Canucks unveil awesome old school jerseys ahead of Retro Night

Jared Clinton
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Of all the classic Vancouver Canucks jerseys, there’s not one fans wanted to see make a return more than the old school ‘Flying Skate’ Canucks sweater. It’s the jersey of Pavel Bure, Trevor Linden and Kirk McLean. It’s the uniform the Canucks wore during their magical run to the Stanley Cup final in 1994. And it’s making its return Feb. 13.

The Canucks unveiled the updated version of the sweater Monday on their Twitter account in a take-off of the unboxing videos that have become popular over the past few years. With mascot Johnny Canuck behind the camera delivering a bizarre voiceover, we get our first look at the ‘Retro Night’ Canucks jerseys: Read more

IceCaps unveil beautiful tribute jersey, honor 100th anniversary of World War One battle

Jared Clinton
Gabriel Dumont models the IceCaps' newest jersey (via St. John's IceCaps)

On July 1, 1916, approximately 733 men from Newfoundland and Labrador were killed or injured during the Battle of the Somme at Beaumont-Hamel. In the 100th anniversary year of that battle, the St. John’s IceCaps want to commemorate and pay tribute to those who fought in the battle and are doing so with a tribute jersey.

The new uniform, which was unveiled Thursday in St. John’s, is a striking jersey that honors the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Using the color scheme of the parent club Montreal Canadiens, the jersey uses both broad and narrow striping, a two-color collar and the wide horizontal band of color across the torso that has been used for years on Canadiens jerseys. Take a look: Read more

Toledo Walleye to host Don Cherry night, wear checkerboard suit jerseys

Jared Clinton
(via Toledo Walleye)

Don Cherry is one of the most recognizable figures in all of hockey, and a big part of that is it’s not hard to spot the Coach’s Corner host every Saturday night during Hockey Night in Canada. Just look for the most spectacularly dressed on set, and that’s Cherry.

Cherry’s suits have been everything from garish to great, and the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye have certainly taken notice. That’s why Jan. 23 the Walleye will be hosting ‘Don Cherry Jersey Night,’ and the jerseys for the evening are exactly what one would hope. The Walleye aren’t interested in showcasing Cherry’s more subtle attire. Instead, they’re going all out with a nod to one of Cherry’s checkerboard suits. Read more

NHL gives nod to Nashville with 2016 All-Star Game jerseys

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The NHL officially unveiled the jerseys for the 2016 All-Star Game Wednesday, and the showcase-game threads are a tip of the cap to the city of Nashville and the host Predators.

“The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star jersey pays tribute to the city of Nashville’s cultural scene, which includes the Nashville Predators,” said NHL chief marketing officer and executive vice president Brian Jennings. “With creative support from Reebok’s design team, the jerseys reflect the deep bond the Predators have with the music community, the city’s growing passion for hockey and the All-Star Game’s showcase of the best players in the League.”

While some of the connections to Nashville may not seem obvious, there are a number of ways the league has tied in the city and the Predators into the All-Star Game. Read more

Wild alumni go with North Stars throwbacks for Stadium Series game

Jared Clinton
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The Minnesota Wild are paying tribute to part of the state’s hockey heritage as the alumni team that is set to play Feb. 20 in a game against former Chicago Blackhawks ahead of the 2016 Stadium Series game will wear Minnesota North Stars throwback jerseys.

Minnesota unveiled the uniforms Monday evening ahead of their game against the Dallas Stars, which happens to be the team that shares a history with the North Stars. In a 58-second video on WildTV, the Wild showed off some of the former North Stars greats, including Mike Modano and Neal Broten, both of whom also suited up in Dallas. Read more Roundtable: NHL teams in need of a logo and jersey refresh

Florida Panthers (Getty Images)

Rebranding professional sports teams is not a new or unusual concept. In their 45 years of existence the Vancouver Canucks have had enough logos and jerseys to cover off all the colors of the rainbow.

The Florida Panthers made headlines last week by announcing they were going to make sweeping changes to their logo, colors, and uniforms — then the Toronto Maple Leafs stole their thunder when reports surfaced that they were going to make changes to their iconic logo and uniform as part of their centennial season in 2016-17.

That got us thinking — which NHL teams actually need a logo or uniform refresh? Here are the answers.

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Report: Maple Leafs getting new logo, uniform for 2016 centennial season

Ian Denomme
Toronto Maple Leafs uniform. (Getty Images)

When the Toronto Maple Leafs turn 100 years old next season, they will reportedly have an entirely different look.

That’s according to Chris Creamer’s website. Creamer broke the news Sunday that the Maple Leafs are in the process of a major rebranding that will include a change to the iconic maple leaf logo, which has been mostly untouched since 1970.

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Panthers will have redesigned jerseys, logo in 2016-17

Jared Clinton
Roberto Luongo (Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)

The Panthers are fresh off the news that they’ll be sticking around in Florida for the foreseeable future, and with a new $86 million financial package coming, the Panthers are looking to hit the ice with a brand new look next season.

The Miami Herald’s George Richards reported Wednesday that the Panthers will debut a new logo and new jerseys prior to the 2016-17 season, and the new design sounds intriguing, to say the least.

Per Richards, the color scheme will stay similar, but that doesn’t mean we’ll be seeing only a slight adjustment to the threads. By the sound of things, the jersey could take on a more classic look and give the team that vintage feel — Richards pointed to the Chicago Blackhawks and Montreal Canadiens as two teams the new Florida jersey could be modelled after. Read more