White at home looked so good for the Sharks

It’s rare to see white at home in the NHL but when it does happen, it’s a beauty.

Last night for Metallica night, the Sharks wore white at home and it was amazing. Brings me back to the days when that was the norm. I hope to see more of it.

Court and ice projections should be mandatory for all NBA and NHL games

One of the biggest trends now in sports are the big projections they have on the court or ice for player introductions. This started not too long ago and it was a really cool idea at firs. There has been a lot of potential creative ideas that have come from this and as the months have come along, I have found myself in awe of the great visuals that have been produced on the floor.

Take a look at the Hawks video above. It’s not overbearing but the visual is phenomenal. It really transforms the floor into some kind of 3D adventure. Included are the sights and sounds of the city and the arena. The Hawks came up with a great way to incorporate the player introduction video from the scoreboard screen into a visually interactive projection on the floor.

What makes these so great for me is that there is no bad seat in the house to see this. It’s so big and so detailed that it’s a great way to pump up the fans before a game.

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NHL All-Star Game jerseys look terrible

OK this baffles me. I am all for new designs and these designs are fine. But why the neon green? The Blue Jackets are hosting the game and their color scheme features no green. The black and green doesn’t work. It seems like they’re pulling from what the NFL did for their Pro Bowl.

It looks like it’s some chrome crest with a bunch of racing stripes down the side. Not a great look at all. Reebok messed up on this one.

Samuel Lam’s 2014 Best and Worst Dressed in sports: NHL edition

I was there for this game and this matchup looked really good visually.

Today is the final day of 2014 and after much deliberation, I’ve decided to do my annual uniform in review post. I was close to not doing this again this year because I didn’t think I had the time for it. But I have made time and there are some noteworthy uniform notes from this past year.

This is a list of strictly my opinion, so feel free to agree or disagree or just take it for what it is.

To qualify for this list, the uniform element must be a new set that debuted and was used for in-game action in 2014. That’s pretty much it. Let’s go take a look at the list for National Hockey League.

THE REST OF THE BEST AND WORST OF 2014, CLICK HERE

** I hope I didn’t miss anything.

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Sharks unveil Stadium Series jersey with amazing NorCal patch

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OK so the leak that went out about the Stadium Series uniform is true. The San Jose Sharks unveiled their look and it is what we expected. Check out the slideshow above for more photos of it and check out the video here.

As expected, the the top third of the jersey is teal. Then the middle portion is white. The bottom part is black. Odd but unique. The entire back of the jersey is teal, which gives this jersey a very unique and similar look to the Sabres’ thirds.

What really strikes me is the huge numbers on the sleeves. But I suppose the Stadium Series jerseys are all about the in your face look. The chest logo isn’t chrome like last year, but it still looks reflective. I bet it’s going to look fantastic under the outdoor lights.

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The Jean Beliveau tribute by the Canadiens was beautiful

Perfect for the legend.

The Sharks and Kings Stadium Series uniforms leaked and I like them

OK. So Icethetics has the goods on what the Stadium Series uniforms for the Sharks and Kings are expected to look like. I will be attending the game.

Last night, Mayor’s Manor had an early leak of the Kings’ set and Icethetics’ leak looks exactly the same. The only difference are the shorts. I think white looks better but the black makes so much more sense.

With that said, both uniforms are identical in terms of template and design. Let’s take a look at the Sharks’ first.

Sharks Stadium Series uniform via Icethetics.

What I do like about it is the teal is prominent. Unlike the playoff run of wearing black, this special occasion warrants teal. Granted the bottom half of it is black but it works for me. This horrible design is screaming 1990s to me. It’s like a mismash of the old Stars and Avs jerseys. But this one is like a two-tone throwback. I think it’s a very nice and distinct look. I might even cop a replica of this.

Kings Stadium Series uniforms via Icethetics.

For the Kings, their look is similar. There were rumors the Burger King or purple would return but that’s not the case. Much like the Sharks, the two-tone works and because the Kings are using silver, it really makes it look almost all white from a distance. I would love to see white pants for the contrast of the two teams but as of now with black, I like it.

I wish each uniform was unique but this is what was expected. It’s really an odd 1990s feel and I like it. It’s different and unique and don’t be surprised to see these appear again in a regular season game after the Stadium Series.