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    COLUMBUS, Ohio A lot of scarves could be worn by fans attending the Winter Classic on New Year's Day, and Penguins players will join that crowd at Heinz Field - sort of.

    A new blue-colored alternate uniform is soon to be unveiled by the team. It will debut at the outdoor game against Washington, and the Penguins plan to adopt it next season as a "third" uniform.

    Also, the first day of 2011 will mark the first appearance of the Penguins' original logo on a uniform.

    "Originally, the little guy had a scarf on him, but that guy never made it to the uniforms," said Bob Gessner, a freelance artist formerly of Pittsburgh who designed the "Skating Penguin" (scarf and sans scarf) in the 1960s.

    Gessner, 78 and a longtime resident of St. Augustine, Fla., is not saddened the scarf-wearing "Skating Penguin" - "Is that what they really call him?" he asked - was never displayed on a club uniform. He doesn't expect to be thrilled with the new alternate design, which will resemble uniforms worn by majority co-owner Mario Lemieux's son Austin's local youth team.

    "First I've heard of it, but I like the other one better," he said of the modern "Skating Penguin," which he also designed upon the founding ownership's request. "That guy looks more, uh, nasty. He's got an attitude. This one looks too docile."

    The Penguins' new alternates figure to play popular if past precedent is any indication. A 1996 alternate became the road uniform the next season and until 2002. An alternate that debuted in 2000 became the road jersey two years later and along with a white version of it was part of the full-time uniforms from 2002-2007.

    The predecessors to the new blue threads were among the NHL's highest selling alternate uniforms over the past three seasons, according to a league official. In fact, the Penguins briefly considered adopting them full time for the move to Consol Energy Center before choosing to stick with their version of Pittsburgh's black and gold.

    The Penguins' gold is "Las Vegas Gold," a contrast to the deep yellow that appears on uniforms worn by the NFL's Steelers, MLB's Pirates and, of course, Pittsburgh's official crest and flag.

    "We're a Pittsburgh team, and our colors are black and gold," Penguins CEO/president David Morehouse said in July. "But we're not getting rid of the blue. So many people like it. Just look at how many people wear those jerseys to games."

    Gessner, who said he never was a fan of the Penguins' original color scheme - navy blue, powder blue and white - has left his mark on Pittsburgh. He designed logos for the Penguins, Pirates, Pitt, Duquesne, Robert Morris and Geneva.

    His most famous creations are the "Skating Penguin," Pitt's adored script lettering and the map-background Pirate that the baseball team displayed for 1971 and 1979 World Series champions.

    "I always say my designs have won two World Series, two Stanley Cups and a national championship," Gessner said.

    "What I can't say is why I put a scarf on the Penguin originally. The owners were just concerned with getting a logo that included a Penguin. Right away I thought that scarf made him look like an ice skater rather than a hockey player. They asked me for something else, something more aggressive, and I went along with it because I agreed."

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    the new alternate design, which will resemble uniforms worn by majority co-owner Mario Lemieux's son Austin's local youth team.
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    ?????


    I know I'm in the minority on this one,but I've always liked the powder blues,so I would be cool with that I suppose.

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    I know I'm in the minority on this one,but I've always liked the powder blues,so I would be cool with that I suppose.
    Hey I Like them too Les !! I have a Geno Powder Blue I got from jersey101 for 45 $

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    Hey I Like them too Les !! I have a Geno Powder Blue I got from jersey101 for 45 $
    Awesome,but I'd probably go with the Sid one just for the fact that all of these Flyers crybabies around here hate him so much.

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    Awesome,but I'd probably go with the Sid one just for the fact that all of these Flyers crybabies around here hate him so much.
    I got a Black Home Sweater of Sid too !! from jersey101

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    I got a Black Home Sweater of Sid too !! from jersey101
    Cool!!

    I seriously need to get me a new jersey albeit the Pens or Steelers.The only one I own is the Ben one in my FB pics.

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    Cool!!

    I seriously need to get me a new jersey albeit the Pens or Steelers.The only one I own is the Ben one in my FB pics.

    go to jersey101 err they have went to a new name but just google it & it will take you to jersey 101 & they will tell what the site is now

    They are really Nice I have got a bunch of Good Compliments on them & Much better than spending 300 $ on them

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    go to jersey101 err they have went to a new name but just google it & it will take you to jersey 101 & they will tell what the site is now

    They are really Nice I have got a bunch of Good Compliments on them & Much better than spending 300 $ on them
    Thanks,man.I will surely do......................when I have some $$$$....................which may be never.

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    Thanks,man.I will surely do......................when I have some $$$$....................which may be never.
    well 45$ is a pretty **** good deal if you ask me !! & I know the feeling about Money too

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    well 45$ is a pretty **** good deal if you ask me !! & I know the feeling about Money too
    I'd love a jersey,but I already owe someone and I still need to come up with some scratch to go to the Steelers/Bungles game in Nov.

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    My wife has a hook up at work. I got Sid, Geno and a Steelers Harrison one. All home and actual game jerseys. The penguins ones have the fight strap in the back. Very legit. I'd like to get an Orpik in the new style. I am a fan of the blues but was really hoping for the early 90s style. There is still a chance tho. I heard that the jersey they use at the classic may or may not be the future alternate.

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    Btw I think we have an extra Malkin. I'll have to look at the size. Could sell it for a reasonable price. My wife bought it for my sister bu she already has one.

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    If the jerseys/sweaters are around $45, what does "Jerseys101" charge for S&H?... Just wondering before I go to the website... I'm lazy...
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    Btw I think we have an extra Malkin. I'll have to look at the size. Could sell it for a reasonable price. My wife bought it for my sister bu she already has one.
    If she's "big boned", and it's a 2X, I'll take it.....
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