This year’s all-star jerseys have been leaked over on a Ottawa Senators fan site.
As you can see from the picture above, there is VERY little change from last year’s jerseys. This is a bit of a curve-ball from prior years as each game’s jerseys usually differed dramatically from year-to-year.
It seems the biggest change to the all-star jersey this year is the all-star patch design. Other than that, other changes seem to just be minor alterations to the side panels. Yawn.
If these jerseys were great designs, I wouldn’t have an issue looking at them for another year. But they aren’t. Granted they aren’t the worst either, it’s just that there is nothing spectacular about them. Red and blue. NHL crest. An attempt of some flair on the back. Slap this year’s patch on the sleeve and there you go boys. Now get out there and score an ungodly amount of goals, and for Christ’s sake don’t hit each other.
Based on design and originality, I unfortunately give these jerseys two (2) out of five zambonis. Better luck next year.
Now on to other jersey related news.
As we are right in the middle of the holiday shopping season, the leagues Director of Entertainment Publicity, Nirva Milford, has released the top 10 selling jerseys on the leagues official online outlet Shop.NHL.com since November.
#10: Milan Lucic, Bruins
#9: Steven Stamkos, Lightning
#8: Ryan Callahan, Rangers
#7: Tyler Seguin, Bruins
#6: Patrick Kane, Blackhawks
#5: Jonathon Toews, Blackhawks
#4: Tim Thomas, Bruins
#3: Claude Giroux, Flyers
#2: Alexander Ovechkin, Capitals
#1: Sidney Crosby, Penguins
There you have it. Not a bad list. However, if any of my friends or family are reading this, the jersey I want this Christmas is a Blackhawks jersey. Double zero. Griswold on the back.