I guess they were trying to reconnect with the old yellow/purple from the 70s. I think a yellow/purple third jersey would be great for them. It's a color scheme no other team has.
Yes! My favorite uniform of theirs was the one right before Gretzky got there. Don't like these alternates very much. At the very least, if these are going to be their 3rds then their primaries should be purple instead of black. I mean, they are the Kings, they should be using a royal color.