The Arizona Coyotes may be on the edge of NHL jersey trends this season after six other NHL franchises have now announced their new Adidas third jerseys will be 90s-retro inspired since the 'Yotes unveiled the return of the black iconic Kachina jerseys on June 22, 2018.
We wanted to create the most beautiful jersey in the world.— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) June 22, 2018
Then we realized, the most beautiful jersey in the world was already created.
Introducing our official @adidashockey third jerseys: pic.twitter.com/Ku9RHXLBSH
Since then, the Anaheim Ducks;
Philadelphia Flyers (ok this one is a bit of a stretch to deem 90s but that's when they first introduced a black jersey);
And today, the Calgary Flames;
have all announced the reintroduction of 90s-retro jerseys.
Of course this was all probably pre-planned and collabrated between teams, the NHL and Adidas. But a Coyotes fan can dream (and quietly celebrate) that their beloved Arizona franchise was finally first at something.
It remains to be seen if all NHL teams will introduce a third jersey this season, but among the non-90s-esqe thirds announced thus far my favourite has to be the Colorado Avalanche's throwback to the Rockies:
What other 90s threads would you love to see return to the NHL? Besides a white Kachina jersey, near the top of my list would have to be either of the San Jose Sharks home & away jerseys from 1991-97, though a "potential leak" indicates San Jose is likely to be getting a new black jersey. Alternatively, I would cough up the cash for any of the Pittsburgh Penguins Jerseys from 1992-97.