Behold! The NHL finally released the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game Jerseys and… while I think they could’ve gotten a little more creative, they are ten times better than last year’s model:
Yeah, away with that neon mess. Also noted, thank the heavens above they didn’t go “full honky tonk” on these jerseys; I was really afraid of that, and I am sure a few others were, too. We are tired – really tired – of that never-ending joke. Moving on, here’s an excerpt from the NHL about the jersey reveal:
Each All-Star jersey features the official NHL Shield infused with the Predators’ gold in the crest. For the on-ice version of the All-Star jersey, the crest has been constructed with reflective material which glimmers in certain light as a salute to Nashville’s vibrant night-life scene. The black and white color scheme in each jersey shares the colors of the keys on a piano to celebrate the city of Nashville’s “Music City” nickname.
The All-Star jerseys will feature numbers and letters designed as modern interpretations of traditional country music poster lettering, which has been a defining aesthetic of Nashville. The numbers for the on-ice versions of the All-Star jerseys also will have the same reflective material as the crest. The tri-star mark, which appears in the neck gusset as well as on the pant, is a tribute to the Tennessee state flag and the Predators and a symbol of the elite athletes participating in the 2016 Honda NHL® All-Star festivities. Each All-Star jersey will feature two full-color shoulder patches – the player’s home team logo and the NHL All-Star logo.
So, what do you think? Like ’em? Hate ’em? I’d give it a good two thumbs up.
Keep your eyes peeled today. More information regarding the 2016 NHL All-Star Game will be announced at some point today and we’ll have information here when it’s available.