28 November 2011
In a special outdoor event at Central Park, the New York Rangers hockey club officially rolled out their 2012 Winter Classic jersey. MSG's Dave Maloney and Al Trautwig hosted an event that featured Rangers talk, a preview clip from 24/7 Road to the Winter Classic, and interviews with four players. Among the players taking part in the event were Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Callahan, Brandon Dubinsky, and Dan Girardi. The event was streamed live through UStream and was accessible through BlueShirtsUnited.com and the team's Facebook Fan Page.
As for the jersey, it features a logo that was inspired by the original Rangers logo that was used in 1926. The lettering features a very basic blue font and the numbers are outlined in red. The "sock" design makes another appearance as we can see the use of red and blue stripes on the arm. The winter classic patch is featured on the right shoulder. Overall, this jersey is okay. It isn't bad but it isn't great. I always believe that the away team (sans Penguins vs. Buffalo) has a much harder jersey to design sign the body of the jersey has to be white. I would chalk this jersey up to a long line of service but not able to stand up against some of their other jerseys. Despite what I think, this Rangers jersey will be considered a victory.
For those wishing to purchase the jersey, they will be found at the team store beginning December 5th and can be pre-ordered at shop.nhl.com. To see how it looks on the players, additional picture after the jump.