Humes reports that Ryan Callahan said he'd love to where the white jerseys at home all the time, but has no idea why the Rangers sported them today...
"They were just hanging up when we came in."
Hume adds that John Tortorella didn't want to address the reason in his press conference either, referring the question to a member of the team's PR staff who similarly declined.
Jay Greenberg at the New York Post, who says the Rangers asked the Flyers if they could wear the whites, has this additional quote from Callahan...
"I absolutely think the home team should wear white," Callahan said. "I don't know why they ever switched."
...absolutely loved the home whites yesterday. I kept thinking Richter was in goal and Leetch was getting ready to jump over the boards. Home teams should wear white. Period. One of the worst decisions of the Bettman era. And there's been a lot of them. I also enjoy seeing the visiting team come in wearing their colors instead of a white jersey.
...i've heard a few teams have been doing this lately so I hope this is the NHL's attempt to integrate the return of the home whites.
...assuming the Rangers wore the whites b/c Torts wanted them to feel like they were playing on the road (aka the only place they can win this season).
White Jerseys look prestigious and it's like riding a white horse. I hate that they switched it - it doesn't make any sense to me.
My guess is that Torts was a little superstitious and quietly asked the uniform guy to change to white to change up the chemistry. and boy did it work!
I would sign a petition to get White Home jerseys all the time.
It confused me when I turned on the game yesterday. I thought oh good the rangers aren't at home so we might be able to win this game. Then I remembered we were at home and my next thought was well maybe we just can't win in blue. I think we need to definitley play in home whites for the rest of the season.
Gary Betman was on Centerstage and Michael Kay asked him why the league moved to the dark jerseys at home. He basically said it's up to the owners of each team and they have the right to change jersey colors as long as the opposing team owner agrees. It was pretty funny part of the program as Michael Kay was like 'I have a bunch of friends who are hockey fanatics and wanted me to ask you this question!"