Markus Naslund Models the Vancouver Canucks' New Uniform

A screenshot of the live stream. Initial reaction: "Really?" Be sure to see Miss604's coverage of the new Canucks uniform for links and commentary.

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Submitted by jordan van dijk on Wed 2007-08-29 12:57 #

Hey, everything is good about it. Except maybe the "VANCOUVER" part.

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Submitted by filmgoerjuan on Wed 2007-08-29 13:10 #

Fails at just about every level.

Do they even bother to focus group these things? Or do they just run it by the other people in the marketing department?

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Submitted by AdamStewart on Wed 2007-08-29 13:22 #

better than it was...but not up to The Stick. I agree w/ Joe on the "Vancouver"...a bit too baseball/basketball

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Submitted by Uncleweed on Wed 2007-08-29 14:06 #

there is *alot* going on in this new design ... rather cluttered and indecisive methinks

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Submitted by sillygwailo on Wed 2007-08-29 15:03 #

I think I would have been fine with a combination of 2 out of the 3 main elements: either

1) vintage colours plus orca logo, but not "VANCOUVER" or
2) "VANCOUVER" + vintage colours, but not orca logo

VANCOUVER + orca logo no matter what colours are too much. I'm all for breaking the rules when it makes sense, but the city name on the home jerseys is a good rule stick with. Team name at home, city name when on the road. They had to put the stick in rink logo somewhere.

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Submitted by gillicious on Wed 2007-08-29 15:13 #

Could be worse, could be bright yellow with a big V...

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Submitted by roland on Wed 2007-08-29 15:41 #

yeah could be a lot worse but i agree with @sgl's comments

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Submitted by chenlishi2004 on Wed 2007-08-29 18:41 #

Yes, it is just a jersey and the hype on this has been unreal, but I am surprised (i.e., disappointed) in what they showed. The jersey itself is just a copy of their 1970s edition, their white socks are borrowed from the Hartford Whalers and the logo is the "buck shot method", with actually an attempt at two logos - the Orca and Vancouver - being placed together. They didn't even think about trying to make one smaller than the other so at least one could be the focus of attention. Just slap both Vancouver and the Orca together to compete side by side. I agree with filmgoerjuan; it does make one think they just ran it by their own team over coffee during a meeting on ticket prices.

Guess it was expected - I have always had a soft spot for the team but in reality no other organization has had more crazy experiments on their uniforms than the Canucks. Now it appears they can add "lack of creativity and simplistic design“ to "wild looking", "bright and gaudy", and other choice comments they received over the years to their designer's resume.

Let's hope their new uniforms do for them on the ice what the new unis did for Anaheim last year at least.

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Submitted by BuckyHermit on Thu 2007-08-30 18:51 #

At least it's not vertical striping.

The "VANCOUVER" + orca combo looks sharp on T-shirts though.

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Submitted by melissagrissom09 on Sat 2008-07-05 21:39 #

what an awsome jersey and pic of Naslund :D

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Submitted by mr.smithers on Thu 2009-02-12 22:52 #

I'd rather Markus was wearing nothing at all he's yummy

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