Florida Panthers: Third Jersey FAIL
The Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL) recently unveiled their new third jerseys. Aaaaand… they suck:
What’s ironic is that the Panthers unveiled these sweaters in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins (the team in which the Panthers stole the concept for their new unis):
Florida (much like Tampa Bay [BOLTS], Ottawa [SENS], Colorado [Rangers-esqe wordmark], Nashville [ANOTHER blue alt] and Atlanta [the maroon monstrosity]) FAILED epically at a chance to really please their fans.
So where did they go wrong? Well, for starters they should have gone RED. Even though the “glory days” are far behind them, it would have been a nice nod to the loyal fans of this terrible franchise to pay tribute to the “Beezer” and the Panthers club of the mid-90’s that advanced to (before losing to Colorado) the Stanley Cup Finals:
Here’s a look at what they’re wearing down in South Florida currently:
And here’s what they should have done:
OR (and I like this even better):
Oh well, this IS the NHL afterall. And if we’ve learned anything from third jerseys (besides the fact that black alts are PLAYED OUT) – it’s that the Southeastern Conference (and Nashville) continually struggle with introducing aesthetically-acceptable thirds.
At least Calgary got it right: