Ugly Sweater Week’s Day 2 Match-Ups
If you’re just joining us now, in the coming days, we’ll show you a holiday tradition we’d love the NHL to start enacting: in the 7 days before the NHL takes their 3-day Christmas break, every team wears its most historically ugliest jersey in their games, creating a truly festive and horrific display on the ice.
By ‘ugliest’, we mean the jerseys that are a combination of being dreadful by (a) being more ostensibly garish and colourfully obnoxious rather than poorly designed, (b) by the jerseys that’s generally accepted as being the team’s ugliest jersey outside of our opinion, and (c) our opinion. It includes the jersey collection of the entire franchise (i.e. – including jerseys prior to relocating to its current location) and consideration will be given to (mostly) ensure the home teams are in coloured jerseys and the road teams in white.
Tonight’s match-ups for December 18 could look something like this:
Ottawa at New Jersey
Ottawa goes back to the 1910s and wears some super-vintage jerseys (here modelled by the Binghamton Senators) while New Jersey welcomes Christmas in style, donning their old red-and-greens.
Pittsburgh at NY Rangers
The Penguins reach back to 1974 for their two-tone blue jerseys so that the Rangers can wear what’s possibly their worst jersey ever, an ill-conceived pyjama-like white jersey with a super-spiky alternate logo and horribly modified logos on the shoulders.
Got suggestions for what you think the two teams should be wearing to celebrate Ugly Sweater Week? Let us know in the comments below, and vote on what you think is the
worst best one. And check back tomorrow for the next games!