#1: Minnesota Wild, Home
Feb 7, 2015; Saint Paul, MN, USA; Minnesota Wild forward Jordan Schroeder (10) skates with the puck in the second period against the Colorado Avalanche at Xcel Energy Center. The Minnesota Wild beat the Colorado Avalanche 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
The Minnesota Wild wear the ugliest uniforms that have ever existed. Everything that can possibly be wrong about an NHL uniform is going on here. First of all, red and green are complementary colors, so they clash. Secondly, red and green are Christmas colors. Putting red and green together on an NHL uniform makes it look like a Christmas tree threw up on the players. Then, the uniform not only follows the deranged convention of matching gloves to pants, they also match their helmets. And all three of those items are Christmas tree green.
On top of everything else, the logo is just ugly. I get the challenge — a “Wild” isn’t actually a thing so it’s tough designing a logo to represent that. Putting some red and green landscape inside an unnamed animal’s head just looks like a mandala gone radically wrong.
I’ve recently developed a theory – the Colorado Avalanche had such trouble scoring against the Minnesota Wild in Xcel Energy Center because the hideous nature of these uniforms blinded them. Really, I don’t see any teams ever knocking the Wild off their thrones of ugliest NHL uniform.
The uniprons have nothing on the Minnesota Wild Christmas rejects.
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