Tuesday, March 31, 2009

No More Powder Blue

According to Dave Molinari of the PPG, the Penguins will forego the final date to wear their alternate powder blue jerseys (April 1st) and "retire" them until next season. They will wear their regular uniforms for the remainder of this season and into the playoffs.

The best news of all is that the organization has no plans to replace the black and Vegas gold with the powder blue; however, they do not plan to get rid of the baby blue jerseys for alternate uniforms either. They have been too popular for them to give up entirely.

"... team officials believe they have the most popular third jerseys in the league. At the very least, they have been a major marketing success, so popular that the Penguins opened a second team store at Mellon Arena to deal with the demand."
I honestly can live with that as I'm sure most fans can. I just couldn't deal with their considering making it permanent -- Pittsburgh IS and forever will be black and gold!!

3 comments:

Life_As_A_Redhead said...

I honestly can live with that as I'm sure most fans can. I just couldn't deal with their considering making it permanent

The permanent was what I was worrying about. Guys should keep the wearing of baby blue to a minimum. So should giant carrots (points at self).

[sigh of relief]

mer said...

what was their record in those things anyways: 2-infinite suckage?

Molly said...

awww. it's bittersweet.
i was going tomorrow, and i wanted to see the powder blues in action :(
but now i guess we have a chance to win :)

and mer: i actually figured it out. hahaha
counting the winter classic, the boys are 4 wins, 7 losses in the blue third jerseys. WOWWWWW. ahhaa

BURN THE BLUES!