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Avalanche Uniforms Regress With Latest Update

Piping Lives On, Foot Logo Extinct

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The Avalanche said only "minor alterations" would be made to the jersey this season, and yet they managed to be both minor and major at the same time. Let's break down the differences:

  • No big surprise on the 20th anniversary patch. It lacks the "A" that we saw in the version released a few days ago, but otherwise it's exactly the same. I gotta say, it looks much nicer on the jersey than it does by itself.
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  • The secondary foot logo has been replaced with a stylized version of the Colorado state flag "C". It was a prominent feature of the old Rockies logo, but this time around it's been given the Avalanche burgundy and blue.
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  • Piping. Unipron. Stripes. Whatever you call it, the most controversial aspect of the Reebok Edge jersey lives on. Many of you have derided this piece of the sweater (including me), but those cries apparently fell on deaf ears.
My Grade: D-. The Avalanche had a chance to really make some iconic changes, but instead they took away one of the best parts of the jersey and kept one of the worst. We still don't know what we'll see for a the new third or Stadium Series jersey, but I have to imagine it'll be markedly better than what we've seen so far.

By the way, the Avalanche do not care that you miss the Foot:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"><a href="">@AnthraxJones</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) <a href="">June 26, 2015</a></blockquote>

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How would you have updated the Avalanche jersey for 2015-2016? Bonus points for images.