Candy Canes: The Red Helmet Appreciation Post

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 03: Vincent Trocheck #16 of the New York Rangers goes up against Paul Stastny #26 of the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden on January 03, 2023 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Hurricanes 5-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images )
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 03: Vincent Trocheck #16 of the New York Rangers goes up against Paul Stastny #26 of the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden on January 03, 2023 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Hurricanes 5-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images ) /
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I like the away red helmet. There I said it.

Being the complete homer that I am, just about anything the Carolina Hurricanes do in the line of uniforms will get me hyped. The Stadium Series uniforms, if we are to believe the leaks, are awesome.

No one, except me, loved the Reverse Retros this years.

My favorite is the current home uni. All black, stick and two hurricanes flags with the hidden outline of North Carolina. Perfection.

And we forget my love of anything Hartford Whalers. I will continue to wear Whalers gear if for no other reason than the negative H. Pure genius!

Recently the Carolina Hurricanes switched to playing away games in red buckets.  Red helmet, white jersey with red (diagonal) lettering and a red band around the waist, red gloves, red shorts and white socks. I can see the resemblance. I can. And I really don’t care.

Per usual some Canes fans have been up in arms about how players end up looking like candy canes.

Still, I just don’t care.

White for a uniform has never been my favorite. The red breaks up the never ending slate of white, adding a little more dimension to the uniform. Any chance to cut through all that empty space is a good one in my book.

The diagonal red lettering does that on the sweater, but there needed to be something to bookend the white.

Black would look weird, but I have not seen it so judgement not completely passed. There is not enough black in the uniforms as a whole to blend it in.

Gray would be odd, since there is none on the uniform at all. White just meant the whole thing slipped into space with no end.

Thus a red helmet is what we get! And I love it