After months of hype and speculation, Adidas and the NHL released their full Reverse Retro 2.0 jersey collection on Thursday. True to form, the new LA Kings sweater looked pretty much like the leaks provided by MayorsManor (see here for previous posts, including the full uniform kit).
With RR2.0 now underway, here are the 7 things Kings fans need to know:
1. HOW TO BUY
Yes, the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive, and fans want to place orders. Click here to do so.
Side note – the NHL store has a smoking deal going on Kings gear right now, you may want to check it out here.
2. THE INSPIRATION
This second edition of the Kings Reverse Retro collection was created to honor the 1982 LA uniform worn during what the league refers to as “one of the greatest NHL comebacks ever.” More commonly known as, the “Miracle on Manchester,” which occurred 40 years ago. This year’s white jersey shell features purple and gold trims, along with satin stitch embroidery. It’s the first time the club’s iconic purple and gold sweaters have been done up with a white base. The collar features the year ‘1982,’ similar to the ‘1988’ inside the collar of RR1.0 jerseys. The crown crest in the center of the jersey incorporates a dimensional treatment with raised gems and detailed satin stitch embroidery. Also of note, all RR2.0 jerseys include a vintage NHL Shield, remixed in classic orange and black colors.
3. KINGS REVERSE RETRO SCHEDULE
Saturday, Nov. 12 vs. Detroit Red Wings in LA
Saturday, Dec. 17 vs. San Jose Sharks in LA
Friday, Dec. 23 at Arizona Coyotes
Saturday, Dec. 31 vs. Philadelphia Flyers in LA
Saturday, Jan. 7 at Vegas Golden Knights
4. OTHER RR JERSEYS TO BE WORN vs. LOS ANGELES
Just a few days after the Kings debut their own RR2.0 jersey, they’ll play against an opponent sporting one of their own.
Nov. 16 – LA at Edmonton Oilers
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) October 20, 2022
Nov. 18 – LA at Vancouver Canucks
Throwback to 1962.
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) October 20, 2022
Nov. 25 – LA at San Jose Sharks
Dec. 10 – LA at Montreal Canadiens
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) October 20, 2022
Dec. 23 – LA at Arizona Coyotes
AZ Coyotes will wear their new Reverse Retro jersey vs LA Kings on Dec. 23. pic.twitter.com/b9YVPUhn0v
— The Mayor | Team MM (@mayorNHL) October 20, 2022
Jan. 7 – LA at Vegas Golden Knights
5. DOUBLE REVERSE RETRO GAMES
In addition to the Kings wearing their Reverse Retro jerseys in the following games, so will their opponents:
Friday, Dec. 23 – LA Kings @ Arizona Coyotes
Saturday, Jan. 7 LA Kings @ Vegas Golden Knights
6. BUT, WAIT, THERE’S MORE… MAYBE
There could be another Reverse Retro games scheduled vs. LA, as the Colorado Avalanche haven’t released their jersey schedule just yet.
7. WE’RE BRINGING BACK THE REVERSE RETRO CUP
Given the tens of thousands of votes for our inaugural Reverse Retro Cup, we’re bringing it back for a 2.0 edition. Look for the details soon – and remember, your opinion counts when it comes to picking the ultimate winner.
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