Editor's note: The Sharks have been in existence for 28 years and have worn a variety of jerseys in that span - teal, black and white. NBC Sports California ranked the five best sweaters since San Jose first took the ice in 1991. We continue with the third-best Sharks jersey: The current teal sweater.
When you think of the Sharks, one of the first few things that come to mind is the iconic logo and the crisp teal that has become synonymous with the franchise.
As we continue our jersey rankings series, we have reached No. 3 on our list of top five sweaters. Coming in at No. 3 is ...
The Sharks' current teal sweater.
Slightly redesigned when Adidas took over NHL jersey manufacturing prior to the 2017-18 season, the Sharks' did their best to preserve the feel of the teal jerseys while making a few slight modifications.
"While much of the teal jersey will appear the same, as San Jose worked with Adidas to preserve the team's current uniform identity, the team did take advantage of uniform platform change to introduce the Screaming Sharks secondary mark on the shoulders of the jersey. The jersey will also feature the phrase "This Is Sharks Territory" on the inside of the neckline and the addition of black on the outside of the neckline."
The screaming Shark logo is something that really pops on these uniforms, and I've always been a big fan of putting a team moto on the neckline of any jersey. My only critique of these jerseys is the quad-color stripes on the elbows. I think it detracts from the overall crispness of the teal, but that's just picking nits to nitpick, you know?
Since adding the AdiZero Teal duds to the rotation, the Sharks have gone 91-54-19 with 201 points. They have yet to make it to the Stanley Cup Final in the fresh threads, but there's no doubt the current teal jerseys would pop under the brightest NHL lights.
Now, since we're all here to talk about jerseys and alternates are all the rage, I present an idea: What if Adidas flipped the logos to feature the screaming Shark on the front and the classic logo on the shoulders while doing away with the elbow stripes? Also, let's maybe go back to a lighter teal while we're at it.
Too far? Agree to disagree.
If you wouldn't buy a screaming Shark jersey than you're probably not a jersey guy.
Check back later in the week as our countdown continues.