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    Penguins set for 'Classic' blue debut

    A mid-November Saturday night at Mellon Arena will look a lot like New Year's Day.
    The Penguins will debut their alternate uniforms Nov. 15 at home against the Buffalo Sabres, the Tribune-Review has learned.

    The uniforms will mirror the retro-themed ones worn against Buffalo at the New Year's Day NHL Winter Classic. The alternate design borrows from several early uniform incarnations and consists of a predominantly baby blue sweater and socks, with navy pants, gloves and helmet.

    The Penguins had no comment Monday regarding the alternate uniforms debut date. However, they are finalizing plans for a formal re-introduction, which could include players modeling the alternate uniforms sometime prior to the Nov. 15 contest.
    The alternate uniform is slated to be worn at select home games throughout the season.

    Local merchants will begin selling the alternate sweaters around Nov. 15. League policy is for alternate sweaters to go on sale near their debut date, but not several weeks prior.

    The Penguins have not worn an alternate uniform since 2001-02, when their current home black-and-gold design served as a third uniform. The franchise has worn a variation of black-and-gold uniforms since Jan. 30, 1980, when it switched from its original color scheme of various blues.

    Pittsburgh is the only city in North America with each of its professional clubs sharing a primary color scheme.



    I am first and formost a RANGERS fan and all about tradition, being a member of the Origanal 6 and all. All Pittsburgh sports teams have always been Black & Gold, just doesn't look right too me, even thou the Penguin on the center crest is in the colors. Just my
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOVA STEELERS;237834
    I am first and formost a [COLOR=blue
    RANGERS[/COLOR] fan and all about tradition, being a member of the Origanal 6 and all. All Pittsburgh sports teams have always been Black & Gold, just doesn't look right too me, even thou the Penguin on the center crest is in the colors. Just my
    the pens were wore these colors when they first came into the league....so not all burgh sports teams have always been black and gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEEMONT View Post
    the pens were wore these colors when they first came into the league....so not all burgh sports teams have always been black and gold.
    Was not aware of that, thanks for the info

    I guess I should have read the article more through
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOVA STEELERS View Post
    Was not aware of that, thanks for the info

    I guess I should have read the article more through
    no worries...I'm here to set silly rangers fans straight...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEEMONT View Post
    no worries...I'm here to set silly rangers fans straight...lol
    Don't start so early in the season, have a long way to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOVA STEELERS View Post
    Don't start so early in the season, have a long way to go
    man, dont i know it....

    I work with a red wings fan, and I get to hear about it every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEEMONT View Post
    man, dont i know it....

    I work with a red wings fan, and I get to hear about it every day.
    so do I and a chit load of crapitals fans

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    I think it's cool that they went to the black & gold colors although I like the old blue sweaters.

    Nova I spent most of the 80's and early 90's in nova and used to love going to the caps Pens games. The Pens fans out number them everytime, it was lots of fun. The Rangers have really started off strong. Do you think they'll go undefeated??
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