On Monday, Colorado revealed the duds it’ll be wearing on Feb. 27 when they take on the Red Wings in the 2016 Stadium Series game at Coors Field.
As they did during the height of the rivalry with the Red Wings, the Avalanche, as the home team, will feature white as the main color of the jersey; a connection to the snow-capped peaks of the Rockies.
The C puck mark becomes a powerful front crest, an unmistakable reference to Colorado hockey. Streamlined sleeve striping connects to the bold visual of the Avalanche stripe, part of the team’s socks since 1995.
The modern styled collar features a 5,280 call out, referencing the Avalanche’s home in the Mile-High City.
Per people on social media that think far too much about jersey aesthetics, the gigantic numbers appear to be divisive. Some like the fact they’re huge and, ergo, easy to see from distance (which will be useful in a baseball stadium); others think they’re gaudy.