We’re currently stuck in hockey purgatory– it’s the offseason (however not the enjoyable part of the offseason) and we do not yet know when a new season will start back up again.

However, the hockey world has actually been keeping busy with a lot of uniform talk over the past month or two thanks to the new Reverse Retro alternate jerseys that were unveiled today earlier in November. Following the rankings and grades for those jerseys, I figured it would be an appropriate time to do a basic check-in with the state of every group’s uniforms while proposing some methods to make them much better.

Naturally, taste and fashion are subjective so not everyone is going to agree with my assessments and, with that in mind, it is essential to bear in mind this: I’m constantly right.

Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks have had a few of the worst uniforms in the league for several years now. They’ve yet to have a single jersey that matches the success of their initial uniform set from the ’90 s, and they most likely never ever will. Anaheim has brought the Mighty Ducks logo design back for alternates in the last few years however, for some reason, they will not just confess their error and return full-time.
Proposed fix: Enough is enough. Give individuals what they want and bring back the initial name, logo design and jerseys.


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Arizona Coyotes

So much about the Coyotes organization remains a complete mess but they actually have pretty solid uniforms.


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Boston Bruins

The Bruins primary set is strong but it could be better. The home uniform lost a bit of flare when they changed from gold socks to black socks a couple of years ago, and they ‘d be smart to fix that error. It feels like this team is transitioning into a brand-new period, which would provide a good chance to refresh their appearance. Proposed repair: Boston’s ’80 s set is an all-time traditional appearance. Bring it back, older logo and all.


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Buffalo Sabres

This offseason the Sabres made the really right (and extremely overdue) decision to change from navy back to royal blue and now they have among the best jersey sets in the league. Proposed fix: Re-introduce the ’90 s goat head logo design as part of an alternate sweatshirt, either in its initial red & black form or an upgraded blue & yellow version.

Calgary Flames

Much like the Sabres, the Flames took a massive leap in the consistent department by changing to a retro look this offseason.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes uniforms are fine, even if they’re a bit all over the location.

NHL: Ottawa Senators at Carolina Hurricanes


Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks have one of the more timeless uniform sets in the league and I would not alter much beyond the uncomfortable clerical that featured the switch to the Adidas system. That being said, the Blackhawks’ logo has actually typically given controversy but, with current pushes to eradicate demeaning Native American images in sports, the team said it plans to keep its name and logo design since it honors a real life Native American (Primary Black Hawk of Illinois’ Sac & Fox Nation). Proposed repair: Make the clerical less cumbersome and reintroduce a black alternate.


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Colorado Avalanche

There’s something about the present Avalanche uniforms that make them fall a bit flat.


Columbus Blue Jackets

Branding has actually never ever really been a strong suit of the Blue Jackets but I do believe they took a subtle action forward with the switch to Adidas.


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Dallas Stars

While I’m a huge fan of destiny’ green and base jerseys, the logo is just so “meh.” I’m more partial to the logo design that they utilized in the 2020 Winter Season Classic. The new black alternates that they simply presented appearance like they were created by a 14- year old who chugged a two-liter of Mountain Dew for motivation. Proposed repair: Fine-tune the logo, improve thirds and possibly mix in a bit of gold.

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Detroit Red Wings

Their jerseys and logo design are superior classics. Proposed fix: Not do anything.


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Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers had among the league’s much better three-jersey sets from 2015-2017 however then they decided to change to a darker shade of blue while making orange the base of their primary house sweater. The orange is great, but all of their uniforms lost a lot of pop with the color design change. Proposed fix: Go back to the brighter shade of blue.

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Dallas Stars

Proposed fix: Include the stripe across the back of the jersey and introduce a navy alternate.


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Los Angeles Kings

I’m not a big fan of the piping on the Kings’ current appearance and, after about a years with these in the rotation, it appears like they could utilize a refresh– particularly as they shift to a brand-new core. With a lot of NHL teams making use of dark jerseys, I would not hate to see the Kings return to the purple (sorry, “Forum blue”) and gold. Proposed fix: Take the Kings’ 90 s uniforms (their best base) and switch the black and silver with purple and gold.

Los Angeles Kings v Arizona Coyotes

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Minnesota Wild

The Wild have a strong color scheme but the uniforms have always been quite uninteresting and flat, which … pretty accurate representation of the entire franchise: Proposed fix: The organization frantically needs some life and enjoyment injected into it and a brand refresh could go a long way. Just do something fascinating, for when.

Minnesota Wild v Los Angeles Kings

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Proposed fix: A blue 3rd could be enjoyable.

NHL: Florida Panthers at Montreal Canadiens


Nashville Predators

I was never ever insane about the Predators’ jerseys however they have actually only worsened considering that switching to the Adidas system. The base jersey is extremely uninteresting and there’s simply too much gold. Proposed repair: Their 2020 Winter Classic jerseys and logo designs were outstanding, so utilize those for inspiration for a full-time rebrand.

Proposed fix: Introduce a black alternate, which is long past due at this point.

NHL: New Jersey Devils at Calgary Flames


New York Islanders

There’s nothing interesting about the Islanders’ base jersey style but they have actually got a terrific logo design and color scheme, so it works quite well. Plus, the Islanders are more of a blue collar group anyway, so it feels fitting that their jerseys aren’t extremely fancy. Proposed repair: I’m brave enough to state it … Fisherman thirds.


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New York Rangers

Don’t mess with classics. Proposed repair: Revive Girl Liberty as an alternate.


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Ottawa Senators

The Senators got a much-needed refresh this offseason and, while I can’t fully judge the makeover till I see it in action, it does make use of the group’s older style and it’s definitely an in improvement currently. Proposed fix: Mix in a red alternate eventually.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers’ present primary appearance is totally fine. As a fan of contrasting nameplates, they get credit for being the only NHL group to employ one. Proposed fix: Better black thirds.


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Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins’ primary set is fantastic, though I would enjoy to see them restore the ’90 s “Robo-Penguin” logo at some time– even if it’s just for an alternate. Proposed repair: Ditch the yellow container on the present third jerseys. A black helmet would likely make those more tasty.


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San Jose Sharks

The Sharks have gradually gotten more simple and very little with their jerseys throughout the years, and now we’ve specified where they sit somewhere between “dull’ and “painfully dull.” (Their black thirds are certainly their best uni at the moment.) Proposed repair: Revamp the jerseys and add more striping/accents. Don’t hesitate to reach back towards the ’90 s and integrate more silver and white trim into the mix.


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St. Louis Blues

The Blues’ current primary appearance is really strong but I might think about going back to gold numbers on the back of the house jerseys.


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Proposed repair: Shift their alternate logo design (circular crest with “Tampa Bay Lightning hockey club”) to primary, then add black and silver accents into the mix on the jersey.


Toronto Maple Leafs

The Leafs have plenty of issues however their logo design and jerseys aren’t among them. Proposed fix: Win a playoff series.

NHL: Preseason-Ottawa Senators at Toronto Maple Leafs


Vancouver Canucks

There may not be a team in the league that makes me feel more conflicted than the Canucks. I quite take pleasure in Vancouver’s current color scheme and logo, but the jersey base isn’t incredible. (I actually don’t like the double-green striping on their alternates, either.) Once again, they likewise have the iconic skate logo design and jerseys, too … it’s difficult to choose an instructions. Proposed fix: Stick to the current jerseys however fine-tune the alternate and keep the Skate in consistent rotation.


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Vegas Golden Knights

I’m not the biggest fan of gray jerseys and I believe that Vegas ought to have a more colorful set, but their uniforms have actually grown on me since they were initially presented.


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Washington Capitals

The Capitals was among the first strings in the league to push a more modern design concept and I liked them at first, but I feel like they’ve become a bit stagnant. I’m not a huge fan of the existing wordmark they used in location of a crest/logo on the front of the jersey. Proposed fix: Modernize the throwback base jersey they’ve been utilizing in recent years and utilize a real logo design, perhaps the Weagle.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Columbus Blue Jackets at Washington Capitals


Winnipeg Jets

I really like the Jets logo and color pattern, and I’ll even go as far as to state I believe their jersey set is a bit underappreciated even if it’s not exceptional. I’m not insane about the awkward double arm striping on the away jersey however it’s easy to forget that this is still their first crack at a primary uniform because reestablishing themselves in Winnipeg a decade back. That’s quite outstanding. (Their existing alternates? Swing and a miss out on.) That being said, we all know these aren’t their finest jerseys. Proposed repair: Both of their Heritage Classic jerseys have been 10/10 Simply make those the primaries.


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