Dave Chenard wrote me to say he's tired of watching the Minnesota Wild wear Christmas colors all season. So he gave them a new look free of red. And to simplify the color scheme even more, he mixed the wheat and gold to form a goldish-wheat color to go with the green. It sort of has that North Stars feel — not sure if that was intentional. I think it works. But then again, I've never had a problem with the so-called Christmas colors they currently wear.