Hockey season officially started on Wednesday evening. While celebrating the banner raising ceremony, the St. Louis Blues broke tradition and wore a Stanley Cup patch on their jerseys.
While teams sell jerseys with Stanley cup champion patches, no team has worn a Stanley Cup-esque patch on a jersey during a banner raising ceremony. The Blues’ white patch was immediately noticeable on their bright blue jerseys.
The patch is a miniature version of the Blues Championship banner. The design of the Blues’ banner is the same as the Capitals 2018, with different colors and team logo.
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) October 3, 2019
The patches stirred some conversation on Twitter, with people noting it looks temporary and others speculating it will be worn only for tonight.
@russianmachine What's up with the Blues Stanley Cup patch? It looks temporary.
— Mike Zupan (@slingload) October 3, 2019
A stanley cup patch on the blues jerseys tonight.
— Roy Bellamy (@roybelly) October 3, 2019
The Blues are wearing a Stanley Cup patch on their sweaters, similar to the one seen in 1974-75 Flyers team photos and hockey cards (which they never wore in a game). Assuming this is only for tonight.
— Mick Colageo (@MickColageo) October 2, 2019
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