Mighty Ducks jerseys will see action again this Sunday
It's been seven years since we last saw them take the ice. But in just two days, the Anaheim Ducks will revive the Mighty Ducks for one game this weekend. On Sunday, the Ducks will host Throwback Night against the Ottawa Senators.
Last month, Ducks season ticket holder Brad Kirchhofer sent in this photo of the game ticket, which features the classic Mighty Ducks logo. He also pointed out a couple of other ways the throwback logo was being used as part of the team's 20th anniversary promotions.
This week, the old eggplant and jade starting showing up at Ducks practices so players could break in their new gear before Sunday. We got a glimpse and gloves and pants on Tuesday and Wednesday. (There are plenty more photos at those two links if you're interested.)
It's my understanding, however, that the team will be wear Reebok Edge versions of the old Mighty Ducks jerseys, meaning we should see an updated collar and cut. But otherwise, it should be the spitting image of the old eggplant jersey.
The goalies got to test out their new equipment as well. The shots on the left and center are Viktor Fasth, who modeled his mask after Guy Hebert's. On the right, you can see Jonas Hiller in his throwback pads. The Ducks tweeted a photo of Hiller in his mask earlier today.
If all this has you feeling nostalgic, I dug up some photos of current Ducks players in the classic threads.
That's Francois Beauchemin, Corey Perry — as No. 61! — and Teemu Selanne as No. 13. Think of this as a sneak peek of what's to come on Sunday — only pre-Edge. Hopefully it won't look too much different.
Lastly, for non-Ducks fans, how about a look at a few familiar faces who you perhaps didn't know — or forgot — once donned the eggplant and jade?
That's Joffrey Lupul, Chris Kunitz and Sergei Fedorov. Truth be told, before I found that photo, I didn't know Lupul had played for Anaheim. But he did for a couple seasons a decade ago.
So who's excited for Sunday?!
TV station gives first glimpse of Edge version of Mighty jersey
On Friday morning, we got to see the Reebok Edge version of the Mighty Ducks jersey for the first time. Good Day LA reporter Mar Yvette wore it for a feature during the morning show. As expected, it looks the same as before but with the updated Reebok collar and cut.
It was cool seeing the jersey, but Yvette's interview with Sheldon Souray is not worth watching. She starts by talking about the Dodgers shirt she's wearing under the jersey and goes on to make up the term "puckshot" since she doesn't know what a "slapshot" is. I get you're a feature reporter, but does that absolve you from doing a little research before you head out the door?
Anyway, here's another shot that shows the full jersey.
Some commented that it looks practically transparent, but I'm not sure it's any more than usual with the latest round of Reebok Edge jerseys. And it may also be just an optical illusion because of how it's worn on her. One thing I can't tell is whether the stripes are sublimated. None of the Edge templates lend themselves well to the diagonal stripe from the old Mighty Ducks jerseys.
We'll get to see them in all their game day glory tomorrow afternoon!