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The Hockey News' NHL Jersey Rankings

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Once again, we start at the top with our summer rankings.

The NHL goes under the microscope as we rank from first to last the best jerseys in the league.

Will the Original Six once again dominate? Who from the new school can crash the party?

While logos (last year’s competition) are certainly a big part of the hockey jersey, we also considered shoulder patches, striping and piping – so teams gained and lost points based on those factors. You'll also notice both home and away jerseys are used to represent the teams. Simply put, we took the one we liked best out of the two. Third or alternate jersey weren't considered.

Plus, influence counts for a lot; how many teams have cribbed off the Bruins’ spoked ‘B,’ or the New York Rangers’ design?

With all that in play, here are the rankings. Click on each thumbnail for a larger picture.

And once you've taken in our top 30, head over to the voting page to select your favorite from our top 10 and help it to move on in the Jersey Tournament that will follow the rankings of each league’s jerseys (find the rankings and tournament schedule on The Hockey News Jersey Rankings and Tournament Central page).

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LOGO

TEAM

THE SCOOP

1

Chicago
Blackhawks

All-around classic edges out competition thanks to cool shoulder patches

2

Boston

Bruins

Often imitated, but the original still stands tall

3

Montreal

Canadiens

Might as well call that middle line the 'Habs stripe'

4

Detroit

Red Wings

Simplicity defined; focus goes right to winged wheel

5

Minnesota

Wild

New school in the best sense; cool colors and logo

6

New York

Rangers

Defines the diagonal lettering sweater

7

Philadelphia

Flyers

We all know what the Orange and Black means

8

St. Louis

Blues

Bluenote looks strong with some nice piping to back it up

9

Toronto

Maple Leafs

Another crisp classic with clean stripes on arms

10

Calgary
Flames

Great logo with national and provincial pride on shoulders

11

New Jersey
Devils

Maybe it's Lou's influence, but such a strong-looking sweater

12

Los Angles

Kings

Great crown, great colors, much better than third jersey

13

Washington

Capitals

Caps went updated throwback for sartorial success

14

Pittsburgh

Penguins

Lines draw eye to big, beautiful logo

15

Dallas

Stars

Love the college-style name with number on front

16

San Jose

Sharks

No one does teal like San Jose, though it is divisive

17

Edmonton

Oilers

Nice colors and a classic logo

18

Phoenix

Coyotes

Took a few tries to get there, but Dogs looking good now

19

New York

Islanders

Number on breast always good; nice color scheme

20

Vancouver

Canucks

It's a bit busy, but you know who you're rooting for

21

Atlanta

Thrashers

Logo's not bad; crispness of white really shines

22

Carolina

Hurricanes

Wins marks for hurricane flag details on shoulders, bottom border

23

Columbus

Blue Jackets

Jury was mixed on logo, but another clean look nonetheless

24

Anaheim

Ducks

Colors are nice, but not a lot going on otherwise

25

Nashville
Predators

Another divisive logo with clean lines elsewhere

26

Colorado

Avalanche

They called it the 'candy bar wrapper' when it came out

27

Florida

Panthers

Panel wasn't feeling the execution on this one

28

Tampa Bay

Lightning

Font is still a little amateur, even if the colors are cool

29

Ottawa

Senators

Sens picked the wrong logo to go to war with

30

Buffalo

Sabres

Even Sabres fans rue the day Buffaslug was hatched

Over the next two months, THN.com will leave the voting on the best jerseys up to you, the reader. To vote for your favorite, click HERE (NHL jersey voting ends at 9 a.m. EST on Aug. 17.). To see ratings from other leagues, visit THN.com's Jersey Rankings and Tournament Central.

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