“Crew Teal” has been a nickname for the San Jose Sharks since they helped make the colour a part of the American sports activities uniform lexicon three many years in the past. It has an added which means now. The Sharks unveiled new uniforms for the 2022-23 season Wednesday night time. One in all them will function the membership’s first all-teal look in franchise historical past.
“I’ve seen the uniforms. I simply received the gloves and the pants immediately and I believe they give the impression of being actually cool,” Sharks defenseman Jaycob Megna mentioned final week. “It’s going to be an adjustment, simply visually. However I believe it’s going to be a fairly clear look. And the whites look actually good too.”
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Gamers have been testing out components of the brand new ensemble — teal helmets, gloves, pants and socks — throughout their casual “captain’s skates” at Sharks Ice for the previous couple of weeks.
That is the primary vital change to the Sharks’ uniforms since 2013. They have been the primary group within the NHL to make teal its main colour throughout their inaugural season in 1991-92.
“As a goalie, I get to be aware about seeing them early, so my gear matches up,” goaltender James Reimer mentioned. “I believe it seems to be nice. It seems to be sharp.”
The brand new season can be the start of a brand new period for the franchise. Former basic supervisor Doug Wilson resigned in April, and Bob Boughner was dismissed from his head teaching duties on July 1.
Mike Grier turned the primary Black GM in NHL historical past on July 6, and David Quinn changed Boughner three weeks later.
“There are a number of issues which have modified right here, so no higher time to modify (the uniforms) out too,” Sharks ahead Timo Meier mentioned. “Sort of herald some new vitality. I’m excited. It’s a little bit adjustment at first. I used to be shocked at first once I walked within the locker room and noticed all of the teal, the helmets. They’re good. Excited to see them in motion.”
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The Sharks are additionally going to have a brand new “reverse retro” look in some unspecified time in the future this season. There have been a number of stories that San Jose’s model of the leaguewide initiative can pay homage to the California Golden Seals, who performed in Oakland from 1967 to 1976.
“That’s sick. They’re very nice,” Meier mentioned when he noticed a photograph of the anticipated ensemble. “Wow. These are unbelievable.”
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