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[GDT] Sabres @ Canucks - Dec 7, 2019 - 1pm Pacific - Live on SNET

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31 minutes ago, johngould21 said:

I just replied to VC, with the same comments. You must be old like me?? lol!

I also remember hearing something about them being introduced and the players thinking they were a joke for Hallowe'en?  (Or maybe that was the skate?)

 

Anyhow, here's some history on it:

 

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The late 1970s were a time of bold — and regrettable — fashion choices.

In the world of sports, no fashion choice was as bold as the Canucks’ Flying V jerseys, which the NHL franchise debuted in 1978.

After years of mediocrity on the ice, the team decided to change its look, scrapping its blue-and-green jerseys in favour of a brash black-red-and-gold colour scheme.

At the time, designer Bill Boyd gave a series of pseudo-scientific reasons for the team’s new colour palette.

“Colours are read by rods and cones in the eyes and the input travels along different sets of nerves,” he told columnist Jim Taylor.

“With the Canuck uniforms, we are going from the coolest of colours, blue-green, to the hottest, red-orange. The cool colour is passive, the hot one aggressive. Plus the black. It’s the contrast of colours that creates emotion. White produces no response at all, so we went with yellow, which is warm, pleasant, happy. What we are attempting to create is an atmosphere that will help create the happy, upbeat, aggressive player.”

 

The jerseys featured a large V across the front of the jersey. The sleeves were adorned with the team’s skate logo, which were later featured on the front of the team’s jerseys. In its time, the logo was considered anything but fashionable, with critics often joking that it looked like a plate of spaghetti.

Former Canuck Jack McIlhargey said the new look raised a few eyebrows in the locker room.

“I remember one of the guys said, ‘Well, last year we played like clowns, now they’re dressing us like them,'” he said.

“The V uniform was supposed to set a new trend, it was designed by a company out of California,” former Canucks owner Arthur Griffiths said.

“The V was powerful, it was Vancouver.”

But not everyone realized the giant V across the front of the jersey was supposed to stand for Vancouver.

Goaltender Richard Brodeur says when he walked into the Canucks dressing room for the first time, he thought the V uniforms had to belong to another team.

“Holy crap, what is this?” he said. “I said, ‘This has to be a junior team.’ I walked out.”

Former players note that there are plenty of positive memories associated with the jerseys. The team wore the Flying Vs during its run to the 1982 Stanley Cup finals.

“Nobody complained about that jersey that year in ’82,” Brodeur said. “Everybody thought it was pretty good. Everybody loved them. You win, you look good. You lose, you look pretty bad.”

Decades after being put out to pasture, some wonder if the V jerseys have enough retro charm to appeal to a new generation.

McIlhargey is skeptical, noting that when his daughters have jersey day at school, they wear a Canucks blue-and-white jersey over their dad’s Flying V.

Former Canuck Darcy Rota thinks the time may be right for a return to the V, saying the team should consider bringing the jerseys back from time to time.

“Many people like it, many people don’t,” he said. “I think it should come back one day a year. Maybe Halloween. That would be nice.”

— With files from Squire Barnes

© 2018 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

 

https://globalnews.ca/news/4568470/canucks-flying-v-jerseys-still-mocked/

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3 minutes ago, Chris12345 said:

What's everyone drinkn eatn?

Coffee

 

Made some spaghetti last night...going to have it for lunch pre-game (don't do breakfast...I know, but I just can't...coffee only until I'm alive).

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3 minutes ago, Chris12345 said:

What's everyone drinkn eatn?

Well.....I am having a heck of a time trying to find Nalley’s french onion dip this holiday season.  Not impressed....was looking forward to it today.

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1 minute ago, -Vintage Canuck- said:

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What is the situation with the Canucks and their relationship with Fraser? Rota came in a trade with the Hawks, well into the unveiling of these jerseys. It's like he's never been a part of the team since they messed up with his diabetes issues. Anyone?

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Brodeur said it best.

 

Goaltender Richard Brodeur says when he walked into the Canucks dressing room for the first time, he thought the V uniforms had to belong to another team.

“Holy crap, what is this?” he said. “I said, ‘This has to be a junior team.’ I walked out.”

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3 minutes ago, Ghostsof1915 said:

Brodeur said it best.

 

Goaltender Richard Brodeur says when he walked into the Canucks dressing room for the first time, he thought the V uniforms had to belong to another team.

“Holy crap, what is this?” he said. “I said, ‘This has to be a junior team.’ I walked out.”

It was terrible. 

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1 hour ago, Jack Fig said:

Something like that, yes. Beating 63-point teams is akin to tripping a toddler. 

Logic has it that 2011 was nothing special

 

I just had to troll you about it

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5 minutes ago, johngould21 said:

What is the situation with the Canucks and their relationship with Fraser? Rota came in a trade with the Hawks, well into the unveiling of these jerseys. It's like he's never been a part of the team since they messed up with his diabetes issues. Anyone?

He was traded in December 20 of 1982. Maybe he's still choked he was traded so close to Christmas.

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11 minutes ago, Chris12345 said:

What's everyone drinkn eatn?

Vodka shots and breakfast wraps.....since 7:30 this morning. Game on!

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1 minute ago, Gawdzukes said:

Pork Schnitzel w asparagus and potato. Some Pilsners to wash it down.

 

Go Jake!

Love schnitzel 

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12 minutes ago, debluvscanucks said:

Coffee

 

Made some spaghetti last night...going to have it for lunch pre-game (don't do breakfast...I know, but I just can't...coffee only until I'm alive).

What? Driving later today? 

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2 minutes ago, Chris12345 said:

What? Driving later today? 

Alright you convinced me.  DRIVING TO THE LIQUOR STORE....

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2 minutes ago, Ghostsof1915 said:

He was traded in December 20 of 1982. Maybe he's still choked he was traded so close to Christmas.

I do remember Tiger Williams well after saying how poorly he thought the Canucks handled Curt. Something along the lines of a simple blood test could have solved everything. Curt was wondering why he felt so sluggish prior to the diagnosis, this after being traded. He said that he never suspected that he had diabetes, and then again why would he? A pro athlete, in prime condition!

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1 hour ago, Jack Fig said:

Well, it wasn't an epic run.

It was enjoyable, because it was unexpected from a sub .500 team like the Canucks, who finished with a mere 77 points. Along the way they beat Calgary (75 points), L.A. (63 points), and Chicago (72 points). They didn't lace up against any team who was better than them until they faced the Isles. Then, of course, it got real in a hurry. 

Yes it was.

 

From a jd burke style stat watcher maybe not, but from a fan who cheered them on it was.

 

Vancouver only had 77 points, so they weren't obvious favorites to go to the Cup. After the first round the teams they beat were good enough to advance, so they weren't as bad as you make them out to be. There were no loser points back then and the refs didn't game manage to create the illusion of parity.

 

What really made it epic though was the atmosphere that was created. It was electric and the fans who were cheering back then remember it well.

 

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