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Wednesday, 15 October 2008

You're Wearing That? - Alternates And Stuff

It's been a while since I ran through some hideous or awe-inspiring jerseys. I figured that since the NHL was going gung-ho with their new alternates, we might as well take a look back at former alternate jerseys, as well as some other promotional jerseys worn in the various minor leagues. Of course, we'll still be previewing any new jerseys that NHL teams unveil, but this is more a look at what was. Or what should never have been. Honestly, some of these jerseys are very well done, while others are... well, you can finish that sentence yourself. In any case, these articles are a fun way to look at what teams are doing for promotions, and they usually result in some great comments, so feel free to add your thoughts. Please note that this will not cover vintage jerseys or throwbacks that weren't specifically used as alternates. Here is Chapter Seven of the You're Wearing That? series.

Now, there are a few teams not listed. The Detroit Red Wings and New Jersey Devils have never used an alternate jersey in their histories. The Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks are continuing to use a black alternate jersey this season, so they haven't changed anything. The Sharks will update their logo, but the black alternate jersey remains. The Toronto Maple Leafs are still going with a white alternate jersey this season with the throwback logo, so they were not listed as the alternate jersey is still current. The Carolina Hurricanes had not used an alternate jersey previous to this season.

Ok, let's check out some other jerseys.
Ok, so there's a pile of new jerseys to feast your eyes upon. The NHL alternates are a quick look at what some of the alternates used to look like, while the other jerseys are a look at promotional jerseys. Some are good, and some are less than good.

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

- huge thanks goes out to Ben from for some of these photos!

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