history.

Buffaslug, Fishsticks, Mooterus, Whinnie the pooh, all probably worse. :lol:

While goofy this is the first time I have ever heard of the Pooh jersey being considered as "bad."  They are actually kind of collectible now these days, especially the gamers.

Plus they were third jerseys (along with the Mooterus) where being goofy is almost a requirement.

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6 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said:

While goofy this is the first time I have ever heard of the Pooh jersey being considered as "bad."  They are actually kind of collectible now these days, especially the gamers.

Plus they were third jerseys (along with the Mooterus) where being goofy is almost a requirement.

I think the Pooh Bear was not as bad as people like to say it was, especially because as you said, it was a 3rd jersey. They didn't try to replace their iconic jersey with a new design and a new logo. 

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5 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

I think the Pooh Bear was not as bad as people like to say it was, especially because as you said, it was a 3rd jersey. They didn't try to replace their iconic jersey with a new design and a new logo. 

Exactly.  Very few 3rd jerseys are actually pretty decent.  The only team to really have good success with them on a consistent basis are the Rangers with the Liberty (both blue and white) and current Heritage jerseys and even with their one offs (2012 WC was nice, the 2014 SS was the only misstep).

Out of the regulars, the Islanders Fishsticks, the Sabres Buffaslug and Canuck's Flying V jerseys are probably the worst.  I think the Blue's mid 90's, and anything Thrashers are not too far behind.

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4 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

I think the Thrashers literally had a 3 year old designing their jerseys. 

To me their jerseys looked like it was designed by a high school aged boy who spent most of time in class doodling designs in his notebook that he thought would look cool on his skateboard.

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I actually owned one of the Pooh Bruins jerseys, thought it was cool back then that a straight laced Original 6 team decided to come out with a 3rd jersey that was a little edgier I guess would be a decent word to describe it.

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4 hours ago, DevsMan84 said:

Exactly.  Very few 3rd jerseys are actually pretty decent.  The only team to really have good success with them on a consistent basis are the Rangers with the Liberty (both blue and white) and current Heritage jerseys and even with their one offs (2012 WC was nice, the 2014 SS was the only misstep).

Out of the regulars, the Islanders Fishsticks, the Sabres Buffaslug and Canuck's Flying V jerseys are probably the worst.  I think the Blue's mid 90's, and anything Thrashers are not too far behind.

The Blue Jackets 3rd jerseys are pretty popular in Columbus. I certainly see A LOT of them at Nationwide Arena. 

Anyway, I'm really suprised you guys dig the Whinnie the pooh's. I thought they were awful. 

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13 minutes ago, thecoffeecake said:

The sens third is top notch. But yea, most thirds that aren't retros are trash.

Some of the retros are the worst ones, like the Dr. Suess Habs. I mean WTF... :o

Montreal-Canadiens-Throwback.jpg

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I won't buy one of these new jerseys and I hated what Reebok did to the league's jerseys as a whole, so I didn't even buy any of those.  If I like Hischier enough to get a jersey, I'd get a Switzerland or Halifax jersey instead.  I don't need to have the latest Devils jersey--Brodeur, Stevens, Elias, and Daneyko jerseys aren't going out of style anytime soon, and they look better anyway.

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9 hours ago, Nicomo said:

Some of the retros are the worst ones, like the Dr. Suess Habs. I mean WTF... :o

Montreal-Canadiens-Throwback.jpg

That's all about confusing the opponent. Wear that outfit and nobody will know what the fvck you are going to do or what you are capable of. 

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10 hours ago, Nicomo said:

Some of the retros are the worst ones, like the Dr. Suess Habs. I mean WTF... :o

Montreal-Canadiens-Throwback.jpg

I always thought those were the best out of the Hab's centennial series of jerseys they wore that year (either 08-09 or 09-10 I believe).  Other ones were either plain or not a whole lot different than what they wore.

Toronto wore their St. Pat's jerseys last year that were really nice.  Ottawa Senators throwbacks (especially the whites) are really nice too.

One of my favorite one-off jerseys from recent memory for me are the Red Wings Centennial Classic from this past season.  It's minimalist and beautiful at the same time and the shade of white they chose is probably the whitest color I have ever seen on a jersey.

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9 hours ago, Nicomo said:

Some of the retros are the worst ones, like the Dr. Suess Habs. I mean WTF... :o

That actually hurts to look at...a bit like those throwback Steeler jerseys, only the Canadiens' version manages to be even WORSE.

7 hours ago, devilsfan26 said:

I won't buy one of these new jerseys and I hated what Reebok did to the league's jerseys as a whole, so I didn't even buy any of those.  If I like Hischier enough to get a jersey, I'd get a Switzerland or Halifax jersey instead.  I don't need to have the latest Devils jersey--Brodeur, Stevens, Elias, and Daneyko jerseys aren't going out of style anytime soon, and they look better anyway.

Just bought one white authentic and one red authentic Reebok...will probably get them both personalized to Hischier once his number is announced (the red one for sure), and then I'm out of the jersey business for a while...I may never have bought the Reeboks if not for the Adidas redesign.  As far as Devils jerseys go, I've got a rookie #29 white Brodeur, red Y2K Daneyko, red preseason game-worn #28 Kevin Dean (I've had it for several years now courtesy of DM84, but have never worn it), white Gilmour (this one isn't in the best shape unfortunately), white #16 Verbeek (this one's from the mid-80s), and a white #33 game-issued Auvitu (for the McMullen game...just got this one along with the Verbeek...always wanted one of those McMullen night jerseys, and Auvitu was simply the most affordable).  Along with the Rockies and Scouts jerseys that I have, I can get by without ever having to buy any of the Adidas jerseys.     

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10 hours ago, Nicomo said:

Some of the retros are the worst ones, like the Dr. Suess Habs. I mean WTF... :o

Montreal-Canadiens-Throwback.jpg

I just had a seizure from looking at those monstrosities.  Holy sh!t!  Staring at them is the equivalent to being on an acid trip.

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Just now, Chuck the Duck said:

I just had a seizure from looking at those monstrosities.  Holy sh!t!  Staring at them is the equivalent to being on a BROWN acid trip.

Fixed

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7 minutes ago, Chuck the Duck said:

I just had a seizure from looking at those monstrosities.  Holy sh!t!  Staring at them is the equivalent to being on an acid trip.

If you thought those were bad, be worried that if there is ever a Seattle team that they might dust off an old Metropolitans jersey from the 1910's:

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Also if you like older style jerseys, there is a company called Ebbets Field Flannels that reproduces old style jerseys (usually 60+ years ago) and sells them made to order.  They try to use original materials as much as possible or get as close as they can.  That's why their jerseys are largely wool and made to order (thus pricey).  That's where I got the above picture from.  They largely do baseball, but do some hockey too:

http://www.ebbets.com/category/HockeySweaters

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On 7/5/2017 at 9:24 AM, CommonDreads said:

I don't anticipate myself buying a jersey unless Nico Hischier comes in and puts up 60 points in his first season, otherwise I might impulsively buy one out of love.

I honestly believe next year they're going to reintroduce the red & green retros as a full time 3rd, and when the jersey sales of that jersey blow away the new unis they're gonna switch back to the retros full time. I think in 3 years, we'll be back in the 1980 retros full time, and I wouldn't really complain with that.

I liked the old green unis too, however I've seen mock ups (fan created) of the black and red color scheme on retro ish unis substituting the black for the green...it looks really good. 

I wouldn't mind if green made a permanent return once we ditch these cheap knockoffs, but I don't think it will happen. I think we'll just have the green 3rd jersey

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