The Pittsburgh Penguins New Third Jersey
Photo courtesy Penguins.NHL.com
The Pittsburgh Penguins have revealed their "new" third jersey for the 2008-2009 season. It's very similar to the jerseys from the Winter Classic, if not identical. The good folks at Icethetics have posted a gallery, as have the Pittsburgh Penguins.
I thought the Pens might make some changes (like the Sabres did) in order to increase sales, but they've left things pretty much the same and I like it. It's a great retro look for them and it showcases the team's pre-Lemieux history a bit, something that is rarely done by the Pens. Often times it seems like the franchise was founded in 1984 and, despite everything that Mario did for the team, I like the fact that the Penguins seem to be connecting to their most distant history.
You can buy the jersey from Amazon.com
I really hope that the rumours of the team leaving the black and gold behind permanently aren't true however. Black and gold are Pittsburgh colours and they should stay that way. Leave the blue for special occasions.
And, one day, I hope they wear the old " Cup Jerseys " at least one more time.
If you'd like to purchase the jersey, or other great Pittsburgh Penguins merchandise, you can do so at our store.
The Penguins will wear jerseys at the following 11 home games:
Saturday, Nov. 15 - Buffalo
Tuesday, Nov. 18 - Minnesota
Saturday, Dec. 20 - Toronto
Saturday, Dec. 27 - Montreal
Saturday, Jan. 3 - Florida
Sunday, Jan. 18 - NY Rangers
Sunday, Feb. 8 - Detroit
Wednesday, Feb. 25 - NY Islanders
Saturday, March 14 - Ottawa
Sunday, March 22 - Philadelphia
Wednesday, April 1 - New Jersey