NHL’s odd musical instrument swap: The odd musical- instrument swap
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has announced that the league will be swapping out odd-looking instruments in an attempt to get back on track in the sport.
Here are the instruments Bettman is looking to swap out:The Detroit Red Wings, who currently have an odd-shaped wing that looks a little like a baton and a very odd-look glove, will receive the following:• A pair of white-and-yellow plastic bats, which look like two big, sharp sticks with no handles.• A baseball bat, with a thin metal handle.• An oval baseball bat with a handle.
The Red Wings have long been known for their unorthodox play styles, and it was no surprise when the league made a move this offseason to add a bat and bat flips to the team’s new uniforms.
It looks like the new equipment was a way to give the Red Wings some extra confidence going forward.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are also looking to change their uniforms in an effort to improve on last year’s bad uniforms, which included a giant black and red logo that made it look like the team had just won the Stanley Cup.
The NHL has had a number of odd-themed uniforms in the past, including the old Winnipeg Jets and the Chicago Blackhawks, which swapped their jerseys for baseball caps and baseball bats.