ESPN Says We’re The WORST!
Thanks to Darren for pointing out the following:
“Last year, sports swag guru Paul Lukas of UniWatch released NHL jersey power rankings on ESPN.com in which he determined the best-looking (Montreal Canadiens, appropriately) and worst-looking (Colorado Avalanche, also appropriately) sweaters in the NHL.
The rankings have been updated for 2013, and we have a new Worst Jersey In The NHL … and it’s a team that’s rarely been accused of such blasphemy.
The Los Angeles Kings have the NHL’s worst sweaters according to Lukas, who must really, really love the color purple and mourn its removal from the jerseys”
Is he wrong?
Let’s be honest, the Kings have consistently had the worst jersey’s in the NHL.
Yeah, I’m sorry folks but to THIS DAY you won’t find, in the WORLD, fashion that combines purple and gold. NOBODY wears this combination with the exception of the Lakers. The only uniform uglier than the Kings original purple and gold (which weren’t “hip” colors in 1968 unless you were a San Francisco hippie) were the Oakland Seals.
So the Kings go from copying the Lakers to copying the Raiders. How boring can you get? To top it off, you add a Chevrolet logo to the crest? Maybe not the ugliest jersey’s in the NHL but certainly not top 20.
Then there was THIS. Often on the top 10 of “worst jersey’s of ALL TIME” they are now the rarest of the Kings jersey’s often beating out prices paid for purple and gold jersey’s.
With Staples Center opening, the Kings wanted a new look and this was the best they could come up with. There was a lot of purple and little to no gold (going back to what I originally stated, even the new owners decided purple and gold was a fugly combination) – The crest was silly and contrived. A lion wearing sunglasses? Come on.
Ah yes, the crown. They STILL didn’t make it gold and the crown looks ridiculously dated now and it was never anything fans could get excited about in the first place. A lot of losing Kings teams wore this sorry looking uniform.
The Kings go from a Chevy logo to a UPS logo. There’s nothing remotely interesting about these jersey’s. They’re simple, but too simple = dull and uninteresting. Adding the ugly crown doesn’t help and the lettering looks like something my 1st grader cut out for an art project.
With all of the creativity in Los Angeles, they couldn’t have come up with something that makes the hockey world go “ooh?” – Given Hollywood’s box office this year, I can understand why.
Disagree all you want, but unless you’re looking on a children’s web site, you wont find a Kings jersey in a top 10 best anywhere.