Friday, September 5, 2008

Hurricanes Tease Alternate Sweater

There's a new image on the front page of the Carolina Hurricanes' official web site teasing the unveiling event for their new third jersey next week.

The image and story link to the same article I wrote about yesterday. The only thing I found interesting was this new image.



What I'm interested in is whether they're actually going to use a black and white version of their primary logo as a shoulder patch on the new sweater or this is just a stylized/greyscaled photo. The white circle in the center of the logo makes me think the logo will be black and white.

Personally, I'd be a big fan of a clean, black and white logo. I'm not sure any other team has actually changed the colors of their logo for a third jersey. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

For reference, the Hurricanes will unveil their new third jersey to media and fans at a news conference on Wednesday, September 10. I'll post photos here as soon as they're available.

19 comments:

Baller Blog said...

Chris, the Ducks did a couple years back. They changed their third to black and purple. I think the jersey has the primary as a shoulder patch. I could be mistaken though. Don't quote me on this.

Bob said...

I really hope that this is the shoulder patch. If it's the main logo on the jersey I'll feel a little cheated.

Resist The Machine. said...

baller,

is this what you were trying to describe?

http://nhluniforms.com/2000s/Images/MightyDucks2.gif

it was used in the 03-04 and 05-06 seasons.

Kyle said...

The Flyers added silver to their logo a few years back, but it wasn't quite as drastic of a change as the Hurricanes might be.


I actually think that logo looks pretty cool in black and white. I hope it is the one on the jersey.

gotskilk07 said...

The center of the logo is different from the outer ring. Looks more than just 2 tone...but I could be wrong

cptjeff said...

Confirmed Black too by the way:
http://blogs.newsobserver.com/canes/staal-back-in-raleigh

At least according to Eric Staal.

cptjeff said...

Oh, and looking at the stitching, It's definitely a lot smaller then a main logo. Look at the swirls in the middle- one pass of thread. On a full size logo that section is a base color and is flat, not embroidered.

Two tone would be sweet though, but I doubt that's what's happening.

FlyingV4Life said...

they should go and bring back the vintage green Whalers jerseys...lol

Carolina's jerseys absolutly suck.

sabresownu said...

if i had to guess, this logo would be used for a hat...it even looks like the front of a hat... there are other team hats that have black logo on black hat... but i doubt they would put black on black on a jersey.

iouttakill said...

yes, i'm pretty sure that is the front of a basball cap

iouttakill said...

i could be wrong. i just think putting a black logo on a jersey is really dumb.

Doug said...

I think this would make a great shoulder patch and then let the main crest feature a nice bright red as a strong accent.

Mark said...

I doubt that's a cap. It's a tackle twill patch with z-stitching on the side. Most hats just have the logo straight-up embroidered to the front, not on tackle twill. Plus, why would they be showing the front of a baseball cap for the third jersey teaser?

That said, I think the logo looks pretty sick like this. Looking forward to seeing what the jerseys look like.

thephoenix613 said...

uh-oh...black and white sounds like trouble. :(

GoSabres21 said...

chris, the flames also changed the color of their primary logo when they used the red ones as their thirds

Baller Blog said...

I agree with the above post about Whalers throwbacks. Carolina's logo is one of the worst in the NHL (my Ducks being the hands-down worst.)

Sigh.

Ogre said...

Too bad Peter Karmanos was in such a hurry to eff over the city of Hartford to financially and publicly doom his franchise he left all of the copyrights and that fun stuff behind.

I still cringe when I remember them playing Brass Bonanza at a Hurricanes game. I'll fight every day to say that the Whalers have always had better jerseys than the 'Canes(Down to Pucky the Whale on the shoulder), but the day I see the Hurricanes in Green will be a day I cry.

I still can't bring myself to put in the custom skins I downloaded to make the Canes look like the Whale in NHL 08.

Ryan (IcyBlues) said...

I personally have always liked Carolina's logo and jerseys but if they do go the black/white route it wouldn't look good at all to me.

I'm hoping the make them like the concepts and rumors have suggested, with the flag on a stick.

Rob said...

A couple of years before the lockout, they sold regular jerseys, except in black, with the same design as the home and road. They had potential for a good jersey, however, once again, the Hurricanes will probably shoot themselves in the foot.

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