Colorado Avalanche Blue Themselves

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - CIRCA 1990: Joe Sakic #19 of the Quebec Nordiques looks on against New Jersey Devils during an NHL Hockey game circa 1990 at the Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Sakic's playing career went from 1988-2009. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - CIRCA 1990: Joe Sakic #19 of the Quebec Nordiques looks on against New Jersey Devils during an NHL Hockey game circa 1990 at the Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Sakic's playing career went from 1988-2009. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /
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New blue pants, helmets, gloves on the way for the Colorado Avalanche primary uniforms.

The Colorado Avalanche really like Nordique colours. They just used their logo, why not use their blue? A lot?

Although rumoured over a month ago that they would be part of the Avs’ Reverse Retro set, eventually revealed to be a white Nordiques throwback, ColoradoHockeyNow’s Scott MacDonald broke the story Tuesday that we’ll be seeing a lot of blue next season.

According to the report, the Avs also plan on including “jersey modifications,” including using the controversial Stadium Series logo (but I use it on my desktop shut up) in a larger role.

The Avalanche have had black helmets and pants (and just the pants for their white set, save for a few games in 1995) since the beginning. It made sense since black was still an accent colour, and well, it was the 90s. Black jerseys and helmets were absolutely outrageous.

With the Avs’ jerseys now, the black was sort of there because, even though there’s no black anywhere on the jersey itself. While it’s almost comforting to see black helmets and pants, the blue absolutely looks sharp.

For those who aren’t in the mood of waiting months, graphic designer Matt McElroy did up a concept nearly a month ago:

The Colorado Avalanche still haven’t brought back the beloved Yeti shoulder patch yet, so there’s still room for improvement. But while the black brought something out of the blue and burgundy, it’s not a bad look.

There’s been rumours as well that the alternate, to match everything else going on, is getting its own overhaul. Am I on board with baby blue going everywhere? I am.