The Chicago Blackhawks have some of the best jerseys in the NHL. Their logo and color scheme is classic, and yet they have not created their own third jersey to wear from time to time.
Yes, the Chicago Blackhawks have worn their winter classic jerseys from 2019 a lot the past year, but that is not an alternate jersey. I want the team to release something the same way the Canucks, Hurricanes, or Coyotes have their third jerseys.
The Blackhawks are all about making money and raising the energy in the United Center, releasing a new vintage-looking third jersey might just do that. Just look at the full list of NHL teams that wore alternate jerseys this past season, a Blackhawks version like these would look pretty cool!
I definitely think the Blackhawks organization likes wearing their 2019 winter classic jerseys more than any other jersey they have had in the past. This team has been in more outdoor games than anyone else in the last few seasons, which means a lot of jerseys being sold to fans.
Outdoor games are great, but their jerseys are not supposed to be worn year-round. Those jerseys are meant to be a one and done type thing. Imagine if the Blackhawks created new alternate jerseys with the tomahawk or something new. The Blackhawks could wear these jerseys every Saturday game, or maybe they could wear them during special give away nights.
This team has been trending in the wrong direction the last few years, and have failed to make the playoffs since 2017. While I do not know how many fans would get excited about new jerseys, I think most would want to see a better effort on the ice, I still think it would be something.
A lot of teams have third jerseys around the NHL, and while they are definitely just a social media ploy, they can help create excitement and buzz about this team. Only time will tell what the Blackhawks will do with their jerseys, but for now, we are going to focus less on that and more on the players and prospects that might be joining this team at the coming draft and free agency!