Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins will begin the 2007/08 season on Friday against the Carolina Hurricans with high hopes of of another successful season, and wearing their new rbk hockey jerseys. With the off-season additions of Ty Conklin, Darryl Sydor, Petr Sykora and goaltender Dany Sabourin, the Penguins look like a definite contender for the Cup this year.
While 'Sid the Kid' may not have the experience some of the other Captains around the league have, his numbers speak loud and clear. Last season, Crosby lead the team with 120 points (36 goals - 84 assists) and a +/- of 10. He was the youngest player in NHL history to be named team captain earlier this year and this year, the team's alternate captains will be Mark Recchi, Sergei Gonchar, and Gary Roberts. Surely each of these three players more than make up for the lack of experience on Crosby's part.
In addition to being one of my favorites for the Eastern Division title, the Penguins also 'survived' the introduction of the nhl new uniforms. This year's Pittsburgh Penguins jersey features the same skating Penguin with a stick as last year. There are two major differences though. One, they have made the logo bigger (fine by me) and two, the sleeves don't feature those awful stripes anymore. All and all, I don't mind this year's Penguins Jersey. Here's what they look like - you be the judge! If you're like me, you may want to consider checking out the price of this jersey.