The Nashville Predators have finally done away with the silver in their jerseys, going to a much simpler blue and white look that's a lot cleaner, and in my opinion a lot nicer.
While the new road look is pictured, Nashville is debuting both a new home and away jersey this coming season, using the slogan "Behold the Gold," referring to the new direction they've gone with their home uniforms.
Additionally, the team's logos have all changed, removing the silver and going with a yellow and blue combination on all of them.
While the road uniform is pictured above, pictures of the entire set can be found here thanks to icesthetics.com.
I'll tackle the road jersey first. I love the simplicity of the color scheme and the striping. The pinstripe that Reebok introduced into their jerseys when the EDGE system first came out has been great for some and been horrible for others. This is definitely one of the former. The thin blue stripe really pops particularly with the yellow accents.
The same can be said for the sleeves and the waist stripes, which in my opinion were a feature that was sadly for the most part lost to this new system.
The inside of the collar on both the home and away jerseys features a piano/keyboard keys pattern, which I really don't see the point of since it's going to be hidden for the most part and seen by nobody, but other than that I can't really find anything about this new away jersey I don't like.
However the keyboard does play into Nashville's musical heritage, which is kind of a nice touch. The same can be said for the numbers on each jersey, which have six strings running through them, like a guitar.
The home sweater, on the other hand, I can't say I'm too fond of, purely because the gold is more than a little overpowering. I love the blue and white accents on them, but to me the gold is just a little too bright. Not to mention, from playing experience, yellow is a terrible color to wear while playing. I'm wondering if the Preds are going to be thinking the same thing on the ice this season.
I guess it does give the Preds and advantage in that their opponents will be so blinded they won't be able to see their teammates for a pass.
Overall Grades: Home- C+, Away- A