First impression? They should have went to a NY Rangers style jersey with the Colorado lettering across the front like their recent third jerseys. I've never liked the Avalanche logo but these are a slight improvement over their normal uni's with the awful zig-zag at the bottom. It looks like the blue is more bright which is always a good sign in a league where black and navy blues seem to dominate the landscape.
Too bad about falling victim to the piping curse.