NHL Jerseys: 5 Teams with the Best Alternates

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#4: San Jose Sharks

Feb 21, 2015; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns (88) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Kings in the first period during the Stadium Series hockey game at Levis Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

These NHL jerseys are actually the ones the San Jose Sharks wore during the Stadium Series — you can tell by the uni-jammies LA Kings skater Jake Muzzin is wearing.

The Sharks, despite being the Sharks, have a tough time being, well, tough. Their colors are turquoise and white, see? This is very appropriate for the beachside locale of San Jose. However, it’s not gritty.

These alternate jerseys add the grit back. The big stripe of black at the bottom grounds the overall palette. The shark in the logo ends up looking as if it’s swimming up from the depths of a fathomless sea, which gives it a touch of the mean appropriate for hockey. The white stripe between the turquoise and black also helps the shark stand out.

Overall, this jersey seems far more apropos for a hockey team than the usual sea of turquoise the San Jose Sharks wear.