#tbt to Willie O’Ree who broke the NHL color barrier on this date in 1959 when he made his debut for the Boston Bruins. O’Ree’s immense talent was in spite of being blinded in one eye by an errant puck early in his playing career. His time in the NHL was brief and unremarkable, but O’Ree still established himself as a professional hockey player for nearly 2 decades. He played his best seasons in the WHL for Southern California teams, the LA Blades and San Diego Gulls. O’Ree was an impact player for the Blades, scoring 30 goals 3 straight seasons, losing in the league finals in 1965. His best single season came in 1968-69 with the Gulls, tallying 79 points on 38 goals and 41 assists. O’Ree was a major part of establishing the fan base in Los Angeles that the Kings continued to build off of. Hard to imagine that not one NHL team could have made use of O’Ree’s scoring touch during his prime. Swipe to check out a pic of Willie in a Blades uniform! #vintage#pennant#collector#collect#collection#vintagepennant#nhl#hockey#whl#defunct#willieoree#otd#throwback#thursday#throwbackthursday#sd#sandiegogulls#sandiego#losangeles#lakings#kings#la#sdgulls@sdgullsahl@lakings@nhl
"The Army logo on the right looks just like the NHL logo on the left," said no one ever.
If the Golden Knights have to change their name and logo because people might 'be confused' between the US Army's team of parachuters and a hockey team then every canuck team with a maple leaf as part of their logo might have to worry that their logo will be confused with the Canadian flag. Or if the name similarity is the problem then the Florida Panthers and Carolina Panthers are going to have a great deal to hash out.
Come on. This is idiotic. And even IF the Army has their way and the logo and/or name of the Vegas team must be changed then guess who's going to be making money? The Vegas. Because all of the fans, including me, will be buying new jerseys and hanging their old ones up in memory of how petty the Army acted when they could've been, I dunno, doing ARMY shit?