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(NHL)   NHL shows off its second Reverse Retro hockey jersey batch. No Dallas Mooterus nor blinding TV sets all minty blue Kraken, and the Islanders' Fisherman looks worse than its '90s appearance. Florida's jersey, however, is perfection   (nhl.com) divider line
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2022-10-20 2:06:07 PM  
There are some seriously ugly sweaters in that mess.
 
2022-10-20 2:28:49 PM  
I really like the Sharks, Panthers, Kraken, Kings, and Jets sweaters. The Canadiens and Blues are pretty nice as well. The Rags sweater isn't working for me in the photo here, but let me see it in motion.

/like the idea of the Devils/Rockies mashup
//need to see the Yotes sweater in better light
 
2022-10-20 2:37:56 PM  
Kinda like the Sharks riffing off the Seals.
 
2022-10-20 3:26:49 PM  
Good:
Jets, Stars, Sharks, Flyers


Ok, I guess:
Lightning, Red Wings, Kraken, Golden Knights, Islanders, Kings, Senators, Capitals, Hurricanes, Devils


What the f*ck were you thinking?:
Canadiens, Flames, Oilers, Bruins, Canucks, Blues, Coyotes


Meh:
Whatever is left
 
2022-10-20 3:30:36 PM  
The Flames one is especially confusing for me.

Yes, I realize these are the reverse retro jerseys, so it's mixing up a lot of elements, but in the case of the Flames:

- they used the Blasty colour scheme
- they used the Blasty stripes
- but they used the regular flames logo
- and they used home white on a black jersey

So they literally took the worst jersey in Flames history and used only the worst parts of it.
 
2022-10-20 3:30:49 PM  

Rev.K: Good:
Jets, Stars, Sharks, Flyers


Ok, I guess:
Lightning, Red Wings, Kraken, Golden Knights, Islanders, Kings, Senators, Capitals, Hurricanes, Devils


What the f*ck were you thinking?:
Canadiens, Flames, Oilers, Bruins, Canucks, Blues, Coyotes


Meh:
Whatever is left


The Capitals one is almost indistinguishable from a jersey they actually released.  It's the screaming eagle from the teal jersey placed on that era's black third jersey.   Not nearly as awesome as the one they did last year, which in the views of many is the best jersey the Caps have ever had because it pulls together so many parts of other good jerseys.

Last year:

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2022-10-20 3:41:07 PM  
I like the Vancouver one best.  Honorable mention to Jets, Wild, Coyotes(!) and my Sharks.
 
2022-10-20 3:42:07 PM  

Warthog: There are some seriously ugly sweaters in that mess.


I genuinely hate them all

Yet since my son plays for a local team called the kings, with a crown logo,  the LA reverse might be a cool gift for him
 
2022-10-20 3:42:58 PM  
The expos sucked. The Habs have over a century of history and tradition

They chose wrong
 
2022-10-20 3:43:42 PM  
ESPN has ranked them and has a little write up on what each design was going for.. here
 
2022-10-20 3:45:43 PM  
Seattle has a freaking retro jersey?  In their second year? No.  No cash grab here.  Move along.
 
2022-10-20 4:00:07 PM  

chrisco123: Seattle has a freaking retro jersey?  In their second year? No.  No cash grab here.  Move along.


They should have done something with the Metropolitans ala Sharks/Seals.
 
2022-10-20 4:02:20 PM  

buckeyebrain: I like the Vancouver one best.  Honorable mention to Jets, Wild, Coyotes(!) and my Sharks.


It's a decent outfit, but it's not as good as the purple of 2 years ago

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That being said, there's been a desire among some fans to drop the one Jets tradition we still have used (albeit not since 2012) and that is the Whiteout. Some want to replace it with something more desert-like such as a dust (or sand) storm. I can see this new one uniform being popular with those who want that.
 
2022-10-20 4:07:15 PM  
You know what color is overused in hockey aside from black after the LA Kings made it popular to have a black jersey in the late 1980s/'90s?

ORANGE.

Ducks would be so much nicer in the old colors switched, a jade jersey with purple, black and silver.

NY Islanders -- Fisherman don't work without the teal. In orange, he looks like a Vegas neon sign. (BTW Vegas, word jersey sucks).

Coyotes are the only orange one I'll give a pass to, as it's desert look.

The Devils failed for not living up to the KC Scouts rumors.

Sharks should have gone with color instead of white. Just looks as awkward as the Seals' animal logo. Teal and gold works. I put it in the bottom tiers, but it's not THE WORST. In fact, it's the best of the words jerseys, give it that. But if it was color jersey instead of white, definitely in the top consideration.

Buffalo should've used the gold and blue for ram head.

Predators should have gone blue for Meth Panther. Then we'd be talking it up as one of the best.

Habs baby blue is pretty good, but should've stolen the Nordiques' fleur-de-lis at the jersey's bottom while they were at it for that all-in French Canadian stealing swagger.

Wild and Blues tried. Meh.

Maple Leafs just went through the closet and pulled an old one out. Ditto Dallas (c'mon, Mooterus!). At least the Rangers looks slightly different.

Seattle, fark the black. GIVE US THE ARCTIC BLUE FULL VERSION. But I would consider buying it on clearance prices.

Columbus is underrated.

I own a '70s LA Kings crown jersey. I've wanted a mid '80s one (Robitaille rookie year) in gold. But I just can't accept the white jersey, it's like I already own a version of it. LA's previous reverse retro was the best of the last bunch. This one is the runner-up with Columbus and HMs to Washington, Montreal and Arizona (fourth place I'd say for AZ).

Florida it is. Best in this bunch.
 
2022-10-20 4:07:48 PM  

chrisco123: Seattle has a freaking retro jersey?  In their second year? No.  No cash grab here.  Move along.


If either of the Kraken goalies suddenly display an ability to keep out a beach ball from bouncing into the net behind them while wearing it, they better make it their new default home jersey.

desertgeek: Some want to replace it with something more desert-like such as a dust (or sand) storm.


Darude approves.
 
2022-10-20 4:09:48 PM  
I wonder if the Devils still own the old Rockies and Scouts branding.  The Avs sweater looks kinda like the old Rockies design so I wonder if they tweaked the colors just enough to keep legal happy.

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2022-10-20 4:10:45 PM  
The Sabres one is awful.  And Vancouver missed the chance to bring back the stripes, again.
 
2022-10-20 4:11:16 PM  
Also I wish the last batch of Reverse Retros were made available again. The Kings' Forum blue and gold Gretzky-era jersey sold out in hours, and I was more impressed with some other teams than this time.

/got a Toronto one that was cheap
 
2022-10-20 4:16:11 PM  

desertgeek: It's a decent outfit, but it's not as good as the purple of 2 years ago

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That being said, there's been a desire among some fans to drop the one Jets tradition we still have used (albeit not since 2012) and that is the Whiteout. Some want to replace it with something more desert-like such as a dust (or sand) storm. I can see this new one uniform being popular with those who want that.


"And it's haboob night here in Tempe"

Jersey using Colorado state flag colors?  OK.  Then again, same colors were used when they were the Scouts in KC so it works on two levels.  And the less said about the old logo for the scouts in 2022, the better.

I'm not sure how I feel about Colorado's.  It seems the blue is too dark and possibly the red on the C, but it may be horrid lighting.  Some folks thought in the reveal video it looked green, not blue.
 
2022-10-20 4:17:25 PM  

Practical_Draconian: Habs baby blue is pretty good, but should've stolen the Nordiques' fleur-de-lis at the jersey's bottom while they were at it for that all-in French Canadian stealing swagger.


Tell me you didn't live through the Habs-Nords rivalry without telling me you didn't live through the Habs-Nords rivalry.
 
2022-10-20 4:17:50 PM  
BTW, you know the St. Louis Blues' jersey Mike Keenan killed?

I'm not 100 percent on its legitimacy, but this morning on Twitter I finally got a view of its back side. If true -- DEAR GOD. It's like the first time you get to see the dark side of the moon -- we've been seeing the prettier side all these years.

Had Gretzky worn it, nobody would give a fark about the Great One wearing the Burger King.

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Other side for comparison:
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2022-10-20 4:18:58 PM  
I cannot get over the Blues and Coyotes ones. Those two are the rock-bottom worst.
 
2022-10-20 4:20:56 PM  

Practical_Draconian: .

Maple Leafs just went through the closet and pulled an old one out.


The 1961-62 sweater is actually very significant.  That's the year they won their first Cup since 1951 and Barilkos body was found that summer.
 
2022-10-20 4:21:33 PM  

Practical_Draconian: Also I wish the last batch of Reverse Retros were made available again. The Kings' Forum blue and gold Gretzky-era jersey sold out in hours, and I was more impressed with some other teams than this time.

/got a Toronto one that was cheap


Yeah, I never was able to get my hands on a Coyotes one (I also had money troubles at that time which didn't help). I'm seeing one on eBay because I started on a search again this morning after the announcement of the new ones and I'm figuring out if the cost is worth it (they want $350 for it)
 
2022-10-20 4:24:21 PM  

buckeyebrain: Practical_Draconian: Habs baby blue is pretty good, but should've stolen the Nordiques' fleur-de-lis at the jersey's bottom while they were at it for that all-in French Canadian stealing swagger.

Tell me you didn't live through the Habs-Nords rivalry without telling me you didn't live through the Habs-Nords rivalry.


I got a Patrick Roy jersey back in 1988. But I lived in LA and they didn't show a lot of East Coast games, nor were the Kings making the playoffs in the mid '80s.

/just like the West Coast games were mysterious and unknown, except maybe Vancouver's
//Canadiens won't let Quebec return for reasons, for more reasons than Toronto sharing giving its city a mentally healthier alternative
 
2022-10-20 4:34:20 PM  

Practical_Draconian: buckeyebrain: Practical_Draconian: Habs baby blue is pretty good, but should've stolen the Nordiques' fleur-de-lis at the jersey's bottom while they were at it for that all-in French Canadian stealing swagger.

Tell me you didn't live through the Habs-Nords rivalry without telling me you didn't live through the Habs-Nords rivalry.

I got a Patrick Roy jersey back in 1988. But I lived in LA and they didn't show a lot of East Coast games, nor were the Kings making the playoffs in the mid '80s.

/just like the West Coast games were mysterious and unknown, except maybe Vancouver's
//Canadiens won't let Quebec return for reasons, for more reasons than Toronto sharing giving its city a mentally healthier alternative


Point being that the Canadiens and Nordiques absolutely HATED each other, on and off the ice.  Habs fans would rather be forced to speak English than have something to do with anything Nords-related.
 
2022-10-20 4:34:50 PM  

Practical_Draconian: //Canadiens won't let Quebec return for reasons, for more reasons than Toronto sharing giving its city a mentally healthier alternative


The Leafs don't care about another team in the area.  Now the Sabers, OTOH.
 
2022-10-20 4:37:26 PM  

Flappyhead: Practical_Draconian: .

Maple Leafs just went through the closet and pulled an old one out.

The 1961-62 sweater is actually very significant.  That's the year they won their first Cup since 1951 and Barilkos body was found that summer.


Sounds like the basis of a decent song.
 
2022-10-20 4:38:09 PM  

desertgeek: Practical_Draconian: Also I wish the last batch of Reverse Retros were made available again. The Kings' Forum blue and gold Gretzky-era jersey sold out in hours, and I was more impressed with some other teams than this time.

/got a Toronto one that was cheap

Yeah, I never was able to get my hands on a Coyotes one (I also had money troubles at that time which didn't help). I'm seeing one on eBay because I started on a search again this morning after the announcement of the new ones and I'm figuring out if the cost is worth it (they want $350 for it)


Like 5 different stores here were always sold out of Coyotes reverse retro.  It seemed to be really popular up here.
 
2022-10-20 4:45:26 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: Flappyhead: Practical_Draconian: .

Maple Leafs just went through the closet and pulled an old one out.

The 1961-62 sweater is actually very significant.  That's the year they won their first Cup since 1951 and Barilkos body was found that summer.

Sounds like the basis of a decent song.


Not enough info for a song. It might just fill up the back of a hockey card though.
 
2022-10-20 5:10:51 PM  

Rectum damn near killed em: Anderson's Pooper: Flappyhead: Practical_Draconian: .

Maple Leafs just went through the closet and pulled an old one out.

The 1961-62 sweater is actually very significant.  That's the year they won their first Cup since 1951 and Barilkos body was found that summer.

Sounds like the basis of a decent song.

Not enough info for a song. It might just fill up the back of a hockey card though.


Those things are fragile.  Maybe keep it tucked up under your cap.
 
2022-10-20 5:15:48 PM  

Rev.K: I cannot get over the Blues and Coyotes ones. Those two are the rock-bottom worst.


I think the Blues sweater rocks.

The Wings RR sweater looks like something Freddie Kruger would design.
 
2022-10-20 6:55:56 PM  
If that's supposed to be an Expos tribute from the Habs, can we just make Youppi wear it and not the players?

_/ I really liked the Footscray jerseys a couple of years ago
_/_/ These, not so much
 
2022-10-20 7:07:43 PM  
Ugh. I hate when Bruins go with that ugly bear head.

I dug the simple 'B' from...last season? Also liked the alternate logo from...5 years ago? The shoulder logo now
 
2022-10-20 7:14:03 PM  
Wow! Florida embracing their destiny?

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2022-10-20 7:23:40 PM  
i'm too hung up on figuring out wtf 'reverse retro' is even supposed to mean to critique the designs
 
2022-10-20 7:31:44 PM  
I want a Wild retro, but I'm old and remember the North Stars (Norm sucks).
 
2022-10-20 7:33:57 PM  

Rev.K: I cannot get over the Blues and Coyotes ones. Those two are the rock-bottom worst.


MrsRT likes the Coyotes as a team. You're going to make me buy her one just so she retains her streak of being the opposite of you aren't you?
 
2022-10-20 7:36:54 PM  

Rev.K: Good:
Jets, Stars, Sharks, Flyers


Ok, I guess:
Lightning, Red Wings, Kraken, Golden Knights, Islanders, Kings, Senators, Capitals, Hurricanes, Devils


What the f*ck were you thinking?:
Canadiens, Flames, Oilers, Bruins, Canucks, Blues, Coyotes


Meh:
Whatever is left


I had to look it over several times before I found the Vancouver jersey, and mostly by the process of elimination.
 
2022-10-20 7:36:57 PM  
FYI - to make Toronto feel worse about Monday, Montreal is up 3-0 early vs Arizona
 
2022-10-20 7:46:46 PM  
The buzz for these things seems silly, like the Simpsons episode where Malibu Stacy gets a new hat.
 
2022-10-20 7:47:15 PM  

desertgeek: FYI - to make Toronto feel worse about Monday, Montreal is up 3-0 early vs Arizona


lol.
Dallas (one of 4 undefeated) is up 1-0 in Toronto.
 
2022-10-20 7:57:07 PM  
Vancouver may have to try not taking a two-goal lead for a change.
 
2022-10-20 8:09:05 PM  

Recoil Therapy: Rev.K: I cannot get over the Blues and Coyotes ones. Those two are the rock-bottom worst.

MrsRT likes the Coyotes as a team. You're going to make me buy her one just so she retains her streak of being the opposite of you aren't you?


Happy to help!
 
2022-10-20 8:12:04 PM  
Kerfoot gets out all the ropes, and we are tied 1-1 in Toronto
 
2022-10-20 8:27:25 PM  
Well, after two years the 'rona finally caught me.  I've tested negative but I've got the cough, leg cramping and chills.  Mrs Flappy had it last week and my efforts to contain it were a failure.
 
2022-10-20 8:31:45 PM  

Flappyhead: Well, after two years the 'rona finally caught me.  I've tested negative but I've got the cough, leg cramping and chills.  Mrs Flappy had it last week and my efforts to contain it were a failure.


Got shot #4 last week and my cell reception has improved.
 
2022-10-20 8:32:28 PM  
...and Slafkovsky has got his NHL goal. MTL 4 - 0 PHX
 
2022-10-20 8:34:54 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Flappyhead: Well, after two years the 'rona finally caught me.  I've tested negative but I've got the cough, leg cramping and chills.  Mrs Flappy had it last week and my efforts to contain it were a failure.

Got shot #4 last week and my cell reception has improved.


Hubby and I are physically distancing because of another close contact. Third for either of us since beginning of the month. This would be the worst possible timing for one or both of us to go down since we move in less than 2 weeks.
 
2022-10-20 8:38:48 PM  

Johnny the Tackling Alzheimers Patient: Flappyhead: Well, after two years the 'rona finally caught me.  I've tested negative but I've got the cough, leg cramping and chills.  Mrs Flappy had it last week and my efforts to contain it were a failure.

Got shot #4 last week and my cell reception has improved.


Eligible for 5th (bivalent) next week here... My 4th did nothing for my 5G reception.
 
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