The NHL is taking its first steps toward the debut of new jersey colors and patterns in 2018-19.
As the NHL prepares to play its first season of regular-season games, the league has started a process that will eventually include a full rebranding of all 30 teams.
The first step is the rebrand of all teams, which includes the teams’ jerseys.
As of Tuesday, only six teams remain as active in the league: Buffalo, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay.
In addition to the Buffalo Sabres, all eight other NHL teams are rebrandings.
The Sabres are now the Sabres, and Pittsburgh is now the Penguins.
The Flyers are also going through a rebrand, with the team going from the Flyers to the Flyers-Flyers franchise.
The other eight teams have a different look, with some teams swapping their home and away jerseys, while others are going with the old-school look.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals are the only teams not to have new jerseys.
The new look for all 30 NHL teams is a new uniform design for the 2018-2019 season.
The new uniforms will be released next season.
A full rework of all the teams will take a few more years to complete, but this is a step in the right direction.
While the re-branding process is going on, the NHL also is taking a look at whether the teams can afford to re-sign their players, which has been a big issue in recent years.
The NHL Players’ Association is looking at whether it can pay its players enough to remain in the League for the full duration of the new season, which could cost the NHL up to $200 million.