According to The Star Tribune’s Michael Russo, NHL teams will be ditching their alternate sweaters for the 2017-18 season, as Adidas takes over as the the NHL’s new official jersey outfitter from Reebok.
That means that the Caps will likely be waving goodbye to their current third-jersey throwbacks.
According to Russo, NHL franchises will only be able to have one home and one road jersey next season. The stated reasoning is that it would make implementation easier for Adidas, a company that outfits hundreds of teams, universities, and leagues across the world.
I’m sure there are other reasons, too.
Puck Daddy’s Greg Wyshynski reported this nugget as well.
We’re unlikely to see wholesale uniform changes for many NHL teams during this first wave of Adidas jerseys. The Florida Panthers and Toronto Maple Leafs “jumped the gun” by a year, we were told, in order to get their new sweaters out as soon as possible – in the Leafs’ case, in time for the Centennial celebration. Those teams were expected to wait until the Adidas changeover.
Expect third jerseys to be back in the fold the following year. But until then, get used to the below sweaters – unless the Capitals make a major change.
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