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Pittsburgh Penguins unveil excellent throwback third jersey - what do you think?

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Pittsburgh Penguins unveil excellent throwback third jersey - what do you think?

Rory Boylen
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The Pittsburgh Penguins are throwing back to the 1990s with their third jersey this season, which they'll use for 12 games. What do you think of the jersey - it's excellent, right?

The Pittsburgh Penguins unveiled a third jersey they'll use during the 2014-15 season today - and we're big fans of the throwback look.

The "Pittsburgh Gold," a color scheme used way back in the Mario Lemieux Stanley Cup days, returns for 12 games this season. When the Penguins moved away from these jerseys in the early 1990s, they were a league powerhouse with back-to-back Stanley Cups. And although we ranked the current Penguins logo - with its dulled gold color - eighth-best in the NHL, we would rank the Pittsburgh Gold penguin even higher. It's a sharp look.

Check it out. Here are the third jerseys the Penguins will use. Excellent stuff, right?

It leaves us with visions of vintage Lemieux, Ron Francis, Rick Tocchet, Kevin Stevens, Joe Mullen and a mulleted Jaromir Jagr. A-plus.

Here are the 12 dates when you can see these jerseys back on NHL ice.

Oct. 22 vs. Piladelphia
Nov. 15 vs. NY Rangers
Nov. 26 vs. Toronto
Dec. 8 vs. NY Rangers
Dec. 18 vs. Colorado
Dec. 31 vs. Carolina
Jan. 13 vs. Minnesota
Jan. 21 vs. Chicago
Feb. 17 vs. Washington
March 14 vs. Boston
March 15 vs. Detroit
April 1 vs. Philadelphia (no joke)

What do you think of the Penguins' throwback third jersey?

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