Tinkering With Perfection
The Toronto Maple Leafs are getting a new uniform. The new jersey will be unveiled next month at the NHL All-Star Game in Dallas. We're being assured the changes will represent a "modernization" of the logo rather than a dramatic redesign.
I hate it when they mess with our jerseys. They do it every once in a while to sell more merchandise. I remember when silver joined blue and white and of course the maple leaf used to look quite different than it does today. They've already gone pink but they were smart enough to keep those jerseys in the shops and off the ice.
The thing is, we've got the best uniform on the planet. Sports Illustrated has us at #6 overall, and although they're off by five, their synopsis is spot on.
Blue and white are winter colors, and nothing says old time hockey quite like that crest. Just looking at it makes you want to put on the foil.
Next month, that crest will be altered. I won't judge the new design until I see it, but I'll be sitting on pins and needles until then.
Some things shouldn't change.
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