Black, Gold, and Blue: Ranking the Pittsburgh Penguins' Jerseys

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Black, Gold, and Blue: Ranking the Pittsburgh Penguins' Jerseys
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As the first puck drop of the NHL season approaches, so does the highly advertised Winter Classic, headlined by the equally advertised Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins.

In continuation of the Winter Classic tradition, both the Capitals and Penguins will wear a third jersey to honor the event that commemorates hockey in its purest form. Both teams unveiled their Winter Classic logos on July 27 featuring logos from former jerseys.

Pittsburgh will be using a logo from its inaugural season in 1967.

With this nod to the past in tandem with the opening of the Consol Energy Center, I thought now would be a good time to take a look at the Pens' past jerseys. The good, the bad, and the really ugly.

For the record, I'm not differentiating between the home and away jerseys. The focus is on the basic design for the sake of avoiding redundancy. I am also factoring in the memories that are tied to the jersey.

Here's my ranking of the Penguins' jerseys.

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