Pic from the Vancouver Sun. ZACK KASSIAN IS THE BEST.

Pic from the Vancouver Sun. ZACK KASSIAN IS THE BEST.

The Vancouver Canucks recently unveiled their new third jerseys, a throwback to 1915 when they were the Vancouver Millionaires. The jerseys are pretty sharp, actually. At the very least, they’re unique. Well, you can’t pair maroon with blue and green, so Corey Schneider had to get himself a new mask, and it’s pretty badass: cs m They’re done by DaveArt Designs, and you can check ‘em out closer below: vm vm2 vm3 A little love for the Patrick brothers on there. I love it.

Comments (10)

  1. Love it. Very old-timey.

  2. I like those jerseys a lot except for the “Vancouver” typeface used in the V, which ought to be less like Helvetica. More old-timey, somehow.

    Shouldn’t the mask be a tromp l’oeil painting of Schneider’s face, though, for authenticity?

  3. Absolutely awesome mask!
    Pretty good foresight by obscure former rocker “Thor” to buy the rights to the Millionaires name and logo in the 90s so the Canucks had to buy them from him in order to use them. I wonder how much he made on the deal?

    • Now there’s a name I never thought I’d see in this context, Thor is actually a current obscure rocker. Saw him at Sweden Rock Festival a few years ago, I’ve never laughed so much at a concert, the stage show was just as hilarious as it was bad.

  4. “The Vancouver Canucks recently unveiled their new third jerseys, a throwback to 1915 when they were the Vancouver Millionaires.”

    The Vancouver Canucks were never the Vancouver Millionaires.

    • Exactly. The Millionaires won a Cup. The Canucks didn’t exist for another 55 years, and have no banners to show for it (unless you count non-Stanley Cup banners, which most bad franchises do).

    • True. There is no connection between that 1915 team and the Canucks. Also, techincally it’s also not their new 3rds, since it’s just for one game. And it’s spelled Cory, not Corey.

      Who cares though. Check out those sweaters! : )

  5. Ya, the Canucks purchased the Millionaires name and licensing so that they could build a stanley cup history. If you can buy it, you don’t have to win it. This being the lock-out shortened year, it is a little ironic that they ponied up the money to do that – and that the name they purchased was “Millionaires”

  6. And now just because of this, you know that Luongo will be getting the start vs. Detroit.

  7. They’re still sweet unis. But these guys aren’t the Vancouver Millionaires any more than the new Senators are the old Silver Seven/Senators, any more than the new Seattle franchise will be the Metropolitans. (And you KNOW the owner of that expansion outfit is going to make a big deal about “the first US city to win the Stanley Cup,” and that is cool, but the Seattle Whateverses will have had as much to do with it as my shih-tzu.)

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