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(Photos) The Winnipeg Jets Unveil Their New Jerseys

In a production full of pomp and circumstance, the Winnipeg Jets unveiled their home and away jerseys at a ceremony on Tuesday held at 17 Wing in Winnipeg in front of a Dash 8, CF-18, and Hercules airplanes. Pictured above (via twitpic) modeling the jerseys are Jets players Eric Fehr, Andrew Ladd, Nik Antropov and Mark Stuart, and I have to say…meh. I mean they’re not bad, but they are not mind-blowing sweaters, either.

Via the Official Site of the Winnipeg Jets:

The jerseys consist largely of two shades of blue. The primary navy blue base of the home dark jerseys is referred to as “Polar Night Blue” which is found on many of today’s Royal Canadian Air Force planes, including the Dash 8. The lighter, secondary blue is called “Aviator Blue” which is similar to the historical colours by used the RCAF, including traditional RCAF flags and the jerseys of the 1948 RCAF Flyers. The jersey also features the previously unveiled primary logo on the front, with the secondary logo placed on the shoulders of each jersey.

“We wanted to create a look that worked well with Reebok’s modern and innovative “Edge System” uniforms,” said Kevin Cheveldayoff, Executive Vice-President & General Manager of the Winnipeg Jets. “However, it was also vitally important to us to honour the rich history of hockey in our city, and fit the era of the Royal Canadian Air Force which inspired the primary crest design. The result is clean, simple and traditional.”

“Our men and women in uniform are delighted by the gracious manner in which the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club has sought to pay tribute to our time-honoured relationship with this city,” said Colonel Blaise Frawley, Commander of 17 Wing.  “Today’s announcement at our home in Winnipeg certainly lends a boost to our morale.”

Fair enough. And to be perfectly honest, my guess is the Jets could show up to play in their first game of the season wearing pink tutus and fairy wings and the ecstatic fans of Winnipeg couldn’t care less.

Winnipeg Jets unveil Home & Away Jerseys [The Official Site of the Winnipeg Jets]