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04-24-2013, 11:23 AM
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Savard's glorious Jetsons Jofa:


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04-24-2013, 11:35 AM
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Ya, back in 77/78, the Canucks hired a design firm out of San Francisco to give them a makeover, the Flying V the end result. Bright orange was supposed to evoke passion & aggression, while the road black jerseys were meant to instil fear in the opposition. The V itself apparently having a double meaning; V for Vancouver; V for Victory. Fact is, the V stood for Vulgar, as in what were you thinking? As a novelty type item, stand alone, there actually kinda nice. But when designing a jersey you'd think the person would give some thought to the environment, as in who they'll be playing against, what their jerseys look like so it doesnt clash so hideously with every other team in the league, along with the culture & history of the sport & franchise, as your example also illustrates.
I really think the Canucks should have worn yellow cooperalls to complete the look.

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04-24-2013, 11:39 AM
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Probably Arturs Irbe for his ghetto pads and mask. The guy used to stitch his equipment up and looked more budget than most kids playing street hockey...

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04-24-2013, 01:46 PM
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I really think the Canucks should have worn yellow cooperalls to complete the look.
Ya. That'd woulda been the capper huh?... I tried those things out back in the day. Hotter than Hell, didnt breathe, and the earlier versions were uncoated, untreated or whatever, and if you got hit & hit the ice you just kept going, sliding. Like a speed skier losing it or a luge racer being blown out of his sled then spinning down the track. Just insane.... contemporaneously (it was in a full contact Beer League early 80's) they'd mandated full face shields, so I had to wear one of those lexan or whatever they were full jobbies. The whole experience pretty hideous. I didnt ever wear a helmet playing shinny, which is what I considered that situation to be but no, they insisted on all this nonsense so see ya, aint playin by those rule. Nearly passing out from heat prostration. Losing about 25lbs every frikin game. No thanks.... oh, and the skates as well. Tuuk carriages. Gimme tube skates anyday. Those Tuuk's were like skating on styrofoam egg cartons. What can I say. Old goalie, old school. Just hung em up 4 good thereafter. Look what they done to my game Ma?...


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Henri Boucha says "Let's Get Physical". Eat your heart out Olivia Newton John.



Note: This aint ugly. In fact it's cool as F.

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This aint ugly. In fact it's cool as F.
Yepp. Pow Wow Trail Baby. Ambush. Like in The Patriot. Mel Gibson. One guy taking out an entire Regiment. Coco Loco.

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04-24-2013, 08:27 PM
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What is this guy? A lemon popsicle?
I have some pretty good memories of those old Canuck Halloween uniforms as we used to call them. They won their firstt playoff series and made their first Stanley Cup final in 82 wearing those outfits.

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04-24-2013, 09:15 PM
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Savard's glorious Jetsons Jofa:

Dale McCourt or Mike Foligno might even be a better fit for the Great Gazoo's lid.

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04-24-2013, 09:19 PM
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John Vanbiesbrouk's mask when he played on the flyers



Kelly Hrudey


Ken Wregget with the Chris Tierreri style helmet


Lots of odd goalie masks back in the day like Cloutier, Osgodd, Terrari, etc


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Can't forget about the two best players and their jofa helmets

Mario's mushroom helmet:


Gretzky's street hockey helmet:



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Lots of odd goalie masks back in the day like Cloutier, Osgodd, Terrari, etc
Also Soderstrom



And Bob Sauve


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Yeah, goalies just had a grimy look back in the day.

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04-25-2013, 12:03 AM
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Martin Prusek had a particularly goofy looking helmet


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04-25-2013, 12:21 AM
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You frikin loonys... this thread WAS about bad jerseys. Youve hijacked the whole damn spool in my absence.

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What is this guy? A lemon popsicle?
I've always kidded about those being too ugly for radio...

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Can't forget about the two best players and their jofa helmets

Mario's mushroom helmet:
http://www.classicauctions.net/Defau...d=74&lotid=295

Read the description... it's astonishing to think that this thing is going to be sold in a couple of weeks. It's probably one of the most significant pieces of NHL memorabilia that will ever come up for public auction.


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Imagine all the sticks Mario Lemieux went through during his first seven NHL seasons. Contemplate how many different game-worn jerseys Super Mario used from his 1984-85 rookie season with the Pittsburgh Penguins on through the first time he hoisted the Stanley Cup over his head as the team's captain in the spring of 1991. Plenty, for sure. Incredibly, Mario le Magnifique wore this one photo-matched Cooper game-used black helmet with his black Penguins uniform during that entire period.

If I were richer...

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04-25-2013, 11:53 AM
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http://www.classicauctions.net/Defau...d=74&lotid=295

Read the description... it's astonishing to think that this thing is going to be sold in a couple of weeks. It's probably one of the most significant pieces of NHL memorabilia that will ever come up for public auction.





If I were richer...
I'd actually hazard a guess that players in the 80s and 90s didn't go through as much non stick equipment as they probably do now...

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04-25-2013, 11:59 AM
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That's great that Messier took care of his own noggin all the while elbowing, high sticking, and cheap shotting guys in the head for the better part of 20 years

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Two pages and no mention of Dominik Hasek's ugly masks he wore?

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Two pages and no mention of Hasek's ugly masks?
I thought I mentioned his Ottawa tin can no?
The Abominator. Very weird looking setup.

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I'm sure stranger uniforms are worn in Europe every day, but I always thought these Swiss jerseys were probably the most bizarre I've ever seen a national team wear.


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Henri Boucha says "Let's Get Physical". Eat your heart out Olivia Newton John.



Note: This aint ugly. In fact it's cool as F.
I remember that guy. Mainly because the announcers chose to Anglicize his first name and Frenchify his surname: they said "Henry Boo-shay."

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