Welcome to the Unofficial Canucks Report!
Allow me to introduce myself.
Today, for me, is a nervous, but exciting day. Currently jobless, hoping in this COVID-19 world for anything to bring me back up.
I’ve been thinking about what I could do for a long time to help me financially, but keep my happiness up while I’m at it.
And thats when I got an ad for Vocal. It hit me like a Shea Weber slapper from the point.
I could write stories about the team I love, the team I grew up admiring, and the team I would one day end up working for(thanks again bossman).
So here we are, the Unofficial Canucks Report(name TBA). During the offseason, we will talk about various rumours about the Canucks, potential trades, signings, and many more.
For the regular season(whenever that may be), we will be going in and looking at the results of the previous game, and look forward to the next one.
So, lets start with some JERSEY NEWS(oohs and ahs from the crowd inside my head).
Recently, Adidas Hockey has confirmed the new “Reverse Retro” jerseys for each of the 31 teams in the current NHL(sorry Seattle).
Let us take a look at a couple designs from designers that have caught my eye.
Okay, okay, totally joking on this one. Y’all thought I wouldn’t cause at least some PTSD in my first article?
Seriously though, let me show off one that alot of people have been talking about, from @S7Dsn on Twitter.
Now, I know alot of peoples feelings about the “Gradient Orca” jersey. Put away your tomatoes. But honestly, I do not hate this one. In fact, dare I say it, I would spend money on this jersey in a heartbeat.
I grew up watching the Canucks during this era. It was a different time. We had just established the West Coast Express, we had (then) young guns in the Sedins, before they became engrained in Vancouver lore, where Todd Bertuzzi was one of our best players(can’t wait to see you back in Van City, Bert!).
I had been so used to just the basic white and dark jerseys that everyone seemed to be using at the time.
Then I saw the gradient for the very first time.
This was unlike any jersey I had seen. They didn’t go overly cartoonish like we had seen from the Ducks(a little bit more Mighty at that point). They kept it fairly more serious, with just that perfect dash of colour. Not to mention the V on the sleeves? Take my mom’s money ASAP(I was like 5 or 6 at the time, don’t judge me).
And now, we take a look at the potential 2020/21 version of the Gradient. You keep the basic idea of it, keep the V’s on the sleeves, and add the blue and green that has become so synonymous with Canucks hockey(and to a lesser extent, the Overwatch League; shoutout Vancouver Titans!).
If Vancouver does end up going this route with the gradient, I personally guarantee I’ll be first in line to pick one of these up, or do the socially distant way, and pick one up from Vanbase *wink wink nudge nudge*.
This wraps up a bit of a more fun opening to the Unofficial Canucks Report, I truly hope you enjoyed! I shall see you all next week.