In a press event at the new Blackhawks Store on Michigan Avenue, the team revealed its sweater for the Jan. 1 2015 Winter Classic against the Capitals in Washington, D.C.
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) November 5, 2014
Blackhawks President and CEO John McDonough called the new edition an homage to the 1957 uniform seen here. The team stuck with the current logo, however, making it pretty similar to their usual road jersey.
Chicago Washington Perhaps the Blackhawks decided to take a conservative approach after the Capitals weren’t shown a whole lot of love with their unveiling. Sad to say, they may not have done enough.
As for my opinion, I think they should have used a vintage Indianhead to complete the effect.
Winter classic jerseys would have been perfect had they used a throwback chief blackhawk logo. current looks out of place on retro jersey
— Jay Zawaski (@JayZawaski670) November 5, 2014
Apparently I’m not alone. It won’t impact sales, though.
think the Hawks could have been more creative with their Winter Classic jersey but they’re still nice looking and I’m still getting one lol
— michelle (@speak0fdadevil) November 6, 2014
In the end, though, I get to watch my team play a bonus hockey game–what a way to ring in a new year!
For an indoor preview, the Blackhawks (7-5-1) host the Capitals (4-5-3) at 7:30 p.m. CT Friday.