Thanks Scott RentoolI don't think by any means they managed to knocks the socks off 'em this time round, but yes, they are a definite improvement over others from the past. Just a mild reworking of last years' Vintage jersey: nothing more.
Had they gone anywhere near the ones post above right, there would have arguments over a new look (round patches in the elbows, stylized font on the numbers/letters, trimmed look). In a phrase: just more arguments between some people who like 'em and those who don't.
Discreet but super uglyThe Canucks are not the only ones putting their city name on their jersey.
But, this is a little more discreet.
That's true about the comic book hero, but the history of the word goes much deeper, and it has nothing to do with whales.
Canuck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Specifically, the word describes a Canadian settler, most typically of French Canadian heritage. A lumberjack, or a trader, but mostly a hearty, brave, strong Canadian.
Again, if you want to go "T-Idiot PC", you could take it a whole number of degrees further, and describe a people who came to this land, pillaged, stole from, and slaughtered the natives, and helped themselves forcefully to whatever they pleased.
But, I don't believe or read anywhere that the word "Canuck" was meant to describe a barbarian- just simply a tough Canadian. Some say it is a slang...well, only when used by Americans. Just like they don't like it when we call them Yanks, I don't like it when American's refer to me as a "Cunook" .
Anyhow, I'd have had no problem with the team bringing good old Johnny Canuck back to life in a logo. I think it would have been a much better likeness of what the name is supposed to represent.