Lightning prank players with fake jersey, much to the disappointment of Radko Gudas (Video)


The Tampa Bay Lightning will be unveiling their new (black) third jersey on Saturday during Fan Fest. Before the big reveal, the team gave some members of the roster a peek at what the new sweater will look like, or so the players were led to believe.

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It was a prank, and as you'll see, the majority weren't big fans, save for defenseman Radko Gudas:

"Is that it?"



That's exactly how 99-percent of the marketing meetings for NHL third jerseys should go.

Sadly, we wish the video was longer to see the reactions of the players when told the jerseys weren't the real deal; specifically, the disappointment from Gudas, who we're pretty sure has already found a way to order a dozen.

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