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Old 01-17-2011, 06:03 PM
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Finally, this one is rather interesting, if only because the Lightning motif offers so many chances for a home run or strike out. From Icethetics, on new home and away sweaters:

"This is news to me and while I never thought Tampa Bay's jerseys were perfect, I am surprised to hear they're changing them again after just four seasons. My guess is it has to do with the new management team. So, changes all around in the Sunshine State.

Frankly, I like the Reebok Edge uniforms better than what the Bolts wore previously. The blue is brighter and the stripes aren't quite so boring. If your team name is Lightning, you can really afford to not have bland sweater designs."


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I really like the current home and away jerseys, though they are a bit bland with nothing on the bottom. What do you think is coming? Just a logo change? Total overhaul?
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:20 PM
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Odd to see a change so soon but the article does have a point - if everything else has been overhauled, why stop now. The new logo has grown on me (I originally thought it was much too cartoonish), though I will always be partial to the classic design.

Maybe Vinik lets the fans have a say (or at least a token say) by means of some previews and/or a vote online, even for just a third/alternate jersey?
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:25 PM
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Odd to see a change so soon but the article does have a point - if everything else has been overhauled, why stop now. The new logo has grown on me (I originally thought it was much too cartoonish), though I will always be partial to the classic design.

Maybe Vinik lets the fans have a say (or at least a token say) by means of some previews and/or a vote online, even for just a third/alternate jersey?
I don't think they are changing the alternate, the article only mentions the home and away changing. I am a fan (and an owner) of the current third jersey; the only way I'd be ok with it being scrapped already is if a blue home jersey came of it.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:28 PM
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Here's the original post from Icethetics, whose owner/writer is a Lightning fan.

http://www.icethetics.info/blog/2011...atch-2011.html
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:49 PM
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Gives me a reason to hold off on buying a Stamkos jersey, at least.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:38 PM
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Yep. Guess I'll be waiting again. I was just about to buy one now that they don't suck any more.

I say get rid of the last two remaining words on the crest and it's all good (though I have gotten used to the "Tampa Bay" on them). I personally like the all black homes and hope they don't ruin it by bringing back a lot of stripes or piping.

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Old 01-22-2011, 09:33 PM
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DC picking up the story, though it sounds like it's just citing the Icethetics blog.

This part is interesting though:

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Announcements from the team are expected soon, perhaps as early as this week, concerning business and fan initiatives and what is believed a renovation of the St. Pete Times Forum.
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I do know they are in the process of refurbishing the suites. They have been doing several at a time, moving the current suite holders to other temporary suites while the work is completed.
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Overheard some employees at last game talking about a dark period with no events in the summer due to renovations.
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Overheard some employees at last game talking about a dark period with no events in the summer due to renovations.
Oooh, sounds like they're really up to something there!

This is linked elsewhere on the board, but I figure it's worth bringing up here

DC goes into more details:

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The primary colors apparently will be blue (close to what is used now with the third jersey) and white. Sounds as if the color black, which has been the team's prominent color, and the silver trim will be gone. The logo on the home jerseys is expected to be just a prominent lightning bolt without the words Tampa Bay that are used now. The road jerseys are expected to have the lightning bolt and the words Tampa Bay, though no immediate word on how the design will look. It is believed there also will be the classic strings at the front of the collar.

It also is unclear whether the third jersey will be retained as its color is believed to be so close to that of the home, dark jersey.
I know some complain about the black jerseys, but I like them. Sounds like I'd better buy a few before they disappear.

Big on getting rid of the wording on the crest, if that is true.
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