The Penguins will reportedly have a new third jersey this year, and a new “classic” jersey, too.
They need to bring back these jerseys.
The Penguins wore these sweaters from 1975-77. This is my favorite Penguins uniform ever. Love that shade of blue.
The Penguins didn’t start wearing black and gold ‘til 1980. I wish they never had.
The Steelers were Pittsburgh’s champions then. But as a Penguins lifer, I liked it better when they wore blue. It gave the team its own identity.
I hope the Penguins switch back to blue, and these jerseys – for selected games, anyway.
This video is from a Penguins’ playoff game in 1977 at Toronto. The Penguins won, 6-4, but lost the series, two games to one.
This video is chock-full of great highlights. Tremendous give-and-go by Jean Pronovost and Pierre Larouche, the club's first-ever players to score 50 goals. Greg Malone (a/k/a Ryan's dad) nets the game-winner. Channel 11 legend Sam Nover and original Penguins GM Jack Riley do play-by-play and color, respectively.
We had a few good memories before Mario. Salute them. Bring back those jerseys.