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On ‎7‎/‎31‎/‎2017 at 5:40 PM, Devil Dan 56 said:

I also think something like this was on the table for the big club and i hope who ever brought it up is bagging groceries now. 

I just get the feeling that the jersey redesign push (which reportedly included a much bigger redesign of the logo and the jersey than we ended up with) was spearheaded by Hugh Weber.  For some reason I always feel like he thinks he's the smartest person in the room when, really, he's generally clueless when it comes to dealing with this fanbase.

 

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I don't know when this country's obsession with sleek cartoons as logos is going to fade away. Whenever I think they're done, they come back with a vengeance. Still think it's dumb to have the minor league squad named after the big club. Let them develop their own identity.

In other news, the Sixers revealed new uniforms. The good news is they're great looking, the bad news is the stubhub patch. No doubt with these owners we'll be the first with advertisements.

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14 minutes ago, Chuck the Duck said:

I just get the feeling that the jersey redesign push (which reportedly included a much bigger redesign of the logo and the jersey than we ended up with) was spearheaded by Hugh Weber.  For some reason I always feel like he thinks he's the smartest person in the room when, really, he's generally clueless when it comes to dealing with this fanbase.

 

My opinion of him has been bumped down a couple notches over the past year.  He was hired because he is this supposed marketing geek/guru, but his one size fits all approach is not working here too well.

I also firmly believe he was the one who wanted to change the logo for the big club.

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2 minutes ago, thecoffeecake said:

I don't know when this country's obsession with sleek cartoons as logos is going to fade away. Whenever I think they're done, they come back with a vengeance. Still think it's dumb to have the minor league squad named after the big club. Let them develop their own identity.

In other news, the Sixers revealed new uniforms. The good news is they're great looking, the bad news is the stubhub patch. No doubt with these owners we'll be the first with advertisements.

To be fair, I think at least a handful of other NBA teams are putting sponsor patches this year.

The WCOH jerseys had that SAP patch and quite frankly they weren't that bad.  They didn't take away from the overall appearance of the jersey and they were not really in your face. 

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5 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said:

I also firmly believe he was the one who wanted to change the logo for the big club.

I have zero clue who this guy is..............but are you suggesting this ^^^  just as a guess?   Or do you have some insight?

I'd be at the front of the pitchforks if this was true

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4 minutes ago, Jimmy Leeds said:

I have zero clue who this guy is..............but are you suggesting this ^^^  just as a guess?   Or do you have some insight?

I'd be at the front of the pitchforks if this was true

He is the President of the Devils hockey club.  Shero reports to him.  Weber reports to the owners.  Scott O'Neil is his counterpart who is the CEO of the Devils and Prudential Center.  Hugh handles the hockey club operations side, Scott handles the business side.

I do not have conclusive proof, but I remember there being an article shortly after the unveiling in June where someone (I believe Shero) said that there was a long conversation about a new logo and that a certain someone above him was heavily pushing for it.  I, as well as others, believe that person to be Weber.

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30 minutes ago, DevsMan84 said:

To be fair, I think at least a handful of other NBA teams are putting sponsor patches this year.

The WCOH jerseys had that SAP patch and quite frankly they weren't that bad.  They didn't take away from the overall appearance of the jersey and they were not really in your face. 

Yea but I remember the Sixers being the first team to officially pull the trigger, so I wouldn't be surprised to see the Devils be the first to announce and lead the first class of jersey ads. I guess North American sports waited out pretty long, but I guess I was naive and thought we'd never have ads.

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2 minutes ago, thecoffeecake said:

Yea but I remember the Sixers being the first team to officially pull the trigger, so I wouldn't be surprised to see the Devils be the first to announce and lead the first class of jersey ads. I guess North American sports waited out pretty long, but I guess I was naive and thought we'd never have ads.

That's a distinct possibility, but I won't get upset about it until we cross that bridge.

I still don't think even with ads we will never get near the level that a lot of the European leagues do with their jerseys.

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1 hour ago, DevsMan84 said:

He is the President of the Devils hockey club.  Shero reports to him.  Weber reports to the owners.  Scott O'Neil is his counterpart who is the CEO of the Devils and Prudential Center.  Hugh handles the hockey club operations side, Scott handles the business side.

I do not have conclusive proof, but I remember there being an article shortly after the unveiling in June where someone (I believe Shero) said that there was a long conversation about a new logo and that a certain someone above him was heavily pushing for it.  I, as well as others, believe that person to be Weber.

Thank you

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1 hour ago, DevsMan84 said:

That's a distinct possibility, but I won't get upset about it until we cross that bridge.

I still don't think even with ads we will never get near the level that a lot of the European leagues do with their jerseys.

Why wouldn't we once the floodgates open? That's why you can't give them even an inch. 

They are coming. I don't think especially soon, but I can see it in the next 10 years (probably closer to 10 than say 4-5)

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Weber was the one who declared that he can't wait to see the Rock filled with the new jerseys as soon as they were released.

As if it's a fact. He was promptly annihilated on twitter by Devils fans saying they would never buy it.

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3 hours ago, '7' said:

Why wouldn't we once the floodgates open? That's why you can't give them even an inch. 

They are coming. I don't think especially soon, but I can see it in the next 10 years (probably closer to 10 than say 4-5)

Ads are inevitable.  I won't argue with that.  However I do think that they won't be as bad as the European league's jerseys.  One is that while the NHL is always money-hungry, they don't depend on that ad revenue as much as those teams in Europe.  Second is the attitude towards them.  The fans will be able to take so much and the NHL knows it will face a backlash if they start to look like NASCAR uniforms.

Besides, more likely if they do put more than a couple ads on the players the helmet would probably be more prime real estate for the advertisers than the jersey.

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1 hour ago, DevsMan84 said:

This was posted in another forum.  This eBay seller is claiming this is a salesman sample of the presumably the new Fanatics Breakaway replica jersey line.

 

http://m.ebay.com/itm/122636180788?_mwBanner=1

if this is true, I can imagine the counterfeiters will make a killing.  This looks cheap and awful

That looks like sublimation printing to me. I have a few jerseys like that. 

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Hopefully the new design will make them easier to flush...once I get done wiping my ass with 'em.   

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