Apr 27, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie (74) during the second period in game six of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Uniforms: Out With The New, Back To The Old for the St. Louis Blues

IceThetics got an exclusive sneak peak at the new St. Louis Blues home jersey, and according to them the new Blues jerseys will be very similar to their pre-Reebok Edge uniforms worn from 1998-2007. St. Louis will get new home and away uniforms this fall; the alternate will be sticking around for now. IceThetics only got a look at the home uniforms, so specific details about the away uniform are still unknown.

What we do know about the home jersey is that the excessive use of jersey piping and modern sleeve stripes are gone. Instead, we are treated to more traditional striping on the sleeves and the hem. While it was speculated that the Blues would be switching to a lighter shade of blue, it appears that all of the colors will remain unchanged.

The new Blues uniforms will also feature the new trend of the Reebok “hanger effect”, slogans or writing inside the collar that can only be viewed when the jersey is not being worn. The Blues have decided to go with “Est. 1967″ on the inside of their new collar. The hangar effect is an added treat for fans and also serves to make things more difficult for counterfeiters.

Overall, I like this return to a more classic look by the Blues. Their current set is an Edge-ified mess and does not fit with a team that has been around since the late-sixties. There’s a problem when the Nashville Predators and the St. Louis Blues share the same template.

A unveiling date has yet to be set by the St. Louis Blues, so it is currently unknown as to when we will get our first official look at the Blues new jerseys.

As always, a stick tap to IceThetics for digging this one up; the site is a must visit for NHL uniform fans.

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