The talk of the NHL has been the second line of reverse retro jerseys. The Carolina Hurricanes debuted their revers e retros on November 6th against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Although the jersey did not bring much luck in the loss, the style seems to be popular with the fans.
The first set of reverse retro jerseys for the Hurricanes went back to the Hartford Whalers’ heritage. Not a bad idea as this is one of the best logos and jerseys in NHL history.
With the Hurricanes celebrating 25 years of existence this season, they also implemented an anniversary jersey, which is a replica of the first home jersey in franchise history.
The primary logo has not changed since the original design was revealed, but the jersey has taken on several adjustments.
The color scheme also has not changed but has been adjusted and of course, added the black third jersey.
The original jersey incorporated more silver into the pattern, which was replaced with black on the current home jerseys.
Another slight difference is the letters and numbers on the jerseys. It is more unique to the Hurricanes than the current font.
Maybe the biggest difference is that the anniversary jersey has the flag shoulder patch that seems to pop more after not having it on the current jerseys.
So many popular Hurricane players have donned the old style and seeing it back on the ice has brought back fond memories. Granted, the average hockey fan may not even recognize the difference, but it is a much cleaner look on the ice.
Dare I suggest that the anniversary jersey remains next year as the primary home jersey?
I do not think many fans or players would complain if that happened and many teams around the NHL have gone back to their original looks. Some are more drastic than others.
I for one, vote that this jersey remains!