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Dallas to unveil new uniforms, make ‘significant announcement’ on June 4

May 21, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

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June 4, 2013, promises to be an important date on the Dallas Stars’ calendar.

On Tuesday, the club announced it’d be unveiling its new uniforms and logo that day, and will also make “a significant announcement regarding the 2013-14 season.”

“Since Tom Gaglardi took over as owner, we have been working diligently on a rebrand that is classic, simple and true-to-hockey,” said club president Jim Lites. “This event will showcase the results of that process to our loyal fans and will also provide us with an opportunity to announce several new developments about the future of our franchise.”

Gaglardi hinted that new uniforms would be on their way back in Nov. 2012 during a radio interview on The Ticket 1310AM.

Host Norm Hitzges brought up the idea of new duds, which led to the following conversation:

Hitzges: There are rumors that the Stars might be designing a new uniform. True?

Gaglardi: That’s true, yes.

Hitzges: Any tips?

Gaglardi: It’s been speculated that we’re doing that. I think our jerseys have taken an interesting…(laughs) it’s been an interesting team, because we’ve had a history of changing our jerseys quite often.

We end up in a place now with our current jerseys — which I quite like, I think they’re very simple and attractive and modern — but a couple of things bother me. One is that we’re the only one of 30 teams that don’t wear their primary logo on their chest.

I don’t like that, I’m a bit of a hockey purist and that would be the one criticism I have of our current jersey.

[There's also] a bit of a lack of color with our current kit. So we’re looking at all those things, up to and including if we want to modify our current logo as well.

The Stars also confirmed that new General Manager Jim Nill, Executive Advisor and Alternate Governor Mike Modano and forward Jamie Benn will all be a part of the event.

While there’s no word on what the “significant announcement” will be, it must be noted that Dallas is currently without a head coach after firing Glen Gulutzan last week.

  1. Martin Ericsson - May 21, 2013 at 4:58 PM

    Benn for captain, perhaps?

  2. greatminnesotasportsmind - May 21, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    Hopefully the “significant announcement” will be Dallas is changing their nickname.

    Since Dallas has the rights to “North Stars.” For some reason they refuse to let Minnesota have their name back. Something to original owners of the Wild inquired about.

    • lilleo1823 - May 21, 2013 at 5:30 PM

      It’s unfortunate that they named the new team in Minnesota the “Wild”. Lame. The franchise moved down from Minnesota and took the history with them. The name Stars and “North Stars” isn’t going anywhere.

    • spiciercheez - May 22, 2013 at 6:58 PM

      South Stars? Give MN North Stars back and there we go haha.

  3. letsgolightning - May 21, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Stadium Series game at Cowboys Stadium?

  4. mianfr - May 21, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    The Rangers don’t wear their primary logo on their chest either, unless I’m in the minority in thinking the shield with New York on the top and Rangers diagonal is the main one…

    • dolanster - May 21, 2013 at 8:56 PM

      Rangers sorta don’t have a logo — just the type treatment. The shield is secondary.

  5. govtminion - May 21, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Bring back the Mooterus!!! ;)

    Nah, glad they’re changing their look. Prior to the Reebok changeover, Dallas had one of my favorite jerseys in the league. This has always felt like it was a very temporary setup, like it was only supposed to last a season while they brewed up something better- and it just stayed for years. One of the worst jerseys in sports, I’ll be happy to see it go.

  6. rgledz - May 21, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    @greatminnesotasportsmind……that’s not true. According to Lou Nanne the NHL owns the name, logo and history that was the North Stars. The Wild could wear the old N sweater for a throwback, but they want to stay away from that association. Big mistake if you ask me. Maybe the big announcement is that they’re moving to a real hockey town!

    • greatminnesotasportsmind - May 21, 2013 at 9:24 PM

      According to Lou Nanne, NHL has the merchandise rights, which is why you can still buy North Stars jerseys, hats, shirts, etc. Dallas has the right to the “North Stars” name and trademarks. Dallas has refused to give Minnesota those naming rights.

      On a personal note, once teams move, they should leave their name behind. Like Cleveland Browns did and were able to get it back. Like Winnipeg did, how funny the NHL owns the team that held the “Jets” rights (Phoenix), and had no problem giving the name to the True North group who bought the Atlanta Thrashers and moved them to Winnipeg. The original Wild owner, Bob Nagele tried to get the North Stars name back, but Dallas’ then owner Tom Hicks refused to give it up. That’s okay, because now Dallas is in our division and it’s just another reason to hate them even more.

  7. selldannysell - May 21, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Bring back the big green star!

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