The NHL season is underway – stock up on gear now

Kyle Schurman

Be fully prepared to watch your team advance on a run to the Stanley Cup FInals by stocking up on some new NHL gear now.

The NHL season is heating up, so your argumentative co-worker may ask if you want to "drop gloves" as you debate the latest water cooler chatter. Or maybe you work in a lowkey office, and people prefer to wear their favorite NHL team's gear on casual Fridays.

Either way, be ready for the new NHL season by picking up must-have hockey gear for all types of weather. If your team hoists the Stanley Cup in June, you have our permission to shower your co-workers with champagne, just like they do in the locker room. But for now, here's how to show your team pride, win or lose.

Cold weather gear

Don't let the time of year the hockey playoffs are held fool you: Hockey is a winter sport. After all, it's played on ice. So when you're trudging through the snow to watch your favorite team in the middle of winter, you're going to be glad you've stocked up on cold weather gear now.

Dress socks: Keep your feet warm while subtly wearing some team gear with NHL argyle dress socks. With the team logo near the calf and the team name on the sole, no one will know you're repping your favorite NHL team (unless you decide to show them, of course).

Fleece throw: Stay warm while you're laying on the couch watching your favorite team with a fleece throw. Each blanket has the team logo printed across the upper two-thirds and the team name on the lower third, all in the appropriate team colors.

Hoodie: Everyone loves a cozy hoodie, and these pullover hoodies have a distressed team logo across the front. The cotton-polyester blend gives you premium comfort, too.

Mini-net: When it's too cold to be outside, you can have fun indoors with a knee hockey set, where the goal posts and the sticks are marked with the logo and colors of your favorite NHL team.

Parka: Your kids will stay warm while playing pickup hockey outdoors (or while shoveling snow at home) with the NHL team parka for youths. Each coat features team colors, the team logo on the left chest, and the team name across the back.

Warm weather gear

As the spring and summer seasons approach, the NHL season begins to wind down - or wind up, should your team be heading to the playoffs - and you'll need some different gear. Here are five must-have pieces of NHL gear for warm weather.

Baseball cap: As the days lengthen, you may be attending games while the sun is still shining bright. Keep the sun out of your eyes while you're walking to the hockey arena with a snug fitting cap in team colors that has your team logo across the front.

Basic t-shirt: There's nothing wrong with saving a bit of money and wearing a simple t-shirt to cheer on your favorite team. Besides, you'll want to stay comfortable as the weather heats up, so a cotton t-shirt is a key piece of gear for any NHL fan's wardrobe.

Golf towel: Nobody says your fandom has to go on hiatus when good weather appears, and you're splitting time between the golf course and the arena or TV. This golf towel proudly displays your team's logo. (Just don't base your putting stroke off your favorite player's slap slot.)

Kids' t-shirt: If your kids like the team mascot more than the team itself, we understand. That's the idea of the colorful and fun mascots, after all. Eventually, kids will learn to love the game too. Until then, we recommend a mascot t-shirt with an illustration of the fun character for your favorite team.

Light jacket: Depending on where you live, springtime still may have plenty of cool days. Keep a light jacket on hand that has your team's logo and colors. This track jacket is the perfect transition clothing as the weather starts to improve.


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