Saturday, August 25, 2007

Lightning reveal new logo/jerseys

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At 1:08 PM, August 25, 2007, Blogger Shane Giroux said...

Well...they'll definitely contrast with the ice. That's probably the nicest thing I can say.

 
At 2:24 PM, August 25, 2007, Anonymous Thoridan said...

I actually like them - it couldn't have gotten any worse. Seriously, they were the drabbest unis in the NHL. AND, although I believe this is all just change for change's sake (and $ of course), this is one of the few new unis where I wasn't left wondering just what had actually changed.

So what's the final word: are we (PLEASE!) going back to white unis at home, color on the road?

 
At 4:48 PM, August 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another piece of garbage. So far, I loathe all the jersey redesigns. They all look like cheap, cartoony minor-league costumes. I'm looking at you, San Jose, and Ottawa.

I miss the classic look. 2 "unifying" things I hate about all the jerseys so far:

1.) The NHL logo at the neck looks stupid.

2.) With nothing at the bottom of the jerseys, the first thing I think of is "practice jersey". Ottawa's looks particularly blank.

I blame Bettman. I'm pretty sure he's behind this "sub prime crisis" my dad has been wailing about, too.

 
At 5:12 PM, August 25, 2007, Blogger mike w said...

I blame Bettman. I'm pretty sure he's behind this "sub prime crisis" my dad has been wailing about, too.

Heh heh.

My first thought was, well, not bad. Then I looked at that logo again, which looks looks cheap and ECHL-esque. The "Tampa Bay" looks scrunched and off-centre, while the bolt itself is goofy.

Oh well.

 
At 5:21 PM, August 25, 2007, Blogger Knotwurth Mentioning said...

Yeah, the only part I don't like is the bolt. I like the jersey itself, and if they had kept the blue out of the bolt, I think it might have turned out half-decent, too.

I don't get why it is that this is being hailed as the end of the NHL. So they look a bit more like the practice jerseys. Does it really do that much? Yes, it's a money grab by Bettman! What isn't? But the teams that keep it simple, like the Sens and the Lightning, come out with a pretty good look, and by the end of the year, we'll all be used to it.

Besides, I can hardly tell what most of these will look like on a player in their equipment, skating on the ice anyways. It's one thing to hold up the jersey and scrutinize it... it's another to see the actual product as a whole! I'm game to give it a chance. Well, barring the Islanders' jersey, that is. That one's just plain hideous!

 
At 6:13 PM, August 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So they look a bit more like the practice jerseys. Does it really do that much?

I would argue that yes, they do. If the product looks cheap, then people will think it is cheap.

 
At 10:01 PM, August 25, 2007, Anonymous claire said...

I'd hate to see the designs that were turned down if this is the best of the bunch. Kinda boring for a lightning bolt.

 
At 1:34 AM, August 26, 2007, Blogger Ebscer said...

I actually like this one...

 
At 1:36 PM, August 26, 2007, Anonymous Nael said...

I'm looking at you, San Jose, and Ottawa.

San Jose hasn't unveiled their full uniforms yet. The SJ uniform, at least from the NHL 08 magazine leak that's been floating around the net, look to be a old-school design, a la the Bruins' jersey.

Although if you were talking about their logo and not the jersey, you do have a point there. I like the anime influences in it, though, but that's just me.

As far as the Lightning's design here, not exactly a fan of the blue on the sleeves. Logo's a bit too plain, but I don't get how this design is "minor-league" - I mean, how exactly can you make a simple design like lightning look "professional" in any way?

 
At 11:36 PM, August 26, 2007, Blogger mike w said...

I mean, how exactly can you make a simple design like lightning look "professional" in any way?

Simple. Make it look less cartoony.

 
At 11:07 AM, August 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering the old logo wasn't very good, cleaning it up hasn't hurt it . So all in all this is a better logo, but still not a very good one. At least this is not a complete travesty, and has simplicityt on its side. Once the numbers on the sleeves, front and back are added it should be alright. Still hate the lack of/minimal horizontal striping on these uniforms. When did the NHL decide that the NFL had better jerseys?

 

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