31 January 2011
Today the Lightning unveiled their new logo and jersey's for next year on their online video feed today. The home jersey's are the blue ones that St. Louis and Stamkos are wearing, and the away jersey is the white one that Lecavalier is wearing.
Gone is the black from the current ones and the Lightning bolts on the shorts to a jersey that people are comparing in likeness to the Red Wings' jersey or the Leafs' jersey.
My initial thought on the jersey: I like it
No seriously. I really like it. I like the simplicity in it, I like the blue and white and the ties at the collar. And the arm bands. And I like the old-school feel of the patches. The logo is so simple I can draw it.
If you don't like it, well I'm sure it will grow on you, just give it some time.
- The team won't wear the new jerseys until next season as they can't switch mid-season, but wanted to announce the jersey to the fans before it got leaked somehow.
- Season ticket holders will get a special STH patch on the jersey on it as well as a special chip in the sweater that will offer discounts on merchandise as well as record when the jersey is in the arena. (to that last part there...ummm ok?)
- According to Icethetics the 3rd BOLTS jersey will stay at least for next season as their alternate jersey