Grading the Vegas Golden Knights First Sweater

Last week, the NHL and Adidas unveiled the new sweaters each team will be wearing next season and they are absolutely mind blowing…ly sub-par. Here’s a look at them all:

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A decent amount of teams look practically the same as last year, and I feel like everyone hyped this new deal with Adidas up way more than they should have (including me). However, the Vegas Golden Knights first sweater was unveiled to the world with the rest of the league, and it’s certainly something.

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Personally, I like them. At first I wasn’t much of a fan, but the more I see it the more I like it. All of the color scheme from the primary logo is present here and put to use in a way that flows, but more importantly looks different than everyone else in the NHL. The gold/dark gray/black color scheme is new and looks nice. Would I have liked to see the team come out in full gold uni’s that had an armor design on it? Sure, but this works too.

The partial back sleeve on the home sweater compliments the large black stripe at the very bottom of it and really brings those pieces together. It would have looked too disjointed if there wasn’t both of those. I’m also really liking the flipped gray design on the away jerseys. The gray/white dynamic is different, but stylish.

On both the home and away jerseys, there is a pattern within the gold stripe on the sleeves. That’s something new and I find it interesting. I have no idea what it means, but it’s a subtle touch that gives the sweater some character.

The one thing I can’t stand is that red stripe on the sleeves. Why is that there? I get that there’s a little bit of red on the secondary logo, but not nearly enough to justify an actual stripe. It clashes against the heavier colors and stands out like a sore thumb. Especially on those roadies.

Overall, while I’m not drooling over the overall look of these, I’m still a fan. The new color scheme and different design make them an interesting and welcome addition to the league. I’ll definitely be getting a Fleury one eventually.

Grade: B

What are your thoughts on the Knights new threads? Sound off below and let me know, or yell at me on social media!

P.S. No matter how much you hate those Knights threads, I think everyone can agree that the real loser of these new sweaters were the Predators.

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Pure nightmare fuel.

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