Monday, August 27, 2007
New Wild Jersey Missing
The following statement recently appeared on the Minnesota Wild's web site:
"The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Minnesota Wild announced today that fans will get their first look at the team’s new jerseys, beginning September 7, at both the Xcel Energy Center and Mall of America Hockey Lodge stores. The team will offer sneak previews of its new jersey design beginning August 23 at its State Fair Booth."
Well, I'm here to report that I stopped by said State Fair Booth yesterday and saw no such new jersey design. I inquired with the guy running the booth and he knew nothing about the preview. He did tell me, however, that the Wild are going to be wearing the red jersey at home and white on the road. He also said that the Wild were going to switch to green at home in 2008-09. I'm not sure how reliable this information is, but I thought I'd pass it along.
As I've stated in the past, I really wish teams would go back to wearing white at home. It's a more classic look, and it's nice to see the different colors of the road teams when they come to town. Unfortunately it's all about revenue, and the dark jerseys seem to sell much better than the white ones.
On a semi-related note, make sure you stop by NHL Tournament of Logos and vote for the Wild's logo. I'd really like to see Colorado lose.