Canucks: Ranking every jersey in franchise history from worst to best

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Vancouver Canucks (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
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With the Vancouver Canucks releasing reverse retro jerseys, now’s a good time to rank every single jersey in their history from worst to best.

The Vancouver Canucks released their reverse retro jerseys earlier this week, which received mixed results from the fans.

The orca logo, design and gradient colours have caused debate among social media platforms. It actually gave Canucks Twitter something to argue about with no hockey going on right now.

The Canucks have worn many different jerseys throughout their 50-year history. In fact, few NHL teams have undergone as many drastic jersey changes as the Canucks.

With that all said,, let’s rank every jersey in franchise history from worst to best.

10. Flying V: 1978-1985

The Flying V takes the last spot here. It is most associated with the Canucks’ first run to the Stanley Cup Finals back in 1982.

It featured a large V across the front. (Not sure if it stood for victory or Vancouver. I’ll go with the latter.)  The red-orange look of the V was created to form an atmosphere that would “help create the happy, upbeat, aggressive player,” according to jersey designer Bill Boyd.

However, I think this is the worst jersey the franchise has ever worn.

The V logo doesn’t look that appealing to me. It looked okay on the black jerseys, but definitely not on the yellow ones. It looked the V was spread on a jersey made out of mustard. They looked more like uniforms for a fast food place. To me, the design of the flying jerseys look bland and uninspiring.

In fact the players weren’t fans of it either.

“Well, last year we played like clowns, now they’re dressing us like them,” former Canuck Jack McIlhargey once said.

9. Heritage Jersey: 2019 – Present

This jersey is a nice call back to the original Canucks jerseys. The White stick-in the rink jersey has a nice touch to it as well as the dark blue. However, the green stripes at the bottom ruin it.

It just makes the uniforms look boring. It would have been better if one of the stripes were white, instead of making them both green.

8. Millionaires Heritage Jersey: 2013-2015

These weren’t as bad as I remembered. The Millionaires jerseys were worn for a few games —  including the 2014 Heritage Classic at B.C Place — from 2013 to 2015 to pay homage to the Vancouver Millionaires, who won the Stanley Cup in 1915.

The maroon colour and the white V with Vancouver engraved in it provided a simple but decent look. The alternating stripes maroon and white stripes on the sleeves were also a nice touch.

As nice as they were, the Canucks lost every game they played in them, including the aforementioned Heritage Classic against the Ottawa Senators.