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07-06-2006, 10:45 PM
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xander
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Originally Posted by NYR957 View Post
The laces make the jersey. The purpose of the laces is to make the "jersey" look more like old-time SWEATERS. Other teams can't use laces because the jersey's are too busy, ex. the Rangers 3rd jersey where they don't use laces. It makes the Rangers look old-time and look like an Original 6 team should. It sucks that Colorado had to copy our jerseys exactly with the diagonal lettering and the laces. I think the NHL should pass a jersey rule allowing only Original 6 teams to have laces, because it looks stupid on any other team's.
actually, the rangers didn't used to have the laces on they're sweaters.

http://www.sports-photos.com/catalog...940-41.tif.jpg

while the laces are a homage to a past look, it's actually new for the rangers.

Edit: ok, so it turns out that I was quite wrong, and I'm clearly showing my (lack of) age here. While those 1940 sweaters did not have laces (that picture was taken when the teams did wear actual sweaters), acording to www.NHLUniforms.com, the Rangers sweaters did sport laces from the 1950's through the mid 1970's. They reamerged in 1999


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