Detroit Red Wings Jersey Hall Of Fame and Shame

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The 2014 Winter Classic jersey:

Jan 1, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk (13) receives congratulations from teammates after scoring in a shootout during the 2014 Winter Classic hockey game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

We’ve seen many teams take a swing and a miss when producing special jerseys, but this is outstanding. Nobody had a bad word to say about this. The 2014 Winter Classic at the Big House was an amazing event, the result not so much, but whoever designed the jersey here really upper their game. The arched writing and distorted logo and the beige stripes made for a really distinctive sweater while still maintaining red as the main color.

Jimmy Halmhuber:

The second Winter Classic jersey used against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Michigan Stadium was a bit better. It is a red sweater with tan trim instead of white. It features was a distorted winged wheel that says Detroit over it. It looks way better than the previous throwback.

John Curran:

In my biased opinion, this was the best Winter Classic Jersey to date. The sweater was a perfect mixture of classic old-time hockey and the modern NHL. You can’t deny how awesome the boys looked out there on the ice with the snow falling at the Big House.

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