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15 years ago today, perhaps the ugliest game in the history of the NHL took place, as the Kings and Mighty Ducks unveiled their new Burger King and Wild Wing third jerseys, respectively. Uni Watch has a great writeup, which links to an utterly fantastic article on Kings blog The Royal Half. Well worth checking out.

I recall that day well...the Pens, along with several other teams, debuted their thirds as well, and beat the Flyers. The Civic Arena crowd had their towels twirling, as the Steelers would be playing Dallas in Super Bowl XXX the next day. IIRC, I recorded that game on VHS...I should dig it out, there are probably some truly horrific highlights in the intermission report.

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You beat me to it man! Here's a great entry from a Kings blog about that day.

http://theroyalhalf.com/2011-articles/january/the-rise-of-the-burger-king.html

Robert, you should totally do a series on the jerseys we'd like to forget. That may be one way of making them look good.

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Robert, you should totally do a series on the jerseys we'd like to forget. That may be one way of making them look good.

I've been wanting to do a "Worst Jerseys" week forever...just have to clear up the time. But I will do it one day!

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Giving a shout out to the BK and WW but no one mentioned it was TGO's 50 in 50 yesterday. For shame.

wayneandgary.jpg

Anyways I thought for sure JeffB would have done an exposé on TSG about these two wonders. If you guys don't check out his blog you should, its a great read.

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Anyways I thought for sure JeffB would have done an exposé on TSG about these two wonders. If you guys don't check out his blog you should, its a great read.

I've written about the Burger King and Wild Wing more than once as part of my Curious, Weird and Ugly Collection.

http://thirdstringgoalie.blogspot.com/2010/08/1995-96-mighty-ducks-of-anaheim-paul.html

http://thirdstringgoalie.blogspot.com/2010/08/1995-96-los-angeles-kings-wayne-gretzky.html

I didn't mention them this week since I'm in the middle of my first ever All-Star Game Week theme.

http://thirdstringgoalie.blogspot.com/search/label/NHL%20All-Star%20Game

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Wayne may be 50 but he don't look a DAY over 39! :thumbsup:

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I've written about the Burger King and Wild Wing more than once as part of my Curious, Weird and Ugly Collection.

http://thirdstringgoalie.blogspot.com/2010/08/1995-96-mighty-ducks-of-anaheim-paul.html

http://thirdstringgoalie.blogspot.com/2010/08/1995-96-los-angeles-kings-wayne-gretzky.html

I didn't mention them this week since I'm in the middle of my first ever All-Star Game Week theme.

http://thirdstringgoalie.blogspot.com/search/label/NHL%20All-Star%20Game

After I put that up, I figured that that was why you didn't rehash an old story. Anyways I meant no disrespect to your all-star posts as they were all awesome.

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