Extinction of the striped hockey pants.

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  1. Verbeek

    Verbeek Human see, human do.

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    I've always felt that having stripes on the teams hockey pants added an extra 'something' to the uniform... I don't understand why more and more teams move away from this.

    Recently I've noticed that the Ducks no longer have their striped pants (i'm not a ducks fan, so this might have been more recent that just this year). I know they are chaing uniforms next season, so maybe thats why they arn't doing it this year, but thats only a thought, and who's to say if they will return.

    Either I'm alone of the feeling that striped hockey pants just look way better.. or I don't know what. Is it because teams are getting cheaper? (As I assume striped pants are more expensive) Who knows.

    Anyone else share this feeling?
     
  2. MiamiScreamingEagles

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    I never really noticed the pants as you mentioned but when the issue of favorite uniforms arises, I think basic black helmets can be a bit boring and some of the best uniforms include helmets that are not black.
     
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    Fashion is cyclical, even sports fashions. In ten or twenty years, a team will re-introduce them, and then ten other teams will adopt them the following year.

    Twelve different teams have at least an alternate sweater with string-tied collars on them this season. There were not any with them a decade ago after four of the six teams had them in the late 1950's and early 1960's, and seven of 12 teams had them in 1967-68.

    According to NHL Uniforms.com, the Ducks lost the stripe after their Western Conference Championship 2002-03 season.
     
  4. Verbeek

    Verbeek Human see, human do.

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    I knew I started this thread before! And now with the jersey switch, quite a few teams have gone back incorporating this in their design.

    That is almost the only good think about jersey overhaul.
     
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    How weird this is. My comment about the helmets was made about 18 months ago. In today's Boston Globe hockey column there is a paragraph about the modest nature of helmets in the NHL. Spooky...and you, too, have a comment about Erin Esurance. :ghost2::ghost2::ghost2::ghost2:
     
  6. Verbeek

    Verbeek Human see, human do.

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    Evil twin?
     
  7. CanadianJariKurriFan

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    Stripes are on thing. The day NHL teams stopped using cooperalls was a sad, sad day. Only green cooperalls could bring respect to the whalers :P
     

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