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

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7. Salmon Skate: 1995-97

I may get a lot of hate for putting the “salmon” skate alternate jersey this high. Honestly, it really doesn’t look that bad.

The flying skate in the middle of the black and yellow stripes looks pretty neat and the “salmon” red is beautiful. I am glad they were only the third jerseys, however, because they probably would have grown stale after awhile.

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6. Gradient Orca: 2001-07

This is also another one some Canucks fans aren’t too particularly fond of.  Again, I personally think this jersey isn’t that bad at all.

The gradient red to blue looks alright. I do like the red shoulders and the dark blue on the bottom. The logo also sits well with the gradient look. This jersey is also a memorable symbol of the West Coast Express era.

5. Reverse Retro: 2020 – Present

This was unveiled earlier this week, and the more I look at it, the more I like it.

This is an upgrade from the early 2000s gradient jerseys. The gradient blue works really well with the green and the current orca logo.

The white stripes are also a nice touch. I can’t wait to see what it would look like with full gear on the ice. The Reverse Retro jersey would make a good Christmas gift.

4. Original Orca: 1997-2007

This one may provide bad memories to some people. When this jersey was announced, it was the beginning of the unfathomable Mark Messier and Mike Keenan era. However, there was also the West Coast Express era that followed — and those were much more exciting times.

The black worked really well with the blue, grey and red stripes. The away jersey looked even better; they had a clean look to it, and the orca logo fit nicely with the blue, grey, black and red stripes.

My only problem with this jersey is the orca looks like it has bleeding gums. Maybe it needs more vitamin C.