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II. New Logos and Green Uniforms for 2013-14
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02-28-2013, 04:51 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
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The unique thing about this franchise is that it kept the same name (basically) and uniforms after the move. Whereas teams like Carolina, Colorado, New Jersey, Phoenix, etc did complete overhauls. The Winnipeg Jets became the Phoenix Coyotes and dropped blue red and white for black, green, and some funky green. The Colorado Rockies became the New Jersey Devils and dropped blue red and yellow for red and green, and so on. Had we became the Dallas Longhorns and dropped the green gold and black for say red blue and silver, Im not 100% sure I woulda remained a fan. And I believe our fan base has more carryover fans than all the others.
We still own the same basic color scheme and theres nothing wrong with dipping in to our history. It doesnt need to be considered some kind of ode to Minnesota or anything. Just taking advantage of whats ours.
Carry over happens when there is something, anything really, that the former city can hold on to. What could Winnepeg hold dear to their hearts when they became the Coyotes? There was nothing there that reminded them of "their" time.
The jerseys worn the last year before the team moved to Dallas, and especially the logo, remained largely the same.
While there isn't a need or an obligation that franchises should have to pay 'homage' to their history, should they be considerate and keep things largely the same, there is a much better chance that fans from that region will still follow the team, having a distant sense of loyalty.
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