The San Jose Sharks have officially unveiled their brand new third jersey for the 2018-19 NHL season. It's been deemed as the "Stealth Jersey" as it is all black with some teal striping but hardly any white.
MEANING BEHIND IT:
Very dark jersey with minimal white to represent a sudden unexpected shark attack in the dark depths of the sea.
Same logo as their primary jerseys except most of the orange & white parts have been recoloured to black & teal.
The "Fin" logo reappears for the first time since 2007 as the shoulder patch. This time it is also recoloured as mostly black & teal to match the theme.
Just like their primary jerseys, the inside of the collar reads "THIS IS SHARKS TERRITORY."
The coolest part of the jersey is the tech pattern in between the two teal stripes. This is to represent the constant modern & innovative tech emerging from Silicon Valley. Even cooler is that hidden in this pattern is the letters "SJ" (see below)!
I give this third jersey a disappointing 5/10! I like the dark "stealth" theme of the jersey & the cool tech pattern on the sleeves but I'm left longing for more!! Much like the Sharks' primary jerseys, these are super plain & boring which I guess means it's modern? Just two teal stripes on the sleeves - which has never been a stripe pattern the San Jose Sharks have used (reminds me of the Leafs actually) - and that's it! Nothing else. I like the recoloured "fin" logo that they brought back but there could be so much better ideas for the striping of the jersey. But I guess it's all about the modern, minimalist design from their tech savvy city...
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