Monday, September 24, 2007

Rangers Replica Photos

Apologies for the limited posting today but I've been preparing for the new Rbk EDGE Reviews. You can read the first review on the Boston Bruins' new unis today.

I have photos to share with you of the New York Rangers' new Rbk EDGE jersey. Jim, who just purchased his new replica road sweater, emailed them in this morning.

The lettering does appear to be placed somewhat differently than in the past, but it has a lot to do with the paneling of the various fabrics, I'd imagine. I wouldn't say it's a bad change at all.

With regard to the stripes you see here, Jim wrote, "I have to say I am very impressed with how every stripe is stitched on, so that it seems separate from the other stripes and the rest of the jersey, unlike the old replicas where the stripes would be continuous with the rest of the jersey." It's a very nice feature of these new Reebok jerseys.

And then there's the obligatory close-up of the new collar design with the lace ties. I really like that. Overall, they seem pretty nice. But I'm still in love with my Lightning jersey.

Rbk EDGE Review: Bruins

Part 1 of 30. All 30 NHL clubs have unveiled new jerseys under the new Rbk EDGE Uniform System for the 2007-08 season. Here at the NHLToL, we're going to review every one of them. Read up and then rate the new sweaters. We'll do a full ranking after completing all of the reviews.

Rbk EDGE Uniform System

Boston Bruins

New Uniforms

Old Uniforms

The Unveiling
Thursday, June 21, 2007. The Bruins unveiled their new logo and uniforms to fans at an event the day before the NHL Draft.

Home vs. Road
Home: Black. Road: White. Both sweaters feature the same crest and secondary logo patches on each shoulder. The primary colors are black, yellow and white.

The black home jerseys feature yellow-white-yellow spaced stripes around the elbows. The same pattern is found around the waist. The yellow shoulder yoke features white stripes beneath that extend from the laced collar almost to the shoulder.

The white road jerseys feature yellow-black-yellow spaced stripes around the elbows. The same pattern is found around the waist. A black cuff extends up the sleeve to the elbow stripes. The black shoulder yoke features yellow stripes beneath that extend from the laced collar almost to the shoulder.

In The Details
The shoulder patches are different for the home and road sweaters. On the home jersey, the word "Bruins" is arched above a bear with the word "Boston" underneath. The words are swapped on the road jersey.

New & Old
The biggest uniform alteration, aside from the new logos, is seen along the shoulders and sleeves. The vertical stripe down the arms are gone and the horizontal elbow stripes have been wrapped completely around the arm. In addition, the stripe colors around the waist have been swapped on the home jersey.

Standard FAQ
Numbers on the front? No.
Laces at the collar? Yes.

NHLToL Editorial by Chris
By all accounts, the Boston Bruins by far have one of the best uniforms in the new crop. Classic and dignified. The essence of a hockey jersey. From the stripes to the shoulder bars to the collar laces, the style is top-notch. Even the upgrade to the primary and secondary logos is simply stunning. Boston's was the first jersey unveiled this summer and it gave hope to everyone dreading the "new-fangled" style being introduced by Reebok and the NHL. It's a shame this style didn't permeate more teams. 5/5

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Poll: Canadiens Logo History


Place your vote and then feel free to leave a comment as to how you came to your decision. Tell all your friends to drop in and vote! The more voices heard, the more accurate the results!

Poll opening date
Sep 24 @ 4:26 AM
Poll closing date
Oct 1 @ 11:59 PM


Result: Flames Logo History


69% 4,375 votes

6,342 total votes

31% 1,967 votes

Poll opening date
Sep 16 @ 7:35 AM
Poll closing date
Sep 23 @ 11:59 PM