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01-16-2013, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by garnetpalmetto View Post
I'm about the same as you on this Paul, although I'll admit I liked the alts straight away. We're not the best, we're not the worst, I like the storm flag print at the hem...really what else could you do to the jerseys to improve on them? I like the primary logo and think it's a fine graphical representation of a hurricane - what else are you going to do?

Now, apart from Miami and Lethbridge (whose logos have no connection to the name at all - Miami's logo represents their "The U" nickname and Lethbridge's is a modification of the Caps logo), all but one team that uses the name "Hurricanes" has a stylized representation of a hurricane. The exception is Tulsa which uses the storm warning flags. So it's not like we're the odd men out in terms of using the shape of a hurricane as the primary element of our logo. I see no reason why we should change it.
Agree totally. The swirling hurricane logo is a pretty standard graphical representation of a hurricane, so what else would we do?

I have always liked the Tulsa logo with the two flags -- which is an accurate representation of a hurricane warning. As it stands now I guess we are just warning other teams of a storm, and not a full fledged hurricane.

The black sweaters, as I say, have grown on me. My thing has always been with the visibility of player name and number at times when you're actually in the arena and sitting where I sit. But the chest logo I like. At this point if there's one thing I would change it would be to make the shoulder patch red instead of gray. Personally I've always thought those shoulder patches look cheap as all get out in gray.

Aside from that, I've always been a big, big fan of strong, bright primary colors in sports uniforms, with bold, block numbers and letters. I like the Leafs unis, for example. Or the Rangers. Therefore, I really do like the red kit we've got now. Not keen on the rounded numbers and fonts on the nameplates, but that's just a nit to pick and not huge in my opinion.

I'm also fairly appreciative that the Hurricanes have stuck with designs -- for good or ill. Part of what worries me about fashionable changes can best be summed up by the NY Islanders ca. 1995-1998. How embarrassing in hindsight.

My expectations for any Canes changes? Tweaking the logo designs and/or putting what's currently the alternate logo on the home/away and not just the alts.

Let me close with this: Whoever decided to take a Hurricanes team and hijack the Caps logo... that was a masterstroke my friend. I can't stop staring at it.


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