"No, I was too young," Leblond said. "I've seen the team pictures here. I always thought it was good."
So does Andrew Peters.
"Awesome. I think they're really cool. It will be neat to see," Peters said after practice. "I love when teams do retro. They should bring back the Winnipeg Jets jerseys in Phoenix and the Minnesota North Stars. Carolina should wear the Hartford Whalers jerseys and the Cooperalls.
"It reminds me of when you were a kid. If they went full retro, I'd go with no helmet and a mustache. Take all the labels off the boards. No music, just organ. Have a total throwback night."
That was the first time I laughed because of Andrew Peters in ages, rather than shaking my head. Well played, Andrew.
Mark Fraser is among those who feel using the original colors just once "keeps it special." General manager Lou Lamoriello told me he would consider using retro jerseys once a season, but no more.
Lou's going soft.