Thursday, August 30, 2007

New 'Nucks threads

The verdict: I like the old-school "Vancouver" lettering, but the Orca logo is too big for the jersey. I may be one of the few people who actually dislikes the unimaginative stick-in-rink crest (proving that nostalgia + ironic appreciation for intrinsic lameness does not make for a good logo, no matter how many throwback jerseys you sell). Although many Canucks fans still think of the Orca as being more of a corporate ad for one-time owners than an emblem for their hockey team, I like that Vancouver has decided to calm the eff down and not entirely change their design/colours for once. Also: people that live in Vancouver are gross.

PM's WAY BEHIND THE TIMES BUT STILL SORT OF RELEVANT UPDATE: Is it wrong to want the new Oilers jerseys to look like this?

28 comments:

Andy Grabia said...

I like that Vancouver has decided to calm the eff down and not entirely change their design/colours for once

Well, except for the fact that they did just change their uniforms, as evidenced by your post title, "New 'Nucks threads."

I think they are gross. Too crowded. I would have had an orca on blue jersey, and the Vancouver on the white. I must compliment the stick on the pants, though. People are ignoring how nifty that looks.

Also: people that live in Vancouver are gross.

Pleasure Motors said...

I agree that they're way too busy. Shrinking the orca C down probably would have helped, but I think it would have been awesome to just go with the old colours and VANCOUVER across the chest.

When are our new jerseys going to be unveiled?

(Also, I've heard you can pre-order them to show up at your door the same morning as they're officially released. Can anyone confirm that?)

Sean M. said...

Besides the garbage strikes, strange accidents, skytrain attacks, gang fights, and junkies what, precisely, is so gross about city?

Oh, and the jerseys? A poor mishmash of new and old trying to please everyone.

Kirsten said...

This makes me a little concerned for the unveiling of the Wild sweaters. I haven't liked any of the new looks that well.

I can't say that I've ever strayed to any of the less savory parts of Vancouver. Usually I just head up to Whistler.

Anonymous said...

I'm concerned the new Wild jersey will be the old Colorado jersey (no logo, just letters) and the new colorado jersey will be some purpule stereo ad, thus making the 'new' wild jersey the best jersey of them all this year...
yet again trapping their way to the loss column until they meet the oilers - who incidently for this year, get their logo changed to Katz' mugshot.

go, frodo, go!

Colm in Belfast said...

I don't much care for them. I think that, as a rule, horizontal lettering on a hockey jersey is a bad idea. I also agree that this particular geansaĆ­ (a little Irish for the CiO massive on a Friday morning) is far too busy.

Andy Grabia said...

Hey, nice Le GG addition in the banner!

Anonymous said...

I like your 'solution' for the wonky V.

mike w said...

Well, except for the fact that they did just change their uniforms, as evidenced by your post title, "New 'Nucks threads."

Dammit Grabia, you know what I mean: the colours and logo remain essentially the same.

When are our new jerseys going to be unveiled?

From what we've seen, the idea of the Oilers new jerseys scare me.

Andy Grabia said...

Dammit Grabia, you know what I mean: the colours and logo remain essentially the same.

Wasn't trying to snipe you so much as them for changing their uniform for about the bajillioneth time. I wonder what the average length of time is for their unis? Poor Trevor Linden. He's had to suck in almost all of them.

Anonymous said...

Hey, people in Vancouver aren't gross.

now if you can excuse me, I need to inject my government-funded heroin.

LittleFury said...

Also: people that live in Vancouver are gross.


Kudos on the careful wording.

The new 'nucks jerseys are what happens when focus groups go wild. Some good elements there, but the execution is just all wrong. I laugh, but I know ours will likely be worse.

Doogie said...
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Doogie said...

Apparently, the Oil aren't supposed to come out with theirs until September 16. So, we have two more weeks to fret over how buttfucking ugly they're going to be. Yay?

John Simmonds said...

phewwwww, i thought i was the only one worried about the new oil jerseys. anyone seen any of the ideas up on the net anywhere? i thought they finaly got it right with the current ones. they look good on tv anyway. and as for people in vancouver being gross, i live in van and i'm pretty dam sexy. but then again i was born in edmonton so that could be why. GO OIL!

Prus said...

Man what is with Vancouver's fetish for using elements of their old uniforms? As one of the teams in pro-sports in contention for worst uniform series ever they should be looking outside the box.

I will say this makes me nervous about my flames next week.

Prus said...

http://www.heavy.com/play/channel/2468

Some words of happiness for you fine folks from a new Ottawa resident.

Loxy said...

A. I'm not gross. Sure, the current mouse infestation in my house is, but I, am not.

B. I hate the "Vancouver" on the jerseys. I'm fine with the mish-mash of colours and logos. But the text, to me is completely unnecessary. Was there ever any doubt where this mediocre team is from? And according to management, the text is to represent the fans. Vancouver is such a small part of the lower mainland area who support (when they are half decent) the team. I think it's a kick in the shin to all the fans from Coquitlam, etc who, as they tell me on the commercials "we are all canucks".

Anonymous said...

One time, I was designing the new Canucks uniform in the mountains of Switzerland, The Alps, and it was a brisk, cold morning. Dave Nonis just called me up and said "Son, we need this shit", and I had a sudden rush. I came up with a golden orca with fire in its eyes and grass in its belly, it had a clear belly. Then all of a sudden, the weather changed from cold, to hot. In perfect conjuction with the workings of my brain. As soon as I finished the design, I quickly changed my mind to what it is now, so I can mess with people and just make it look like the Canucks were rebranded in a new wintergreen flavour. And that's the origin of this new logo, and I would like to thank Covered In Oil for letting me post this. Switzerland was beautiful, and so was the new logo. Or as I like to call, "Le Logo".

Kirsten said...

Apparently the Wild logo got leaked to the Season Ticket Holders. My parents are in that category, but they aren't technically proficient enough to send me any kind of picture. Seems to me it looks a lot like the former "third jersey", just done in the new style of sweater.

Ross said...

the Vancouver text is there because in two years or so there's going to be a million fucking tourists in that town trying to get their paws on anything that says Vancouver on it

Anonymous said...

i like the vancouver part...but that stupid fish just gets on my tits

Elly said...

At least they didn't go back to that horrific super V logo thing they did a while back.

Coluch said...

Most of the new uniforms are fugly, but that's a trend that's been gaining steam for the past ten years or so.

New Bruins, and Red Wings look perfect though. At least some teams know what they're doing.

The new Oilers jerseys are stupid looking, with the coloured seams down the front like Florida... Ew.

Anywho, here's something I'm much more likely to buy
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270161108643&ssPageName=ADME:B:WNA:US:12

mike w said...

Is it wrong to want the new Oilers jerseys to look like this?

Yes, PM. You are a piece of garbage.

(I'm not unlike Clement Greenberg when it comes to jersey criticism).

Doogie said...

Ah, orange. It just screams "seventies," doesn't it? Actually, as long as it was a subdued orange, like Al Hamilton's wearing, I think it might actually turn out not too bad. It it was traffic-cone orange, like the Islanders are using...look out. (Then again, traffic-cone orange might blind opposing players and make it more difficult to score on us. This warrants consideration...)

LittleFury said...

If you thought the 'nucks giant "VANCOUVER" was bad, apparently the new Falmes jerseys prominently features both the Canadian and Alberta flags to remind Calgarians of their place in the world. I imagine the globe with "You are here" and an arrow was nixed because of space considerations.

Anonymous said...

those vancouver jerseys are really ugly.