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Friday, November 14, 2008

Men In Black

Perhaps caving to the general dislike of the new-look jerseys (seriously, is there anyone who actually thinks they're an upgrade over the previous ones?), the San Jose Sharks have leaked their third-jersey. And the jersey, well, it looks a hell of a lot like the old black third jersey with an updated logo. Check it out over at Icethetics.

Which I'm totally ok with. I bought a road teal because I wanted a Roenick one but I would have stuck with the previous jersey set had I not wanted a specific player. This one looks a little better, though the stupid thing is that the lack of any real design change from the old black jersey shows what a money grab this whole thing is.

But we're good little NHL fans that keep finding ways to help the league push that salary cap up and up, so I think most of us take these occasional jersey redesigns. At least it's not like the Anaheim fans who got a redesign the year before the RBK jerseys came out. That's a double-dip of crap.

Off topic, last night's MVPP was Joe Thornton with MVPP assists going to Devin Setoguchi and Dan Boyle. 


RudyKelly said...

Your new jerseys are way better than your last ones. I don't really like this one. And stop using black, the Kings are using black.

Unknown said...

Huzzah! The only orange is in the logo! Two or three more jerseys down the line and they might start to look pretty damn good again.

cristobal said...

Just Don't Buy It. I hope the NHL wakes up smarting down there after the 3rd jersey debacle is done. There is nothing interesting about their product.

Bring back vintage hoops, go with a different color, have a little class.

I don't think people will be buying. The empty Dallas arena proves to me that the NHL is in for a tough ride. The economy is in the shitter and good players like Parrish are getting waived and signed for pennies on the dollar. I think the credit crunch is going to be difficult for the NHL and only the hardcore fans will be left in the end. They outta wake up and realize they should be giving their TRUE fan base the love.

Kevin Y said...

The Kings wear black, the Ducks wear black, the Stars wear black, the Coyotes' third jersey is black, the Shars' third jersey is black..

In the voice of some old cowboy dude: "There ain't enough black for the five of us!"

Earl Sleek said...

At least it's not like the Anaheim fans who got a redesign the year before the RBK jerseys came out. That's a double-dip of crap.

Yeah, teams sometimes take double-dip opportunities when they win cups, what can you do?

They are one of the few teams with no 3rd jersey this year, though; that's fine by me, as I haven't bought a jersey since they removed the logo.

Earl Sleek said...

Oh, and I did make a cartoon about the cash grab of jersey re-designs two summers ago. Still seems relevant.

cristobal said...

I long for the classic looks of the past:


And if this is what reebok was going for with the streamlined look:


- then i support it.

Anonymous said...

I like the new jerseys and logo better. Especially the white. I hated it at first, but now the white is my favorite jersey in the league.

Anonymous said...

I can't stand the new Shark jerseys still. The logo has finely grown on me. The new black jerseys look badass. "If it ain't broken, don't fix it" certainly works for the Sharks 3rd black jersey.

No orange is a big plus too.

May be a huge cash grab, but every sport and industry has them. Look at DVD's for example.

Now I have to decide which player I want for this jersey.So many awesome players this year.