Ugly Sweater Week’s Day 4 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 20 could look something like this:
Anaheim at New Jersey
In a surprise move, the Ducks use their fugly Stadium Series jerseys early for this festively horrendous week. Against the red and green of the Devils, there will be lots of clashing happening.
NY Islanders at NY Rangers
Battle of the Pointed Jerseys, with the orange-clad Islanders against the Libertyed-up-the-wazoo Rangers in the Subway Series.
Washington at Carolina
Carolina, the final team to join the festive fun this week, wears their pattern-striped reds against the…sorry, what team, oh yes…the “Capitals” in their jersey of bad logos and angled stripes.
Vancouver at Chicago
It’s the Flying Vs against the Striped Hawks.
Florida at Winnipeg
The garish original Panthers jerseys go into Winnipeg to take on the ’80s-era cuff-to-cuff striped Jets.
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 check back tomorrow for the next games!