25 Worst Fashion Statements in NHL History

Matthew FairburnCorrespondent INovember 2, 2011

25 Worst Fashion Statements in NHL History

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    NHL players are not always known for their outstanding style. Unfortunately, some teams and players really make fools out of themselves with the way they are put together on the ice.

    Bad uniforms, questionable equipment choices and a bad haircut can all contribute to embarrassing aesthetics for an NHL player.

    Here are the 25 worst fashion statements in NHL history.

Ear Pieces

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    Evgeni Malkin is a perfect example of a terrible style choice players can make. Malin has a decent head of hair beneath that good-looking helmet, but he chose to keep the ear pieces in, earning him zero style points.

Nike Helmets

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    Mario Lemieux is awesome, but even he couldn't pull of that ugly Nike bucket.

Vintage Vancouver Jerseys

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    I wonder who thought this color scheme and jersey design would look good.

Vancouver Canucks 2000

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    At the turn of the millenium, the Canucks still hadn't found a decent-looking jersey.

Roberto Luongo

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    I am by no means a fashion expert, but Roberto Luongo looked like a goon at the NHL Awards show last summer.

Jofa Buckets

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    Teemu Selanne is awesome, but that helmet went out of style 20 years ago.

Chara's Beard

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    Zdeno Chara gets an obvious free pass on this one since it was the playoffs, but that is one nasty-looking beard. It is awesome and terrible at the same time.

Crosby's "Beard"

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    Speaking of nasty facial hair, Sidney Crosby's "beard" was a terrible excuse for facial hair.

Kings Third Jersey

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    Wow. I'm not sure what to say about this uniform, in all honesty.

Nashville Predators Third Jersey

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    The Nashville Predators have always struggled to get their jerseys right. This attempt was particularly awful. 

All-White Pads

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    All-white pads were cool back in the 90s when Arturs Irbe was rocking them. Now, everyone is biting on Irbe's style, and it has become a pretty boring scheme.

New York Islanders

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    I was never a fan of these particular orange jerseys that the Islanders went with for a while. DiPietro's equipment is pretty dusty as well.

Dallas Stars Third Uniform 2003-2006

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    The Dallas Stars weren't thinking clearly when they allowed their players to be seen in public with this uniform.

Dallas Stars

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    Now that I think about it, Dallas currently has one of the worst uniforms in hockey.

Full Tuck

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    Tucking the skates completely into the socks is a complete bonehead move.

Detroit Falcons

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    The Detroit Falcons no longer exist. I think it is because of these uniforms.

Chicago Blackhawks Winter Classic

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    I know these uniforms were a big hit, but I think they are ugly.

Rick Dipietro

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    Rick DiPietro decided to go vintage and slap on some brown pads. What a terrible mistake that was.

Tim Thomas

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    Tim Thomas took a while to break into the league. He also struggled to grasp the idea of well-designed pads.

NHL All Star Game 1982

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    We get it. It's the All-Star Game. The jersey doesn't need to be littered with stars.

New York Americans

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    The New York Americans had a pretty subpar jersey. But those pants are atrocious.

Columbus Blue Jackets

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    The Columbus Blue Jackets are going for the look the Chicago Blackhawks had with the Winter Classic jersey. I have expressed my disdain for that look.

California Seals

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    The colors are nice, but they don't really work on a hockey uniform.

Anaheim Ducks 2003-2006 Third Jersey

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    The Anaheim Mighty Ducks had such a great uniform. Why would they try to mess with that?


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    I think we all miss the Cooper brand hockey equipment, but these pants were a casualty I could deal with.