I just can't fathom how this works. Adidas owns Reebok who has all the templates and jerseys at their fingertips. While I realize that there might be a few tweaks or adjustments made, how is it that adidas can't meet every jersey specification after knowing they'd be making jerseys since 2015?
There was also an announcement that the New Jersey Devils would be getting a makeover next season. Personally, I'd love to see them go back to the red and green, but that's probably not going to happen. I'd like to see no additional black add to the Devils' look. If they add a completely black jersey, heads will roll. I mean, Lou Lamoriello has been gone for less than a year and the Devils are changing their look. For a team that was known to shun alternate jerseys and prevent players from wearing numbers above 35, the changing of the guard is ushering in all sorts of new ideas.
Look, the change to Reebok from CCM took a few iterations to get things to where they are today. Adidas would be wise to follow the old saying of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". Players and fans seem to be content with the jerseys today, so just make the change to the manufacturer's mark and move on. Redesigning the wheel is an unnecessary step at this point, and adidas should have learned from Reebok's mistakes.
Change for the sake of change never works.
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!