Re: [hockhist] Old new uniform
- Thanks, Lloyd! Fast and right on the money!
____ Arthur Chidlovski ____
--- On Fri, 3/19/10, Lloyd Davis <ldaviseditor@...> wrote:
> From: Lloyd Davis <ldaviseditor@...>
> Subject: Re: [hockhist] Old new uniform
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Friday, March 19, 2010, 2:07 PM
> They're Cooperalls. Depending on whom
> you ask, they were either the
> dumbest idea ever (proof positive that nothing was learned
> from the
> disco era) or the Betamax of hockey equipment.
> Worn by the Flyers in '81-82 and '82-83, and by the Whalers
> in '82-83,
> before the NHL outlawed them on the grounds of safety
> concerns -- it
> was believed that players falling on the ice would slide
> farther and
> Doesn't look like goalies wore them. Check out Pelle
> Lindbergh in this
> photo of a Whalers-Flyers game.
> Flyers wore two different styles. In '81-82, with their
> sweaters, the Cooperall pants had vertical
> striping. In '82-83, there were no stripes.
> For a Leaf fan, this photo of Darryl Sittler has so many
> things wrong
> with it:
> They were very popular in youth and junior hockey.
> - Lloyd
> On 19-Mar-10, at 1:03 PM, arthur chidlovski wrote:
> > Hi:
> > Does anyone know about the history if this look-n-feel
> of hockey
> > uniform:
> > http://i.cnn.net/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0709/nhl.uniforms.old.and.new/images/06.whalers.flyers.jpg
> > Who was proposing this style? What was the reaction?
> Obviously, it
> > wasn't very popular since it's no longer used in the
> NHL, but
> > someone for some reason asked me about this. Any
> > Thanks,
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