Power ranking the NHL’s alternate jerseys for the 2019-20 season

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8. Arizona Coyotes

Fans either loved NHL sweaters during the ‘90s or absolutely despised them.

Whether you appreciated the era’s style on the ice or not during that time frame, there’s no questioning the Arizona Coyotes bringing back the Kachina themed jerseys. The timing was perfect, too. Arizona was one of the first teams, if not the first, to don a throwback sweater from the ‘90s as a fun theme for the fans a couple of seasons back.

Little did the ‘Yotes realize that this throwback and unique sweater would act as the team’s official alternate jersey come 2019-20.

Let’s face the facts too. The Coyotes’ performance entailed much more success when they donned this thing of beauty out on the ice. Arizona was essentially a playoff contender for its first handful of the season when wearing the kachina sweaters, and since that time its been a struggle for the Cup-less franchise.

However, it’s great to see these sweaters back on the ice and someone doesn’t have to be a hockey fan to appreciate this alternate jersey. Its style is more than eye-catching and really pays homage to the desert region.

One has to wonder if the Coyotes will ever consider reverting back to the kachina sweaters full-time? It would be neat to see Arizona clinch a berth in the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs and wear these for every home game, no?

Don’t be surprised if the Coyotes try to pull a move like that come April, especially considering how well the organization has marketed its brand over the past couple of seasons.

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