Where does the jersey jersey rank? – The athlete

Hockey is a game and games are meant to be fun.

But because the sport takes itself too seriously at times, alternative jerseys provide a nice sideshow, as was the case on Tuesday when the New Jersey Devils unveiled their alternative uniforms that literally have “Jersey” on the front. Love it or hate it, it was a topic of conversation. Twitter was in an uproar and we were all having fun in one way or another.

What better way to build on that than checking out the entire alternate jersey universe and having even more fun?

So I, Sean Shapiro, enlisted the help of Dom Luszczyszyn and Sara Civian to evaluate and debate the history of NHL alternative jerseys in a draft format.

But only the jerseys created as the official alternative jerseys (or sweaters for the person willing to shout in the comments section) were eligible for this design. No reverse retro, no special event, no heritage jerseys. Only jerseys that teams designed and used themselves and wanted as part of a regular rotation.

With New Jersey introducing an alternate look, 30 of the 32 teams now have at least one official alternate kit. The Seattle Kraken will likely have one in the future, while the Detroit Red Wings may never have one.

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