OK, so I’m not the big jersey/merch/logo expert. I have a hard enough time covering the hockey team to keep up with jersey stuff. My son is the true expert on that stuff. But, apparently, Fanatics posted a pic of many NHL third jerseys for the coming season, then deleted it. Of course, some hockey fanatic took a screenshot of it and posted it. These, maybe anyway, are the Colorado Avalanche third jersey design for 2022-23. They were first posted by sportslogos.net, and our San Jose Hockey Now correspondent, Sheng Peng, also spotted them quickly and wrote a story yesterday about the cool Sharks design, which riffs off the old California Golden Seals colors.
That looks an awful lot like the Colorado Rockies’ old logo – the hockey team, not the baseball team. That’s a different shade of red that I have ever seen on an Avalanche uniform, but maybe I’m wrong on that.
There had been rumors the next third jersey would have a Colorado Rockies theme. That team was not exactly a raving success, with one best-of-three playoff round appearance in their six-year history (1976-82). But the uniforms were always cool.
No doubt, whatever the third jersey design is, they will sell like hotcakes. Just about anything with a Colorado Avalanche logo on it sells these days. Personally, I wish the team had kept the Quebec Nordiques third jerseys longer. A lot of people never got a chance to get one, because of pandemic supply chain issues. They were only used during the 56-game season of a couple years ago. I still get the occasional email or DM asking if they can be found anywhere.