The Anaheim Ducks will be sporting a semi-new look heading into the 2014-15 NHL season. The team unveiled its new home and away jerseys they'll wear going forward. Sadly, it does not include a reprise of the cartoon duck goalie mask and crossed sticks, at least not as the primary mark.
The team will go with the oversized, webbed “D” on the front of both of their uniforms that had previously adorned only their third jerseys and play up the orange in their color scheme. Previously, the Ducks had Anaheim Ducks spelled out in what would probably be widely considered one of the, if not the worst primary crest in the league.
Now the Ducks have more traditional looking jerseys with the enlarged crest that requires no reading. On the shoulders is their nod to the old Mighty Ducks of Anaheim with the “Wild Wing” logo inside a circular patch.
The black uniforms, which the team will wear at home is essentially no different from the third jerseys aside from the ties at the collar and orange around the white numbers instead of gold. The white jerseys include black shoulders and the orange that had been missing from their previous jerseys.
These are definitely an improvement over what they wore, particularly the whites that look a lot more detailed than their old road unis. Still, like most people, I long for the days of eggplant, jade green and diagonal stripes. The 90s, man. Simpler, more colorful times.