All posts tagged: Vancouver Canucks

Memorable Hockey Players In Not-so Memorable Jerseys pt. 3: Early 2000s

Early 2000s/Pre-Lockout Era In between the end of the ’90s and the 2004-2005 NHL Lockout, there was a period where teams spent money like it was going out of style. Multi-year big time free agent contracts led to a number of superstars changing teams, then being traded to other teams because they were making too much money, which ultimately led to the cancellation of an entire season in order for the NHL to “restore the competitive balance, create responsible spending, and instil financial accountability.” HAHAHAHA! Sergei Fedorov In My Mind: Detroit Red Wings Remember When? Columbus Blue Jackets After signing a mega million dollar contract to leave the Red Wings for the Mighty Ducks, Fedorov’s on ice performance started to decline. However, he was doing just fine off the ice while sharing Anna Kournikova with fellow countryman Pavel Bure. Oh ya, then he played for Columbus. Tony Amonte In My Mind: Chicago Blackhawks Remember When? Phoenix Coyotes Most people remember Jeremy Roenick (don’t worry, I’ll get to him) leaving the Blackhawks for the desert, but …

Memorable Hockey Players In Not-so Memorable Jerseys pt. 2: NHL ’94 Era

There is one defining moment in each of our lives when it comes to our childhood memories and while it had already happened once when I was far too young to remember (or care), I couldn’t BELIEVE Wayne Gretzky could actually be traded! (Again). This is when it became a shocking reality to me that some of my favourite childhood heroes would not always be on the teams where I first learned about them in NHL ’94. NHL ’94 Era Wayne Gretzky In My Mind: Los Angeles Kings Remember When? St. Louis Blues “The Great One” (or as he is now known as, “The Drunk One”) jumped ship from the LA Kings to the St. Louis Blues in ’95-’96, to hook up with his old pal Brett Hull just in time for a first round playoff match-up with the Toronto Maple Leafs. (More foreshadowing) ┬áIt wasn’t bad enough that Gretzky single handedly ruined my childhood by preventing the Leafs from winning the Stanley Cup in ’92-’93 (because we all TOTALLY know they would have beaten …

Worst NHL Jerseys…Ever.

The NHL season is back in full swing…or skate…you know what I don’t need to impress you with my wordplay, much like these NHL teams didn’t need to impress you with a design that was even remotely good. So with that I give you the worst NHL jerseys of all time! Enjoy! Boston Bruins Known as the “winnie the pooh” jersey. This Jersey was somehow allowed to exist for 10 years from 1996-2006. Good Call. Dallas Stars Ah, the Dallas Stars (2003-2006) with their astronomically inspired jersey…which somehowcame out looking like a woman’s uterus. observe:   Vancouver Canucks This jersey is a little more forgivable because it was the late 70s and early 80s…but common buddy…common buddy…seriously? Terrible. New York Islanders The “High Liner” Fish Sticks jersey of the New York Islanders. They rocked these bad boys from 1995-1997 and when it was first unveiled I actually liked it. However I was 12, and this point just proves that kids are stupid and should have no say in anything ever. Anaheim Mighty Ducks The player …