Worst to First: Atlanta Thrashers Jersey

The Thrashers are going to go down in history as a complete disaster. From a horrible on-ice product to sitting in the basement of NHL attendance figures, the one thing that the organization did well was their uniforms. Consistently producing some of the whackiest jerseys in history, they broke the accepted norms with multiple logos, non-symmetrical setups, and an odd color schemes, the Thrashers knew how to make a statement in the sweater department despite their failures everywhere else.

WORST- Number 6: Original Home (1999-2003) (2003-2007)

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The Thrashers entered the league in 1999 and immediately threw some fire on their jersey game. With a whacky thrasher bird logo to arrows on the waist stripes in some weird anti-Beyonce movement, the Thrashers came to play with their original home jerseys.

Number 5: Original Away (1993-2003) (2003-2007)

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The Thrashers adopted two logos right out of the gate, one of the few teams to ever do that, with the interesting part being they swapped out the crest and shoulder patches to do so. Their blue, red, and orange color scheme is totally bizarre, and put that with the strange jersey design and weird logo, these jerseys are a beautiful disaster.

Number 4: Red Alternate (2008-2011)

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Borrowing a design from the Dallas Stars, the Thrashers second attempt at an alternate jersey featured the team name and jersey number in place of a typical crest. Deploying their first red jersey, they used their usual blue, white, and orange undertones to make a visually pleasing, magnificent jersey.

Number 3: Reebok Home (2007-2011)

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These were the second version of these light blue home jerseys. Once Reebok took over, they kept the Thrashers jerseys weird, but subdued them just a bit. Removing the bar with the arrows on the waist and adding dark blue panels on the sides, it was a fresh look on the Thrashers mainstay jerseys.

Number 2: Reebok Away (2007-2011)

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The Reebok takeover produced the only classic hockey jersey the Thrashers had in their history. Removing the waist bar and the zig-zags on the sleeves, they were left with a white jersey with some blue on the sleeves. Essentially the blueprint of Reebok’s away setup.

FIRST- Number 1: Original Alternate/Second Home (2003-2007)

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When these debuted as an alternate jersey in 2003, little did they know they would create one of the most peculiar jerseys in NHL history. Usually symmetry is the name of the game with hockey jerseys, but these broke the norm. With the left sleeve featuring a dark blue bar with “Atlanta” written in yellow letters down the arm, the new look was used as their home jerseys starting in 2006, and a version would be used until their demise in 2011.

 

By: Dan Esche (@DanTheFlyeraFan)

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