The Carolina Hurricanes reminded the world they exist by unveiling new uniforms today. The team’s logo, a confusing swirl of red and black that may or may not be a puck with razor blades jutting out of it, remains the same. The modern uniform design sported by the team since it came into existence in 1997 has been scrapped, though. In its place is a new uniform set that’s simple, streamlined and sure to ruffle a few feathers north of the border.
That’s because it’s a blatant ripoff of Team Canada’s hockey uniforms.
Don’t believe me? Here are the Hurricanes’ new duds:
And here’s what Team Canada wears:
Notice a few similarities? Perhaps it would be better to ask if you notice any differences.
If you’re going to bite the style of another hockey team, I suppose you might as well steal from the best team in the world and the reigning Olympic gold medalists.
But really … this is the best you can do, Carolina? It’s not even a cohesive uniform set — why is there black striping on the white jersey but not on the red one? Maybe it’s a lazy way to differentiate the jerseys from Team Canada’s? Wait, no, Team Canada wore ones almost exactly like that in 2002:
You can see more photos of the
stolen new uniforms over at sportslogos.net.