Tuesday, July 28, 2015
What does Sutter bring to the Canucks? Despite having fewer points than Bonino, Sutter did much of his work behind Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin as a third-line center, meaning that he wouldn't necessarily get the better wingers to play with, plus he's a more responsible player in his own end. Consistency is also a strength of his, something that wasn't evident with Bonino, who started out hot, but tailed off badly as the season went on. The Canucks also lose defensive depth with Clendening, who was acquired last season in exchange for another prospect in Gustav Forsling. This is where the worries for Canucks fans should begin, as ultimately, the Canucks gave away a potential top offensive defenseman for nothing. As for draft picks, it appears to be the pick they acquired in the Kevin Bieksa deal earlier this month.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
One of the most obvious changes to the uniforms is the addition of black, which at the very least, adds to what was a fairly ordinary look. The waist stripes aren't obvious, as they only appear at the very bottom of the jerseys. The arms of the jerseys are where the biggest changes occur, as the striping is noticeable while the number and letter fonts are changed. Shoulder patches differ on both the home and away jerseys, as the home will feature a paw print with the letter A embedded within it while the away jerseys will still feature the Arizona state outline with the state flag on top and the AZ on the bottom, meaning it will remain the same as it has been on their previous jerseys. The southwestern style design is featured inside the collar, something that has been a trend for a while for teams to feature something on the inside of the collar.
While the Coyotes didn't hit it out of the park with the new designs, it is at least a new look that will identify the team better while giving them something that may last a while.