Five nights during this campaign will be dedicated to old-time Montreal hockey sweaters, and they are scheduled to be worn as follows.
- Saturday, Oct. 31 - vs Toronto (1912-13/striped)
- Tuesday, Nov. 10 - vs Calgary (1910-11/red)
- Saturday, Nov. 21 - vs Detroit (1909-10/blue)
- Saturday, Jan. 23 - vs NY Rangers (1910-11/red)
- Saturday, Feb. 13 - vs Philadelphia (1909-10/blue)
Let me point out the irony is not lost on me that the Habs will don the scary striped jersey on Halloween night. Speaking of which, in case you're not up on your Canadiens history and you don't know your 1909 jersey from your 1910 jersey, here's a quick refresher.
Personally, I can't wait to see the latter two. Not sure which one I like better. They're just so unlike anything else in the NHL these days. Shame we have to look back a century to find quality hockey sweaters.
By the way, Icethetics reader and Habs fan Adam makes a good point. The actually 100th anniversary date — December 4 — isn't listed as a Centennial jersey night. Makes you wonder if they have something else entirely up their sleeve that night as they face the Bruins. (I wish the Bs would sport that Winter Classic sweater a month early.)
Anyway, thanks again to those of you who contributed to this post. I'm adding the special dates to the calendar now.