Are black jerseys a disadvantage?

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  1. cptjeff

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    77% chance a team in the SCF is wearing black or red, based on that data. The league as a whole fluctuates between 16 or 17 teams wearing black or red as their primary jersey in a given year, about 55%. Since there are 2 teams, that means you've got about an 82% chance of having one team wearing black or red, by my admittedly rusty math. So teams wearing black or red have actually underperformed.
     
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    I think it's a 79.75% chance of at least one team having red or black.

    77% probably isn't significant from 79.75, but I'm too lazy to do the statistical test.
     
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    Even that has never been confirmed by goalies I talked to.

    As for the jerseys, no. Plain and simple.
     
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    Team Canada's known this for years... ;)
     
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    Besides being ugly? No.
     
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    Is that what your avatar stands for? :sarcasm:
     
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    Questioning the entire premise of the thread is an off-topic discussion now?
     
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    It's a rather silly attempt...

    I just thought it strange that people are questioning the premise of the thread based on something so unrelated that it's almost funny.

    The question is, "are black jerseys a disadvantage?" What does winning the cup have anything to do with that? People are refuting the OP's statements/questions by listing teams that have won cups wearing certain colors. As if the color of your jersey will have a big enough impact to win or lose you a cup. The color of your jersey is definitely more important than how good your team is going into the playoffs.:sarcasm:

    I'm sorry, but how is that questioning the premise of the thread? That's just going off-road, talking about fun-facts that are sorta-kinda related to the topic. That's like saying one of the reasons the Union won the civil war was because they wore blue. Yeah, they won the war, but did their uniforms really put them over the top to win?

    Perhaps having black jerseys does cause a disadvantage. It's not going to be a game-changing disadvantage, so how could it be cup-changing? Jersey color doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things and you all know that, but maybe it does create small disadvantages in any given game. Maybe Quick doesn't see that puck because it's moving through a maze of black jerseys instead of orange jerseys, and maybe the ref blows the whistle too soon during a scrum in front of the Penguins' net and takes a goal away because he lost sight of the puck in a pile of black uniforms.

    The topic is about black jerseys causing disadvantages and losing sight of the puck, not teams who have won the cup while wearing black, or red, or whatever color, and I'm sure the OP didn't intend for the discussion to turn that direction anyways.

    So yes, I'd say it's off-topic. But that's just my opinion.

    (And just for the record, I don't mind discussing what you guys are discussing, but I'd rather talk about the actual topic at hand because it's more interesting and something I'd actually like to read about and get others' thoughts on. I already know what teams have won the cup in recent years.)
     
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    It depends on what the OP is asking. Is he asking if it's a disadvantage for the team wearing black, or the team playing against the black team?
     
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    Was about to say this.
     
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    I've always had more trouble picking white jerseys out of my peripheral than coloured/black ones.
     
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    The white probably blends in more with the boards and the ice. I've never really had the same problem, but I could understand why.
     
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    Those are all the "non-red / black" teams in the NHL. Crazy to see the lack of success this group has had in recent years. I count 0 cups and only 4 finals appearances since 2002 (Oilers, Flyers, Canucks, Rangers).


    That's a list of 15 teams that's 0/12 on cups and 4/24 on making the finals. Pretty silly but it's bordering on significant.
     
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    Clearly OP doesn't play hockey, why would the colour of a jersey impact a player's vision of the ice or puck at all? I suppose black stick tape is a disadvantage as well since the puck could become lost on the blade of the stick? :shakehead
     
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    This. I remember reading the abstract on a study in a Psych class I had to take.
     
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    Clearly OP never played hockey.
     
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    HMMM.

    On topic, I am more worrisome of those teams that choose to wear white jerseys. Blending into the ice is a humongous advantage when playing defense.

    In that same thought process, everyone always says that the puck can hide itself on a stick taped with black tape when I played. I always thought the stick would be lost in the ice if the tape was white.
     
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