Well, where do we begin with this one? On paper, it’s a wonderful idea. In reality, perhaps a further quality check should have been implemented!
The New Jersey Devils 2022 Chinese Lunar jerseys have officially launched. To say that they have been the topic of discussion across the NHL may be the understatement of the year.
To commemorate the Chinese Lunar New Year , the New Jersey Devils enlisted help from local artist Caren King Choi. While discussing her thought process behind the jersey design, Choi said it all stemmed from her “experience growing up in America as a person of color. It took me a long time to feel as though I had permission to be myself and not a version of Asian-American that I saw in books and movies”.
Unfortunately, based on the accounts of many twitter folk , Choi’s jersey design based on her experience growing up in America looked incredibly similar to those who donned a uniform across Germany between 1933 and 1945.
The warm-up jerseys were sported for the first time against the Maple Leafs back in early Feb, sporting a stylized symbol of good fortune “fu” and the Devil’s logo in black. Despite the addition of fu, those who made use of their sportsbook bonus and backed the Devils had little good fortune come their way, seeing their team fall to defeat at the hands of the Maple Leafs.
Although backed by positive intentions, it would seem that the reviews would remain mixed regarding Choi’s design. As we headed to Twitter, the odd comment requesting the chance to purchase the jersey was soon overshadowed by the majority of tweeters highlighting a similarity between the hanging jerseys of the Devils and the flags of those supporting Germany during the ‘30s and ’40s.
As it stands, the jerseys are still yet to provide much good fortune to the Devils who currently sit in 8th place in the Metropolitan Division. To keep updated on the Devils’ progress, and any other important sporting news across the Garden State, be sure to visit NJxGambling.com.