Too Cool for Cardboard – Kelly Hrudey

10 Apr

1997-98 Score - Kelly Hrudey

I cannot begin to tell you how cool Kelly Hrudey was when this photo was taken.  Oh, all that spectacular California teal.  The jerseys, the shark logo, the sparkling new gloves… no wonder this shit was the most popular logo in the NHL at the time.  The Teal Revolution spurred on several impostors, but none who made it as cool as the Sharks.  The Mighty Ducks?  With purple? Not even close.  The Islanders?  A teal wave?  Can’t believe they even tried.

Now, I’m not done.  Back to Hrudey’s coolness.  The Sharks ball cap… is it a Starter?  I can’t tell, but all the best ones were… and whatever the brand, I’ll bet I wanted that hat.  Oh, and all that flow the hat is keeping in – usually the job of a beautiful baby blue bandana, but not on the bench I guess.  Why wear a bandana when you can have the coolest lid in the league?  And let’s not forget that “I’m better than you” expression on his face.  Awesome.

Hell yeah, Kelly Hrudey.  So cool you have two posts on this magnificent blog.  Way too cool for 1997-98 Score.  You sung it, and you brung it.

2 Responses to “Too Cool for Cardboard – Kelly Hrudey”

  1. Jeremy April 11, 2011 at 3:43 PM #

    My Dad used to a San Jose sharks hat just like that, except it was black. He wore it constantly in the 91-93 period. The Sharks had the coolest NHL logo until they were usurped by the Avalanche.

    • Sorting by Teams April 11, 2011 at 7:46 PM #

      That’s true. The Avs went original and it doesn’t look dated.

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