Full disclosure: The headline to this feature originally was "Nothing gold can stay," because 'The Outsiders' and 'New Found Glory' are among my favorite things. But then I started thinking about it ...
The initial idea was to talk about the hot start for the Penguins on this Thursday night, the fire they brought, especially early, and in a bold new color. How acquiring Tanner Pearson and dealing Carl Hagelin just might have sent a message across the cast of year-removed champions. How Kris Letang was so fired up after receiving a penalty that he had to be held back from one official to keep him from anything more than verbally assaulting another.
But then, all of the gold faded for the game outside the colors of the home sweater. It was an easy thought at first — that so much gold could appear, but be ripped away with nothing but a new jersey to buy.
Then you talk to the players. Patric Hornqvist and his insistence that the team is a moment away from snapping into form. Letang still being fired up after the game. Matt Murray repeating the silver lining that the Penguins won the five-on-five game and were the better team when they weren't killing penalties.
This team seems to believe there is a lot of gold yet to come, no matter which of the three jerseys they play in each night.
So, instead of talking about what gold was stolen from the Penguins in their loss to the Lightning, we're going to rip a GIF's worth of photos apart and take a look at the game's best photos featuring the new gold third jerseys.
The first image up top is of Murray, back in the cage as the Penguins throw back to the yellow alternates on a night Mario Lemieux and The Mario Lemieux Foundation are honored. They aren't exact replicas, I wish the sleeves were different and the Penguin needs a triangle, but they look really nice in photos.
The rest of the images are below in a throwback in their own right, going back to the style of the old Sunday's Bests to get a larger look at the new uniforms in action.
What say you of the gold look? Anything you'd change?
Let's talk about it in the comments.
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