07 December 2022

2022 NHL Reverse Retro Jerseys - Atlantic Division


2022 NHL Reverse Retros

The NHL and adidas designed another set of Reverse Retros for all 32 teams.  Some of these designs are really good, some are really bad.  No one asked for this, but here is my opinion on the 2022 Reverse Retros.  I have no qualifications, so feel free to disagree with my opinion.  Starting with the Atlantic Division, since all the teams have debuted their new jerseys on the ice. 

Boston Bruins

Boston Bruins - 8/10

Has there been a bad Bruins jersey?  Well, yes.  But this is not one of them.  This one works on many levels.  It brings back the 90's third jersey with the bear, this time in white.  Yeah, it looks like an MTV Liquid Television version of a bear that is about to attack Aeon Flux, but who cares...it works.  The jagged shoulder yokes and sides look like claws, or rips...rips by claws.  

Number and letter placement works, as well as the font, classic.  The 'Bruins' shoulder patch is just enough to bring everything together.  Plus, they Bruins have set an NHL record for longest home win streak, with only a handful of losses so far.  This is all thanks to a pretty good jersey design.  The Winter Classic jersey, on the other hand, is another story.

Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo Sabres - 6/10

Dude, what the hell is going on here? There is too much white.  At the same time, not enough white. The jersey itself it okay.  Very simple, they took the red/black buffalo head jersey and gave it the blue/gold treatment.  As a jersey alone, it works.  But we judge on the whole package.  This is why I waited until the entire uniform is on the ice.

The problem here is the helmet, it needs to complements something.  Maybe have white helmets so everything is white.  Then strap on some Oakland Seals (foreshadowing) white skates and you may have something.  How about blue pants to work with the blue helmet.  The little blue strip on the hem breaks things up at little, but it needs more contrast.  Call me crazy, but how about blue pants with yellow helmet?   The white gloves work.

Detroit Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings - 4/10

This is the problem when your team only has two colours...well, really one colour.  In Detroit's case, red.  So, what do you do?  You add a 'neutral' colour like black, sometimes grey or silver.  This is black/red is throwback one of their original Detroit Cougars design...which was red/white, of course...and 'retro-ed' during 1991-92 Season for NHL's 75th Anniversary.

Another 'issue' with the Red Wings' jersey history is, they kind of only have one design.  A very iconic design.  The early jersey, or sweater, designs were usually simple striping, achieved by changing the yarn as it is knitted.  The classic striping is a tradition that is seen in hockey jerseys since.  Bro, you guys need a real secondary logo.  Heck, even a risky third jersey with a goofy logo, like...an octopus.

One nice detail, instead of just a letter, the captain's "C" is on a patch.  And...for the first time in a while on the correct side of the chest.  Damn it, do not get me started on C/A placement.

Florida Panthers
Florida Panthers - 10/10

This one is a winner!  Everything works on this design.  As a bonus is corrects some serious mistakes that are on their regular jerseys.  I am talking about shoulder numbers.  

The Panthers win by using their almost forgotten secondary logo, the sun, stick, and palm tree.  A great secondary logo that just screams "Florida hockey".  Combined with the original layout of their inaugural threads, and light blue similar to the 2009 thirds, this works.  A new logo with a sun and FLA ties everything together.

Montreal Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens - 7/10

Oh, so close.  Overall, very good. Like Detroit, Montreal is limited in retro selection as their jersey design has not really changed through out the years.  Here they try to use a light blue.  While for the most part, it works simply for trying a new colour, it needs a little more to really make it pop.

A little red to bring everything together.  Perhaps outlining the numbers and letters.  Or, maybe...dear I say it, at another stripe.  Again, the design follows the same layout as every jersey in their history, handcuffed by tradition.  Also, Florida wins the light blue jersey battle.

Ottawa Senators
Ottawa Senators - 4/10

This is what we call 'safe design'.  Not much outside the box thinking here.  You have that gold, use it.  Throw in some gold trim,.  Heck go with a gold jersey like Vegas.  Even some white trim can help this pop.  That red swoop across the body just gets lost.  Much like their "SENS" jersey this just looks like a bootleg jersey.

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning - 8/10

Yo, way to full nineties on this.  Basically a re-colour of their late 90's thirds with the 'storm' and lightning motif.  Even the numbers and letters look like lightning bots.  It passes ugly and crosses over to awesome.

It is refreshing to see something other than a "wait, is that a new Leafs uniform" look from the Lightning.  Their regular uniform is just a Red Wing design with Maple Leaf colours.  Wait, did Yzerman have anything to do with that?

Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs - 6/10

Another Original Six Team that suffers from tradition and lack of colour options. Even with those limitations, the Leafs did a good job with what they had to work with.  I think this is the first time we have seen white shoulder yokes on their blue jerseys.  With the contrasted shoulder yoke, it is a real reverse of their retro whites.

It looks good because it is safe.  Too bad Florida and Montreal used light blue.  Might be interesting to see something other than the blue/white combo.  Yes, they added grey for their last retro design.  Like Detroit, Toronto is limited to basically one colour to play with.  Yeah, I know what you are thinking, 'what about great'...when then they will look like bootleg Canuck jerseys. 

01 December 2022


 Final stretch to the end of the year.  Everyone is trying to get their numbers in the black, and as a business of scamming people the telemarketers are hard at work.  As usual, we should make sure their work is all in vain.  Fuck these guys

1 December 2022

  509-644-3815  Loon Lake, WA - Fancy name, so we did a search for Loon Lake.  The lake and/or town of Loon Lake shows up in various parts of the United States.  California, New York, Oregon, Washington.  That is about as deep as we looked. 

Yes, of course, this is most likely your typical spoofed number.  Telemarketers tend to either target large cities like Los Angeles and New York, or small communities with less people than your suburban high school graduating class.  The Loon Lake in Washington, just north of Spokane, has a population of about 700 people.  

Fuck you!

3 December 2022

serviceacc-limitedl679-8216.currentlyinformation@appskwekw.sdertuvdz.ovh - Here we go again.  Yep, that is the address the text was from.  Bright and early on a Saturday morning.


There many red flags being raised in this text.  Fuck you!

netflx-membership.update.-3227030@hirakarazenbu.live - How to spot a new trend.


Second text of the day, about 3.5 hours after the first one.  While the wording is a little different, it is the same message.  Note the different address of the sender and link to "resolve the issue".  Fuck you!

support-mms-netflixmembership-ll151-1095@uiydcoudrvo.eu - Less than 30 minutes later...make that three texts with the same message


Well, how many of these are we going to get? This may have worked if you fuck nuggets sent maybe one at a time and space it out.  But, three attempts to scam someone in less than four hours?  Fuck you!

netflx-membership.update.-3701836@hirakarazenbu.live - So, we getting one of these every hour?


This makes it four. See you in about an hour.  Fuck you!

unsubscribe-renewalupdate-support-netflix-ll267-7016@uiydcoudrvo.eu  - That makes five!


Is this some sort of ad campaign?  Maybe we should consider subscribing to Netflix.  Fuck you!

4 December 2022
  mms-netflixmembership-ll779-1186-support@appskwekw.sdertuvdz.ovh - Sunday morning, here we go, first one of the day


Guys, you really need to shorten the email addresses and links.  They look a little fake.  Fuck you!
  csupport-unsubscribe-renewals-netflix-ll761-9201@akunkamukenabendsa.health - Second of the day.  Seventh, overall


Bombarding one with these types of messages is the wrong approach.  For one, you need to send from a more legitimate looking address.  Come on, it looks like a file directory.  You would need 2-3 business cards to fit that long ass address.  Stay tuned, next tips will come with next text. Fuck you!

  membership-update-support-netflix-ll171-6121@susahbenerpays.info - Three for the day


Here is another tip.  Keep it consistent.  Not only should you use a shorter, email address, it should be the same...or at least look the same...every time. This is the eighth text and the addresses are all over the place.  Fuck you!

  netflx-membership.update.-5356077@nahginikanbisa.live - We got four.  One more and we match yesterday's total.  So far, nine phishing texts over two days.  While this one is a little different, they have all been "from Netflix", regarding account/subscription payment.


Pro tip: When using the name of the company your are pretending to be, try to spell it correctly.  Fuck you!

5 December 2022
  626-565-3642  Alhambra, CA - A la Jeff Foxworthy - If we look you up your number and it appears on lookup.robokiller.com you might be a telemarketer.  Fuck you!

  membership-netfilx-com-auth-mailer-158-9187.tlds@ops-mms.rsvp - Oh great, now our subscription is canceled 


Check your grammar and spelling.  Fuck you!

6 December 2022
  317-597-9519  Lawrence, IN -  We love it when they try to leave a message and all that is there is silence.  Typical telemarketers, flagged by the usual.  Maybe it is Netflix letting us know there is an issue with our account.  Fuck you!

7 December 2022
  membership-netfilx-com-auth-mailer-521-8215.ssl@kadal.pro - Oh shit, looks like they have escalated.  It seems that our "membership has been ended".

Wait, four people got this text?  Group phishing (and poor grammar) is a dead giveaway that it is scam.  Fuck you!

8 December 2022
  626-565-5211  Alhambra, CA - Refer to similar call from earlier.  Same area code and prefix, with different suffix.  So December will be Alhambra calls and Netflix texts.  Fuck you!

  562-583-2159  Seal Beach, CA -  Fuck you!

  626-565-5140  Alhambra, CA -  You look familiar.  Know any other numbers from Alhambra?  Fuck you!

11 December 2022
  membership-unsubscribe-netflix721-0051.tls@nenekjahanam.space - Early Sunday morning text from our friends at "Netflix".


But wait, based on the last text from you, we thought our membership ended.  Therefore, there would be no need for you to have my current information.  Patiently waiting for your next bullshit text.  Fuck you!

  informations-membership-support-netflix-ll287-1181.inf@ntflxacc.org -  Same message from different address


   Well, at least the links match.  Maybe we should click in the link to save our account...but after we finish this episode of Stranger Things.  Fuck you!

15 December 2022
  626-565-5319  Alhambra, CA - Here we go with another one from Alhambra


There is a message, but it seems like a butt dial.  All we hear is random chatter, like from telemarketer office.  Fuck you!

17 December 2022
  439-117-6057 Unknown - Hmm, 'unknown' and 'new' area code.  

We did a search for the number, and nothing came up.  So, we searched the area code and found this:

Area Code 439 History:

Area Code 439 has not been assigned for use by the North American Numbering Plan Administrator. Area Code 439 is officially planned as a General Purpose area code which is typically assigned to a geographic area. If you receive a phone call from area code 439 it is a spam call. Any phone number such as 439-xxx-xxx does not exist.

Yeah, fuck you! 

19 December 2022

  58189 - Oh shit, we got $85!  Maybe we can use this money to pay for our troubled Netflix account


Wait.  Deborah...Debbie.  B Josephson...BJ  Debbie BJ...Debbie Does Dallas?  Fuck you!

20 December 2022

  240-789-8199  Rockville, MD - Back to back calls, just two minutes apart.  Fuck you!

  240-789-8199  Rockville, MD - Is there a performance center in Rockville?  Like an arena, stadium, concert hall, school gym?  We just want to see a band like KISS perform in Rockville...just to hear Paul Stanley say something like, "Rockville, are you ready to rock? I said, are you ready to rock?"

How about Fuckville?  Fuck you!

21 December 2022

 +86 (21) 8187 1963  Shanghai, China - Did some telemarketer hubs relocate/expand to China?  Maybe they forgot to spoof a local number.  Maybe India spoofed a number that was way off from our location.  Meh, fuck you!

310-679-4462  Hawthorne, CA - Okay, this spoofed location is at least in the same country.  Still, fuck you!

26 December 2022

  membership-ll717-8098@anakgesit.in - Oh good, a text at 4:35 in the morning.  Must be really important.  We thought our account was already settled...as in, it already terminated a few weeks back. 


This shit is played out.  You need another scam.  Would like to recommend Hulu, Amazon, Disney, Paramount or other streaming service for January.  Fuck you!

30 December 2022

  aws06-netflix_notification-ll181-1188@maks-autheosd.cc - Wow, end of the month and still using this idea to scam people. There is one more day in the month, but tomorrow bring a Saturday...what are the odds that we get a text about this same damn subject?


Pointing out the obvious, there is a slight chance that anyone receiving these text would check their account rather than clicking a link in a text with poor grammar and from some weird ass email address.  Oh, and this is if we have a Netflix account.  Best regards, Fuck you!