Habs’ new look reveals no drastic changes

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**Updated with new photos**

The Montreal Canadiens unveiled their new Rbk EDGE jerseys this morning during their annual golf tournament at the Club de golf Laval-sur-le-lac.

The new jerseys are very similar to the ones worn last season, except for a new look to the collar, a sleeker cut and the new Reebok technology.

To see the jerseys, visit the Canadiens website here. Scroll down the website and click on a link to view a photo gallery of the new uniforms.

Continue reading to view more photos of the new threads worn by some of the players at today’s golf tournament taken by The Gazette’s Phil Carpenter.

Here’s a portion of the team’s official release regarding the uniforms.

The new Canadiens uniform, like all 29 other NHL teams, features the Rbk EDGE Uniform System technology. The team will don its red home jersey for the first time on September 17 when the Pittsburgh Penguins will visit the Bell Centre while the white away jersey will first be worn on September 19, in Moncton, NB,when the New York Islanders will host the Canadiens.

One of the most recognizable jerseys in professional sports, the Canadiens jersey retains its traditional identity. The color scheme and overall appearance remain unchanged. The most significant change is located in the collar area, where one of the two blue lines has been removed, while an NHL logo was added.

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Canadiens new defenceman Roman Hamrlik (left) checks out the new socks as he and goalie Jaroslav Halak sport the team’s new jerseys yesterday. (THE GAZETTE/Phil Carpenter).

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Hamrlik checks out how the new socks look as he and goalie Jaroslav Halak (centre) and forward Michael Ryder model the team’s new jerseys yesterday. (THE GAZETTE/Phil Carpenter).

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Hamrlik (left) and Patrice Brisebois share a laugh while showing off the new threads. (THE GAZETTE/Phil Carpenter).

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Canadiens captain Saku Koivu chats with teammate Mike Komisarek yesterday at the Laval-sur-le-Lac Golf Club in Laval. (THE GAZETTE/Phil Carpenter).

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Habs goalie Cristobal Huet demonstrates the water resistance properties of the team’s new jerseys as general manager Bob Gainey observes. The new uniforms are made from lighter, moisture resistant fabric. (THE GAZETTE/Phil Carpenter).


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