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The NHL unveiled its All-Star Game jerseys, and they are...interesting

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Some classic colors, then some super 90’s neon. What’s not to love?

2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images

With the decision to skip out on the Olympics and deprive us all of some great international hockey, the NHL will have its All-Star Game in Tampa a little more than three weeks from now, on January 28th.

The league released the jerseys for the game today and boy, they’re...they’re something.

Take a look, with all photos coming from the league’s Twitter account:

atlantic division all star jersey
Atlantic Division
Via @NHL
metropolitan division all star jersey
Metropolitan Division
Via @NHL
central division all star jersey
Central Division
Via @NHL
pacific division all star jersey
Pacific Division
@NHL

Huh. So yeah, these are interesting.

Some thoughts:

  • Adidas took a bit of a weird track here. The Pacific and Central Division uniforms have similar color schemes, and both invoke the old Conference of Wales and Campbell Conference color schemes, while the Atlantic and Metropolitan color schemes seem to be completely unrelated to one another.
  • I get the league trying to add some fun with some neon shades, and the Atlantic Division one truthfully isn’t terrible. I’d rather see some funky colors than another black jersey (or another gray one...I’m looking at you, Metropolitan).
  • It’s kind of sad that the league doesn’t try to incorporate the host team’s colors or logos into the design anymore. The Lightning have a great logo/color scheme combo, and it would have been nice to see Adidas work that in here.

PK Subban will captain the Central team, Connor McDavid will lead the Pacific, Alexander Ovechkin will head the Metropolitan and hometown hero Steven Stamkos will sport the “C” for the Atlantic.

Poll

Which jersey is the best?

This poll is closed

  • 31%
    Atlantic
    (68 votes)
  • 3%
    Metropolitan
    (8 votes)
  • 18%
    Pacific
    (39 votes)
  • 22%
    Central
    (49 votes)
  • 24%
    None
    (52 votes)
216 votes total Vote Now