The new adidas jerseys of all 31 NHL teams
The new adidas jerseys of all 31 NHL teams
The NHL officially transitioned from Reebok to adidas on Tuesday which means every team's jersey just got an updated look. Some changes were for the better while others...not so much. Check out the new look of all 31 teams in the NHL.
One definite change from Reebok is the smaller, tighter collars on each jersey. That begs the question...why do some of these jerseys still have laces? Yes, there is a nostalgia factor, but these just look out of place now.
Those laces again and the patches are too far up on the shoulder, but otherwise it looks the same.
Pretty much all the original six teams stood pat with new jerseys virtually identical to the old ones.
The blue stripes on the sleeves and at the bottom of Buffalo's new digs are too thin, making it look way too simple and plain.
There are some stripes on the side, but the Flames thankfully got rid of the ugly piping of their old jersey.
The warning flags and black stripes add some flair to a jersey that was previously far too plain.
The collar is the only real change here which is smart considering the Blackhawks have one of the most popular jerseys in professional sports.
The Avalanche answered all our prayers and went back to their classic look. There's just no comparison between this and their most recent piping jerseys.
Columbus Blue Jackets
No real updates here, but as long as it means Columbus won't be using their khaki monstrosities, it's a win.
The Stars kept the same look and also managed to keep shoulder patches that don't look like they have been awkwardly shoved into the player's neck.
Detroit Red Wings
Classic look. Hard to mess with that.
LOVE these. The Oilers went with the bright orange for the playoffs which were okay, but nothing close compared to this. The color and the stripes come together for a home run of a jersey.
The crisscrossed laces? Really?
Los Angeles Kings
Adidas got these ones right. The continuous piping from one arm to another does not make the shoulders look as boxy as it does on several other jerseys and the result is these slick looking beauties.
This is the best jersey Minnesota has seen since the North Stars. Adidas knocked this one out of the park.
Another original six team sticking with what works...except those stupid, superfluous laces.
Simple is usually better, but not in this case. The Predators' jersey looks too plain at the top making it look more like a practice jersey than an actual NHL jersey.
New Jersey Devils
Another update that looks more suited for the practice rink than game night. The white arm stripes are way too wide. The shoulder also doesn't extend to the sleeve which is a horrible look.
New York Islanders
Surprisingly, the Islanders didn't replace Long Island in their logo with a map of Brooklyn.
New York Rangers
Another original six team sticking with a classic look.
The new jerseys have a more generic look to the numbers and they didn't fix the black underarms that make the jersey look like it was burned in the oven. Other than that though, these remain some of the best jerseys in the NHL.
The Flyers decided not to update their jersey despite the fact that it looks like it was colored in by a kindergartner who got bored and stopped before he finished filling in all the orange.
With black as their primary color, the NHL logo fits in pretty seamlessly with Pittsburgh's look.
San Jose Sharks
The Sharks have one of the most unique looks in the NHL and they largely stuck with it for their new digs.
St. Louis Blues
This is a good look, but not as good as St. Louis' light blue jerseys which, unfortunately, won't be back next season.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa kept their look the same but made the right call in ditching the laces. If you're going to make the collars smaller and tighter, you can't include laces.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto just made the switch away from the plainer Leaf logo to this one last season. They were not about to make any drastic changes just one year later.
The Canucks kept the Orca rather abandoning it for their alternate hockey stick logo. Good call.
Vegas Golden Knights
Not bad for a first time! The pattern in the gold is a nice touch. The grays miss the mark a bit, but the white jerseys are excellent.
These aren't that different from their Reebok look, but the eagle logos are pushed way too close to the collar and the lower piping on the shoulder gives the jersey a boxy look.
Not a lot of changes here, but again...the laces. Why?