NHL Jerseys: 5 Teams with the Best Alternates

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 #3: Ottawa Senators

Apr 2, 2015; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan (6) prepares for a face-off in the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

I’m not a big fan of the Ottawa Senators’ home jerseys — a red logo on a red background means neither one is discernible from a distance. That said, these alternate jerseys have everything the home jerseys do not. The bold striping and gigantic “O” for Ottawa means the jersey is readable from a distance. The cream in the jersey further sets off the already-striking black and red.

Likewise, black is both flattering and tough. Plus, the cream actually relates to the gold normally present in the Senators’ logo. Overall, this alternate jersey is a win for styling.

Of course, at one time they wore a more cream-based version that blended very strangely with the maroon and cream of their rival Vancouver Canucks.