Ahead of the franchise’s first Stanley Cup Final appearance since 1996, the team unveiled its jerseys, which include a commemorative patch.
Although the team was excited to reveal the new threads, the reaction from fans likely wasn’t what they expected.
Fans immediately called out one glaring issue with the jersey, which has the captain and alternate captain patch directly next to the Stanley Cup Final patch, creating for a crowded appearance on the left side of the chest.
Of course, the reason the patches are on the same side is due to the NHL’s advertisement deals, which reserve the opposite side for a jersey sponsorship.
It’s easy to see why fans aren’t thrilled about the patch situation, which will likely also be the case for the Golden Knights’ uniforms.
While the jersey ad sponsorships certainly help generate revenue for teams, fans were clearly not content with the jerseys for this year’s Stanley Cup Final.