Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 10/08/05 at 09:30 PM ET
Hey there. With the new NHL season looming over the horizon, I would like to ask a question that I've been pondering for the past couple of years: Why was it changed so that the home team wears their away jersey and the away team wears their home jersey? Personally, I liked it better the old way, seeing the Flyers with their white uniforms at home ice. Now, they have to wear the black ones, and it just doesn't seem like the same old game I knew. Any answers? This is a case of what's old is new again. It used to be that the road team wore its white uniforms and the home team pulled on the more colorful jerseys. The switch was made to home team wearing white during the 1960s and it remained that way until the switch was made for 2003-04. The switch was made as means of giving the home fans the chance to see their team in their more colorful uniforms. I'll admit that the change does take some getting used to. I'm also used to seeing the white uniforms at home.
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