Monday, November 2, 2009
Bonus post: On Saturday night the Montreal Canadiens wore their 1912-13 Barberpole throwbacks for the only time this season in a 5-4 shootout win over the Maple Leafs. It was the second and final time the barberpole jerseys will ever be worn .
The jerseys were ridiculed last season when they were worn on February 1, 2009, being compared to prison uniforms by Bruin's announcer Jack Edwards. Then Canadiens coach Bob Gainey even opted out of wearing them for their second scheduled appearance on March 31, 2009, calling them a distraction, and choosing the more sedate 1915-16 throwbacks instead.
We here at Third String Goalie approve of these throwbacks for the nod to the Canadiens heritage and the attention they bring to the early days of hockey. While we did feature them in our "Curious, Weird and Ugly Collection" article for the Hockey News Greatest Jerseys of All-Time issue, we classified them as curious, and would never, ever call them ugly, although one must wonder if they did give the shooter an advantage in the shootout...
We think she enjoyed the game and the jerseys. Can't tell. Don't care. Doesn't really matter, does it? We could just listen to her all day long.
The remainder of the Canadiens Centennial jersey schedule is;
Tuesday, November 10th - 1910-11 red Maple Leaf jerseys
Saturday, Novenber 21st - 1909-10 blue "C" jerseys
Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 - 1910-11 red Maple Leaf jerseys
Saturday, February 13th, 2010 - 1909-10 blue "C" jerseys