The NHL revealed the jerseys for the 2015 All-Star Game on Friday, and it's already become a divisive subject among hockey fans.
The jerseys are black and white with "elite green" trim, as the NHL is calling it. Others might call it neon green, but we'll go along with the league on this one.
Here's the "home" jersey.
And here's the "away" jersey. Both pictures are from NHL.com.
Someone high within the NHL ranks clearly thinks that neon green is still bold and hip. Reebok says it designed the jerseys with a fresh idea in mind.
"This was a fresher spin and a color that is unique," lead NHL Reebok designer Dominic Fillion said. "No other team owns this color so that was unique and it complemented very well the black and white while bringing a great accent with high visibility. We wanted something energetic and bright enough that it would stand out and grab your attention.
"We wanted something that fans hadn't seen on an NHL uniform before."
Yeah. Maybe there's a reason no team has used that color before. Safe to say, fans on Twitter swiftly expressed their disappointment.
Got an advance copy of the NHL All-Star game program pic.twitter.com/KEXEesVw7J— Capitals Hill (@CapitalsHill) January 9, 2015
So, the NHL's calling the ASG jerseys "bold." O-k.— Laura (@hildymac) January 10, 2015
Just saw the All-Star jerseys pic.twitter.com/yEvO7LVzju— Cory Rosas (@ACcoryrosas) January 10, 2015
that nhl all star jersey is so offensive to the senses, it's like when movies predict how the future looks and it's ridiculous— Jeff Chapman (@NewWaveOil) January 9, 2015