Sharks apparently going to wear inaugural season throwbacks according to leak

The Sharks’ inaugural uniform set was really good. In fact, it was so good I kind of wish they were around. Well, it looks like they could be coming back according to this leak.

Aside from the collar with the league logo, it looks nearly exactly like what they wore back then.

As the Sharks are celebrating their 25th year in the league, something like this makes sense and it works out real well. Good job, Sharks.

Do the Islanders really have to go black & white?

I get it. New home means new unis. Those unis should match the uniform of the arena’s other resident. But somehow, I feel this is so forced.

The Islanders had a black jersey a couple seasons ago and nobody liked it. Yet somehow, adding a new black one seems like a good idea. I don’t think so. I wish the team could stick with their colors of blue and orange. I know they want to commemorate their new home, but I don’t if this is the way. Especially since black just doesn’t fit well into any of it.

We know for sure that they will wear black but the above jersey is only speculation. Either way, I really don’t like this at all. I prefer they bring back the fish sticks jersey instead.

Stephen Curry Sharks bobblehead is a promotion that had to happen

The Sharks are in rebuilding mode. The excitement for this team and their run of success isn’t as high.

The Warriors on the other hand are on top of the world as champions.

So with the Bay Area love, we have the following promotion. It had to happen. The Sharks need the buzz. The Warriors right now can do no wrong. This move is no surprise. This promotion is exactly what we might be seeing more of with the Warriors and their Bay Area sports neighbors.

I want this bobblehead. It will probably cost a pretty penny on eBay.

The NHL’s partnership with Adidas could be very disastrous

When the news broke earlier this morning, I was concerned. I thought Adidas wanted out of the big four major sports. But instead, they are tapping back into a market that I didn’t think they would try to get involved in. But the more I think about it, the more it makes sense.

Adidas is leaving the NBA and they know that they still can be a powerhouse in sports. They are huge with soccer and they are very strong in the college sports world. But with hockey being at the bottom of the four major sports — plus their ownership of Reebok — taking over the NHL was an easy choice. All they had to do was beat the competition and they did just that.

So starting with the 2017-18 season, Adidas will be the king of the ice.

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Quick thoughts on the new third jerseys for the Ducks, Avalanche

The Ducks have been incorporating their Mighty Ducks logo into their identity recently. In fact, it’s been a shoulder patch. But this new development is really intriguing. It’s actually not a surprise they’d use it as a crest but to see it on a really loud orange jersey. I guess it’s not too surprising really. Orange jerseys are not new to the NHL and for sure this marriage of old school and new school is very necessary now that the team has switched up their primary sets. Not bad.

The Avalanche pays homage to the Rockies before they became the devils. I’ll be honest and say that I liked their blue thirds they had before. Bringing back a new blue third makes me happy. I like the balance of color here and it’s a unique look which I think could be very popular with the fans. I know I like it!

Was Todd McLellan really the problem here?

This comes as no surprise and it was expected for the Sharks. After a disappointing year and many early playoff exits, something had to change. The ending to McLellan’s tenure in San Jose started last offseason when the team didn’t make any significant moves to improve the roster. McLellan was not going to make a great run in the postseason with what he had. So this ending isn’t a surprise.

But should McLellan be the scapegoat? Naturally the thinking for many fans is that the general manager Doug Wilson is the one at fault and he is the one at blame. He assembled the roster and didn’t make any major moves to improve it. And when Joe Thornton called him out, it really painted a picture of potential issues within the organization.

So what happens here? I don’t know but it’s tough seeing him go. Even though I expected it, it’s not easy saying farewell to a coach who brought so much success to this team. But for the Sharks, they have been holding on to the same roster, same coaching staff for so long. A change had to be made. This might not have been the change they had to make, but it was the change they needed. It was time to move on.

Maybe Steve Nash, not Wayne Gretzky, is the greatest Canadian athlete ever

Here’s the question that was asked and depending on who you ask, you will get a different answer.

Statistically, Wayne Gretzky is the easy choice. He has so many records, the championships and heralded as the greatest ever in his sport. Steve Nash holds some records in the NBA, but nowhere close to what Gretzky has accomplished. So why is this a tough question?

Canadians are (stereotypically) supposed to be good at hockey. It’s in their blood. So even though Gretzky was great, there is not a lot of a surprise factor that he is the greatest in his sport. If not him, maybe it would have been some other Canadian.

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