Part 28 of 30. All 30 NHL clubs have unveiled new jerseys under the new Rbk EDGE Uniform System for the 2007-08 season. Here at the NHLToL, we're going to review every one of them. Read up and then rate the new sweaters. We'll do a full ranking after completing all of the reviews.
Wednesday, September 12. The Maple Leafs unveiled their jerseys at a fan event in Toronto. The event was also broadcast live on the web at Leafs TV.
Home vs. Road
Home: Blue. Road: White. The two sweaters are essentially mirror images of each other.
The blue home jerseys feature two white stripes around the elbows and white piping around the wrists. The white version of the primary logo serves as the crest.
The white road jerseys feature two blue stripes around the elbows and blue piping around the wrists. The collar is blue and the blue version of the primary logo serves as the crest.
In The Details
The same numbering and lettering style has been retained.
New & Old
The biggest differences between the new and old sweaters is the lack of horizontal striping across the bottom and the the secondary "TML" logo. Also, the silver in the old jersey is now gone as well. The piping at the wrists is also new.
Numbers on the front? No.
Laces at the collar? No.
NHLToL Editorial by Chris
Did somebody order a plain jersey? Oh, yes that would be the Maple Leafs. It's like going to McDonald's and ordering the hamburger without lettuce, cheese, onions, mustard or even ketchup. (Wait, that's what my brother gets.) Off subject. While not saying I dislike this uniform, I have to say it is very plain. What doesn't help is the nine stripes found on each sock, heavily weighing down the overall design of the uniform. Still, I've been trying to stick to jersey commentary here. Thing is, there really isn't anything to say about it. Except that some people call them pajamas. Not me. Can something be "very" average? Because I think this would be. At least before it had a little personality. 3/5