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New Lightning Alternate revealed - Back in Black

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The Lightning revealed their new alternate jersey today. The team are going to wear a mostly-black jersey and grey-outlined text for the first time since 2011. The jersey sports the team's current shoulder patches, and lacks the victory stripes the team has worn up until this year. It retains the same "Bolts" crest as the previous alternate did, and has thin white arm-length stripes like on the Kings' home jersey.

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Here is a rendering from Andrew M. Greenstein of NHLUniforms.com.

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The team will wear it 12 times this year, all at home.

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Full gallery here.

I'm a little disappointed. It looks cool, but I was expecting some throwback elements with it. However, there are a couple of them, I would've loved to see the classic Lightning logo, or at least the primary one, instead of "Bolts" again. But it's always good to look forward once in a while, too. I really like the shoulder patch, but I wish they colored the shoulder/arms area white.

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Kinda boring.

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I said this in the other thread, but this is honestly absolutely horrendous to me.

Its a Kings jersey with the same lame BOLTS logo.

There's literally nothing good about it. I don't even understand how something like this could get past the design phase, let alone actually see the ice. I can't imagine how anyone could look at this and think it looks good.

This is on par with the Sabres third for me now as worst jersey in the league.

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Oh, I also forgot to mention that the team pulled a prank on the players by showing them a 90s-esque black jersey, expecting them to believe it was the real new jersey. It has the primary team logo, and is littered with a palm tree pattern.

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What's sad is the prank jersey is almost... ALMOST... better than the crap they actually released.

If only they were pranking the fans too.

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Kind of boring.

As if I am more enthused about the joke palm tree design concept, and I'm not even kidding.

I'm disappointed that so many teams are just bringing back old throwbacks, or doing rehashes of simple designs. I want to see some new fresh designs.

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I used to love their jerseys. Part of me has died.

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I wonder if they asked Sparty's permission to use their number style.

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Yawn.

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Zzzzzz.....

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I don't get it.

Ever since the "futuristic" edge style came out, this teams appearance has just floundered trying to find itself, while it should be thriving with probably the easiest logo and best color scheme to lend itself to the edge system.

The original edge jerseys they came up with sucked. The BOLTS theme is terrible. The blue version with the redefined logo is way too bland, and now this abomination.

I'd love to see an edge version of their old alternate (storm) design, not for nostalgic reasons, but because I think that design would translate well to the edge once and for all.

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A bit boring but they could have gone tacky with this. I'm glad they didn't go cartoony or harken back to their original thirds (nostalgia aside). One thing I'm not a fan of is this strip tease of a jersey unveiling that teams have done recently. Just get it out there already.

Regardless of what they wear, Tampa looks to have a really sound team in a weak East.

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i love the black and the over all theme with the black pants and lightning bolt on the pants. Where it goes bad is the logo "BOLTS" is so ugly and aboslutey garbage. I hate the "SENS" jersey too. i think the plan tree jersey is a little more imaginatif then the bolts logo lol

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It will be exciting to see what happens with the game worn jerseys since all the dislikes are going on

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For those interested. Looks like the first batch of authentics for sale will be team issued.

http://www.tampabaysportsstore.com/products/reebok-tampa-bay-lightning-mens-authentic-third-custom-jersey-black.html

They have 52 thru 58+

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For those interested. Looks like the first batch of authentics for sale will be team issued.

http://www.tampabaysportsstore.com/products/reebok-tampa-bay-lightning-mens-authentic-third-custom-jersey-black.html

They have 52 thru 58+

Just curious, what about that says Team Issued to you? Is it just the size 58+?

If its true, that would be awesome, and very cool, that the team is making available team issued 2.0's so quickly.

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Yeah it's just the 58+ that leads me to believe that.

Also the stars and jets had team issued jerseys as authentics to start with when they got new jerseys.

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All the details suggest premier

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