A few days ago I mentioned the Puck Daddy “Summer of Disappointment” series they are running and how I thought they got pretty much everything on the list wrong, and that’s okay. Disagreements are the lifeblood of the internet. However, as a professional opinion giver I didn’t think it is fair to say that someone is wrong unless I’m able to show why. With that in mind, I would like to offer my opinions on the worst of the Dallas Stars. Today we take a look at the Most Disappointing fashion choice: the Reebok black and white sweaters.
Dallas has had plenty of sweet sweaters over the years. I was a big fan of those old North Stars green and gold look from 1978-91, the jerseys with the Star around the arms and base was totally fitting and awesome and of course the new logos are fantastic. The Reebok line was worn from 2007-13 and eliminated all the things that made the Stars jerseys great.
On the black jersey, there was no Texas outline, absolutely zero green and they had about as much personality as Fred Norris. I’m sure I’m not the only person out there who thought that the Stars more or less ripped off the Iceland jersey from D2: The Mighty Ducks. In the years where the outlook for the franchise was at its darkest, these jerseys were the black holes robbing the fans of any remaining light of optimism.
The white jerseys were a little better, but that is because they couldn’t be any worse. At the very least, the white jersey had a little bit of green, and it did have the Texas state outline on the shoulders. Things got worse for the white when someone decided to remove the classic Stars crest on the front and replace it with just the word Dallas and the jersey number. Can someone please explain to me why hockey jerseys need numbers on the front? I understand the back and the sleeves, but the front? I get that Dallas is in the South, but this isn’t football.
Now some people will argue that the Mooterus was the worst, but those people are wrong. While the Mooterus wasn’t great, it did at least attempt to do something creative. I still don’t understand why it needed red, but the Taurus was somewhat cool, the design was creative, and after all it was a third jersey, not a full time 75+ game monstrosity forced upon us fans. The Reebok black and white jersey was just some
designer corporate marketing person playing it safe and trying to get fans to spend more green, something that these jerseys could have used more of.
What do you think?
As always, I welcome your comments. Thanks for reading and go Stars!
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