The Chicago Blackhawks finally introduced the retro jersey that has been teased the past few weeks on social media, and boy, do I have a lot to say about the new uniforms.
First of all, I do like seeing cool third jerseys in the NHL. I have always wished that the Chicago Blackhawks would get a third jersey similar to what the Arizona Coyotes, Vancouver Canucks, and a handful of other teams have.
It frustrated me that while Chicago did have some excellent winter classic jerseys over the years, they haven’t had one set third jersey. Now maybe that will finally change.
Adidas introduced the NHL’s reverse retro jerseys earlier today, and there are some impressive new jerseys out there. Chicago’s third jersey was most likely going to be black to pay homage to the old days when that was their primary color.
Chicago already has some of the NHL’s best uniforms, but their new jersey was not the most exciting new one to be introduced today. Here is what Chicago’s new uniform looks like via the Blackhawks Twitter.
The NHL dropped all of the third jerseys today, so there has been a lot to look through with little time. The initial reaction has been pretty positive so far, but there is some skepticism.
I was texting with a friend of mine about the uniforms, and he brought up a valid point I wasn’t thinking about. Knowing the NHL, the league probably will only use these jerseys in three or four games this season, maybe only choosing to make it a one-weekend retro event or something like that. While I do like the jerseys, I hope the Blackhawks use the new uniforms more than five games this year.
So far, our Twitter poll is showing fans like the new uniform. Feel free to comment down below your thoughts as well!
I wish the NHL would do some type of color rush event similar to the NFL, as I feel like the NHL has the most available to customize their uniforms, yet they don’t do a lot with it.
There were a lot of exciting uniforms introduced today. I think there were some clear cut good jerseys and some that could have been better. If you want to get a little information about the NHL’s new jerseys, the NHL has a great article up right now with the uniforms’ history. Here is the complete thread of the jerseys via the NHL’s Twitter.
It is funny to think the Vegas Golden Knights now have a retro jersey, especially considering they have not been in the NHL for five years yet. Hopefully, with this fun release of news behind us, the Blackhawks can follow it up with a contract for Dylan Strome!