NHL training camps have finally opened and soon another hockey season will be upon us. Each season brings renewed optimism, as every team begins the season with a 0-0-0 record and an equal opportunity to win hockey’s ultimate prize, the Stanley Cup. Read more
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Last season has proved that the Pacific Division is one of the most volatile and unpredictable divisions in the NHL. Read more
As part of a ongoing series, Full Tilt is going to list off the best and worst current NHL Jerseys by each division. Today, we feature the jerseys of the Pacific Division.
This might sound bias as I am an Oilers fan, but the Oilers do have one of the nicer looking jerseys on this list. It’s the retro 80’s throwback that we all know and love. What’s old is new. And the 3rd orange jersey are absolutely beautiful. They pay homage to the early WHA days from the 70’s. Connor McDavid is going to look great in those threads. I know that the Oilers have finished at the bottom almost every season for the past five years, but at least they can be number one at something else for once!
It’s sort of a throwback to the 90’s during the Wayne Gretzky days. They are bringing back the black and silver. The lines make it look less like a practice jersey. I know they were ugly, but if the Kings could bring back the infamous “Burger King” jersey, that would be awesome! But I would stay away from the Stadium Series jerseys from last season. Gross.
San Jose Sharks
The Sharks jerseys have a plain but simpler design. The teal home jersey bring back memories of their first jersey. I did enjoy their previous iteration of their jerseys with the shoulder lining. Apparently the look was considered too “heavy” and the Sharks opted with a more minimalist design.
Do we really need “Vancouver” on the jerseys? Seriously, any serious hockey fan knows who the Canucks are and having “Vancouver” on the jersey is insulting. The third jersey is a little better but they should bring back the 90’s Pavel Bure jerseys if they want to win people back.
The new Coyotes jersey are a bit of an upgrade from their last jersey, which was uncreative at best. They do have a Minnesota Wild feel, especially along the sleeves. Although they are trying to be modern, they could have used more traditional stripes.
Time to call a spade a spade: the Calgary Flames jersey is awful and looks too busy. Please don’t accuse me of prejudice just because they’re my rivals. The lines ruin jersey. It tries to make the players look like Tron characters. The third jerseys are also awful. Like Vancouver, it just says “Calgary” on them, like we don’t know where they’re from. The design of the third jerseys looks like those cheap rip-off jerseys you can buy at Wal-Mart or Canadian Tire. I’d recommend going retro, but God forbid they want to be like the Oilers and live in the past. I may be in the minority, but the flaming horse jersey was kind of cool.
Once again, the lines ruin the jersey. Anaheim had decent looking jerseys before. I really don’t know what happened. Even though it had “Anaheim Ducks” on them, the Anaheim part was small and not as blatant as Vancouver or Calgary. The black jersey was a perfect ugly third jersey that could’ve been retired in a few seasons. But no, they’re stuck with them now for at least a few seasons. I’d recommend the Ducks find some way to use their colour scheme and design a retro Mighty Ducks version. That would put them up on the list.
Update: Apparently the Ducks introduced a third jersey featuring the classic logo.
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When the Sharks came out of the tunnel on Thursday night, they looked like they were going to chase the Red Wings out of San Jose. They controlled the play and out shot the Wings 14-4 through the first 20 taking a 1-0 lead to the room. Sure enough the Wings would regroup and San Jose was only able to shovel 8 more shots the rest of the way in route to a 3-2 loss in regulation. Read more
This weekend, the best of the NHL will be converging on Columbus, Ohio for the All-Star Game. While the boys play on the ice, their team mascots will be competing in their own conference match ups in the Mascot Showdown. Let’s check out the competition. Read more