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Here are the new Carolina Hurricanes uniforms

Jun 4, 2013, 12:28 PM EDT

The Carolina Hurricanes unveiled their new sweaters and uniforms on Tuesday, retaining their primary logo and colors while making alterations to sweaters, pants and socks.

“The process of making these changes began several years ago,” ‘Canes GM Jim Rutherford said in a statement. “We are pleased with the results, and proud that our team was able to design the new look internally.

“Doug Warf’s [Carolina’s marketing dept.] staff including Ben Aycock, Andrew Roman and Lauren Baxter devoted a lot of time and energy to this process, taking input from our hockey department to create uniforms that our players love, and our fans will hopefully enjoy as well.”

Here’s the look:

In case you’re wondering what the actual differences are from the old look, click here for a explanation of matte finishes, sans-serif-based fonts and shoulder yokes.

  1. bigtganks - Jun 4, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    I still think that logo may be the ugliest in the NHL. Looks like a 2nd grader made it.

    • nunan - Jun 4, 2013 at 12:52 PM

      I like’’s an improvement. I did always like the hurricane flag as a logo, vs the swirly thingy.

      • letsgolightning - Jun 4, 2013 at 1:36 PM

        I like the stick/flag better too, but always found funny that the one they’ve used as an alternate is the symbol for a Tropical Storm (i.e. weaker than a Hurricane)

    • DonkeyStick - Jun 4, 2013 at 1:22 PM

      Nashville gets my vote for worst

      • tdrusher225 - Jun 4, 2013 at 2:50 PM

        Do you remember those old gray ones they used to have? Man, those were atrocious!

  2. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jun 4, 2013 at 12:54 PM

    Worst hockey pose every. Why the heck is his left hand positioned to take the face off on the backhand? We see the glove and Bauer logo on the right hand. Did Bauer pay for this?

    • spiciercheez - Jun 4, 2013 at 12:57 PM

      You’ve never seen a player take a faceoff with his backhand before? I agree it is kinda dumb for modeling a jersey but it’s not that out of the ordinary.

      • imleftcoast - Jun 4, 2013 at 1:24 PM

        With his knees really bent so he’s crouching. Shooting position would make infinitely more sense.

      • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jun 4, 2013 at 4:26 PM

        of course I’ve seen a player take position his lower has that way. Looks bad for a shoot.

    • ruddigervancity - Jun 4, 2013 at 1:24 PM

      Need to be able to see the number on the arm/shoulder.

  3. jaredo10 - Jun 4, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Wheres the difference ? Lameeee

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jun 4, 2013 at 3:18 PM

      It’s a little like when your girlfriend gets her long hair trimmed about an inch, doesn’t tell you, and asks you if you like it, and you have to assure her that of course you love it while trying to guess what might actually be different. Logo looks similar enough, colors about the same, and the rest is about an inch off hair down past her bra-strap. Looks lovely, dear.

  4. comeonnowguys - Jun 4, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    Away doesn’t look too bad, but way too much red in the home uni.

  5. wallio - Jun 4, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    I really want to hate that road jersey…….but I just can’t.

  6. puddywasright - Jun 4, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Not bad but I think the home jersey is too close to the red wings.

  7. LampyB - Jun 4, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    They basically mirrored Detroit by eliminating black in the socks. What a joke, the logo is what needed to change. They’re just a replica of the Wings now…just not nearly as good.

  8. scoocha - Jun 4, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    How about moving the team? Possibly to Hartford, Seattle, Quebec, KC, or Toronto?

    • caniac4ever - Jun 4, 2013 at 2:16 PM

      How about finding another team to bash? Or possibly one to support? The Hurricanes aren’t going anywhere,so drop it already. Your hatred for the south is quite obvious, now move on.

    • lightning9126 - Jun 4, 2013 at 3:45 PM

      How about no?

  9. pirovash88 - Jun 4, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    If they were gonna spend this much money on a new look, might as well have made it look like a huge difference. Doesn’t look all that different from their standard jerseys.

    • elvispocomo - Jun 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM

      There’s something to be said for not totally changing the look. It has some updates, and while I think they could have done a little more with the red homes, I like the white aways.

      It does remind me of the Team Canada jerseys though, particularly the red.

    • jb8588 - Jun 4, 2013 at 2:20 PM

      Nothing was worse in this regard than the $1 million+ the Lightning paid some company to come up with their current logo that I absolutly hate. I mean really…paying somebody over a million bucks to come up with the gatorade logo or a total knock off of Electric brand logo.

      • pirovash88 - Jun 4, 2013 at 2:27 PM

        That i can agree with, Lighting Logo looks ridiculous. Such a “cool kids” logo.

  10. jb8588 - Jun 4, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Not much of a fan of this new look mainly for the fact that it looks almost identical to the Phoenix uniforms.

  11. kingsfan93 - Jun 4, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Same old uniforms. Nothing really different.

  12. boltsfan777 - Jun 4, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    I think it looks pretty good. The design has better stripes, is less busy, and is more cohesive. Thumbs up. The logo is fine. I like that they are sticking to at least three colors (one being white), which in my mind separates it from Detroit. Not many teams can get away from having only two colors, when one of them is white.

  13. hockeyflow33 - Jun 4, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    Maybe I’m not enough of a fancy-man but I don’t see the difference

  14. murtdurt - Jun 4, 2013 at 2:42 PM

    As someone already pointed out these look identical to team Canada’s…

    • titansrbeast - Jun 4, 2013 at 3:05 PM

      “Hey guys, we need new uniforms. what can we make em’ look like?”….”How about we just copy Phoenix’s design and use Detroit’s red for our home and then on the road we can just look similar to Canada, Montreal, and even a little bit of New jersey except with red shoulders instead of black”….


  15. bobwsc - Jun 4, 2013 at 3:47 PM

    gives off a similar red glow to the giant, red chicken from Kenny Rogers Roasters that burned through the walls into Kramer’s apartment.

  16. letsgopens8771 - Jun 4, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Not that much of a difference

  17. pitpenguinsrulez - Jun 4, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    Bret Hart says 4 out of 10

    • alicesrightfootesq - Jun 4, 2013 at 5:16 PM

      Hey you miss typed

  18. tfaltin - Jun 4, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    Big fan of the road whites.

  19. ironmike778 - Jun 4, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    They’re decent uniforms and sometimes simple changes are better. Nothing to rag on them about.

  20. schlitzy - Jun 5, 2013 at 4:37 AM

    I’m sorry canes fans but that swirly logo is the worst in all of sports. that is what needed to be changed.

  21. imajoebob - Jun 7, 2013 at 9:38 AM

    Karmanos couldn’t figure out a way to add a white wing to the logo?
    His jealousy of Ilitch is truly pathological.

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