Originally written on The Rangers Tribune  |  Last updated 11/19/14

The Philadelphia Flyers unveiled their jersey for the 2012 Winter Classic in Philadelphia earlier today. The picture below is the official sweater, courtesy of NHL.com, and as you can see, they've went with a slightly deeper shade of orange, added a black stripe to the bottom and completely blacked out the shoulders.

I have to be completely honest here, and the Flyers are by far my most hated team in the NHL, but these jerseys aren't half bad. They give off that vintage look that I think the Winter Classic tries to encapsulate plus they are original. My hope is that the Rangers will take a similar approach with their Winter Classic jersey.

Speaking of which, according to Andrew Gross, the Rangers could unveil their design as soon as next week. Everything you've seen online and even at Madison Square Garden is not authentic. I don't know where all of these fake sweaters have come from, but that's all they are - fakes. The official design is supposed to be released next week.

Personally, I'm looking for the Rangers to bring the crest back just as they wore in the late-70's. The purpose of these sweaters is to differ from the current ones, and I think the crest would do the job. I'd be fine with that, or if they decided to make a white version of the current alternate jersey, that would work well too.

We'll know next week.

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