As you may know, there have been a pile of third jerseys coming out this year for many teams. You can read all about the jerseys at icethetics. Lots of neat info over there. Habs don’t technically get a third jersey ’cause we’ve got this whole centennial thing going on which means they get to old stuff to wear. No complaints here. Yet… Anyway… After taking a look at all of the ones that are available I have to say that I like a lot of them. There are a few however that I’m not overly fond of… in no particular order here are the ones that least impressed me.
1. Pittsburgh. I’m going to get shot for this, but I think that there’s something kind of wimpy about the colour. It’s just… icky. They remind me of cotton-candy for some reason. I’m also not overly fond of the huge logo on the front. Is it really necessary to state the name of the team?
2. Which brings me to Dallas and Altanta. I’m completely unimpressed with these two. Anyone can just plonk the names of their teams on the front of the jerseys. So why don’t they, you ask? because it’s booooriiiing. We know what teams are playing. Or at least we should if we’re at all interested. There is no need to put the names of the teams on the front….
3. Buffalo. Every time I see this one I keep thinking that I’m looking at some type of pirate flag. You know, with the two swords. Except that instead of a skull at the top it’s a buffalo. Maybe they were going for that affect but I find it a little funny….
4. Vancouver. What kind of logo is that?!!! Maybe in this case just having the name of the team would be better…
Anyway apart from those, the rest are quite nice. Too bad the Wild didn’t get a new one. Their away jerseys make them look like christmas trees…*gets prepared to be shot again*
And proof that I am the most random person you will ever read about:
I decided to be completely random and decided to pick a Swiss hockey team to cheer for. Hey, if I can cheer for three football teams without being able to watch them regularly, I can certainly pick a Swiss hockey team to cheer for. Why I picked Switzerland to begin with, I don’t even know. I randomly picked a country and then randomly picked a team. There is a reason why it’s called “random” *G* After intially picking Bern, I ended up changing to Lugano for various random reasons. Apparently they’ve done relatively well in the past, though this year they’re sitting in 5th out of 12 teams. At least you blame me for trying to find a team that is doing well. Two interesting points coming from someone who is a Habs fan: 1. Christobal Huet played for them from 1998-2001 before getting into the NHL. 2. David Aebischer played for them during the lockout and is currently on loan to the team from Phoenix’s AHL affiliate.. San Antonio somethingrather. So yeah, GO LUGANO! The chances of me actually being able to watch this team play are very miniscule but let me have my fun!
Speaking of AHL stuff, the Hamilton Bulldogs are going to be playing at the Bell Center for the first time in like… a loooong time… I’m still trying to figure out if I really want to spend a pile of money to go and see them or not… I realize that it’s a lot cheaper than going to see the Habs… and it would be cool to see some of the Habs top prospects… and apparently they haven’t been doing badly….but I’m cheap….and it’s on a Sunday… and it’s the end of NaNoWriMo…eh, maybe I’ll just stay home and plot more random things…