5 Ugliest NHL Uniforms

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#5: Detroit Red Wings, Home

Mar 6, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) passes the puck in front of Colorado Avalanche right wing P.A. Parenteau (15) in the third period at Joe Louis Arena. The Avalanche won 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

To be fair, there may be a bit of prejudice against this team on this site. Or it could just be that there’s such a thing as too much red. I mean, to start with a predominantly red jersey and place it on top of red pants then have the players wear red stockings and then add to that red gloves and a red helmet — way too much red.

Plus, what’s up with the winged wheel? I know it’s supposed to pay homage to Detroit’s history as a car city. And the wing is there because… they’re the Red Wings, I guess. The design is simply not pleasing — and it looks too much like the Red Wings shoes logo.

To make matters worse, the Detroit Red Wings appear to have been wearing these overly red uniforms since the team’s inception 100 years ago. (I can’t confirm some of the earliest decades because the photos are black and white, but they feel red.) Too much red over the years.

Because of all that red, and an equally ugly logo, the Carolina Hurricanes are a close second for this position:

Jan 30, 2015; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes defensemen Andrej Sekera (4) skates with puck against the St. Louis Blues at PNC Arena. The St. Louis Blues defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 in a shoot out. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports