I have always said that the Devils have some of the best looking uniforms in the entire NHL. For that reason, I have always stood by the thought the process of former General Manager Lou Lamoriello in thinking that, outside of the red and green throwback uniforms, the Devils should never try to conjure up a third jersey. The instances in which they end up complimenting the team's traditional look are farrrrr outweighed by the instances in which they end up looking like forced, mutated money grabs. There is something to be said about sticking with a classical, ascetically pleasing look, and I am glad that, up until this point, the Devils have decided to do so.
With that said, there's not a person on Earth that can't appreciate an ugly sweater. So if the Albany Devils want to embrace what it means to be a minor league club by knitting some snowsflakes into an alternate uniform then I am all about it. I guess my only question is how quickly can I get my hands on one of these, because let's be honest, it's almost Christmas, and wearing actual sweaters SUCKS. They are always itchy. You always end up in a situation where you are way to hot to enjoy yourself. You can't justify taking them off without being perceived as a buzzkill for ruining the "theme". Real sweaters are the worst, and so is Drake for trying to make them popular. That's why I need to not take the definition of 'sweater' so literally this year. Not only because there aren't too many occasions when I could justify wearing this, but because I'll finally be able to let my pits breathe as I do. This jersey is such a beaut that I'll even let it slide that they choose to be politically correct and call the most obvious Christmas jersey in the history of Christmas a "Holiday Jersey". In fact, my only concern is that it's too pretty to be accepted as an ugly sweater.
P.S. Finally Rod Pelley receives a perk for being a career AHLer, and what a perk it happens to be...