Sunday, October 28, 2007

Rbk EDGE Uniform Ranking

The ratings are in! Here is the official ranking for the new Rbk EDGE uniforms as decided by you, the readers, here at NHLToL.

4.3Boston Bruins
4.1Montreal Canadiens
4.1Washington Capitals
4.0St. Louis Blues
4.0Chicago Blackhawks
3.9Columbus Blue Jackets
3.8Detroit Red Wings
3.8Tampa Bay Lightning
3.6Phoenix Coyotes
3.6New York Rangers
3.6Minnesota Wild
3.5New Jersey Devils
3.4Los Angeles Kings
3.4San Jose Sharks
3.4Ottawa Senators
3.3Philadelphia Flyers
3.3Pittsburgh Penguins
3.3Carolina Hurricanes
3.3Calgary Flames
3.1Vancouver Canucks
3.1Buffalo Sabres
3.0Florida Panthers
3.0Colorado Avalanche
3.0Nashville Predators
2.9New York Islanders
2.9Atlanta Thrashers
2.7Dallas Stars
2.6Toronto Maple Leafs
2.6Edmonton Oilers
2.6Anaheim Ducks

This ranking was reached by averaging the ratings chosen by voters in each of the individual Rbk EDGE Review posts. I reviewed all 30 NHL uniforms and within each review was a poll where readers could rate the uniform. See all 30 reviews.

All 30 polls will remain open forever so folks can continue to keep casting votes. The above ranking is based on results as of this morning. Any changes after more votes are cast would be negligible and wouldn't count for this ranking.

One other note is that despite how it may appear above, there were no ties in the rankings. For the purposes of this post, each rating was rounded to the nearest tenth of a point. For example, while the Canadiens and Capitals each received a 4.1, if you look further beyond the decimal, you'd see that the Habs have 4.146 while the Caps have 4.089, which is why the Canadiens are ahead of the Capitals. Make sense?

Hope you guys enjoyed the reviews! Please leave your comments below.


Matthew said...

The Blue Jackets are above the Wings? Something is rotten in the state of NHLTOL

Alex said...

wow my flyers only got a 3.3... i voted them a 5 haha

Adam said...

Any team that has those apron lines should not get above a 3, I'm sorry. Blues, i'm looking at you.

Ryan said...

My Penguins with a 3.3 - sounds about right.

I'd be curious to see a poll of last year's jerseys - I think we'd do a lot better.

I don't understand why just about everyone hates the Isles' new duds. I think they're among the best in the biz.

Drew Celestino said...

The sleeves and shoulders betray them Ryan.

Jason said...

Some weird results there. I don't get what everyone else sees in Washington's stuff. I like the colours and the logo, but the jersey design doesn't work for me.

The Oilers beat someone? Ha! And the Ducks at that! Nice!

Jacob said...

I'm surprised by how much I agree with these rankings. The only score that seemed way off to me was the Flames'. Apparently there are people out there who actually like that jersey. Who knew?

Jacob said...

Interesting that most of the ratings are above 3.0. Do the high ratings mean that fans like the new jerseys in general?

I would like to see polls on last year's jerseys, or on franchises' best jerseys, just so we can see how the edge stacks up.

Jacob said...

Sorry for the string of comments, but I just realized something else:

My Oilers went from semi-finalists in the logo polls to second last in the uni ranking. Quite a shift. The fact that only the Ducks
(with their much-maligned logo) scored lower speaks of how strongly people feel about the ridiculous Oilers' design.

Such great potential; such a miserable jersey.

Tyklowak said...

Actually, Oilers, Maple Leafs and Ducks are all Tied for last... :P

Jason said...

Oilers president doesn't like the new look, but the CEO does:
They mention that they could be changed, but no sooner than 2009-2010.

Tyklowak said...

I think they look like practice jerseys...

Ryan said...

"The sleeves and shoulders betray them Ryan."

I'm not thrilled with the shoulders, but I don't think it helps or hurts them - but I LOVE the sleeves. Of course, that might just be because they remind me of the ones on the Pens' late 80's/early 90's duds.

canucklehead said...

I can't believe that the Islanders ranked higher than Dallas.

And I'm surprised that Calgary and Carolina are ahead of Vancouver.

Oh well

Nathan said...

In general I agree, but some that I completely disagree with are:
- Blues are way too high (like the colours but the piping completely destroys them for me)
- Bluejackets are a little too high (they are ok, but not up with the elite)
- Wild are way too high (i can't stand the red one)
- Kings are too high (purple is a horrible colour for a jersey - well at least how it is used here)
- Devils should be higher
- Hurricanes and Flames are too high (both these are very ugly in my opinion)
- Canucks should be higher (great colours and style and the wordmark is not nearly as bad as people make it out to be - it is just initial shock)
- Isles should be higher (I am one of the few who don't mind them. They shouldn't be too much higher though)
- Leafs should be way higher(i know they are plain, but I love em for some reason)

However, having said that, most of the list does not surprise me. The above are my own personal tastes. I know how most people stand. The following are the only real surprises to me:
- Caps (I love em, but I didn't realize so many others do too)
- Blues (I thought more people would agree with me about the piping)
- Bluejackets (still can't figure out why people like em so much. they aren't horrible, but not nearly up there with the best in my opinion)
- Leafs (even though I know a lot of people think they are plain, I am surprised people hate them so much. They aren't much different than what they had before and I thought they were popular before)

hardcoresharksfan20 said...

Sharks jerseys suck. i cant believe they got above anaheim who went from a cartoon logo to a team logo. Where we went from a team logo to a fantasic 4 comic book.

Peter Puck said...

Hey Chris,

I know you are a busy guy keeping this thing going and I know you explained these results already, but would it be possible to post the uniform rankings with 2 decimal places so that it doesn't appear that a bunch of teams are tied. Some of the rankings are very close just like the NHL standings....but it would be cool to see how far apart they are actually separated. Cheers if you can.

gokingsgo6768 said...

Coyotes are too high. Their unis are boring. Especially now that they got rid of the stripes on the waist. Logo is OK. I don't understand how they ranked ahead of Rangers, Wild, Devils, and Kings.

gokingsgo6768 said...

As a Kings fan, it gives me a great deal of satisfaction to see that the Ducks are ranked last.

mazda3issexy said...

I love the Red Wild jerseys

Richard said...

I'm a huge Blues fan, but not a fan of their jerseys. I agree they should be near the bottom because of those damn yellow lines going everywhere.