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Fantastic Fashions – The Tampa Bay Lightning Alternate

2 Oct

1998-99 UD Choice – Daymond Langkow

1998-99 UD Choice – Paul Ysebaert

So, it doesn’t look like there’s going to be NHL hockey anytime soon – as if any of us are surprised about that.  So, might as well take some time to make fun of some questionable fashion from the 1990’s.

From 1996 to 1999, the Tampa Bay Lightning wore a wildly ill-advised alternate jersey featuring a sublimated design that (I think) showed dark waves in a thunderstorm on the front and back, with bright yellow lightning flashing on the sleeves from the dark grey clouds on the shoulders.

Now, I know exactly what you’re asking yourself… and the answer is no, they did not have matching socks with storm clouds and lightning bolts.  They just wore the ones they wore with their normal black jerseys.  I mean, if you’re going to go ridiculously horrible, don’t half-ass it.  Go all out.  Thumbs down, Tampa Bay Lightning.  Thumbs down.

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