Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Preview The New Pens Threads

The Pittsburgh Penguins will unveil their new Rbk EDGE jerseys in just over an hour. But we have them early! Big thanks to a reader who found a couple of links via the NHL.com shop. Take a gander!




They're a little plain compared to the pictures we first saw — likely prototypes Reebok pitched to the team that were ultimately turned down. Overall, they're sharp and very clean looking. For those of you keeping track, they're dead ringers for the new Senators jerseys as far as basic design.

Thanks to Wayne for the links! More to come tonight!

24 comments:

PittHockey said...

if these are the actual jerseys... I'll take them.

it could've been worse.

Staff said...

I love them

Johnny Nucker said...

Yes they are quite plain looking but overall quite nice. No extra frills or gimmicks.

snichols said...

looks great!

_ said...

WHAT??? that's just stupid. take something good and make it boring.

not the ugliest jersey, but the worse change we've seen so far.
the EDGE design just destroyed a 2 of the best jerseys in the league (pitts' black and white jerseys).
i must say i was tired of the EDGE complaints, but in this case, reebok really downgraded what existed. i perfectly remember when lemieux came back and the pens wore their new black jersey at home vs toronto. all this history goes down the drain thanks to reebok and the braindead new yorkers who run the nhl.

PittHockey said...

I agree with _, but I also feared the jerseys could be absolutely terrible.

I'll take boring over terrible.


And these don't destroy any history. Nobody is going back in time and slapping this jersey on Mario's (oft-injured) back

Alex said...

These aren't real. They are photoshopped Sens jerseys.

Chris said...

These aren't real. They are photoshopped Sens jerseys.

Nope, they're real, Alex. They come directly from the NHL.com shop. Here are the links. Check the address bar.

Home. Road.

(Also, if you look close you'll notice a big difference in the way the sleeves are positioned in the Sens and Pens jerseys on that web site.)

-Josh- said...

Yeah i dont think these are real i just went to the nhl.com shop and there is no picture... and where is the new patch that is supposed to be on the jersey?

Chris said...

... and where is the new patch that is supposed to be on the jersey?

The patch will be on the authentics worn by the players, not the replicas sold in stores. Trust me guys, I haven't lied to you yet and I don't plan on starting now.

For one thing, the images are far too clean to be Photoshop jobs. And second, they're on the NHL.com servers. They haven't posted them in the store because the team hasn't unveiled them yet.

Shouldn't be long before images from the unveiling event start trickling out. Thanks for the comments!

Lucas said...

Wow, they look exactly like my photoshopped pens. I was right on target! I like them, although I would have perferred that stuff on the sides, like the leaked jerseys.

Nice.

Lucas said...

I meant sens, not pens.

You wanna see photoshopped sens?

Here are mine:
http://img404.imageshack.us/my.php?image=penguinsconcept1du3.png

-Josh- said...

it kinda sucks that they got rid of their sholder patch, i liked it

Jordan said...

Chris said...

Nope, they're real, Alex. They come directly from the NHL.com shop. Here are the links. Check the address bar.

Home. Road.


Are you sure about that? Those links have nhl.imageg.net as their address, not nhl.com or even shop.nhl.com.

Sephiroth said...

Excellent jerseys. But only one thing bug me about these ones. Why no shoulder patch? The old one was great...I just loved that new stylised pen on the shoulders...

Trevor said...

That logo is a little big, Hopefully they look smaller when they unvail.

Staff said...

I like the huge logo. I hate jerseys that are two busy. It has proven time and time again that the best jerseys, Rangers, Canadiens, Blackhawks, Red Wings, are simple and to the point.

dank11 said...

What NHL teams can't afford original designs anymore? Or did RBK Fleece the Sens and Pens, "trust me, this is completely original Mr Lemieux"

NHL Jeff said...

I hope these aren't real....although I am pretty sure they are considering the source. Looks exactly like the Sens jersey. I was definitely expecting something a bit more unique from the Pens.

Justin said...

Great log site, I often visit at least 2 to 3 times a day. I seen the Pens have the new duds on their front page now.

Andrew said...

They're on the Pens website, so that confirms it. I like em.

Ryan said...

They're not terrible, but they're a downgrade.

I wouldn't mind them if they didn't look so much like the Sens' sweaters.

SteelPenguin said...

I was at the mills tonight and saw the jerseys in person. They looked great on the players. The logo is enormous and takes up a good portion of the front of the jersey. VERY CLEAN would be the best way to describe the style. I was glad to see the "constipated pigeon" missing from the shoulders. I wasn't close enough to get a good shot of the patch, but it has to do with Pittsburgh's 250th anniversary. Not the penguins 40th. I agree with the one previous user I would like to see the Pittsburgh crest with the penguins colors (not like the flames who's patches look out of place). Or maybe the circle penguins logo from the 60's (maybe next year). But overall I can't complain. The simple look is great because the focus of this jersey is on the LOGO not the dumb pipping (Nashville and Florida). Nor is it on out of place patches or horrible new logos (Calgary and Washington). It's just about the Pittsburgh Penguins. *note next year Calgary will have a deal with Taco Bell's new firey taco and will have a giant Taco Bell Patch on it's shoulder :-)

negative drew said...

Has anyone else noticed that the design of the panels on the replica jersey isn't quite the same as on the authentics? I wonder if the replicas are sublimated. Either way, that's a total bummer. You'd hope for $150 you could at least get the same design.