Usually when an NHL team reveals a new jersey, there’s plenty of cringing. When teams have showed us their looks for the Stadium Series outdoor games, there’s been a lot of cringing.
But on Saturday morning the Toronto Maple Leafs revealed their jersey for next month’s outdoor game against the Washington Capitals, and it’s a winner. Hope you enjoy white after Labo(u)r Day!
There’s a lot of love for the Royal Canadian Navy in the design here, which includes the RCN’s motto “Ready, Aye, Ready” printed inside the collar. The Leafs’ motto, Honour Pride Courage, moves to the sleeve for this game.
Is it too much white, considering the color of the surface they play on, and after what we saw in the NHL All-Star Game? Maybe. But it’s better than another lazy dark colored jersey. Everything will be white, from the helmet to socks to gloves to their pants. Ice camouflage? The outdoor game at the U.S. Naval Academy will also mark the first time the Leafs will have their home logo on their road jersey.
They’re clean and gorgeous. Can understand the complaints about a little too much white, but the jerseys, at least, are very sharp and the design really makes the logo pop.
What do you think?