The 2016 NHL All Star Game will take place in Nashville, and now we know what the players will be wearing when they hit the ice.
Whala! Behold the latest addition to the collection of bad All Star Game jerseys.
Here’s the NHL’s explanation of the new look:
Each All-Star jersey features the official NHL Shield infused with the Predators’ gold in the crest. For the on-ice version of the All-Star jersey, the crest has been constructed with reflective material which glimmers in certain light as a salute to Nashville’s vibrant night-life scene. The black and white color scheme in each jersey shares the colors of the keys on a piano to celebrate the city of Nashville’s “Music City” nickname.
The All-Star jerseys will feature numbers and letters designed as modern interpretations of traditional country music poster lettering, which has been a defining aesthetic of Nashville. The numbers for the on-ice versions of the All-Star jerseys also will have the same reflective material as the crest. The tri-star mark, which appears in the neck gusset as well as on the pant, is a tribute to the Tennessee state flag and the Predators and a symbol of the elite athletes participating in the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star festivities. Each All-Star jersey will feature two full-color shoulder patches – the player’s home team logo and the NHL All-Star logo.
In short, that statement reads, “We tried to get really creative and dedicate these jerseys to Nashville as much as we could and YAWN, BORING!”
But hey, beggers can’t be choosers, and anything beats these things we were forced to look at last year.