This is what the Tampa Bay Lightning missed in their progression of uniforms between 2007 and 2011. Had they landed here, they might not have needed to move on again so soon. It's a solid design from newcomer Brendan Poe, who writes:
This uniform brings back black and gray to their color scheme, making them the only team in the league to use it. The jersey design is inspired by the original "Bolts" alternate jersey and adds more character to them, and avoids them being called "Red Wings/Leafs hybrids.
The pants also keep the lightning bolt stripe that has been a part of their identity since the beginning and the logos that came from the original Reebok Edge redesign are brought back to match the new color scheme.