The Devils may have lost to the Capitals 5-2 Thursday night, but they looked like winners on the ice with their spiffy red, white, and green throwback uniforms. The uniforms were part of a retro tribute night in honor of their original owner, Dr. John J. McMullen.
The Devils wore the red, white and green uniforms from when they entered the NHL in 1982 until the 1991-92 season. When I was in the Air Force and stationed at Griffiss Air Force Base in upstate New York, the Devils’ AHL team was in nearby Utica. I went to a lot of Utica Devils games and was a huge fan of the old uniforms. They reminded me of Christmas, only without any sadness or crippling depression.
Perhaps I’m biased, but I think retro uniforms almost always look better than a team’s current uniforms.