The Dallas Stars recently released a photo of their new jerseys and they have received mixed reviews through various online sources. Personally, I feel that they are a huge improvement on their existing uniforms - which could be argued are amongst the ugliest in the league.
Stoney Point - June 4, 2013 - The Dallas Stars recently released a photo of their new jerseys and they have received mixed reviews through various online sources. Personally, I feel that they are a huge improvement on their existing uniforms - which could be argued are amongst the ugliest in the league.
The green, white and black colors are unique and will be very distinctive in the NHL. The home jersey has a unmistakable Blackhawk feel to it and those Chicago jerseys are classic. As someone who has a small jersey collection, I am surprised that the Stars unveiled their new sweaters without numbers. I have always been a big fan of a more straight lined font with a triple colour. A good choice would be to go with something similar to the Canadiens or Oilers road jerseys.
I was pleased that the Maple Leafs brought back the "veiny " leaf on the shoulder and the bottom stripe. I prefer the current number font but I do miss the triple colored numbers.
Dark colors at home - While I am on my soap box, let me whine a little (again) about something that bother me about NHL jerseys. I don’t understand why the NHL decided to have the home team predominately wear their dark uniforms at home. When I was a kid, the home team always wore white. Now if you are a Leafs fan or season ticket holder at the ACC, one team always wears blue and the other wears white. Years ago the Leafs would be in white and the visitors could be in black, blue, red, orange or a number of other colours. Does anyone know why the NHL made this change?
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Memorial Cup - I heard today that the London Knights already have a waiting list for tickets to the 2014 Mastercard Memorial Cup. Congratulations to the Hunters and all associated with the Hockey club. Without question, London has proven itself to be one of the best junior hockey cities in the country.
That said, it was disappointing to see all the empty blue seats in Saskatoon this year. There were tons of empty seats even when the Blades were playing! At what point does the CHL move away from the practice of rotating amongst the three leagues and simply choose the host cities that will fill the rink?
There is no doubt in my mind that either the Barrie Colts or Windsor Spitfires would be great hosts for the Memorial Cup. Dale Hawerchuk and Doug Gilmour played for the Cornwall Royals when Windsor last hosted the tournament...32 years ago. The old barn was sold out and the Spits weren't even in the tourney. It's time to bring the Cup to communities that will embrace it and make it a success.
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