Away going white

TSN.ca is reporting that the National Hockey League’s board of governors has approved a major change for the league next year regarding teams’ uniforms.The board voted on and passed the motion that teams will start to wear their dark jerseys at home next year, while the white-based jerseys will be used on the road. The move is partly due to tradition; the NHL’s jersey policy was this way until 1967, when the league expanded to twelve teams. The other reason is that teams often prefer to wear their alternate jerseys at home, meaning that the visiting team would usually have to carry two sets of jerseys on their road trips. This way, teams can choose more easily when to sport their alternate jerseys, without having to make arrangements with visiting teams.


16 Responses to Away going white

  1. mikster says:

    What a stupid thing to do.

    Who cares about jersey tradition….

    Why make these stupid changes???

    Oh well, guess my next jersey will be a road one.

  2. Johnny_Canuck says:

    Man… I liked the whites at home!!! This means no more white towels or “white outs” at home games… kinda disappointing but I guess they have their reasons.

  3. Tradedude says:

    I don’t want the white jerseys, but away and away during a game would look confusing. keep the white, who cares if they look like crap

    Reality Rules!

    !~!tradeudude!~!

  4. silky_smooth says:

    Hmmm…Anyone else see this as a ploy to sell more jerseys? After all…Every fan wants to be wearing the same jersey that players wear @ home. Just a thought..

  5. rojoke says:

    Major change? What was the “major” change? A ‘major’ change would be if all teams had to use the same colours. This is b.s., pure and simple. You got players and fans worried about the rule book and penalty calls, Goodenow and Bettman can’t get together for the CBA, and the only decision these people can make is what to wear at home games. Whatever will they do for the prom? What a bunch of girls.

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  7. titans says:

    Wow…my whole concept of reality has just been shaken to it’s foundation.

  8. Goldenscud says:

    I wish the board would pass a rule that would prohibit the Islanders from wearing those gay 3rd jerseys!!!!

  9. cwhockey says:

    It is another marketing concept. Just an attempt at a little change. Nothing big and nothing to get excited about, really.

  10. aaron says:

    Interesting. I personally would rather see the light jerseys at home, but the reasons make sense, and most other sports do it the opposite way.

    As for all yer bitching about how pointless this is and how dumb it is, you ppl are the only ones getting worked up over it. If you think its pointless, don’t get worked up over it; nobody else is.

  11. gprodent says:

    I agree with Aaron on this. People are getting worked up over nothing, sheeesh. Sure the NHL should be doing other things, this is just a small policy change. Damn if it’s that important to everyone then HTR should make a small policy change and state `Don’t post small things, we only want major friggin news!!!’

  12. Rushing says:

    I can see with you on them making more money. It’s about like the Texas Rangers. They have changed their Jerseys several times in the past severl years. They have changed their colors and now logo. This year they are changing thier logo once again. As I have said all along, it is only to make people go out and buy new hats, jerseys, jackets, etc……..MONEY MONEY MONEY!!

  13. Rushing says:

    ….it looks like we were right after all.

    The change will allow home teams to wear dark jerseys regularly, and since popular third jerseys usually are dark, merchandising departments of all 30 teams applaud the switch because they know colourful jerseys sell better.

    Team equipment managers are happy about it, too.

  14. puckontrol says:

    The NFL does it the same way

  15. Sushicat1975 says:

    This is a good move for anyone who is a fan of tradition, 3rd jerseys, and other sports.

    Most every other proffesional sport, including the NFL, wears their solid jerseys at home. It has been proven that teams with solid (especially dark colored) jerseys are considered to be more intimidating, and have a better home record.

    I think this move might affect the overall home record of most teams in the NHL. I also think that if you are a fan of your teams 3rd jersey (Which I very much am) it will be better because you will get to see your teams 3rd jersey a whole lot more.

    As for no more “white outs”…..well I have to admit those are pretty cool, but I think a “black out”, “blue out”, “red or orange” out….would be just as cool.

    overall I think it is a good move, and anything that gets back some of the tradition of the NHl is good in my book.

  16. Sushicat1975 says:

    This is a good move for anyone who is a fan of tradition, 3rd jerseys, and other sports.

    Most every other proffesional sport, including the NFL, wears their solid jerseys at home. It has been proven that teams with solid (especially dark colored) jerseys are considered to be more intimidating, and have a better home record.

    I think this move might affect the overall home record of most teams in the NHL. I also think that if you are a fan of your teams 3rd jersey (Which I very much am) it will be better because you will get to see your teams 3rd jersey a whole lot more.

    As for no more “white outs”…..well I have to admit those are pretty cool, but I think a “black out”, “blue out”, “red or orange” out….would be just as cool.

    overall I think it is a good move, and anything that gets back some of the tradition of the NHl is good in my book.

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