Ever since Jim Cerny at nyrangers.com reported this summer that the Rangers were going to have an alternate jersey for the Stadium Series games, I've eagerly been anticipating the unveiling of the new design.
Well, it looks like we might have our first insight into what the jersey might look like as the good folks at Icethetics (H/T reader Diane) posted some Stadium Series jersey t-shirts they found on Ebay...
The t-shirts for the other teams participating in the Stadium Series also have the official NHL Chrome Collection logo emblazoned on them as well.
...in a word...disappointing.
...the Winter Classic is all about the history of the game and the jerseys always reflected that. Now that Bettman has decided to destroy the uniqueness of the outdoor spectacle with the Stadium Series, he has also taken away the tradition that goes along with it as these Chrome Collection logos, shirts and likely jerseys are nothing more than a money grab. At least the Rangers Winter Classic jersey from two years ago was unique. While I assume there will be some kind of piping on the jersey, this design couldn't be anymore basic. I mean, it's the same exact logo the Rangers have always had, but shiny. Completely disgusted.
...and it's not like a killer idea would have taken that much time to design either. How about this? Cream colored Heritage Jersey? Boom!
...although I wonder if these jerseys were forced on the teams by Bettman. Ugh. Bettman typical.
The logo is pretty bad. The chrome gimmick for all stadium series teams sucks. I hope the jersey comes out better than I'm picturing it in my head.
A road edition of the heritage jersey would be nice. Maybe some day?
the rangers jersey is a classic. I love the diagonal lettering while every other team just has the logo crest. ours stands out.
Hanks leg pads are really plain looking. It's just the yanks normal pin stripping with no color at all. I wouldn't be surprised if their uniforms looked just like the Yankees lol
Speaking of futuristic jerseys. Do you know what the Chrom Collection reminds me of: http://blogimages.thescore.com/mlb/files/2012/06/mercury-mets-1999.png
Honestly, this is just another game so why make another jersey? The teams in the Winter Classic should get special jerseys. The Stadium Series is just a way to ruin a good thing and has nothing to do with the history or tradition of the game so I'm glad they aren't making specialized jerseys. You want a new jersey every year?
I don't hate them. It looks like they tried to make a contemporary version of the winter classic jersey. I'll probably buy one once they're on clearance at modells honestly.
I agree.. it's too similar to the original jerseys. The only difference is that the chrome makes the logo look "beefier"... it pops out more. I agree, though. BIG disappointment.
Not related to the jerseys at all... Which I honestly don't care about since it is all to make money.But, the devils are now ahead of us. Not only is that disappointing it's embarrassing. Blame it on the new coach blame it on whatever you want. We should be well ahead of that team. And that's not the worst part. Jagr has what 9 or 10 goals now? ... We should have brought him here where our highest goal scorer has six and it's brad fucking Richards. It's an absolute travesty.
I don't care about their play or how many shots they are getting. It's time to win some hockey games... Starting tonight. No more excuses and no more moral victories... Just win
The Rangers' jerseys have always been bland. I love the Winter Classic jersey, but it's the same thing: The Rangers are like the Yankees in that they've never had many mutations on their jersey. The only design that veered from the norm (outside of those 70's shield logos) is the Lady Liberty jersey that they don't use anymore (and is a GODDAMN TRAVESTY). Even the heritage jerseys are boring. Although they aren't the most boring jerseys in NYC - that belongs to the Giants.
@Melissa (blknblueshirts) Completely agree, why waste a nice jersey on such a throw-away, money-grab of an event? The actual Winter Classic, on New Years Day, is the true event, and those teams deserve the special attention, the extra merchandise, and the perks of the event.
Save the White/Cream Heritage Jersey, or a throw-back to a 60s or 70s style jersey, for when we get our own Winter Classic.
@Melissa (blknblueshirts) I disagree. Rangers vs. Devils/Islanders at Yankee Stadium is not just another game. It's a clever way to promote the game of hockey and, hence, deserve special, out of the ordinary jerseys.
sure. as long as Donald Trump doesn't design them.
I love the idea of special jerseys for special games. but I freaking hate these.
@giammarcor Those are brutal.
@KLorNYR Just have to hope this is only the shirt and not a mock-up of the jersey.
@KreiderisTheChosenOne ...or atleast tie it up and take it to OT... so many points left on the table. The lack of OT games is kind of concerning to me.
@KreiderisTheChosenOne Someone's fired up this morning. Way to bring the thunder. And I agree.
@KLorNYR I disagree. It may look like a clever way to promote hockey but I promise you anyone who goes to or watches those games was planning on it whether they were indoors or outdoors. These Stadium Series games aren't gaining the league fans. If this was the actual Winter Classic, then yes make new jerseys. These games in my opinion don't deserve them.
@johnAMIRANTESrug But is this a "special" game? In my opinion it's not so no special jersey is needed. Next time the Rangers are in the actual Winter Classic, I will expect a special jersey. For these games, not necessary in my mind.
I hate the 3 point game... And it's killing the rangers this year. Dumbest thing about hockey... That you are rewarded for losing
That should show you how much I hate the devils. When I saw they came back and I won I was upset. When I saw jagr scored with a minute left to tie it and send it to OT I was furious.
@KLorNYR No idea but I know the Stadium Series exists cause Bettman wanted Yankee Stadium and couldn't get it on New Years cause of other commitments there for the next few years. I would like to think they will change it up but who knows.
@johnAMIRANTESrug Once in a while, yes. Every year is overkill in my mind. Agree these suck but hopefully everyone feels that way and doesn't buy them so Bettman realizes how stupid this whole thing is lol
idk as a team with classic jerseys I think it's cool to have a new jersey once in a while. but it has to keep the integrity of the team. these just look like something from a futuristic "All Sport" drink commercial. HOWS THAT FOR A REFERANCE!?