The Vancouver Canucks haven’t won a game this season, but at least they’ve looked good in defeat.
Now, will they look good while losing in their new reverse retro uniforms? Many fans don’t think so.
On Thursday, all 32 teams across the NHL released their reverse retro jerseys for the 2022-23 NHL season.
Here’s a closer look at what the Canucks unveiled.
Throwback to 1962.— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) October 20, 2022
Introducing our @adidas Reverse Retro 2022 #ReverseRetro
Available 11.15 - pre-order on https://t.co/LrfISlAneT#Canucks x @adidashockey pic.twitter.com/qjXXnE8cMN
I’m not going to pretend to be some opinionated jersey phenom. I like the Johnny Canuck logo, but I think summing these up as “uninspired” sounds about right.
Here’s hoping that these reverse retros aren’t as cursed as the ones from 2020-21.
During the disastrous North Division season, the Canucks played four games in their Sprite-can-inspired reverse retro uniforms. They went winless in those four contests (having deja vu?), including being shutout in two of those contests.
Well, here’s hoping they can win at least ONE game while wearing the new uniforms. The Canucks released their reverse retro schedule shortly following their initial jersey announcement.
We’ll get our first look at the jerseys during NHL action on Tuesday, November 1st against the New Jersey Devils.
Welcome Johnny Canuck back to Vancouver starting November 1st!— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) October 20, 2022
TICKETS | https://t.co/PARVEXF2Mr pic.twitter.com/kaNSicGDWV
So, how do the Canucks new jerseys compare to the rest of the NHL? Here’s a look at the reverse retros from all 32 NHL teams.
#ReverseRetro is back!— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) October 20, 2022
In collaboration with teams, @adidashockey and the @NHL unveiled jerseys that call back to unique historic moments in each Club’s history and will be worn during the 2022-23 season beginning in November. https://t.co/hCCrvqEOJh pic.twitter.com/XY0uzv3lxF
Here’s a couple of opinions on jerseys from around the NHL that you didn’t ask for.
San Jose wins for truly nailing the reverse and the retro— Cody Severtson (@CodySevertson) October 20, 2022
Some truly heinous jersey crimes this year, which is nice. But overall, a pretty boring lot. Minnesota phoning it in and just throwing out an alternate of 2021's RR is a big miss for me. pic.twitter.com/Xi8OciG5St
reverse retro rankings because i wasn't invited to do the athletic one— dom ️ (@domluszczyszyn) October 20, 2022
perfect, no notes: ANA, BUF, BOS, LAK, MIN, MTL, NYI, NYR, PIT, TOR, TBL, VAN
elite: EDM, FLA, NJD, PHI, VGK, WSH
good: ARI, COL, SJS
bad: CAR, DAL, NSH, OTT, SEA, STL, WPG
terrible: CBJ, CGY, CHI, DET
And some more unsolicited opinions from comments on the Canucks Twitter page.
October 20, 2022
Yes, it does. pic.twitter.com/VcqmqBQFqT— Jess Balzer (@Balzer_Jess) October 20, 2022
FREE THE SKATE— (@spookyghourl) October 20, 2022
yeah it's fine, I dunno what anyone's upset about. they're gonna do a new one of these every year, you won't have to wait long to get whatever it is you want.— Justin Morissette (@JustinMoris) October 20, 2022
In other pressing jersey-related news, the Canucks reportedly will no longer use the old stick and rink logo as their third jersey.
More #Canucks jersey news. I'm told the Canucks won't be wearing their stick-in-rink heritage jerseys this season. It had been in their rotation since 2019. pic.twitter.com/IjNNZLUnNm— Rob Williams (@RobTheHockeyGuy) October 20, 2022
Alright, this time, I’m going to solicit your opinion.
So, what do you think of the new sweaters?
This poll is closed
OMG I LOVE THEM
Where’s the flying plate of spag...errr...skate?