If you were able to join us earlier tonight for the Live Chat, you were treated to history lesson dealing with the past jerseys of the San Jose Sharks followed by a leaked image of the club's new third jersey — which will be officially unveiled next week.
I won't bore you with the history lesson here. For that, you'll have to catch the replay of Live Chat IX. I recommend it. It's good reading. Anyway, here it is.
It's obviously not the greatest quality image you've ever seen, but it is what the actual jersey will look like. It's black — shockingly. It features the full-body shark logo on the front as seen in the graphic in the upper left corner of this post.
There is a white SJ logo on the shoulders fashioned from the new wordmark introduced last year when the Sharks unveiled their new branding. The uniform features a tie-up collar and teal stripes at the elbows and on the socks, trimmed in white.
There are no stripes around the base of the sweater and the numbering and lettering style appears to be the same as the current home and road uniforms. What it's obvious from this image is whether the letters and numbers will be trimmed in teal or not at all.
If one of our talented readers would like to take a stab at creating a graphic that enhances what we're seeing here, I'd be thrilled to add it as a follow-up to this post.
Either way, we'll only have to wait a week to see the real thing. But it's always nice to get a bit of a preview.
I know it's difficult to make out any details from the grainy image I posted last night, but some of your fellow readers have taken the time to try to make sense of it.
One thing even I hadn't noticed before was the subtle hint of piping on the back of the jersey in the grainy image. It's not a sure bet, but it seems pretty likely.
My thanks to the artists who sent these in. If I had to guess, I'd say the actual design is somewhere in the neighborhood of what we see from Ivall and Dan Stover above.
If you have a better interpretation of the terrible image I posted last night, feel free to email it to me and I just might add it to this post.