Ugh, Another Unfriendly Reminder That The New Jersey Devils Are Undergoing A Jersey Alteration This Summer
SportsLogos- The teams we were told to expect some changes to are the Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Minnesota Wild, Nashville Predators, New Jersey Devils, and the Ottawa Senators.
Let’s make this clear right away, these changes could be very minor, even as minor as just an already existing alternate uniform being “promoted” to a full-time home uniform (as we know is the case Edmonton). We’re expecting almost all of these to be no more than just a few tweaks to their design. Unlike the switch to Reebok for the 2007-08 season, none of these uniform changes will be accompanied by a new primary team logo.
NEW JERSEY DEVILS: I've heard too much about the details of this re-design, the condition of which is that I am not to share any of those details. So, I'm remaining silent here.
Okay, so I'm not going to rush to judgment on this. I know I have done so previously, but that's when the season was a lost cause and it almost felt like the new ownership was actively trying to infuriate me by ruining literally the only thing working in the Devils' favor last year. That - quite obviously - being their classic, timeless look. Now that there is no (soul crushing) hockey currently being played in New Jersey, I am much more open to the idea of optimism regarding the alteration of jerseys that are in absolutely no need of an alteration.
Perhaps the fact that 90% of re-designs end up looking like visual...uhh..."schmashmortions" of the original should be concerning, but with the #1 overall pick in hand it feels like things are trending too far upwards for the front office to trot out uniforms that look like Satan's used toilet paper. I could be wrong, but - despite the unsettling mysteriousness of that (non)description - something tells me whatever changes are made won't be major or catastrophic in nature. If they are then I reserve the right to say awful, terrible, and potentially regrettable things about every single member of the organization during the moments immediately following their unveiling. Let's hope that's not the case. Not only because it would be nice to keep a sightly semblance of the old guard around, but because that sightly semblance of the old guard is widely considered one of the cleanest looks in the entire league.