Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
 
SHARE

Montreal Canadiens' uniform named best in sports

Friday, 08.24.2012 / 6:58 PM / News

NHL.com

Share with your Friends


Montreal Canadiens' uniform named best in sports
One of sports' most decorated franchises, the Montreal Canadiens won another "championship" on Friday.

One of sports' most decorated franchises, the Montreal Canadiens won another "championship" on Friday.

The Canadiens' uniform was named the best in sports by an ESPN poll.

The sports network ranked the uniforms of all 122 North American major-league teams, and the Canadiens' combination was placed ahead of the Chicago Bears, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and Boston Bruins in the top five.

"Proud standard-bearers for a league, a sport, a nation and now for the uni-verse as well, the Habs have it all: an iconic logo, two distinct but equally classic uni designs (it's odd that the wraparound chest stripe only appears on the home jersey, but the road design works fine without it), and an ideal balance of red, white and blue," it said on ESPN.com. "This isn't just a perfect hockey uniform set -- it's a perfect uniform set, period. Unlike the old-school classics in the other sports (Yankees, Celtics, Raiders), it has some major visual pizzazz. Puts the biscuit in the basket, and then some."

The Bruins were described as "a traditionalist's dream."

"The Bruins' set has everything a hockey wardrobe should have: a strong, bold crest, sharp colors, tasteful stripes and a killer throwback option. First-rate," the website said.

Other NHL teams appearing in the Top 50 were the New York Rangers (No. 11), Detroit Red Wings (No. 15), Philadelphia Flyers (No. 17), Toronto Maple Leafs (No. 23), Pittsburgh Penguins (No. 26), Minnesota Wild (No. 32), Columbus Blue Jackets (No. 41), New Jersey Devils (No. 43) and Chicago Blackhawks (No. 49).

Quote of the Day

I mean, hockey had to change the rules because of Marty, and that's impressive. I got two Stanley Cup rings because of the guy. Look at the banners of [Scott Niedermayer, Scott Stevens and Ken Daneyko] and Marty is right up there when you think about the New Jersey Devils; he was part of the core group and he'll go down as one of the greatest goalies ever.

— New Jersey Devils center Scott Gomez on former teammate Martin Brodeur, who will announce his retirement Thursday