Morning Free Association: New Jerseys

Earlier this year, the NHL announced that Adidas would take over jersey manufacturing from Reebok starting in the 2017-18 season. This news sparked a lot of conversation among hockey fans because it each team would only be allowed to have two sweaters, one home and the other away, with the alternate or thirds being abandoned for at least a season. Three weeks ago, reports were that 12 teams would be getting uniform changes that could range from minor tweaks to major logo and design overhauls. Pete Blackburn compiled all of the uniform glimpses that Adidas teased in the “Form the Future” campaign on Twitter yesterday.

For those in the know, this is just moving the jersey from one part of the company to another as Adidas owns Reebok. Honestly, it looks like Adidas has decided to have Reebok focus on other products outside of uniforms judging from the changes in the big four American sports.

Adidas showcased their work during the World Cup of Hockey. The uniforms were designed with special moisture-wicking mesh to regulate body temperatures more easily. No word on whether or not the famous three stripes will be incorporated or if they also control moisture and heat.

So how do the Bruins fit into this? Boston is one of the teams with at least minor design fixes. So what do we know?

Four days ago, a picture was released of part of the front design.

Yesterday, the logo and part of the nameplate were released. As you can see, it looks like the gold yoke is still in place and the material is different. The nameplate is different; the black “double stroke” of the lettering is missing, making it look more similar to that which was on the Men In Black uniform.

Form the Future

Old Nameplate

There isn’t a clear enough picure of the lettering to determine if the font is different or not. I might have to consult a font specialist.

Truthfully, we don’t know much.

The new uniform designs will be released on Tuesday, a day before the NHL Awards.

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phonymahoney
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Morning pals –
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  • I’ve been trying to say hi for two hours, as usual, been a little busy, though.
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  • Drouin to Montreal! I’m on the fence about who won this. At first I was thinking TB kind of got hosed, but now I’m thinking, hey, if someone’s unhappy, you’re better off moving them, and he could end up being unhappy with the Habs, too, and then all bets are off. Plus, he’s got no defensive game, so there’s that. Sergachev is unproven, obviously, but you never know.
  • I’m also not shocked that they would trade for a cry baby. I’m being mean and I don’t really care.
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  • Anyway, it’s a glorious day to hate the Habs, as always.
  • I can’t wait for more trades and I would be pretty okay with moving our first for a d-man.
  • Also psyched for the draft. I guess I had hockey envy from only getting one round in.
  • MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    I’m also not shocked that they would trade for a cry baby.

    Cray-baby’s #2 on MTL’s list of criteria for personnel pick-ups. How is he on #1 – CAN HE DIVE?????

    I would be pretty okay with moving our first for a d-man.

    As long as it’s not just any D-man, but actually a quality one.

    imbiginjapan
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    imbiginjapan

    I love fonts!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    Never understood all the comic-sans hate. It’s just a font, people!

    imbiginjapan
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    imbiginjapan

    This is my favorite article on fonts, typography and semiotics ever:

    Alien

    Satan 81's Sister
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    My god, that’s thorough. Also, it took me three tries to spell “thorough” correctly.

    The London Bear
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    Good morning!

    I often struggle to see beauty in inanimate objects – I’m more of a “functionality over form” kinda guy. As long as they don’t look really horrendous, I’m easy.

    Working from home again today, this time because I simply couldn’t be bothered to go into the office. That’s not what I told the boss, of course wink. I appreciate how lucky I am to be able to do that – must try not to take advantage.

    Going to meet up with some old schoolmates tomorrow. We had a get together a little over a year ago, but since then three of them have had babies! So that should be fun.

    Anyone watched the new series of House of Cards? I’m on ep 11. The last series was criticised for being far-fetched. True events since then have kinda expanded the boundaries of what is considered far-fetched, though…

    Anyone got any fun plans for the weekend?

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    Anyone watched the new series of House of Cards? I’m on ep 11. The last series was criticised for being far-fetched. True events since then have kinda expanded the boundaries of what is considered far-fetched, though…

    Just finished it last night. I thought this season moved pretty slowly. I also found Frank’s rhetoric & policies to be increasingly GOP-esque, considering that he’s supposed to be a Democrat. It seems like they were trying to twist him into increasingly Trump-y contortions in an attempt to one-up reality.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Hey Pals!
    Jerseys don’t excite me all that much.
    Since I have done “D” league only since getting back on the ice, it makes PERFECT sense to put me on two “A” league playoff games last night, alone. First game was a giant pain in my ass. When the bitching started, I went over to the benches and said “Hey guys, I got fucked tonight, so there’s a good chance some of you will get fucked, too. And to be honest, I don’t care. Also, the harder I have to work, the bigger an asshole I will become.” I had to be a really big one. Second game a bunch of guys came to the box during warm ups to say hi, ask where I’ve been (injured) and why I was alone. Some guys said “c’mon, let’s have some fun.” and we did! They saved the evening, I got a good skate in, and the players were awesome.
    Today I am le tired.
    Moar sleep!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Glad the second team was awesome. Fuck that first team!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Both teams in game 1 were complete assholes and hate each other. Both teams in game 2 were great.

    Game 1 – player A1 is holding player B1. My hand is up, but the non offending team has possession so it’s a delayed penalty. I tell B1 ” i got it”, but B1 is now pissed off and smacks A1. I blow the whistle and send both players to the box. B1 says ” you should have blown the whistle sooner”. Me – “why don’t you blow me, then I’ll blow the whistle. Oh, and fuck you, you fucking moron.” That’s how game1 was.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Me – “why don’t you blow me, then I’ll blow the whistle. Oh, and fuck you, you fucking moron.”

    The game may have sucked, but this is hysterical.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Other players WERE amused.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Jo-ann was running the clock and had to listen to all this. So the guy goes in the box and tells her to shut the door. She told him to perform an anatomical impossibility!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Recch for Jo!

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    Ditto to that! Those guys sound awesome.

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    on an unrelated note:

    Why does this not surprise me

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    Poor Kosovo! It looks like they have to metal bands at all. Just a big “N/A” where a number should be!

    The London Bear
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    Oh, the Finns love them some metal!
    Relatively few in UK. I think metal is seen as kinda dated over here.
    Major nitpick, but it would have more context if the total number of bands (regardless of genre) per 1m people was known.
    Where would the US rank, d’you think?

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Who knew Greece was a hot bed of metal?

    imbiginjapan
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    imbiginjapan

    metalbandsmap

    The London Bear
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    Ah, so the Canadians are a bit more into it. Great graphic!

    IntentionallyWidenberg
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    I love that one of the referenced sources is the CIA world fact book

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    It’s one of the lessons they learned from trying to infiltrate the Afghan death-metal scene.

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