As a kid, I was an earlier uniform and logo guy. Whenever I watched the news and saw what logo graphics the broadcast would use, I would nitpick about which logos they stuck with. Did they use a primary or alternate logo? If it was an alternate logo, why did they choose that?
This lead to this post this morning grabbing my attention. I love alternate logos. There’s a challenge to creating one where the audience can still recognize it but without the clutter. In fact, the ones we see here feature two different approaches.
One is the zoomed in logo of a specific recognizable detail. The other is a more simplistic approach and I really like that. In fact, I think some teams may be better off using some of these as their alternates. For a league that has some cluttered looks and over the top promotions, sometimes simple is better. And I like these.
I don’t watch FS1 much but I did catch a glimpse of their show (whatever they call it with all the highlights) and they had this logo history deal on the right. FS1 likes to share notes about each team and there are two ways I approach this:
1 – Either they want to expand their notes about each team to more than just stats and numbers
2 – The Ducks are so boring (or they know little about them) that they came up with this fact to share.
What do you think?
We had known for a while that the Anaheim Ducks would do a throwback night to celebrate their 20th year in the league. But they teased our first official look at the return of the Mighty Ducks.
I very much miss this and wish they never got rid of it. But for one night, the memories of a fun movie and a hockey team will return.
I can’t wait to see it!
A hat trick for 19-year-old rookie Tomas Hertl wasn’t enough. He decided to go for a fourth one and it was a beauty.
That was one of the dirtiest goals I have ever seen. For a rookie with that much swag to pull off a move like that, it’s something to cherish.
It’s like a mic drop during a battle rap. How can you continue playing after that kind of a goal? And that just was the topping on the cake for a dominating performance by the Sharks that night.
Filthy. Dirty. Just wrong. Beautiful.
Back in 2012, the Detroit Red Wings wore white at home and I got real excited. This was the first time in almost a decade that the home team wore white for a home game. The switch the the colored jerseys a decade ago was an attempt to enhance potential merchandising sales for jerseys but numerous NHL fans have been desiring for a return of the white jerseys.
Last night, the Sharks hosted the Canucks for an exhibition game and the Sharks wore their white jerseys. A part of me was really excited to see this, but I knew I had to be cautious.
The previous home exhibition game for the Sharks came three days earlier and they wore their teal jerseys. Was this white jersey just a one-time thing? If the Sharks were going with white at home, then why did they wear teal in their last game?
I’ve wondered about the possibility of the NHL having an outdoor game in the Bay Area. The perfect venue would be AT&T Park and now there is a chance it can come real soon.
The popularity of hockey is growing in California and this would be nothing but beneficial for the league and fans in California. The only concern is whether not it will be successful.
As the outdoor game will be played in Southern California this year, that will be the first testing point for having an outdoor game in California. If this goes well, then it will absolutely open the door for it to happen in the Bay Area. Let’s make it happen!
The Sabres have been teasing their new jersey since July 12. It’s been almost two months and the team still hasn’t unveiled it. Steve Ott wasn’t having it anymore, calling out the team to unveil it or he would do it himself.
After waiting and waiting, Ott finally had enough and went with it on his own.
The San Jose Sharks made some minor changes to their uniform set. In fact, the changes may be minor, yet they make a huge difference.
As you can see by the slideshow, the Sharks look to be emphasizing more on teal and less on the orange. It has been said around the uniform community that orange is a nice color for the team, but should be kept at a minimum.
Now that we’ve seen these minor tweaks, it’s time to break down the uniform, starting from the top of the jersey.
Did you catch this one?
It looks like the black shoulder yoke is no longer part of the team’s home design. Part of Reebok’s design template, the Sharks appear now to not want any part of it. Or maybe this is an entirely new template since they want to take the same fabric and design of the black armor set.
Did you catch it?
The Sharks just unveiled their second teaser and this one is a glimpse at the numerals on the jersey. It shows that the orange outline from the original set has been eliminated.
This is a good sign as the first teaser shows that orange isn’t as prevalent in the uniform. We’ll see the full set later this week.
I wonder what’s next.