One thing I have noticed this offseason is the number of teams changing their uniforms, including the Panthers. I love the idea of hockey kits, but some get-ups simply tick me off to look at. Here are my ten least favorite uniforms in the NHL right now.
10. I have to knock the Winnipeg Jets for not having a uniform yet.
9. Colorado Avalanche – The bizarre burgundy color on their jerseys are flat out ugly, and the skinny font on their jerseys upsets me. The Avalanche need a new color scheme or should just become the Nordiques again.
8. Phoenix Coyotes – There is nothing in itself that “wrong” with the jersey, but I hate how plain it is. Red and white has already been done by the Red Wings. Is it too late to go back to the old jerseys?
7. Dallas Stars – I don’t think there’s anything worse than a logo-less jersey. Especially without any color.
6. Carolina Hurricanes - Hurricane fans have been “seeing red” a little bit too much. The uniforms are not only, for the most part, monotone, but they are also way too busy. Piping and stripes everywhere.
5. Columbus Blue Jackets - These jerseys are far too plain. Even worse are the secondary jerseys, which do a pretty poor job of honoring our Civil War history. The font kind of looks like a Russian Bloc script.
4. Ottawa Senators - Again, these jerseys are too plain. It seems like the white and black was thrown on under the armpits at the last minute. And I must also show this tragedy whenever the subject of Senator uniforms comes up.
3. Pittsburgh Penguins - If Crosby and Malkin didn’t suit up in these unis, these would probably be despised. Too much black, with an ugly gold color. The third jerseys aren’t that bad, but I never got on board with the skating penguin. I miss the old triangle logo.
2. Tampa Bay Lightning - If you haven’t seen these new uniforms, you might mistake the Lightning for a new look Maple Leafs team. I always wanted a blue jersey, but a little bit of black couldn’t hurt! This jersey needs a third color somewhere.
1. New Jersey Devils - I’m sure management is waiting for Martin Brodeur to retire so they can spruce up these things. The red is a nice color, but I thought this was the one uniform that could have benefited from the Reebok Edge switch a few years ago. Nothing changed. I’m assuming they’re holding on to this design to honor the legendarily boring Devil teams of the ’90s, but some green or new stripes are long overdue.
So what do you think Panther fans? Am I in the wrong? Comment on the bottom.