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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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#31 Soren5556

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:04 PM

Im fine with the whale, I don't think we need another jersey
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:11 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?



FLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :frantic:
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:11 PM

Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:12 PM

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

Orca stays. Sorry kids.


More like sorry old men who want the stick in the rink back :lol:
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:23 PM

One thing I will say is I'd love to see the flying skate logo as our 3rd jersey or something instead of the stick in rink. That'd bring back a ton of nostalgia I'd love to see it again.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:31 PM

One thing I will say is I'd love to see the flying skate logo as our 3rd jersey or something instead of the stick in rink. That'd bring back a ton of nostalgia I'd love to see it again.


Agreed. Flying skate logo for 3rd and get rid of the stick in rink (which looks like it was designed by a 5 yr old).

Long live the orca whale! But please get rid of the 'Vancouver' above the whale.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:34 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


I 100 percent agree with making the Home jerseys White league wide. Gets boring seeing Blue Vs. White every single home game.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:43 PM

How can Fin the whale be a good fit, but the whale logo on the jersey is not?


If we went to the 1970 logo, should our mascot be a walking stick?
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:47 PM

Agreed. Flying skate logo for 3rd and get rid of the stick in rink (which looks like it was designed by a 5 yr old).

Long live the orca whale! But please get rid of the 'Vancouver' above the whale.


100% agree...love the skate
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:49 PM

100% agree...love the skate


that would be cool to see the skate in the blue/green colours!
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:50 PM

The 94' jerseys would be nice to have around
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:10 AM

:bigblush: How dare you call Andrew Alberts a whale!!!

Edited by Burr2Hank2Dank2Net, 09 August 2012 - 12:11 AM.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:31 AM

I could deff submit you in an armbar.


cool story, bro.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:02 AM

Personally I never liked the whale logo, and the Flying Skate shouldn't have been dropped in the first place.

I know that people are tentative about changing the jerseys again but honestly I would be fine with having the Stick and Puck as our main jersey and dropping the whale. At least with that option we wouldn't really be changing it so much as just dropping our 3rd jersey option.

I love the green and blue retro colors that we've changed back to, I just wish it came with a silver Flying Skate.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:06 AM

Why? That logo has become part of our identity, and is an identity we can be proud of, why would we change it. We shouldn't change just because of its origins with Orca Bay. Since that time it has been part of our identity. An identity we can be proud of. When you picture the Canucks and the whale, what you see is Back to back presidents trophies, great players such as Naslund, the Sedins or Luongo wearing, and really has come to represent our city and team. Reverting to some old design from a time when our team was pathetic and we had no identity is not a good move.
Think back to our previous logos, they just don`t have the same identity and personality that we have been able to find since adopting the logo. Even though at the time it was brought under the wrong circumstances, it should stay for other reasons.
So a big fat no to changing it.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:16 AM

Same home/away jersey but millionare as third.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:47 AM

People make a really good point in that since they changed the home coloured jerseys to the dark ones, we see way less variation with the visiting teams' jerseys (all white). They should switch it back again to the 90s where the home team gets the white jerseys.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:01 AM

A new third throwback in our current/original colours would be fine. Lets not get ahead of ourselves..

.. wait, i just remembered where i am..

.. also experiencing deja vu.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:06 AM

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.

End rant.


Couldn't agree more. But I'll add in the for those wanting the Millionaire's jersey that it's just about as butt ugly as the Flying V. They can do as they please for the third jersey but for the love of God, leave the main jersey be.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:24 AM

that would be cool to see the skate in the blue/green colours!


I was looking on google images and the renditions of the skate logo on our current blue/green colours was actually kind of meh. Of course I'm sure those were just amateur renditions and such... but I'd just love to see the Canucks roll out with this:

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:45 AM

How about no changes, not for awhile. What we should do is have a retro night and use one of our old jerseys. The Yellow skate gets my vote.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:14 AM

Speaking as someone from outside Canada, I love the jersey design on all three jerseys. I think the colour combinations and the Orca design looks classy.
I would hate it if we changed.
Also I think if a team wants to build a history, reputation and aura of greatness around itself it needs to be identifiable over the decades. If anything I think we have had too many changes in the past. Now that we have a classic design we should give it a greatness of achievement on the ice.
A third PT AS WELL as a SC this year would be a start in making this team legendary.

PS the skate for me is an epic fail. Imo anything you have to be nearer than 20 feet to make out is bad design for a sports shirt. Ok on a letter head but sorry, not on a jersey. The colours are ok but are actually Southern Hemisphere/Latin colours so again I find them a bit of a fail.

Edited by Bodee, 09 August 2012 - 04:18 AM.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:33 AM

Why? That logo has become part of our identity, and is an identity we can be proud of, why would we change it. We shouldn't change just because of its origins with Orca Bay. Since that time it has been part of our identity. An identity we can be proud of. When you picture the Canucks and the whale, what you see is Back to back presidents trophies, great players such as Naslund, the Sedins or Luongo wearing, and really has come to represent our city and team. Reverting to some old design from a time when our team was pathetic and we had no identity is not a good move.
Think back to our previous logos, they just don`t have the same identity and personality that we have been able to find since adopting the logo. Even though at the time it was brought under the wrong circumstances, it should stay for other reasons.
So a big fat no to changing it.


I'm sorry but I just don't agree and on so many levels. First of all we did go back to an 'old' design. The current colors and our secondary logo are retro you know, from previous years, so what are you even talking about? If memory serves there has been no time where we've won a championship either. Just because we've won 2 presidents in the last 2 seasons doesn't justify the whale logo.

Orca came in and destroyed the identity we had. I find it gross that you call the previous era 'pathetic' when Orca was the worst time period for the franchise. I recall going to the SCF's during 94 and we also went in 82, which is more than what Orca could say during it's ownership tenure.

Also if you're going to tie players names to identity of the franchise, Trevor Linden is by far the biggest hero this city ever had and he didn't wear the current jersey, neither did Bure and he's considered to be the biggest talent we ever had.

Don't get me wrong, I love the current colors, just not a fan of the logo.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:42 AM

I'm sorry but I just don't agree and on so many levels. First of all we did go back to an 'old' design. The current colors and our secondary logo are retro you know, from previous years, so what are you even talking about? If memory serves there has been no time where we've won a championship either. Just because we've won 2 presidents in the last 2 seasons doesn't justify the whale logo.

Orca came in and destroyed the identity we had. I find it gross that you call the previous era 'pathetic' when Orca was the worst time period for the franchise. I recall going to the SCF's during 94 and we also went in 82, which is more than what Orca could say during it's ownership tenure.

Also if you're going to tie players names to identity of the franchise, Trevor Linden is by far the biggest hero this city ever had and he didn't wear the current jersey, neither did Bure and he's considered to be the biggest talent we ever had.

Don't get me wrong, I love the current colors, just not a fan of the logo.


I sympathise with your view and partly agree.
However I think the mistake we have made is too many radical changes to our jerseys over what is a relatively short time. I don't know how much new ownership has to do with this but as I say above, any team wishing to build a "world wide" hockey identity can't afford to keep changing it's jersey as radically as we do. It smacks of desperation and lack of direction and confidence.

As a fan I think you need to see a jersey and say "Canucks"..................... not "Canucks.....what era?"
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:44 AM

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.


You know it really doesn't matter who likes the Orca and who doesn't. Whatever you change it to there will be those who like it and don't like it. Then within two years you'll have thread after thread about a new jersey yet again. Basically change for the sake of change. We have a great looking jersey that truly identifies with where we are. Just leave it be. That's what the third jersey is for, those that are never satisfied.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:56 AM

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

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the areas in blue are where orcas live.


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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:05 AM

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

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the areas in blue are where orcas live.


Between Vancouver Island and the Charlottes is the only place in the world that resides a permanent pod. Nobody can explain why as whales are migratory. Yet for some reason there's a pod that stays year round just off our coast. Which is why Vancouver is a major destination for whale watching year round. Everyplace else it's a seasonal experience. It's part of the reason our current logo is perfect for our identity.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:25 AM

I don't like the whale very much, but enough's enough. I can't afford to switch it up every 3 years.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:28 AM

I sympathise with your view and partly agree.
However I think the mistake we have made is too many radical changes to our jerseys over what is a relatively short time. I don't know how much new ownership has to do with this but as I say above, any team wishing to build a "world wide" hockey identity can't afford to keep changing it's jersey as radically as we do. It smacks of desperation and lack of direction and confidence.

As a fan I think you need to see a jersey and say "Canucks"..................... not "Canucks.....what era?"


Yeah and i get that, and that's why I say above that post that I'm okay with just making the stick and puck our main logo, It's our first logo, we currently do use it, I mean it isn't even a change, I'll I'm saying is split it down the middle and go with stick and puck.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:56 AM

I like the whale logo just not the colours. Should be black and white if you want to be a real orca.
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