Pittsburgh Penguins Unveil New Third Jerseys for 2014-15 NHL Season

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The long awaited unveiling of the Pittsburgh Penguins third jersey is finally here. Many speculated it would turn out to be the gold jersey from the 1992 season; in actuality it will be the black jersey from that same era. Now Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will sport the same uniforms Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr made famous during their 1992 Stanley cup run. The Penguins will wear their throwback third jerseys 12 times this season, starting October 22nd against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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What are you’re thoughts on the Penguins new alternate uniform? Do you like the classic design or would you have preferred something new? Tweet @rarevntg with your opinion.

Thanks to Icethetics for the pictures!

NHL14 Video Game Leaks Calgary Flames New Third Jerseys Early!

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Didn’t this just happen with the Clippers jerseys? Apparently its becomming the norm for video games to leak new uniforms for various sports teams. The next victim: the Calgary Flames. Below are several photos from EA Sports NHL14 video game that show a brand new red Flames alternate jersey featuring a script logo on the front and new patches on the side. Take a look at the jersey and let us know what you think about it and oh EA, keep the leaks coming!

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Brooklyn Islanders Will Have a Black/White Alternate Jersey

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The New York Islanders began playing their last season on Long Island in 2013-14. Next season the team moves to Brooklyn and will become the Brooklyn Islanders. Taking a page out of the New Jersey Nets book, the team packed up and will be sharing the Barclay’s Center with the Brooklyn Nets. Unlike the Nets, they won’t be completely ditching their blue/orange uniforms however, the Islanders will infact be adopting a black/white alternate jersey paying homage to the Nets and Brooklyn. No images have been leaked yet but you know we’ll be one of the first sites to post them when they do! Stay with Rare Vintage Wear for updates.

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Why Are More NBA Teams Adopting Sleeved Jerseys in 2013-14? The Sleeve Conspiracy

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Last season, the Golden State Warriors were the first NBA team to sport the Adidas Revolution 30 sleeved jerseys on the court. Although they only made a few appearances in the uniforms, the Warriors were one of the first NBA teams to wear sleeves on their jerseys since the inception of basketball.

Personally, I found the uniforms to be horrendous and hoped we wouldn’t have to see anything like it on an NBA court ever again. Boy was I wrong!

In 2013-14, at least three more teams will be ditching the traditional tank top jersey. The Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers have all reported they will be wearing the sleeved alternate jerseys this season. The Warriors are also adding a white-sleeved jersey to their uniform arsenal.

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I got to thinking, could this all be a conspiracy? We have heard rumors about the Miami Heat & Brooklyn Nets wearing their nicknames on jerseys this season, which is all-fine by me but why would more teams be breaking tradition and adding sleeves to their jerseys? The main reason: MORE ADVERTISEMENT SPACE!!

That’s right; More ad space! David Stern will be stepping down as NBA Commissioner this February and has already entertained the idea of placing sponsorship advertisements on player uniforms similar to European Soccer. After Stern steps down on February 1st, 2014, rumors are circulating new Commissioner Adam Silver likes the idea of having advertisements on player uniforms. Two more sleeves on the jersey equal two more prime spots to place advertisements on!

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Jersey aficionados hate the idea of advertisements being plastered on uniforms and I don’t blame them! The combination of sleeved jerseys and advertisements could usher in the historic downfall of NBA Uniform popularity and possible interfere with jersey sales. The NBA might want to rethink this one.

Check out the Los Angeles Lakers “Hollywood Nights” Black Alternate Jerseys for This Season

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And I thought the Los Angeles Lakers were crazy when they unveiled their white alternate uniforms during the early 2000’s! It appears the Lakeshow will be sporting all black alternate uniforms during the 2013-14 season. The “Hollywood Nights” uniforms pay homage to the long-time LA Laker fan base and to the Hollywood industry workers who often work behind the sceenes.

The Lakers will wear the “Hollywood Nights” alternate jerseys a few times this season. Be sure to look out for them. What do you think of their new alternate jereseys?

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