NHL unveils black and white 2020 All-Star Game jerseys

The NHL All-Star Jerseys for 2020. (via Twitter/NHL)

The best players across hockey will convene in St. Louis this year for the annual NHL All-Star Game, and with it comes the yearly debate about whether or not the jerseys displayed on ice are aesthetically pleasing, or doomed to be forgotten at best, and ridiculed at worst.

The 2020 offering for the sartorial-inclined was revealed by the NHL on Wednesday.

Adidas returns as the manufacturer of this season’s sweaters, and the jerseys stick to the black-and-white options introduced last, with team logos placed in front of a blank music scale — because of the hometown Blues, get it? Logos are simplified to a monochrome styling, which works great for teams with a one-colour logo like the Maple Leafs, but leaves something to be desired for some of the league’s more well designed crests.

Love them or hate them, the NHL seems set on favouring simplicity on the jerseys with the divisional format that the game now uses, as opposed to the brilliant and flamboyant colourways that dominated the 90’s in the classic East vs West format.

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 20: Mark Messier #11 of the Eastern Conference and the New York Rangers poses for a portrait with Mike Gartner #22 of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Wayne Gretzky #99 of the Los Angeles Kings, both of the Western Conference, before the 1996 46th NHL All-Star Game on January 20, 1996 at the FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts. The Eastern Conference defeated the Western Conference 5-4. (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)

Now THAT’S an All-Star Game jersey.

The 2020 NHL All-Star Game takes place on Saturday, Jan. 25th at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis.

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