FINALLY! No more birthing whale! POLL

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On opening day of the 2007-2008 season, which uniforms will the Canucks be wearing?

Their current birthing whale
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34%
The stick-in-the-rink retro jersey
11
38%
Another retro jersey
1
3%
An entirely new uniform
7
24%
 
Total votes : 29

FINALLY! No more birthing whale! POLL

Postby nuxfanindallas » Thu Nov 09, 2006 6:16 am

How long does everyone think it will take for the team to shed their mediocre attire in favor of the unanimously favored retro jerseys fulltime?

I think I recall someone saying something about it having to go through the league offices. Is there any precedent whereby a team has changed unis in the middle of a season?
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Postby gmisinthegarage » Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:23 am

Does that mean we would have to get rid of FIN to?
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Postby tuzzi44 » Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:39 am

well i dont really think he whale jerseys or the retro jerseys are anything to get excited about for next season. this year, there were alot of teams changing up jerseys, and i think we should do the some... 8-)
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Postby Grizzly » Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:09 am

I love the retro jerseys .... maybe it just brings back the feeling of excitement of hockey and the Canucks I had as a young kid.

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Postby Jyrki21 » Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:01 am

You have to get uniform changes approved well in advance.

But I will continue to air this beef until someone gives me an answer: why does everyone just assume that the Canucks' logo "is an ad for Orca Bay" (and that therefore Aquillini will do away with it)? Orca Bay effectively didn't sell any products other than the Canucks. What would they be advertising for? It was simply a parent corporation for the Canucks, Grizzlies and GM Place.

The reason why Orca Bay chose the whale logo for itself and the Canucks is because they thought a whale would sell well, as a cool regional animal. (And let's face it, if not for the Orca Bay association, people would probably love it). They did not put it on the Canucks jerseys as an ad for a meaningless corporation – that makes no business sense.

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Postby Cookie La Rue » Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:06 am

Right Jyrki, and i like the orca logo. That's my opinion. Tastes are different, i know. ;)
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Postby Jyrki21 » Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:22 am

Cookie La Rue wrote:Right Jyrki, and i like the orca logo. That's my opinion. Tastes are different, i know. ;)


It'd be one thing if FedEx bought the team, changed its colors to purple and orange, and renamed it "The Express" (as was rumored with the Grizzlies). FedEx is trying to market a courier service, and this case would be a blatant example of using the team to advertise.

But Orca Bay was incorporated with the sole purpose of buying the Canucks, Grizzlies and GM Place. It did not exist as a corporation prior to this – and has no product outside of pro sports.

So to pretend that the Canucks got "a corporate logo" which is somehow different from a regular sports logo is just weird. Orca Bay was the Canucks and vice versa. It's nothing at all like the FedEx example above.
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Postby Cornuck » Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:05 pm

I don't mind the whale at all. Better than the skate going downhill.

They could dress in clown suits for all I care, as long they wear them while parading the Cup around the ice.
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Postby tuzzi44 » Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:47 pm

Cornuck has the right thinking... as long as theyre winning i could care less what they are wearing. I like all the jerseys that the Canucks have worn, but i dont like the idea of using the retros full time. the younger genarations (i guess that includes me) think they are too plain. i like flashy jerseys. I have fallen in love with the colors on the orca jerseys ever since i bought one... im thinkin stick to those colors and have a hybrid logo, perhaps somehow including a little piece of the previous logos
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Postby Mr. Bure #10 » Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:54 pm

Personally I like the Whale logo. It represents the west coast well and is done in an aboriginal representation. I just wish they stuck with the 1994 style jerseys with the black, red, yellow and white. That uniform style was awesome and combining that with the new whale logo would have looked good.

I like the retro stick jerseys as well. They look a hell of alot better than the current style. I have no idea why they used that navy, silver and maroon combo. I still can't get used to it and I wish they'd drop them.
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Postby Tukaram » Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:35 pm

Combine them: keep the whale, but have it biting a hockey stick in half. 8-)
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Postby Linden Is God » Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:59 pm

Tukaram wrote:Combine them: keep the whale, but have it biting a hockey stick in half. 8-)


Kinda like San Jose???
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Postby sic puppy » Thu Nov 09, 2006 3:23 pm

Apparently the sponsor (reebok) will be changing the jerseys League wide for next season.

Any changes to be made would most likely be made at that time to coincide with the "new look" NHL.
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Postby JamesOwnzSam11 » Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:00 pm

Keep the Whale or a whole new jersey...I'm leaning towards the Whale as we don't need a new logo every 10 years..

Never, EVER bring back that god awful Piece of shit stick in rink.
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Postby Grizzly » Thu Nov 09, 2006 4:03 pm

Never, EVER bring back that god awful Piece of shit stick in rink.


Hmmmm ....

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