The Rangers present the best argument for why the NHL should go back to having teams wear white at home: Their white design crackles with contrast and crisp highlights (arguably the strongest single uni in the NHL), while the blue set -- well, it's solid, but it doesn't have the razzle-dazzle of the white. Toss in an unnecessary but unobjectionable retro alternate and you have one of the NHL's best-dressed teams. Just wish they'd wear their top outfit at home.
...love that ESPN gives the Rangers whites some props. Too bad we Rangers fans never get to see them in person at MSG anymore.
...easily the worst decision of the Bettman error era has been the decision to change the home whites to road whites. Now instead of seeing the different visiting teams' colors when attending a game at MSG, we only get to see blue vs. white. Absolutely awful.
H/T to reader Chris H.
I feel that dark at home makes more sense. We are the Broadway Blueshirts. The name doesnt make sense if we wear white at home. Also a dark alternate jersey seems stupid if the home team wears white at home. White at home just seems too boring to me.
Isn't this how the league used to be back in the days of the original 6? The home team wore the solid color uni while the road team wore the whites?
It doesn't bother me to be honest with you. I like the solid blue.
The decision to switch to whites on the road was more about the equipment managers then Bettman. When alternate jerseys became the rage, it forced visiting teams to travel with both sets of uni's on the road, since the alternates were dark.
I hear ya about the away team always looking the same. But for me personally, the Ranger's whites are my least favorite of their sweaters (the heritage "New York" one being my favorite) and I'm glad I get to see the others in person rather than the whites. It seems like they do wear the whites at home once or twice a year though.
@KurtBalogh I grew up with home whites, so seeing blue at home is still a little strange. Remember, Rangers won the Cup in home whites.
@KevinDeLury Oh, I remember. 93-94 were my first games at MSG I just always thought the blues were cool. In the end though, I don't care what they're wearing (but not the liberty logo) just as long as they're winning.
@KurtBalogh Can't argue with that.