Update: According to the TEAM1040am the third jersey will be unveiled tonight (November 13th) at 5:00pm Pacific time. [via icethetics]
Update: It was true, the third jersey was launched tonight, you can view the announcement on Canucks.com and watch the following video for more details. I’m just glad they mentioned Denman Arena.
Before I start saying that this is an officially “leaked” photo, may I remind everyone of last year’s logo mayhem.
Also, there’s been a jersey of this style on the Canucks Board since last June.
With that being said, John sent the link to JJ (our co-host on The Crazy Canucks podcast) late last night and he’s got a write up about it today.
“It was never a secret that the team wanted to bring back the vintage stick-and-rink logo – Chris Zimmerman has said as much at the past couple of State of the Franchise events – and this jersey certainly fits whatâ€™s been said all along. Personally, Iâ€™ve always liked this logo though I admit that it looks a little awkward from this angle. Plus, thereâ€™s already chatter that the Johnny Canuck looks a little too much like this guy. I suppose whether or not this version is a hit among Canucks fans remains to be seen.” [CanucksHockeyBlog]
According to VancityBuzz, “The jersey isn’t do for an official unveiling until November 15, 2008 against the lowly Leafs on CBC. That by the way is a 4pm local start, even though the game is at home.”
It’s kind of interesting to see the incorporation of Johnny Canuck on the shoulder crest but they’ve been wanting to share Canucks history a lot lately – maybe to kind of remind folks that this city does have a strong hockey tradition (and that we even won the cup… well the Millionaires did anyway).
I’m thinking it’s not entirely impossible that they’d go with something of a Johnny Canuck flare especially seeing how many Skytrain stations have John’s poster plastered all over them since he is sporting his limited-edition tshirt. That, and I think he’s kind of cute.