Friday, November 13, 2009
This past Tuesday the Montreal Canadiens broke out their 1910-11 Throwback jerseys as part of their centennial celebrations for the first of two games this season. The original jerseys date back to the Canadiens second ever season and predate the NHL by seven years.
On Tuesday the Canadiens ran into an on form Miikka Kiprusoff and the Calgary Flames, who made a first period goal at 14:55 by Jarome Iginla hold up for a 1-0 Flames win in Montreal. Jaroslav Halak got the start for Montreal and made 30 saves.
The original jerseys were worn by the Montreal Canadiens for just one season by players such as the legendary goaltender Georges Vezina (inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1945), Newsy Lalonde (1950), Jack Laviolette (1962) and Didier Pitre (1962), while the Canadiens were members of the National Hockey Association (NHA), a predecessor to the NHL. The 1910-11 Canadiens would finish the 16 game schedule in second place with an 8-8 record in the five team league.
These 1910-11 throwback jerseys are to be worn one more time on January 23, 2010 against the New York Rangers.
The original sweaters did not have names or numbers on the back, but Montreal used one color white names and numbers for their game against Calgary. While we suppose numbers are fairly essential for modern hockey, and probably mandated by the rule book, they could have left the names off the back for a game to enhance the throwback look and feel in our opinion.
With a review of the game, once again it's Marie-Pier from HabsOrDie.com. For the Canadiens having been shut out, she seems rather perky and not very upset. At least we think that's what she's talking about. Either way, it's the best eight minuets of your day waiting to happen.
If you are a fan of this throwback look, we shamelessly invite you to visit the Third String Goalie online store for a little head start on your Christmas shopping this year.