Friday, August 22, 2008

Caps GM Says No Third Jersey

Washington Capitals fans may not be happy about this news — I guess, depending on your stand with regard to third jerseys. On Monday some information I received seemed to indicate the Capitals might be among the teams with third jerseys this season. But according to the team's general manager, that is not the case.

Washington Post writer Tarik El-Bashir wrote in his blog Capitals Insider that GM George McPhee said his team won't be wearing an alternate sweater anytime soon.

As you might have heard, the Capitals won't be among the 18 teams introducing a third jersey this season. But it might not happen next season, or the season after that, either, if McPhee has his way.

"We just came up with these jerseys a year ago and we're still building equity in them," he said. "Personally, I'm not a third jersey fan. Half the time, you don't know who is playing out there. So I'm in no rush to do it."

So if you were among those hoping for a blue "Weagle" jersey — keep dreaming. It sounds like there's no possibility of a third until at least 2010.

Thanks to James for the tip!

6 comments:

Ogre said...

Whoo! GMGM Is finally earning his dough.

flyersk27 said...

Too bad because the Weagle would be better then the wordmark they use.

Mike Phoenix said...

I dont know i Think the caps have the only wordmark that really works for there team in the NHL.

flyersk27 said...

True, it does work, but they can do so much more creatively with the name and location they have than just the wordmark.

Jason said...

Good for them. I don't know why most teams feel the need for a third. If you've got a REALLY good alternate logo a vintage design that is popular, OK, but a lot of them feel so forced.

Mannycakes said...

i wanted that eagle jersey...my christmas is ruined

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