RUMOR: Avalanche Might Bring Back Nordiques Jersey Next Year

Joe Sakic - Quebec Nordiques

Being one of the more recognizable vintage NHL franchises, the Quebec Nordiques did not have a very successful time in their stint in the NHL. Their logo was simple yet effective with a mishappened N and a hockey stick next to it got the point across that they are a hockey team.

After some majorly disappointing moments in their history like selecting Eric Lindros number one overall and having to trade him because he didn’t want to play for them, they were shipped to Colorado in 1995 to become what they are today: The Colorado Avalanche.

One thing that was pretty iconic with the Nordiques was their uniforms. The powder blue and white combo were so simple that it was genius. The secondary logo all the way across the waist made it a jersey that any collector must-have, including myself.

Some iconic players have dawned this jersey, such as Joe Sakic, Peter Forsberg, the Stastny Twins, and even Ron Hextall. We haven’t seen these threads for an NHL game since the ’90s and that may change next year. A little tease by Avs superstar Nathan MacKinnon has fans circulating in rumors that the Nordiques may be back next year.

Unless the Avs are planning on wearing powder blue gloves, all signs are pointing these may be the gloves of a potential Nordiques throwback uniform. We saw the Hurricanes throw it back to their days in Hartford the past two seasons as they wore Hartford Whalers jerseys for a couple of games. With the NHL possibly introducing a new retro-uniform design rule, the Avs would be stupid to not throw it back to their days in Quebec. Would you be excited to see the Nordiques back on the ice for an NHL game?