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UNIFORM NEWS & NOTES: CANUCKS EYEING NEW LOOK AND NAME?

          The Canucks are considering a possible change of
     uniform design and colors for the next NHL season, according
     to the VANCOUVER SUN.  GM Pat Quinn said the team has looked
     at a blue-based jersey, but no final decision has been
     reached.  Also, the Canucks denied speculation that the team
     may change its name.  Canucks VP/Business Operations Steve
     Tambellini: "No way. The name will remain the Canucks"
     (VANCOUVER SUN, 2/28).  Northwest Sports Enterprises Ltd.,
     partner in the Canucks, reported a loss of $9M, or $8.97 a
     share, for the six months ended December 31.  That compares
     with a loss of $3.1M, or $3.07 a share, for the period last
     year.  Northwest attributed the loss to "lower attendance
     levels, increased hockey operation expenses and the absence
     of any income tax recovery" (VANCOUVER SUN, 3/1). 
          CUBS: The Cubs debuted their new alternate road jerseys
     yesterday with the "walking bear" logo on the front.  The
     royal blue bear is surrounded by a red "C."  The Cubs
     regular road jersey has "Chicago" written across the front,
     replacing the script "Cubs" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 3/3).
          JETS: The Jets wanted to make changes in their logo,
     but were told by the NFL they were too late to do anything
     for the '97 season (Gary Myers, N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 3/2).  

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