There’s much to be excited about on this first day of November, but none should exceed the excitement one feels when he/she views the uniforms the Canadiens wore last night in Montreal. Sure, we saw the multi-striped Habs uniforms during last season, but the gloves … the gloves … they’re … they’re … beautiful.
Pairing old-style, leather-colored gloves is a brilliant touch to a throw-back uniform originally worn during an era when leather-colored gloves were the norm. And, this true-to-time touch far exceeds the look of the same uniforms last season, when the Habs wore blue gloves to match the plain blue pants.
It begs the question: Has this ever been done before? I can’t recall a time when an NHL paired throwback uniforms with throwback leather gloves. Anyone?