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Kings try out great-looking chrome helmets at Stadium Series practice

Look, inspired by site of U.S. Air Force Academy, lauded by players

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Los Angeles Kings won't be sittin' on chrome on Saturday. Chrome is going to be sittin' on them.

The Kings have some unique-looking chrome helmets for the 2020 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series game against the Colorado Avalanche at U.S. Air Force Academy.

Any initial skepticism about doubt about the gear is gone for good. The players are into the look.

"They're pretty cool. I think they're unique, so the team did a great job," Kings forward Austin Wagner said. "I think when they first came out everybody was a little skeptical but now that we got them on and all the gear on and everything like that. It looks good and the boys are liking them, so let's have some fun." 

You could say the special buckets, which the team got to take for a spin at outdoor practice Friday ahead of the big event, give the Kings Stadium Series look a little extra shine.

"I think it's pretty cool. Will be interesting if it's nice and sunny out there and there is some glare going around," Kings forward Tyler Tofoli said. "I think they look good. The uniforms look really cool, and Colorado's look nice as well."

"The lights reflect off them too, they are shiny. I might point at a few people, blind the goalie and sneak one past him," Kings forward Trevor Lewis said.

Kings legend Luc Robitaille explained the choice back when the uniforms were unveiled in January.

"They liked the Air Force [style] and streamline of an airplane," Robitaille said. "That was the idea of getting the helmet that way, so it would be like the nose of an airplane."

Forward Jeff Carter is on board.

"They are pretty cool. I think it ties the whole deal together," Carter said.

- NHL.com Editor in Chief Bill Price contributed to this report.

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