The Rebranding Will Be In Color

Tuesday, 06.04.2013 / 4:01 PM / Razor With An Edge
By Daryl "Razor" Reaugh

New ownership is on the horizon for the Stars.

Sure, sometimes that horizon seems so distant you could watch your dog run away for 3 days against it, but it is there.

With new ownership will come changes - changes for the good we all trust, and changes that maybe should include the very colors the franchise flies.

Nothing rebrands with more impact than color.

When the NHL returned following the work-stoppage in 2004-2005 they not only changed the game's rules, they changed their own logo. The league's shield was altered from a descending "NHL" to an ascending acronym. (My former coach, the late great Bill LaForge initiated a similar change to the old Canucks logo - maybe his best contribution to that organization during his 24 game tenure) And while they were at it during the hockey hiatus the NHL also ditched the orange in it's logo. Presto! Fresh start.

Remember when Mark Cuban bought the Mavericks back in 2000, what was one of the first things he did? That's right, he re-imagined the Mavs colors and logo. He rebranded.

In Tampa, under the leadership and new ownership of Jeff Vinik, they're altering the Bolts colors (and their logo). Rebrand.

Another area of consideration, or debate, is that of a city's 'colors'.

I'm not sure where I fall on this topic. I can appreciate a city like Pittsburgh where the Pens, Pirates and Steelers all share the Black and Gold just as I can Philly where the Flyers are orange, the Phillies are red, the Sixers are red-white-blue, and the Eagles are green.

So what is Dallas' 'color'?

Well blue seems to be a pretty strong thread. And the flag of Texas would seem to provide a red and a white that complement the blue well. Which reminds me of a pretty amusing observation from Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham who wrote: “I count 27 Texas flags at Rangers Ballpark and two U.S. flags. Think they're trying to tell us something"

It's a powerful combination. Vibrant. American. Texan.

Red is THE power color.

Red, white and blue are easy colors to wear and thus easy colors to sell.

The trio are the color of the sport - just look at the lines on the ice.

And back in the late 90s weren't we called "Montreal South". Maybe bleu, blanc and rouge is meant to be?

I know what some of you are thinking, or saying, or yelling. "Razor, you a-hole; green, gold and black are our colors. They're our tradition." You're right, they came to Texas with the franchise, but with the advent of 3rd jerseys. (Or in the case of some college football programs, 11-teen jerseys) I believe there's the ability to revisit and revel in the former colors - from time to time - while still hitting the refresh button on the franchise in the grander scheme.

Rebrando, amigos!

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
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2013-2014 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 2 1 1 -1 2
C. Sceviour 2 1 1 0 2
A. Chiasson 2 1 1 -3 2
T. Seguin 2 1 0 0 1
R. Garbutt 2 1 0 1 1
S. Horcoff 2 0 1 1 1
T. Daley 2 0 1 -1 1
A. Goligoski 2 0 1 1 1
J. Benn 2 0 1 1 1
A. Roussel 2 0 1 1 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 0 2 0 .870 3.56
 
 
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