Dallas and Carolina reveal new jerseys

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On Tuesday, the Dallas Stars and Carolina Hurricanes unveiled new home and away jerseys for the upcoming 2013-14 season.

For Dallas, a new jersey design has been a long time coming. The classic “star” jersey was tragically put to rest in 2007 when a league-wide jersey redesign took place to match a new Reebok template (the same time Vancouver introduced its Orca/Stick-in-rink lovechild jersey).

This original idea was replaced by what could arguably be called an uninspired concoction, with the Star’s own logo being relegated from the jersey’s chest.

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Then on Tuesday, the Star’s organization presented these:

Out went the gold trim, the heavy use of black, and the traditional logo. In came emerald green, a Dallas Cowboys star with a “D” thrown in, and silver. After all, owner and part-time stargazer Tom Gaglardi said that “…if you look in the sky and look at a star, it’s more silver than gold,”.

As long as he likes it, and just enough jerseys fly off the shelves, these green sweaters will be a mainstay in the new Central division.

Carolina also presented “new” jerseys, but unless you’re an equipment geek, or a die-hard fan of the ‘Canes, you might not be able to tell the difference between this:

And this:

Some reddit users of r/Hockey even pointed out, using Eric Staal as a model for each of them, that the new Carolina jerseys bear a striking resemblance to those that Hockey Canada have used since 2008.

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Do you think the Stars or Hurricanes made the right moves? If you abhored these decisions (as I do), then you can at least be thankful that we don’t have to see these jerseys more then three or four times a season.

Vyas Saran is Vancity Buzz’s Canucks Columnist. Follow him on Twitter for more Canucks news and NHL updates via @vyassaran.

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