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Just now, Gollumpus said:

 

I suspect that this enduring popularity of the skate has more to do with the number of people who were fans during that period. Were the team to win a Cup with the current jersey, I suspect that the popularity of the skate would dwindle.

 

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I think its just because the skate is different. Its an alternate to what we have now. If we went back to the Skate full time, before too long people would start clamouring for the team to go back to the blue and green look and romanticizing the 2011 team like they do with 94.

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34 minutes ago, McBackup said:

No. This is so dumb, I'm so sick of hearing it. The "blue and green are too passive" idea is middle schooler psychology that lead to us having the flying V's. The Canucks have a beautiful, fitting, unique colour scheme and they need to actually stick with it rather than switch to a generic Pittsburgh/Boston/Vegas/Calgary knock off. 

 

The "intimidation" idea is so dumb. No grown man being paid millions of dollars to play a game is going to be scared by what the opposition is wearing. Otherwise Pittsburgh would have been a dumpster fire the past 15 years and the Panthers would have 12 cups because Panthers are more intimidating than Penguins. Tampa is a garbage team because blue and white is too calm of a colour scheme. While we're at it lets change the name of the team to "Super Killer Death Whales" to really make our opponents shake in their boots.

 

I guarantee you that if we went back to the skate colours, within ~5 years everybody would be clamouring for blue and green to come back because its always grass-is-greenerism. I remember back in 2007 when the team started wearing the stick-in-rink as thirds, everybody wanted the team to go back to blue and green, the Germany colours were an afterthought. The Skate jerseys were a fun throwback, and they'd be fine as a third, but thats it. 

 

This team needs to build a consistent identity around a consistent look, not switch it around every few years because the fans inexplicably seem think changing back to a jersey they never won in will help them win.

We need to win a cup so we aren't so bored. 

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8 minutes ago, Kevin Biestra said:

 

The Canucks have been around for over 50 years.  They had the flying skate logo for around 15 of those years, less than a third of it, but had 2 of their 3 trips to the Cup Final wearing it.  

The Canucks also had their best teams by far wearing blue and green. This is a merry-go-round that never ends. 

 

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There was little reason to change it.

Looking better isn't a good enough reason to change it? Why change any jersey ever then? The Islanders should never have moved on from the fishsticks because there was no reason to.

 

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and I don't think people who actually like it will start complaining about it if they get it.

You're telling me someone clamouring for something won't start complaining when they get that? Odd. Usually when a three year old cries about wanting a cookie, and you give him one, he gets even more pissed and doesn't want it.

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I've been so accustomed to the blue, white and green and I think it exemplifies this city well.

The mountains, the pacific, just the colour scheme is a perfect match for it. It is so unique and overall a pretty beautiful blend. 

 

I might be in the minority, but the mixture of the black, red and yellow colours looks really tacky to me. Just seems like a poor knockoff of a Boston or Pittsburgh Jersey. 

Not to mention it also looks like a jersey Team Germany would wear. 

 

In terms of logos, I do like the plate of spaghetti > the orca.

I always thought it would be pretty cool if instead of the orca, we had the flying skate with this current colour scheme.

 

That would be an absolute beauty. Only in my wildest dreams.

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50 minutes ago, McBackup said:

The Canucks also had their best teams by far wearing blue and green. This is a merry-go-round that never ends.

 

Their best teams by far...  If you take the results and cumulative team character wearing blue and green divided by 35, and then the results and cumulative character wearing black red yellow and divide by 15, I'm going with black red yellow.

 

In over twice the time, half the Cup finals.  I would not say at all that the Canucks have had by far their best teams in blue and green.

 

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6 minutes ago, PetterssonOrPeterson said:

I've been so accustomed to the blue, white and green and I think it exemplifies this city well.

The mountains, the pacific, just the colour scheme is a perfect match for it. It is so unique and overall a pretty beautiful blend. 

 

I might be in the minority, but the mixture of the black, red and yellow colours looks really tacky to me. Just seems like a poor knockoff of a Boston or Pittsburgh Jersey. 

Not to mention it also looks like a jersey Team Germany would wear. 

 

In terms of logos, I do like the plate of spaghetti > the orca.

I always thought it would be pretty cool if instead of the orca, we had the flying skate with this current colour scheme.

 

That would be an absolute beauty. Only in my wildest dreams.

Honestly, I'm not a big fan of the bowl of spaghetti and it would look terrible in blue, green, and white.  The Orca is a really sharp, modern logo.  It also shows the culture around here as well as the colour scheme.  Every time you cross on the ferry, do you not hope to see an Orca?  Where else in the world would you think like that?  Yes, yes, the logo came from a company, however we don't need to lump it in with a company.  Orca's are a part of our culture.  There's no other places in the world with multiple companies with Orca in its name or how widely the symbol of an Orca represents us.  The way it's drawn looks like it could fit in with First Nation's art from around here.  It is a perfect representation of the Pacific Northwest.  It's very similar to the Seattle Seahawks.  We have very similar cultures with the guys down in Seattle.  And guess what?  Our teams' identities are almost exactly the same.  We both have the blue, green, and white colour scheme, and instead of it being an Orca, it's a Seagull that is drawn like it could fit in with First Nation's art (but probably slightly more modernized).

 

Don't get me wrong, I love the skate jersey, and I would love to see it as our permanent third (mostly because I love the colour scheme), however the skate literally means nothing to us, and it is such an old and retro logo that it would look amateurish in today's NHL.

 

Also, it might help that I grew up with the Orca logo sooooo, yah the poster saying that it depends what you grew up with has a point.

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26 minutes ago, Kevin Biestra said:

 

Their best teams by far...  If you take the results and cumulative team character wearing blue and green divided by 35, and then the results and cumulative character wearing black red yellow and divide by 15, I'm going with black red yellow.

 

In over twice the time, half the Cup finals.  I would not say at all that the Canucks have had by far their best teams in blue and green.

 

Ah, so based on your completely arbitrary math, the black and red teams are better.

 

I'll have you know that Loui Player Name has 1 assist this season. But, if you multiply that number by 2858, he has more points than Gretzky's entire career in that span. Therefore, Loui is a superior player.

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4 minutes ago, McBackup said:

Ah, so based on your completely arbitrary math, the black and red teams are better.

 

I'll have you know that Loui Player Name has 1 assist this season. But, if you multiply that number by 2858, he has more points than Gretzky's entire career in that span. Therefore, Loui is a superior player.

 

Arbitrary math?  It's not that difficult to count years and count Cup finals.  It's grade two stuff.

 

You are just making up nonsense numbers as a strawman.  The other stuff I proposed - cumulative character and results - could well be evaluated somehow and nothing would be as stupid as the word and number salad you just spewed out.

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37 minutes ago, Kevin Biestra said:

 

Arbitrary math?  It's not that difficult to count years and count Cup finals.  It's grade two stuff.

 

You are just making up nonsense numbers as a strawman.  The other stuff I proposed - cumulative character and results - could well be evaluated somehow and nothing would be as stupid as the word and number salad you just spewed out.

Its completely arbitrary. You're choosing the particular parameters you want to make your case. I could do the exact same with points, presidents trophys, Art Ross Winners, playoff series, etc. 

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