BoltProspects Community Forums  

Go Back   BoltProspects Community Forums > Hockey Talk > Channelside

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-17-2011, 06:03 PM
jason_haas's Avatar
jason_haas jason_haas is offline
Curtis McElhinney's Game Worn Jersey
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tampa
Posts: 2,136
Default New jerseys next season?

From PD:

Tampa Bay Lightning

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."


-------------------------------------

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?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-17-2011, 06:20 PM
Maverick9911's Avatar
Maverick9911 Maverick9911 is offline
Guy Boucher's One-Three-One
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 2,339
Send a message via AIM to Maverick9911
Default

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?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-17-2011, 06:25 PM
jason_haas's Avatar
jason_haas jason_haas is offline
Curtis McElhinney's Game Worn Jersey
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Tampa
Posts: 2,136
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maverick9911 View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-17-2011, 06:28 PM
The Great Zo's Avatar
The Great Zo The Great Zo is offline
Evan Oberg's Frequent Flyer Miles
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Wilmington, OH
Posts: 3,533
Default

Here's the original post from Icethetics, whose owner/writer is a Lightning fan.

http://www.icethetics.info/blog/2011...atch-2011.html
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-17-2011, 07:49 PM
Avery86's Avatar
Avery86 Avery86 is offline
Cooper's Law
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 4,954
Default

Gives me a reason to hold off on buying a Stamkos jersey, at least.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-17-2011, 08:38 PM
Hoek's Avatar
Hoek Hoek is offline
Steven Stamkos' One Timer
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 11,123
Default

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.

Last edited by Hoek; 01-17-2011 at 08:42 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-17-2011, 08:45 PM
Bolthed's Avatar
Bolthed Bolthed is offline
Guy Boucher's One-Three-One
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Gainesvegas!
Posts: 2,381
Default

Why not? How will we ever have throwbacks if we forever stick with the original design (or the second design, which is really quite similar)?

Now's probably as good a time as any to take a chance on a new design. And with this, our smartest ownership/management team ever, I have faith they will do the right thing. As the guy said, there's no excuse for being bland with the name Lightning. Our logo and uniforms could be GREAT, so swing away.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-17-2011, 08:56 PM
pete's Avatar
pete pete is offline
BP Staff
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 8,069
Default

You all know how I feel. Our colors and our logo are our tradition. The jerseys of teams like the Canadiens, Bruins, Flyers, etc didn't get to be what they are by changing them to something more flashy every 10-15 years. Less is more when it comes to changes to the jersey, because it's ultimately not the jersey that sells, it's the players that wear it and the tradition they build, anyway. I want a jersey that links all the way back to Brian Bradley and Marc Bergevin up through guys like Ciccarelli and Khabibulin all the way to Stamkos.
__________________
S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-S-Stammermeter 2013-2014: 25+2
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-17-2011, 09:30 PM
KyleFreadrich43's Avatar
KyleFreadrich43 KyleFreadrich43 is offline
Curtis McElhinney's Game Worn Jersey
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,168
Default

I prefer the older jerseys, just fill in the shoulders on the black one so they're solid, leave them black on the white ones, that works ok.

__________________
"I don't want to call him scared, but Worrell always seemed to avoid me." -Kyle Freadrich
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-17-2011, 09:41 PM
WaiverWire
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pete View Post
You all know how I feel. Our colors and our logo are our tradition. The jerseys of teams like the Canadiens, Bruins, Flyers, etc didn't get to be what they are by changing them to something more flashy every 10-15 years. Less is more when it comes to changes to the jersey, because it's ultimately not the jersey that sells, it's the players that wear it and the tradition they build, anyway. I want a jersey that links all the way back to Brian Bradley and Marc Bergevin up through guys like Ciccarelli and Khabibulin all the way to Stamkos.
That's just it Pete, younger people do not care about tradition. I'm very old school and think tradition is what makes a very good team over a period of years a great team.

Last edited by WaiverWire; 01-17-2011 at 09:45 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2005-2008, BoltProspects.com. All Rights Reserved.