It does show a bit of naivite about dealing with government contracts. On the other hand, I don’t think it should be a big deal. There’s a legitimate question whether HA should be considered a state contractor and it’s doubtful the intent was to influence the multi-year contract since it should be completed before a new governor could take office. In fact, I’m surprised they are investing private money and it’s not already done. I’d bet on a fine as the worst case and the contract will go forward.
You're happy with a city wide blue and green scheme? That's bland. Bridgeport won't need colors to project civic pride, I assume. Was at a Sound Tigers game last night. New Haven certainly doesn't have "colors" and won't. Unless Yale takes over all academic institutions in and around the city.
Those colors look like the old Minnesota North Stars colors before they moved to Dallas in '93. My memory is a bit off; but, I believe Hartford's home sweater was white and green with just a little blue on the whale tail and some side striping until the mid '90's when blue took on a higher importance, especially the away kit. It's possible that when the Whalers moved over to the NHL in 1979, they had to abandon the green and yellow because of the North Stars and when with a green/blue combo instead. The Canucks, who joined the NHL in 1970, gave-up their blue/green uniforms at the end of 1978 and went to black and gold. No idea why; but, it would have been available for the Whalers and no else one used that color pallet in 1979. The Whalers were gone in after 1997; but, the Canuks did not move back until to the blue/green combo for another decade, though it made an appearance in 2006/7 as a special alternate sweater. Best guess, that flashback sweater was a big hit sales wise and the switch was made the following season.
The uni-color version of the logo is awful. It’s almost impossible to decipher that it’s an A superimposed over an H. The two-color version at least makes it clesr that it’s two separate letters, but it’s a pretty uninspiring design.
Albeit not as light as some versions of Oakland / California Golden Seals' jerseys, the Minnesota North Star's colors started as kelly green and yellow. Gradually, they became more forest green and gold. Before failing in Boston and subsequently in Hartford, the WHA New England Whalers also had varying green shades with white and black, then gold, and later despicably Puke-like blue. Nothing in life should resemble anything from Durham.