By Michael Walters
NOTE: This article’s purpose is not to defend or challenge Icethetics. We are presenting the possibilities out there and want to hear what YOU the fans think. Click the link at the bottom just above the youtube video to vote!
In today’s age of social media it is difficult to keep things like new jerseys secret from the public. We saw the San Diego Gulls new jersey get displayed in the EA Sports NHL 16 game preview video. And earlier today Icethetics posted a “first look” at the Anaheim Ducks and Colorado Avalanche new jerseys. Then the news spread like wildfire to other media outlets. Articles and postings continued to appear claiming the new Ducks third jersey would be the one pictured on the Icethetics website.
So is it the official new 3rd jersey for the Ducks?
According to Reebok, this is NOT the official jersey. I exchanged emails with a contact at Reebok today about the jersey. They told me that the image was not the Ducks new jersey. Here is the email exchange below with my initial email at the bottom and the employees return response at the top. I had included the Icethetics jersey picture in the original email.
Icethetics also posted the Ducks current home black and road white jerseys. Unfortunately, the black jerseys are missing the updated white laces around the neck area that replaced the black ones from last year. You can see the new home jersey look in the main photo of our draft article with the slight change here: Ducks Pick Larsson
So what will the new jersey look like? Could it be a retro logo that has orange as the main color exactly depicted by Icethetics? Or maybe it will be something similar? And lastly could it be something completely different?
Reebok will not disclose what the new 3rd jersey will look like. A Ducks team source has also told us that the other concept designs out there are not the new third jersey. Both responses are not surprising because they are working together to try prevent any leaks of the new jersey before October 16th when the Ducks play the Avalanche.
Will they be successful? Only time will tell.
Today I received a reply email from a source in the Ducks organization about the article release of the Ducks 3rd jersey. I asked if they knew of the release and what their thoughts were. They said the Ducks and NHL have no relationship with Icethetics.
NOTE: This article’s purpose is not to defend or challenge Icethetics. We are presenting the possibilities out there and want to hear what YOU the fans think.
What do you think the new jersey will look like? Please vote here: POLL: Ducks 3rd Jersey
Do you want to hear more about the Ducks? We just recorded another podcast with Phil Hulett! Click below to listen! We talk about the Fedorin Cup, Ducks off season moves, and the alleged third jersey release today.
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