Thread: Third Jersey
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09-30-2003, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Oilers89
The problem was that teams would have to take 2 jerseys with them on the road. I remember one road trip that Ottawa had to the west. They wore their road jersey in Edmonton and Vancouver but had to wear white in Calgary.

In football, road teams have been white for who knows how long. I like it.
I like it too. White is sort of an anonymous colour, not the colour of any team. This way the home team can wear their colours at home, and the less disinctive white on the road.

On the other hand, I seem to remember the NHL admitting that this was mostly a marketing thing, saying that people prefer to wear the jerseys they see the team play in, but would also rather buy dark ones because white is so hard to keep clean.

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