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Poll: Is it time to ditch the "Whale"? (266 member(s) have cast votes)

What should be the Canucks' jersey combo for next season?

  1. Keep it the same. (Blue Home Whale, White Road Whale, Blue/Green Stick 3rd) (145 votes [54.51%])

    Percentage of vote: 54.51%

  2. Blue/ Green Stick as main jersey, Whale Jersey as 3rd. (24 votes [9.02%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.02%

  3. Blue/ Green Stick as main jersey, Millionaires as 3rd jersey. (55 votes [20.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.68%

  4. Other (42 votes [15.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.79%

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#1 six-0h-four-

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:32 PM

And no I'm not talking about Fin. Whales are indigenous to Vancouver, so a whale mascot is a good fit.

I'm talking about the jerseys. Some people love them, some people hate them. Others (like me) are in between. For the record, I love the color scheme. The blue and green symbolize Vancouver very well, and look nice to boot.

As many of you know, as of 2006, Francesco Aquilini obtained 100% of the Vancouver Canucks Organization from Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment, so there is no official corporate tie nowadays to speak of.

Chalk me up for making the Blue/ Green stick the main jersey.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:33 PM

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But I dont wanna change jerseys again-.-
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:34 PM

Hell no.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:40 PM

Is it time to ditch the "Whale"?


No.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:41 PM

What is with everyone always wanting a new Nucks logo ? This is getting out of hand.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:41 PM

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:45 PM

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Was hoping this was a thread about trying to ditch a girlfriend that really let herself go.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:47 PM

I think it's been time since we changed our jerseys last. Our third jersey's should be our home, our away should be white version of the third, and our newer third jersey should be Johnny Canuck.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:52 PM

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I think our regular home jersey right now is one of the cooler jerseys/logos in the league. I like it and hope they don't change it....

The Killer Whale is one of the most powerful, smart and deadly animals on Earth, I like it as a symbol for our team. Can't do much better than that. I always laugh when I think of the logo for the Maple Leafs. "Whoa, a Leaf? How intimidating."
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:55 PM

a topic that never, ever gets old.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:56 PM

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I've said this before and it's unpopular. But maybe the problem is we've chosen a moniker "Canucks" which really does not lead to a graphic representation. Unless we decide to adopt a neutral logo like the Yankees (i.e. a logo with VC in it) I really think we're going to constantly get people going on and on and on, on the jerseys.

In fact you always know it's offseason when there's half a dozen jersey discussions going on.

I think enough people are fine with it as is. I hope to God we never change because the fickle nature of fans really drives me nuts.
Canuck fans already give enough fodder to to people in Montreal and TO without getting our knickers in a knot about our uniforms.
It's already a running joke how many times in the past we've changed them. How about something radical like....STABILITY.

Face it you're never going to satisfy everyone. The downhill skate people will never be happy, the stick in rink people will never be happy, the sick people who think the flying V looks cool I will always challenge their taste on that.

Let's just keep it the same for oh I don't know a few DECADES.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:59 PM

Was hoping this was a thread about trying to ditch a girlfriend that really let herself go.


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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:59 PM

Yes!

Ditch that whale! Slowly incorporate the stick as are main logo, I know alot of people dont want to change jerseys again but remember THIS WAS OUR FIRST JERSEY! So were going back to our roots. And the millionaires jersey and color scheme just look saaaweet!!

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:00 PM

WHAT IS WITH THE JERSEY THREADS?!!

3 TODAY ALREADY!
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:00 PM

And no I'm not talking about Fin. Whales are indigenous to Vancouver, so a whale mascot is a good fit.


How can Fin the whale be a good fit, but the whale logo on the jersey is not?
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:02 PM

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Nope. Orca is here to stay. Thank God, because we finally have an identity.

Orca stays. Sorry kids.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:04 PM

Gotta love the off-season....
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:13 PM

No.

I would however love to see White as the home jersey.

My argument would be:

With the away wearing the dark jersey you get to see every NHL teams different color jersey when they come to play in Vancouver, instead of seeing white every fracking time.

Home: White
Away: Color

PLEASE! (yes I know this is a league decision)

Anyways as for your question I say keep the jerseys as is! - we don't need to change it again and again just because we think that's the norm. Look at some original six teams - we need to create a logo that holds the identity of the team for decades - rather than continually changing it.

Would love to see the Millionaires jersey as a 3rd this year
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:14 PM

NO! Let's keep our current home and away jerseys, along with our logo. We don't need another change. We have some of the best looking unis in the league, lets keep it that way.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:20 PM

Yeah, whatever happened to sticking with something (pun intended)? I mean, geez. Consistent branding is prevalent in every successful business/organization. Look at Starbucks, Nike, McDonalds, Wal Mart. I'm not saying consistent branding equates to success. What I AM saying is that all successful companies have a few things in common - one of those things is consistency in their branding and logo.

You look at all the original six teams. Chicago, Boston, New York Rangers, Toronto, Montreal, and Philadelphia. Chicago and Montreal have gone through some ups and downs but they've never wavered on their logo; their identity. And that really means something. It means that my grandpa can look at the jersey I'm wearing and know what team it is. It means that when I'm in his shoes, I can do the same. You get to pull all these generations together and they know who they're rooting for and what they're cheering about. That's more powerful than changing your brand every five years. That's why most (I'm not saying all) of these original six teams never have to worry about moving to another city - it's because their logo has become part of the identity and history of that city.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:20 PM

This thread pops up a few times every offseason.


No. There have been enough jersey changes over the years.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:22 PM

The stick in rink is soooooo dull and boring! Also it is not west coast whereas the Orca is purely west coast. I would love to a millionaires 3rd jersey.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:40 PM

Definitely time to get rid of that damn whale. Kesler keeps trying to live up to the logo on his jersey by diving all over the place.

The thing with our team is that our name is so ambiguous. 'Canucks'. Doesn't represent some animal or something. Pretty much the only reason we have so many jersey changes.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:45 PM

What is with everyone always wanting a new Nucks logo ? This is getting out of hand.


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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:46 PM

Was hoping this was a thread about trying to ditch a girlfriend that really let herself go.


I could deff submit you in an armbar.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:52 PM

The stick in rink is soooooo dull and boring! Also it is not west coast whereas the Orca is purely west coast. I would love to a millionaires 3rd jersey.


well, purely west coast is a bit of a stretch.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:58 PM

CAN WE JUST STICK WITH ONE FOR AWHILE????????????????????
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:59 PM

i like the orca...its in the shape of a C and the Canucks start with a C ::D
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:00 PM

the whale sucks. It came with Messier and should of left with him.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:03 PM

For many years the Canucks didn't really have an identity....now they do...the Whale. As everyone on the westcoast knows, the whale means that the whole team functions as a team(or family) and not individually. It also means that the team (pod) looks out for one another. Together they can overcome any adversity and can defeat any opponent. They can be vicious and unrelenting. That is what the whale means to me......why would anyone want to start over.? Are we suffering an identity crisis again?
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