The Capitals have one of the best sets of alternate sweaters in the NHL. Their vintage threads that harken back to the franchise's first two decades of existence are a classic design but presented with modern flare.
But when Adidas takes over for Reebok as the official uniform-maker for the NHL at the start of the 2017-18 season, alternate uniform will be a thing of the past, and not just for the Capitals, but every team in the NHL.
According to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Adidas will only permit each NHL team to have two jerseys, which means many teams will have to part ways with popular alternate sweaters.
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Multiple sources tell the Star Tribune that all NHL teams will be permitted to have only home and road jerseys next season as Adidas takes over for Reebok as the official outfitter of NHL uniforms.
There will be no third jerseys, in order to make the initial implementation of new sweaters easier.
The implementation of new jerseys will be nice, but wouldn't it be possible to add a new jersey without having to get rid of another?
What's wrong with having four jerseys?