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    Ranking All 30 NHL Team's Jerseys

    A power ranking of all the jerseys of teams in the NHL for the 2016-17 season. Judgments are based on home, away and alternate jerseys. My best attempt at being impartial with honest critiques and thoughts!

    30. Carolina Hurricanes

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    The hurricanes redesigned their jerseys in 2013 after having the same look since they were founded in 1997. They attempted to tone down their look by getting rid of a square pattern at the bottom, and instead were left with very generic, boring jerseys.

    29. Dallas Stars

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    When the Stars redid their jerseys in 2013 I thought it was a very necessary move as their jerseys before were very plain. In introducing these they changed their shade of green as well, and went with jerseys that might look a little familiar to Blackhawks fans.

    28. Columbus Blue Jackets

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    My opinion on the Bluejackets jerseys is that they are just simply boring. I enjoy their white jerseys, but the navy blue home jersey is just way too plain. I'm also not a huge fan of their alternate jersey, which took an entirely different approach.

    27. Tampa Bay Lightning

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    The lightning tried to go with minimalism with their new logo in 2011, and it ended up looking like the Grateful Dead logo to me. I do like these jerseys more than the Reebok edge design before, but these look like a blue Detroit Red Wings jersey.

    26. Winnipeg Jets

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    Since the Winnipeg Jets re-established in 2011 I have generally been a fan of their uniforms. One idea for improvement I have would be the use of their original logo from the WHA days.

    25. Colorado Avalanche

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    Another jersey that is good, but could be better. Since the introduction of Reebok edge the Av's have had the same jerseys, and I feel like it should be time for a change for them. With Adidas taking over next year I'm sure change will come, but for now, just average.

    24. Florida Panthers

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    The Panthers introduced these jerseys before the start of the 2016 season, going for a modern-retro style. In actuality they ended up looking like a Canadians knock off with a LA Kings style shield logo. I do like the new choice of colors, but the design needs work.

    23. Ottawa Senators

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    A decent uniform all around, just nothing about it that makes it very memorable or different. I do like their alternate jerseys in the original barbershop patterning which makes them quite the sight when they choose to wear them.

    22. San Jose Sharks

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    The Sharks have a really unique look going with the teal, and I really like it. They really have been trying to simplify it recently though by phasing out orange and other stripes and it makes them almost a little too plain, especially the whites.

    21. Arizona Coyotes

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    In 2015 the Coyotes redesigned their jerseys following the name change from Phoenix the year before that. They added black for the first time and changed the design. These are definitely better than their previous looks but could be better.

    20. Washington Capitals

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    Another team that is still using their Reebok edge jerseys since they were introduced in 2007, going back to their original red, white and blue. While there might not be anything wrong with them I just think it might be time for a change.

    19. Buffalo Sabres

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    I am really happy to see that the Sabres are no longer using the buffaslug logo and went back to their original. In regards to these jerseys I feel like they would be better without the silver accents on the stripes, as it was on their original jerseys.

    18. Nashville Predators

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    At the start of this season the Predators took an already bright yellow jersey and managed to make it even brighter with the decision to wear yellow helmets with them. That combination just adds up to a jersey that is just too loud.

    17. Vancouver Canucks

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    A great uniform for the most part, except for one detail I really do not like. Vancouver written above the logo seems really unnecessary to me, which is what drops it in my order.

    16. New Jersey Devils

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    The devils found their look in 1992, and it has not changed one bit since. I respect them for that, but my issue is their logo, which looks like a cow sitting in an easy chair.

    15. Anaheim Ducks

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    The Ducks have taken their orange jersey accent and ran with it, making it their main color now. I think that's great, just a little bright. Also, while the duck foot logo may be great, I think everyone knows that the original just can't be beat. They finally started using it on alternate jerseys and I'm definitely hoping to see it make an even bigger comeback.

    14. Los Angeles Kings

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    The Kings made a much needed departure from their purple uniforms, going back to the Wayne Gretzky era black and silver. The jerseys themselves are just okay, but I think they need a different logo. The shield seems very generic and could use improvement.

    13. Pittsburgh Penguins

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    The penguins introduced these jerseys at the start of this year after using gold for a stretch before this. These are exactly the same as their jerseys in the 1990's which I think is interesting. However I think that going back to black and yellow makes them look way too much like the Boston Bruins.

    12. Calgary Flames

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    A very good uniform, especially the way the stripes on the side of the jersey continue down onto the pants. The one suggestion for improvement is the removal of the Alberta flag on the shoulder. While the Canadian pride is great, it just looks out of place.

    11. New York Islanders

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    I am very happy that the Islanders are using these jerseys that are almost exactly the same as their originals after struggling to find a look for a while. I am a big fan of this look and I hope they stick with it.

    10. Toronto Maple Leafs

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    Starting in 2016 the Leafs went back to their an original leaf logo from 1938. I like this move since they original six team with that much history. These jerseys are largely unchanged since then as well.

    9. St. Louis Blues

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    The blues recently stopped using their alternate jerseys, which I had really enjoyed. I still like these though, they have a classic feel to them even though they only started using these colors in the late 90's.

    8. Minnesota Wild

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    I personally believe that this color combination does an absolutely perfect job of representing a sports team in Minnesota. Forest green and "Minnesota Wheat" give them a perfect rustic look that you would expect for the state. One change that could be made is having the full logo on the red jersey instead of the outlined smaller logo, but I still really like all three of these jerseys.

    7. Edmonton Oilers

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    The Oilers already had a classic look going with their logo and jerseys from when they were a team in the WHA. They changed their look for a while but now they're back where it started. Then in 2015 they introduced an orange jersey which I think is a great look for them.

    6. Detroit Red Wings

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    The Red Wings jerseys are still almost exactly the same as they looked in 1934, and I think that really speaks as to how classic these jerseys are. I don't expect them to ever change and that's fine by me.

    5. Philadelphia Flyers

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    A truly classic uniform, and I'm also a fan of the alternate gold numbered ones to commemorate their 50th anniversary. An underrated aspect of these is the nameplates on the back that make them different than any other teams uniforms.

    4. Boston Bruins

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    An instantly classic look that has been Boston's identity for almost 100 years. My favorite detail in these jerseys is the yellow socks with the black jerseys. It's a subtle thing that breaks up what would be an entirely black jersey, giving it just a little color.

    3. New York Rangers

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    The rangers have been using these jerseys and their logo in almost entirely the same form as it was in 1926. They really created a lasting look with the slanted team name on the front, and I'm a huge fan of it.

    2. Montreal Canadiens

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    This is a jersey that could have easily made first on my list simply because of how iconic it is. The NHL turns 100 years old this year, and the Canadien's jersey has not only been there the whole time, it literally has not changed since then. I believe these will remain the same for another 100 years too.

    1. Chicago Blackhawks

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    My choice for number one for many different reasons. My personal favorite part about these is the way that the little details pop. The logo has almost no red in it, so it stands out so much on both jerseys, same with the shoulder logo. The symmetrical design is so perfect it hasn't been changed since 1955. My only worry with these is that the logo will need to be altered to avoid offending any native american people. Until then, the Blackhawk's jersey is perfect and a definite best in the league.

    Let me know what you think about this list in the comments, and what your top ten would be!

    All images are from http://nhluniforms.com/ and illustrated by Andrew M. Greenstein.

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