Top 10 Worst jerseys of all time

Well the jerseys for this year are out, and my critiquing them is over. But somehow I feel my crusade is not over. So frends, here is the list of the worst NHL jerseys ever!First off, for pictures head over to nhluniforms.com. This site is amazing. It has every NHL uniform that was ever worn. I’ve recieved permission from the owner, Mr. Andrew Greenstien, so head on over for pictures.

Here we go:

10. 1995-96 Boston Bruins Alternate

1995 was the year of the alternate. The NHL first adopted the format, and many of the jerseys have ended up on this list. The Boston jersey is the ‘best’ of them. This jersey is the bear jersey. The color is mustard yellow, with a stupid jagged trim on the sleeves. I like the bear, but its pretty dumb. That bear dosen’t look viscious. It looks like Gentle Ben.

Overall C

9. 1981-82 Philladelphia Flyers

Anyone remember these guys? They were the ones that decided to wear the long pants. Lets just say you had to see them to get the idea.

Overall C-

8. 1929-30 Pittsburgh Pirates (thats right)

I went way back to the NHL’s humble beginings to find this. This sweater is orange with diagonal black stripes, think Halloween. Except theres this big black wedge on the left shoulder. And an awful pirate logo. Looks like candy corn!

Overall D+ (it was 70+ years ago)

7. 1996-97 Tampa Bay Lightning Alternate

Oh boy. First we have the tidal wave on the bottom. Then it appears to be raining on the jersey. Then lastly we have lightning bolts on the sleeves. Just like Hurricane Hugo, these jerseys blow.

Overall D+

6. 2002-03 New York Islanders Alternate

Where do I start? Orange! Since when is orange a good color? And those blue triangles? C’mon now. These jerseys look like the New York Mets. Except the Mets are supposed to suck. Oh and strings, don’t even get me started on strings.

Overall D

5. 2001-02 Nashville Predators Alternate

Way is it bad teams always have bad jerseys? Maybe if they looked better, they’d feel better, and they’d play better. A sabre-tooth tiger could have been done so much better than this. Apparentley they were greatley inspired by the Bruins big ugly head concept. And the color, what is that supposed to be? Puke yellow?

Overall D-

4. 1978-79 Vancouver Canucks

What did the V stand for? Vancouver? No, Victory. Guess it was a visual deterent. Psych the other team out.

“Man Bossy, those jerseys say Victory on them. Now we’re going to loose”

“Shut Up Gilles! Watch out for Williams”

Thats about the only thing that would pysch me out against them. Fear of Tiger Williams. These jerseys were long considered the worst ever. Guess thats up for grabs now.

Overall F

3. 1995-96 LA Kings Alternate

Take a whit blank jersey, spray some crooked grey stripes on it, make the logo as small as you can and put it in the left corner, puts some purple numbers on it and your done. So is your dignity! I guess that logo is supposed to be a king, not sasquatch. Also, the captains C was switched to the other side, and the old logo’s remained on top of the shoulders. Looks like a third grader designed it.

Overall F

2. 1995-96 Mighty Ducks Alternate

The infamous “Duck on Crack jersey. Disney decided to put an animated charecter on the jersey. Guess it must have been a crime fighting duck goalie. Almost makes the normal ones look good.

Overall F(-)

1. 1996-97 New York Islanders

The Islanders are the only team to be featured on here twice. This is the Fishstick jersey. Why would they put a longshoreman on a jersey? To promote the tentacle canneries found on Long Island. And they waves at the bottom are colored green and orange. I thought the ocean was supposed to be blue! These jerseys were so bad they were change mid-way throught the season, putting the old logo on the new jerseys. This made for a pretty awful site.

Overall F(——)

So there you go. My list of the worst NHL jersys ever. Please feel free to add you comments and opinions. If you need a visual aide, go check out nhluniforms.com. Have fun.

One more thing. If you really want to see a bad jersey: Look at the bonus uniform for the 1995-96 season. Don’t say you weren’t warned


40 Responses to Top 10 Worst jerseys of all time

  1. FlyHigh says:

    I like that Orange Isles jersey. For some reason, that Avs jersey with the diagonals has never really caught on with me. And those Stars 3rd jerseys are really weird although I haven’t really formed an opinion on them yet.

  2. avsfan19-33 says:

    wow….that bonus uniform is hideous.

    BTW, i actually like the orange islander jerseys….same with the nashville puke colored ones.

  3. RangerSteve says:

    For that Isles jersey, I think I speak for all Ranger fans when i say….

    WE WANT FISHSTICKS *CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP* WE WANT FISHSTICKS!

    okay I’m done.

    I hate Dallas’ new uniform, and Atlanta’s sky blue uni is ridiculous too.

  4. Kashin says:

    The fishsticks era is something the isles fans dont like to talk about. too many bad memories.

    -Super Duck wasnt good, and the new 3rd jeresys are worse.

    – The rangers jeresy are good but they are too normal.

    – Shame on Nashville. What the heck were they thinking. The WORSE ever. Just imagine MA Fluery with his pads in that jeresy.

    – I like the Isles 3rd jeresys but thats just me.

    – The new vancouver 3rd jeresys are not cool, just not cool.

    – I actually like the atlanta 3rd jeresys.

    – Dallas and Minnesota are not good ones.

  5. gr8haluschak says:

    there are just too many that suck

  6. Scott24 says:

    I like the isles, atlanta’s and stars third jerseys.a really bad one was the st.pats one toronto wore last season

  7. MantaRay says:

    My vote is the third Dallas jersey.

    Horrible…

  8. Lafleur_10 says:

    1. Colorado Rockies

    2. Boston Bruins Alternate (Bear Symbol)

    How could an original six team do that to such a traditional jersey….money???

    3. Vancouver Canucks V just

    4. NYI fisherman

    For my top jerseys

    Keep in mind these are all the originals no alternates.

    1. Chicago

    2. Montreal

    3. Toronto

    4. Detroit

    5. Boston

    Just something about the original six teams jerseys. These 5 represent hockey in my mind.

  9. PeterPuck says:

    California Golden Seals were the worst. !!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. wieds says:

    Personally I really like the new coyotes jerseys, one of the nicer ones in the league. A big improvement over their original jerseys.

    The flying v will always be the worst!!!!!!!!!!

  11. 24cups says:

    Are you guys still talking about fashion??? Common!!!

  12. Tweek says:

    DALLAS 3RD JERSEY IS HORRIBLE!

    NO WONDER WHY THEY ARE HAVING A BAD YEAR!

    NICE JERSEYS= GOOD PLAY

    HAHA

  13. MAniac29 says:

    How did all of 3 articles get posted out of 27 submissions?? 1/9 of articles are getting posted now?? Is there a limit of 3/day now?

  14. GretzNYR99 says:

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! FISHSTICKS!!!!!!!!!

    HAHAHHAAHAAHHA

    Atlanta’s uniform is the most craptastic thing I’ve seen this side of Moose Cholak.

  15. GretzNYR99 says:

    8. 1929-30 Pittsburgh Pirates (thats right)

    I went way back to the NHL’s humble beginings to find this. This sweater is orange with diagonal black stripes, think Halloween. Except theres this big black wedge on the left shoulder. And an awful pirate logo. Looks like candy corn!

    Overall D+ (it was 70+ years ago) — What do you expect, it’s the Shittsburgh Asspirates?

    6. 2002-03 New York Islanders Alternate

    Where do I start? Orange! Since when is orange a good color? And those blue triangles? C’mon now. These jerseys look like the New York Mets. Except the Mets are supposed to suck. Oh and strings, don’t even get me started on strings.

    Overall D — The Asslanders aren’t supposed to suck and have jerseys that could make you go blind? Since when has hell frozen over?

    4. 1978-79 Vancouver Canucks

    What did the V stand for? Vancouver? No, Victory. Guess it was a visual deterent. Psych the other team out.

    “Man Bossy, those jerseys say Victory on them. Now we’re going to loose”

    “Shut Up Gilles! Watch out for Williams”

    Thats about the only thing that would pysch me out against them. Fear of Tiger Williams. These jerseys were long considered the worst ever. Guess thats up for grabs now.

    Overall F — I feel bad for Tiger, he probably felt like a fag in those jerseys.

    2. 1995-96 Mighty Ducks Alternate

    The infamous “Duck on Crack jersey. Disney decided to put an animated charecter on the jersey. Guess it must have been a crime fighting duck goalie. Almost makes the normal ones look good. Overall F(-) — An animated character from their HIT CARTOON SHOW with a bunch of crime-fighting, hockey-playing Ducks. Did I mention they could talk too? That’d scare the shit out of me.

    1. 1996-97 New York Islanders

    The Islanders are the only team to be featured on here twice. This is the Fishstick jersey. Why would they put a longshoreman on a jersey? To promote the tentacle canneries found on Long Island. And they waves at the bottom are colored green and orange. I thought the ocean was supposed to be blue! These jerseys were so bad they were change mid-way throught the season, putting the old logo on the new jerseys. This made for a pretty awful site. Overall F(——) — I was waiting for it…

    FISHSTICKS FOREVER!!!!!!!!

  16. GretzNYR99 says:

    By the way, Moose Cholak was a wrestler that wore a giant moose head to the ring and wrestled with it on. One of the worst gimmicks ever in pro-wrestling history.

  17. Enigma says:

    Mike Keenen should be blessed for not allowing that stuff to be worn.

  18. WildWing89 says:

    Why did you have to remind me of the old Anaheim third unis lol? I almost rid my mind completely of those. They didn’t get much better after that.

    Thank god they came up with those new thirds. They’re pretty good.

  19. big_booty says:

    I second the emotion of PeterPuck – the Golden Seals sweaters and colors were horrid beyond any imagination.

    Why the Thrashers would go to a putrid baby blue alternate is beyond me. Gods below, those things are ugly.

    The Bruins’ “Winnie the Pooh” jerseys have to be burned in effigy.

    The original Coyotes’ uni was just plain wrong. So was seeing Alice Cooper in one. Their new set is so much better.

    Why hasn’t anyone mentioned one of the most disgusting uniforms in sports history? The old original LA Kings! Purple and gold? On hockey players? Are you kidding me?

  20. CechmanekForVezina says:

    It’s not ONLY Rangers that do that.

  21. CechmanekForVezina says:

    sucks to be the rangers

  22. cwthrash says:

    Haven’t we already beat this subject to a bloody pulp? Apparently not, so I’ll just add one more thing (or two).

    If we are grading on a scale of looks (quite obvious that is the case), then maybe we should throw some of the older jerseys into the mix. Don’t get me wrong. I have enormous respect for the tradition of this sport; it’s one of the factors that makes hockey so special. I am by no means ragging on the tradition. Just the fashion, the look of the product.

    But how about Hamilton in the beginning, awful. Chicago, early sixties? That logo is horrific. The Leafs very early on could never get it to look right, almost looked like a leaf of another sort. Thank heavens they finally corrected it.

    And maybe it’s just me, but I’ve never liked what the Wings have. I know, I’ve heard it before; simple, elegant. Personally, I just don’t see it. Been a fan of this game since disco was hip, but I didn’t much like it then and don’t much like it now. That’s just me I guess.

  23. wayne2 says:

    I agree although i`d add Buffalo`s new and old

    jerseys,Ottawa`s red,Colorado,Dallas,Edmonton

    new and old,Minesota wild and north stars(not enough colour variety),New Jersey,rangers with the

    statue of liberty,Philadelphia old jerseys,Pittsburgh,

    St-Louis and the new Vancouver.I know its a lot

    but i like them.I deplore the fact that jerseys are so

    often change these days,there`s no identity anymore.

  24. GeniushockeyKID says:

    i wore my fishsticks jersey for halloween…..so, you get the idea

  25. DohCanada says:

    How many dumb articles about jerseys can we get posted? The NHL must be in a sad state of affairs since this appears to be the major topic of discussion on this site this season!

  26. Fuhr4ever says:

    If you’re going to ridicule the Pirates jerseys why not open your eyes and look at those bumblebee Hamilton Tiger uniforms.

    Personally I’d say the worst ever is a toss up between those “sad bear” jerseys in Boston and those wacky Vancouver V jerseys. The Gordon’s Fisherman jerseys are too easy a target and at least they got rid of them fast.

    They’re actually in the midst of a “Worst uniforms in sports” bracket over at ESPN and the Pred’s 3rd jersey is in the finals for worst active jersey in sports.

  27. Donovan says:

    You’re right about Hamilton. I must have forgotten that one. I still like the team. As for the Sad Bear, thats my point, Why make a jersey with Gentle Ben?

    Oh, and it seems as though ESPN is ripping us off. Most of there commets are exactly the same as some of ours.

  28. original6dan says:

    ESPN’s loquacious (now Defenstrate has me using big words!) John Buccigross has made several Winnie the Pooh references to the Bruins 3rd jerseys… I couldn’t agree more… thats just too much damn yellow!

    I’ll have to disagree with your comment on the Coyotes, though. I’m not a fan of marketing hockey to desert-dwellers — I can only assume that all of the retirees who flee the northern climates miss their hockey too much.

    But regardless, I think the original Coyotes uniform was (how should I say this?) less lame. It had a unique look — very southwestern — and couldn’t be mistaken. The new ones are fairly “flavorless.”

  29. defenestrate says:

    Bear in mind that all the “worst” jerseys would be the “best” jerseys in any lacrosse league.

  30. aafiv says:

    New burnt-orange Flyers jerseys with the 3D “P” are awful.

  31. aafiv says:

    No, just this site. Apparently there’s no communication about what’s already been discussed to death.

  32. Doppelganger says:

    i am surprised no one has mentioned the old ottawa senators jerseys from the early days. It was just black, red, and white stripes. It looked like a sweater you would find at a thrift store for 2 bucks. Also, St. louis has had some bad ones. Remember the ones in the 80s that said Blues on the front and had the logo below it? or the ones in the mid-90s with the red stripes at the bottom? any of the canucks jerseys are bad including the new ones. the whale belongs in hartford not western canada. why would you want a whale as you logo anyways? what are they going to do get stuck on a beach, dry up, and die? the saddest part is you could deficate on a hanes t-shirt and people would buy it just because it’s new. that was apparent at the thrasher game when the unveiled their new “nightgowns.”

  33. dkball7 says:

    You are right, ever since the devils got rid of their green stripe they have been a contender. Getting Stevens, Niedermayer, and Brodeur helped too.

  34. TC_4 says:

    Is there anyone else on here that is a tradionalist and wishes the NHL would ditch the 3rd uni’s???

  35. DohCanada says:

    Yeah, but ya know how it is:

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  36. redsunz says:

    Them Dallas Stars 3rd Unis…

    put them on a chalkboard in a classroom

    and u can teach about the female reproductive system

    its like… phoenix’s jersey b4 their logo change… the green ones…. but hit with a big big ugly stick…

  37. HOGLUND says:

    I would like to see teams that have moved use their old jerseys as third jerseys.

    Colorado in the Quebec jerseys

    Carolina in Harford

    Dallas in the Minnisota

    Pheonic in Winnipeg

    and so on. You get the idea. Anyone agree?

  38. shidoshi says:

    That’d be fun for some teams, but New Jersey – Colorado, Minnisota – Dallas and Calgary – Atlanta fans would be all confused. I guess ???

    worst jersey is Nashville’s fecal matter colored jersey…uggg

  39. shidoshi says:

    That’d be fun for some teams, but New Jersey – Colorado, Minnisota – Dallas and Calgary – Atlanta fans would be all confused. I guess ???

    worst jersey is Nashville’s fecal matter colored jersey…uggg

  40. wingsfan13 says:

    i agree w/ most of the statements except for the fact of the variety of colors u named. R u a girl? for now ill place u on suspicion

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