Graphic via the Washington Capitals
On Monday morning, the Washington Capitals published an article re-promoting the Winter Classic press conference they will host at Nats Park Tuesday at noon. The Capitals will reveal their new Winter Classic jerseys while commissioner Gary Bettman, NHLPA leader Don Fehr, and Caps owner Ted Leonsis speak to the media.
In the article, the Caps embed no photos, but when I looked on Facebook I noticed the team uploaded a simplified 2015 Winter Classic logo image to go along with the article.
And there was one thing that immediately stuck out to me: THERE’S TAN, YOU GUYS.
Now look: I am completely pulling a CNN here and speculating like a frothing
Don Lemon madman, but does this mean the Capitals will have tan colored or tan flair to their Classic jerseys?
One of last year’s iterations of the Winter Classic logo would suggest yes.
The Detroit Red Wings shunned their normal white uniforms and donned a newly designed tan jersey which featured their 1930’s logo overtop, in you guessed it, tan. They also had tan numbers and tan stitched letters on the back.
Three years ago during the 2012 Winter Classic, I couldn’t find any tan collateral from the NHL, but both the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers wore a great amount of tan in their jerseys. In fact, the Rangers jersey is predominantly tan.
The 2011 Winter Classic featured the Caps and Penguins – and a tan Penguin logo.
If we continue back another year, you’ll notice that the Bruins logo is also tan instead of the normal white.
In 2009, the Blackhawks had a tan stripe on their jerseys at Wrigley Field.
Only in the inaugural Winter Classic in 2008 was there no tan in either of the jerseys.
So what I’m saying is: I’m pretty confident the new Winter Classic Capitals jerseys you’re going to buy is going to have tan in them. Take it to the #bank.
What do you guys think? What do you think they’ll look like?
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