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  • Canadiens unveil their 2016 Winter Classic uniforms


    Canadiens unveil their 2016 Winter Classic uniforms

    Tim Rosenthal November 6, 2015

    Thirteen days ago, the Boston Bruins unveiled their Winter Classic uniforms to mostly positive reviews. It was only a matter of time until their opponent, the Montreal Canadiens, would give their fans a first look of what they’ll be donning on New Year’s Day at Gillette Stadium.

    On Friday, one night before the first meeting this season at the Bell Centre, the Canadiens finally had their turn revealing their Winter Classic look. And it’s safe to say that the Habs uniforms will also draw some positive reviews.

    Captain Max Pacioretty, defenseman P.K. Subban and forward Brendan Gallagher were front and center displaying the Canadiens’ Winter Classic jersey. The white jersey includes the crested traditional ‘CH’ in the middle that also includes a touch of blue and red to complete the Bleu Blanc et rouge look.

    Here’s a front and back look tweeted from Amanda Stein of TSN 690.

    Much like the Bruins, the Habs Winter Classic jersey includes a touch of their 100-plus seasons in the National Hockey League.

    More details on the look the Canadiens’ press release:

    [quote_box]”The jersey recalls multiple elements related to the Canadiens rich history. The chest stripe is a shade of blue inspired by the first-ever Canadiens jersey worn after their founding in 1909. The central crest features a “CH” with colors inverted from what has been the norm for 90 years. The “C” is white and the “H” is red, as they were in 1923-24, the season the team won its first Stanley Cup® championship as part of the NHL. An image of a globe on the sleeve borrows from the “World Champions” design worn by Montreal the following season to celebrate its championship, a season where the franchise also began its longstanding rivalry with the newly-founded Bruins, then playing in their inaugural campaign. The jersey also features a distinctive red collar originally is reminiscent of that worn in 1945-46, a season that culminated in the Canadiens, led by the “Punch Line” of Maurice Richard, Hector “Toe” Blake, and Elmer Lach, defeating Boston to earn their sixth Stanley Cup® Championship.”[/quote_box]

    This classic matchup is going to have a classic look from two historic franchises on New Year’s Day. And now we wait to see how they look in person.

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    Tim Rosenthal

    Tim Rosenthal serves as the Managing Editor of Bruins Daily. He started contributing videos to the site in 2010 before fully coming on board during the Bruins' Stanley Cup run in 2011. His bylines over the last decade have been featured on Boston.com, FoxSports.com, College Hockey News, Patch and Inside Hockey. You can follow Tim on Twitter @_TimRosenthal.


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