If you're anything like me, you've been waiting (very impatiently) to see what the Canadiens will wear at the Winter Classic for some time. Today, they unveiled their sweaters, and we are free to bask in their glory.
The design of the jersey itself; a white background with a blue chest stripe, has only been in use as a third jersey a few times since 1945-46. This is the only white iteration of the Canadiens sweater that does not feature a free floating CH.
Rather than going with an exact replica of the 45-46 sweaters, they chose to combine that jersey with a different logo. The CH featured on this jersey is a throwback all the way to the 1923-24 season. They could have chosen to simply use a replica of a given jersey, but they took elements of two different ones, and the final product is just awesome.
For what it's worth, the two seasons from which they borrowed their design ideas were pretty special. The Canadiens won the cup in both of those years, so it's a great design for this year's classic. The World Champions globe on the sleeve of the jersey is an homage to the 1924-25 team.
The jersey should be available for purchase tomorrow on the NHL's website.
Weather permitting, the 2016 Winter Classic will be played in Boston on the first of January, at 1:00 PM Eastern Time.