Does your favorite team play in the Western Conference?
Do you bleed your team’s colors?
Or do you wish they would change their look?
Some franchises have modern looks, while others have stayed with the same recipe for over 50 years. Where will your team rank?
Here now, are the top 15 white road jerseys for the National Hockey League’s Western Conference teams.
It's really hard to say something positive about this uniform. I guess I'll admit that the striping pattern is ambitious? That’s about all I can do.
First, the team colors aren't working. Even if you thought they were unique a couple years ago, they have now grown very old and boring in this new century.
Also, this logo isn't really a logo as much as it should be a secondary script that the organization puts at the top of team letters and such. It is too small and unrecognizable to be effective and they would be better off just making the "D" ducks foot much larger and have that be a stand-alone logo.
However unique the striping on the jersey may be, it just doesn't work. Crazy stripes just don't work in hockey, where it is too difficult to see what's going on.
And with these team colors this jersey is not very memorable and should be changed immediately.
Just about the only thing they got right with this design was the sleeve pattern and colors, which are a very nice touch on an otherwise bad jersey.
The Kings' logo is just terrible and really sinks the whole design from the beginning. The purple shoulders are decent looking, although you can barely see the silver trim. Meanwhile, the secondary logo inside the purple is as atrocious as the primary logo.
Since they closely resemble the sleeve striping, the numbers on this jersey are solid even if it would look better with a more traditional font.
But probably worst of all is the script of the team's city across the bottom of jersey. This should be declared illegal by the commissioner’s office.
Speaking of not being memorable, this jersey may be the least memorable in the entire NHL. That is to say, it isn't particularly ugly, but it doesn't have many redeeming qualities.
I like the thick blue stripes and red trim coming down from the shoulder to the cuff and the white star on the forearm is a nice touch, but this jersey needs some work.
Like many other sub-par jerseys, this one has a logo that isn't doing it any favors. And while I appreciate American Civil War history as much as anyone, the secondary logo on the shoulders is more fit for a children's book and not an NHL uniform.
Without crazy team colors this jersey isn't the worst in the Western conference, but it is still a basement dweller.
Like many modern sports uniforms, this Avalanche design (reformulated with the introduction of the Reebok Edge fabric) has dated very quickly.
Although the team colors were interesting and lively during the 1990s, it seems that this jersey has grown uglier over time. A stale colored aqua-blue and stale colored wine red just don't cut for me anymore.
This jersey in particular makes two common mistakes. One being the thin "ironing board" lines that carve their way down the front of the jersey that separate the arms from the body. The other is the thick wine red stripe that fills out the side of the jersey against said "iron board" lines.
Take those things out of this jersey and it becomes much better. The logo is nice (although not as great as many believe) while the team could do without an abominable snowman footprint on the shoulders.
Almost to a tee, the Predators white jersey has the same problems as Colorado's, although the team has better colors and a weaker logo.
There isn't much else to say about this one, other than that as a positive, this jersey looks a lot better in person and in pictures than it does as a design on a computer.
With a much better logo this jersey could have a much higher ranking, but I couldn't tell you how to create a good one with a team name such as the Predators.
I think some people got tired of the Sharks original teal uniforms, but now looking back, they were probably their best effort. And they were certainly the best use of teal in NHL history.
Now, this new San Jose design leaves a lot to be desired.
It's mostly because I don't like the new shark logo in comparison to the original and the orange/gold trim that has been introduced seems to come out of nowhere and doesn't fit the color scheme very well.
But overall, this is a pretty decent jersey. Perhaps removing the teal shoulders would make it a much better design?
Yes, it’s almost painfully simple and not very original, but this is a vast improvement upon the past uniforms the Coyotes used to wear. It kind of has a Team Canada meets the Red Army feel from the 1970s.
If somehow Phoenix could create itself even a half-decent looking logo, then this jersey would really shine. If I had to make some changes, I would probably add some subtle black trim to the numbers or stripes to bring a little more life to the uniform and make it look less like Detroit.
Let's not forget a very cool secondary logo on just one shoulder. Quite a nice move by Phoenix and remember, state flag-themed patches almost always pay off.
The Oilers uniforms represent a major problem with modern sports teams and their choice of colors. Into the mid-1990s the Oilers wore beautiful royal blue and bright orange uniforms only to switch to the more "classy" dark blue and copper gold.
We've seen teams all across the U.S. switch from very vibrant and identifiable colors to more muted, so called "classy" colors that just end up making a team look lame and unoriginal. Think of the Milwaukee Brewers as an example.
That is why this Oilers incarnation just doesn't come close to the Gretzky era sweater. Not that it is really bad or anything, but it can't live up to the past.
Once again, we have another team with ironing board lines. Further, the arm stripes that don't wrap around are an interesting idea, but I don't care much for this uniform as a whole.
The team has started wearing their classic blue uniforms at home. Now it is time to switch back to the white ones as well.
This would probably be the first white jersey out of the Western conference that I would say is the total package and doesn't have many glaring faults.
I commend Minnesota for being different and bold by wearing green so predominantly and they certainly have one of the best modern logos in hockey.
If I had to nit-pick, I would question the use of their number font and would suggest a more traditional look. Also, the long colored stripes down the shoulders and arms seem to work well for some teams, but I'm not so sure it does for the Wild.
All in all, this is a nice sweater.
This jersey may be a little too busy and I really have a soft spot for the Flames' original uniforms, but this white one has some great qualities.
The black trim is a nice touch to this white jersey and especially on the amazing Calgary logo. The team also deserves major props for using the Canadian flag and province of Alberta flag as patches on the shoulder.
Things I would change would be making the collar and neck ties white, and either adding black trim or removing the horizontal striping on the bottom of the jersey because it doesn't match very well as is. I'd also use the same color scheme for the nameplate as is used with the numbers.
I think this is a really nice sharp hockey jersey. It is very simple, it has a great logo and the team's colors work well together.
The only thing I would change would be to remove the number from the front (how long until this fad passes?) and possibly add larger and more defined stripes to the bottom of the jersey.
Otherwise, this is the best white jersey this organization has skated in since they moved from Minnesota.
Yes, it is somewhat too busy and modern looking, but the Blues pull off what other teams cannot do.
It always helps to have a great logo and St. Louis definitely has one of the most underrated crests in all of sports. Also, the contrast of dark blue and a nice bright shade of blue all with yellow trim is a great look.
Of course, they have the dreaded ironing board piping, which should be removed. Also, as much as I like the dark blue on blue look, they need to decide which shade is dominant.
On this jersey, the logo, shoulders, and number are dominated by the light blue. But the collar and sleeves are dominated by the darker blue. Not such a big deal except the teams pants are dark blue and the socks are dominated by the darker shade as well. The lighter blue is left hanging, but still doesn’t linger as a trim.
Remove the city script across the chest (remember this should be banned) and replace the Orca logo with the classic "stick-in-rink" logo and you may have the best jersey in the Western conference, if not the entire NHL.
The Canucks did themselves a huge favor by returning to their original colors and now they only have to take it all the way back to exactly how they were in 1970.
Their current blue alternate jersey is one of the best in the league, so why not make a white version as well?
Timeless and essentially unchanged since the early 1930s, the Red Wings have the epitome of a classy and beautiful jersey.
I actually think their white uniform is much better than their red one, mostly because it isn't as dull and it stands out exceptionally well on any ice surface.
I don't think it would be right to change anything on this uniform.
As far as I can see, there is nothing in the Western Conference that can beat this Chicago design in 2010.
It has great symmetry, great hockey colors, great logos, and balances perfectly between being traditional, yet still sharp and compelling.
That is very difficult to do in any sport, to be able to design a jersey that is simple and effective, but doesn’t grow stale over time.
The striping on this jersey just screams “hockey” while the Indian head logo is one of the most beautiful sewn in sports history. Also, let us not forget the wonderful secondary logo on the shoulders, which add a nice touch.
All in all, this white jersey is the champion of the Western Conference.