The colors look great on these uniforms, and they really pop. I'm not fond of the chroming of the logo, but that appears to be minimal in its usage. I'm also not a huge fan of those half-stripes that don't make it around the arms. Stripes need to be full stripes. No exceptions.
While I would have preferred the original yellow of the Penguins to be used on this uniform, I don't think there is much to gripe about when it comes to these one-time uniforms. Overall, these are much better than what we've seen from the Islanders, Anaheim, and Los Angeles. Some may say I'm biased, but I would have no problem calling a spade "a spade" if these uniforms were hideous. These are not.
Friday had all sorts of great looks at new uniforms, and there was little about which one could be disappointed. All three teams look respectable in their outdoor game uniforms. The best part? If you are a Rochester fan, you saw your team fall behind 3-1 before rallying to send the game to the shootout at the Frozen Frontier at 4-4. In the shootout, the Monsters took a 2-0 lead only to surrender three straight goals to lose the shootout 3-2 and the game 5-4 to the Americans!
Good uniforms, great outdoor game, and an overall excellent hockey day!
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!