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End of an 'Era': Florida Panthers Retire Blue Alternate Jerseys on Sunday

JetbluesBY GEORGE RICHARDS grichards@MiamiHerald.com

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The Panthers officially say goodbye to their two-toned blue alternate jerseys on Sunday as they will be worn for the final time. The Panthers introduced the jersey three seasons ago and planned to change the team's color scheme to the dark blue-light blue motif before returning to the franchise's original look. 

The team will hold a silent auction during Sunday's game where fans can bid on their favorite player's jersey; after the game, there will be a ceremony on Jetblue3the ice in which each player autographs and hands over the jersey worn against the Islanders.

The auction benefits the Panther Foundation for pediatric cancer research. 

“We've been doing good in them, but I like the red ones better,'' said Weiss, noting Florida has won the past three games in the third 'Sunday-only' jerseys and are 4-2-1 in them this season.

“They're alright. But they aren't the most intimidating things around. It is what it is. We wore them for a few years, now we're moving on.''