The Florida Panthers officially introduced their Reverse Retro jerseys for this season and, as expected, they are different and bold.
Although initially said to be based on the old ‘JetBlue’ jerseys of the 2000s, the only thing similar from this jersey to that is the light blue color and the short-lived FLA secondary sunburst logo on the shoulder.
The light blue used on these jerseys may be more of an electric blue — but that’s for y’all to decide.
Still, the NHL admits the jersey was based on the 2009 ‘thirds’ we all know as the ‘JetBlues.’
The Panthers honor their 1998 uniform with a remix featuring a light blue colorway from the team’s 2009 “Third” jersey complimented by their current primary colors of navy, sun yellow and red.
These Reverse Retros harken back to the late 1990s with the striping and numbering; the bright blue primary color is a first for the Panthers.
The secondary logo on the shoulders is the short-lived FLA from the JetBlues.
Check them out at FloridaPanthers.Com.
According to an unscientific ranking on ESPN, the Panthers have the top Reverse Retro of them all followed by the San Jose Sharks’ homage to the California Golden Seals.
Writes ESPN — What a concept: It’s only taken nearly 30 years, but a team that plays in South Florida finally has a jersey that’s evocative of South Florida.
Here is the dates Florida will wear this new look:
- Saturday, Nov. 19 vs. Calgary Flames
- Wednesday, Nov. 23 vs. Boston Bruins
- Saturday, Nov. 26 vs. St. Louis Blues
- Saturday, Dec. 10 @ Tampa Bay Lightning
- Sunday, Dec. 11 vs. Seattle Kraken
- Sunday, Jan. 1 vs. New York Rangers
- Saturday, Jan. 28 vs. Boston Bruins
FLORIDA HOCKEY NOW
Now that the Florida Panthers have a little salary cap room, does that mean Eric Staal is close to signing?
Yes and no. It’s complicated.
— The Panthers got their season-opening homestand off to a winning start as they beat the Flyers 4-3.
— GM Bill Zito talks about Ekblad and a lot more…
— Speaking of complicated, here is where the Panthers’ stand when it comes to the cap — and why things may clear up after this season.
NATIONAL HOCKEY NOW
The Montreal Canadiens are in the market for a right-side defenseman.
They probably are not alone.
— The Washington Capitals haven’t looked real good so they’re changing things up.
— Jakub Vrana entered the league’s Player Assistance Program and is away from the Detroit Red Wings.
PANTHERS ON DECK
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING AT FLORIDA PANTHERS
- When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
- Where: FLA Live Arena, Sunrise
- Tickets: CLICK HERE
- Streaming ONLY: ESPN+/Hulu
- Radio: WPOW 96.5-FM 2; WBZT 1230-AM (Palm Beach); WCTH 100.3-FM (Florida Keys); SiriusXM
- Panthers Radio Streaming: SiriusXM 932
- Last season: Split four regular season games; Tampa won second-round playoff series 4-0
- All-time regular season series: Florida leads 73-49-18, 10 ties