The Preds Get it Right With the “Black and Blue” Alternates
Two seasons after the mustard jerseys were retired, the Nashville Predators returned with a new alternate jersey. The Black and Blue alternate made its debut against the St. Louis Blues on November 27, 2009.
The Black and Blue jersey was a simple and clean jersey paired with a few subtleties that really made it a great alternate jersey. Hidden in the black and blue was a checkerboard pattern along the bottom that added a slight design element to a classic look. Another subtlety added was the red eye in the monochrome version of the crest. My favorite element of the Black and Blue, and what really makes it a classic sweater in my opinion, is the vintage lace-up at the top.
Putting my Predators bias aside, the Black and Blue alternate is one of my favorite alternate jerseys throughout the entire NHL. It’s clean, classic, and has those few added elements that really push it over the top. The Predators haven’t worn the Black and Blues since 2011, when the team transitioned to gold as their primary color scheme.