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

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3. Stick In Rink :1970-78, 2006-07, 2008-2017

I decided to lump in all three versions of the stick-in-rink jersey because they are practically the same , only with minor changes to the design.

This jersey is simple, and sometimes the simple option is the best one. The logo is a bit boring, but on all versions of the jersey, it goes with the blue background as well as the stripes which were usually green and white.

The dark blue mixes well with green. It fits well with the west coast, too, as the blue could represent the oceans and the green could the represent trees.

The stick-in-rink was the Canucks primary jersey in the ’70s. It eventually returned as an alternate in the 2006-07 season and from 2008-09 to 2016-17.  There was also a special version of the jersey that was worn for select game during the 2010-11 season as part of the franchise’s 40th anniversary seasons. (It looks so much cooler in white.)

2. Current Orca: 2007-Present

This would be lower on the list if they didn’t remove the Vancouver wordmark (I’m glad they finally did in 2019). It just didn’t need to be there.

I mean, everybody knows where the Canucks play, and you don’t need to tell remind them that it’s in Vancouver.

That being said, even with the woodmark, the current jerseys are awesome and even better without it. The orca doesn’t have a vitamin deficiency (or gingivitis?) this time. Some people hate the orca logo (possibly because it was introduced when the Canucks were bought by then-named Orca Bay Sports and Entertainment), but I think it is a great symbol for Vancouver and the West Coast.

Overall, it works really well with the blue and green. Orcas are majestic animals and apex predators. The away jerseys look just as nice; the blue and green stripes stand out on the sleeves and on the bottom.

The current jersey, in my opinion, is the best representation the Canucks have for the city and the province of B.C.

1. Flying Skate: 1989-97, 2016, 2019- Present

This is the best of the best, and I’m sure many of you will agree. What is there not to like about the Flying Skate jersey? The logo has a great look, and the colours of black, yellow and red go together nicely. The striping has a wonderful design, and the whole thing looks better on the ice.

The Flying Skate brings back nostalgia of the 1994 Stanley Cup run when Pavel Bure, Trevor Linden and company captured the imaginations of countless Canucks fans.

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Simply put, the Flying Skate is a perfect hockey jersey, and one of the the NHL has ever seen.