Morning Free Association: New Jerseys

Earlier this year, the NHL announced that Adidas would take over jersey manufacturing from Reebok starting in the 2017-18 season. This news sparked a lot of conversation among hockey fans because it each team would only be allowed to have two sweaters, one home and the other away, with the alternate or thirds being abandoned for at least a season. Three weeks ago, reports were that 12 teams would be getting uniform changes that could range from minor tweaks to major logo and design overhauls. Pete Blackburn compiled all of the uniform glimpses that Adidas teased in the “Form the Future” campaign on Twitter yesterday.

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Morning Free Association: New Coach in Town

The Boston Bruins have rounded out their coaching staff by promoting Kevin Dean from the Providence Bruins to be an assistant to Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy. Dean had spent five years as an assistant coach with the AHL affiliate before becoming the head coach this past season. His first campaign was a success as the P-Bruins made it as far as the Conference Final for the Calder Cup. Continue reading