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Worst to first - ranking every reverse retro NHL jersey



31. Detroit Red Wings:

I don't think I could've imagined a more boring jersey. This would be a bad practice jersey. Who got paid to come up with this? I get that the Red Wings are limited because of their iconic logo and design, but all of their previous outdoor game jerseys have been far superior to this.



30. Anaheim Ducks:

I get that a lot of people get the "cool throwback" vibe from this, but I am just not there. For me, I get an "incredibly hideous/who would ever wear that" vibe. I just feel bad for the players who will be forced to wear that. The logo does not belong on an NHL jersey, and the colors and fonts just make it worse.



29. Arizona Coyotes:

The Coyotes have such a great color scheme even without utilizing the kind of beige color in their normal logo. Going with this choice of color just does not work for me. Neither does the logo. The bottom is almost unbearable to look at as well.

28. New York Islanders:

At least Anaheim and Arizona did something creative and new. This is literally the exact same jersey as their normal home except the blue is darker, and the orange and white stripes are flipped. They didn't even bother to make the numbers orange, which would have been nice. It's another poor Islanders alternate.


27. Dallas Stars

This jersey would be great with just a few changes: Make the parts above and below the star-line different colors, and change the silver color on the logo. Right now though, you will not be able to see the "Stars" on the jersey when they are on the ice. For all the ways Dallas could have gone, this is just dull and very dissapointing.


26. San Jose Sharks

Yeah, no. Logo is bad. Grey is bad. Stripes are bad. This is a bad uniform. I'm not quite sure why the Sharks are throwing it back to their worst uniforms in franchise history. This jersey looks especially bad when you compare it to their current stealth third jersey.




25. Toronto Maple Leafs

I don't know why the logo looks so weird. In addition, although it is hard to tell in the pictures, the stripes are grey not white. To be fair, this jersey isn't horrendous, it is just very underwhelming. The Leafs are going to run into problems with alternates simply because they don't have multiple logos, and never have. Let's see how Toronto fans feel about this logo from the 1967 team, which is a bit of a mix between their current and old logo.



24. Calgary Flames

I am not a huge fan of Blasty, but even with it, this jersey could have been half decent. The stripes are too thin, and I don't know why they made the numbers and shoulder logos white. If those were yellow and red, then this jersey would be higher on this list. Shoutout to the Flames new home and away's though which are stellar.


23. Vancouver Canucks

I've said it before, I will say it again: gradients do not belong on NHL uniforms. If they just left the torso blue, or did the top half blue and the bottom half green this would be a great jersey. I love the arms, numbers and shoulders.




22. St. Louis Blues

The Blues in red. I get why they chose to go that way, because they really did not have many choices if they wanted to flip around colors from a previous jersey. While saying that though, I just don't know if it works. It is very bright. It is bold. It is flashy. I have a feeling people are going to be very split on this one.



21. New York Rangers

This is most definitely the most frustrating reverse retro jersey. Everyone wanted the lady liberty logo (rightfully so), so that is back, but they honestly could not have done a worse job with the rest of the jersey. Why are the stripes so thin? Why is absolutely nothing going on? This is a total waste of a beautiful logo.


20. Nashville Predators

It definitely could have been worse. I'm much more of a fan of their current logo, so that one loses some points from me. If they had swapped the silver that runs from the shoulder down the arms with navy blue, I think this would have been a stellar jersey. I like the font for the numbers.



19. Tampa Bay Lightning

I'm not sure if the designers could have picked a more boring pattern. For the most part, I am not a fan of stripes being so low on the sleeves, and that holds up for this jersey. They just feel out of place. I get that they are following their early days, but I just think a few changes could have been made to make this jersey much better.


18. Ottawa Senators

This is simply a red version of the new uniforms the Senators released previously, so nothing crazy going on here. It is very simple, and even pretty dull despite the bright red color. In my opinion they need a third color in there. Plus, why make a jersey so similar to the ones they just released?



17. Philadelphia Flyers

If I were a Flyers fan, I would buy this jersey. It is just a really nice uniform. Yes it is similar to their current jersey, and yes they didn't change much from the original design, but that's okay. The Flyers are limited because like Toronto, they have just one logo. This, at the very least would earn a solid "B" grade.



16. Pittsburgh Penguins

I'm typically not a huge fan of wordmark logos. It's tough to decide on this one. My major complaint is why would you go back to that logo? Why not use the robo-penguin? Personally I think that would have been a stellar jersey. Just because of their colors, Pittsburgh really can't mess up their jerseys that much, and this is no exception.


15. Columbus Blue Jackets

This is a very difficult jersey to evaluate. I had it much higher at first, but the more I examine it, the more I dislike it. The worst part for me is the white that runs down the sleeves. It should have a blue border, or be entirely blue. Also the stripes at the bottom just feel weird