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Adidas may pull alternate jerseys next season

No more black armor?

Minnesota Wild v San Jose Sharks Photo by Don Smith/NHLI via Getty Images

Buried deep inside of an NHL roundup at the Star Tribune is an interesting bit of NHL jersey news that will surely be divisive around this website. You can read the article in full at the link above and the pertinent part below.

Uniform mandate

Multiple sources tell the Star Tribune that all NHL teams will be permitted to have only home and road jerseys next season as Adidas takes over for Reebok as the official outfitter of NHL uniforms.

There will be no third jerseys, in order to make the initial implementation of new sweaters easier.

The Wild is in the midst of deciding whether to go with red or green home sweaters. If the Wild chooses green, which sounds probable, the jersey likely will be slightly redesigned from the current third jersey.

If this is to be believed, the Sharks will ditch the black jersey and then introduce a new alternate jersey for the 2018-19 season. San Jose introduced new secondary logos prior to this season which could be included in a redesigned home or away jersey for next season and/or saved for an alternate jersey in seasons to come.

What do you think? Good move? Bad move? Have your say.