The Vancouver Canucks unveiled their adidas reverse retro jerseys Monday morning to many mixed reviews.
— Vancouver #Canucks (@Canucks) November 16, 2020
The jersey features the classic Canucks orca and a split green and blue colour scheme.
adidas, who worked closely in the creation of the jerseys, aimed to create a design that represented “unique and historical moments in each club’s history, while refreshing the color and design combination for an all-new presentation.”
Here’s what the Canucks had to say on the design of the jersey:
Originally red, Vancouver’s Gradient Orca Jersey debuted during the 2001-02 season. The Canucks team was coming off its first playoff appearance in five seasons and the fanbase had just had its first glimpse at a couple of young future stars, Daniel and Henrik Sedin. The jersey was also featured during one of the most exciting eras in team history when the West Coast Express was taking the League by storm.
Fast forward roughly 20 years, and the team is again in a very similar position having finally returned to the playoffs, led once again by a new era of Canucks hockey, and the young stars of the future.
People have since taken to Twitter with some saying it looks like a cheap knockoff jersey you would find at Walmart. Harsh. Nonetheless, the jerseys will be worn multiple times next season.
What do you think of the design?
On Twitter: @zjlaing
I’ve seen a lot of people say the new reverse retro looks like something you’d buy at Walmart. After looking at Walmart’s selection of Canucks jerseys, I can’t say those people are very far off….. pic.twitter.com/JUeW66zZG4
— David Quadrelli (@QuadreIli) November 16, 2020