NHLers may be singing the vibe of Right Said Fred shortly as the new designer cut uniforms are prepared for their unveiling.
Rebok and the NHL will provide a sneak preview Wednesday in New York as the form fitting uniforms are unveiled. A full presentation is planned for the all star break in Dallas.
The new uniforms will be worn in the NHL all star game on January 24th and then go into regular use at the start of next season.
The new uniforms are sleeker, less baggy but apparently not constricting and they are water resistant, which is rather important as we head into the warmer months of the playoffs and games that go into June.
The NHL wanted to avoid the problems that Team Canada had with their new look Nike uniforms at the Turin Olympics, which were considered too tight and met with less than universal acclaim.
The uniforms were designed and refined with consultation of the players, who tested them out in training camps and at regular season practices to help Rebok get the right design for the makeover.
Of course the jury will still be out until that master of style has his say on the new look threads. We anxiously await the verdict of the NHL’s own Mr. Blackstone, Don Cherry, now a fellow that dresses like he does surely will be able to offer up the definitive word on NHL fashion!