The AHL's Manchester Monarchs hold a specialty jersey night where they skate in a former uniform styling of their NHL parent club, the Los Angeles Kings. The second annual Los Angeles Kings Night will be held in January 2014 this year, and there were three different Kings uniforms for which one could vote. The Monarchs began the contest on August 1 where fans could opt for one of three jerseys: the yellow jersey from the 1972-1980 seasons, the "Burger King" jersey from 1995-96, or the purple jersey the Kings wore from 2002-2007. When given those three options, though, would there be any doubt?
Thanks to some assistance from Yahoo!'s Puck Daddy blog, fans responded. And oh how they responded! 75% of the total votes cast went to the Burger King jersey, proving that as hideous as once believed, this uniform lives on in infamy for all its glorious ugliness. Honestly, I'd be proud to have one of these in my jersey collection. It would be a point of pride. Seriously.
So I took the liberty of mocking up a Monarchs "Burger King" jersey. I have to say that the more I see this, the more I like it.
What say you, readers: pass or fail on the Monarchs having a little fun with an eyesore of a jersey?
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!