"After our multiple announcements in the past weeks we listened, as we always will, to feedback from our stakeholders," said Leiweke. "While we have received overwhelmingly positive response regarding the direction Jeff Vinik is taking this franchise, we did hear from some fans regarding the traditions of black and a bolt on our pants. Thus, after consultation with the NHL and our design team, we are adding black as a third accent color and an elegant white bolt to our pant.
"While we are committed to pushing our franchise to new heights, we will forever honor the 2004 Stanley Cup and the other traditions and great efforts of those before us. The addition of the lightning bolt and the incorporation of black trim is an opportunity to send a message to Phil Esposito and the other pioneers that Lightning history will always be a part of who we are."
EDIT: Haha was so excited didnt see two posts up :p
Oh well stands being reposted twice. So they ARE LISTENING. What great owners we have. Although it looks like victory stripes are gone... Oh well at least the bolts are there.
Well it would have been to have the main logo outlined in black. Would have brought it a long long way for sure. But they are slowly getting there. Maybe this leaves doors open for small tweaks in a few years.
Overall Im happy the bolts are back and black will still be a part of the color scheme. Means they can sell black merchandise again as well.
I think these are pretty solid and the small tweaks are definitely an improvement.
Last edited by IdealisticSniper: 02-23-2011 at 04:03 PM.