The Los Angeles Kings have never really been the same since injecting purple into their otherwise sexy black and silver color scheme, but now, finally, after years of terror, the purple is gone. The Kings announced Tuesday that they're getting rid of it and returning to a modern, yet still completely awesome version of the black and silver days.
They've officially switched to an all-black home jersey, identical to their alternative sweater from a year ago, and they've introduced a new all-white road jersey that looks pretty darn sharp. Via the NHL Shop:
See, no purple! They even took it out of the crown at the base of the crest there. But wait a second...
Last week, in an interview with LA Kings Insider, COO Chris McGowan said that the Kings said this:
Everyone seems to love the simpler white, black and silver look, so we decided, based on all the positive feedback that we've gotten from people, to make that our primary jersey. Then we will still keep the purple elements in our organization. Not primary, but we still want to keep them because there are people who like the purple part of the Kings brand. We're going to wear that jersey a couple times during the season as our alternate.
The black/purple jersey that was the road jersey will still be around as an alternate this season, and there's still the old vintage purple/gold fourth jersey that the team will employ from time to time. A lot of people are saying this Tuesday that the Kings have completely ditched the purple... but that's just not the case.
For more on the Kings, visit SB Nation's Jewels From The Crown, which still uses purple as a primary color.