Amazingly, social media and blogs really helped the Monarchs into their Burger King jerseys. 75% of the online votes went towards the Burger King jersey, meaning that more than 7500 of the more-than-10,000 votes made online went towards the 1996 Kings' alternate jersey. Well done, internet! That's the kind of response I appreciate when it comes to a team looking to have a little fun!
The thing that kills me that is that this uniform was worn a mere eight times in 1996 by the Los Angeles Kings as per the NHL's alternate jersey schedule. I know they were routinely condemned for how ugly they were, but there is a strong following within Los Angeles who support the Burger King jersey. Much like the Islanders' Fisherman uniform, it seems that the further time pushes the Burger King into history, the more people find appreciation for the uniform.
Anaheim bring back Wild Wing at some point? Will the Canucks ever throw back to the fading skate? Could we ever see the Bruins' Pooh Bear once more, perhaps worn by the Providence Bruins? Only time will tell, but let's not let this era in NHL history fade into obscurity.
Well done, Manchester, in wearing the 1996 Kings' alternate jersey well!
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!