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Is Robo-Penguins Logo Coming Back on Retro Jersey?

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Call me a sucker for the Pittsburgh Penguins third jerseys with the diagonal lettering. I loved them then. Love them now. However, NHL teams are unveiling a third consecutive retro jersey for the 2022-23 NHL season.

Cue the Robo-Penguins.

Chris Creamer of SportsLogo.net has spotted a new line of merchandise on Fanatics called the “Special Edition” line. However, Fanatics has pulled the images and products under the Special Addition line. They are no longer available, but we have images that the Sportslogos.net website was able to snag from sharp Twitter users.

In the hours after the initial post, Fanatics pulled the t-shirts. Bottom left corner– Robo – Penguins logo:

Pittsburgh Penguins retro logo

 

I know many of you have been clamoring for that Penguins’ retro image. And, if the NHL wanted to build hype, this is a pretty slick way to do it. Use a league partner, claim an oops, build suspense, then announce.

Pittsburgh Penguins organization cornerstone, and former owner, Mario Lemieux wore all three logos as a player — the skating Penguins, the diagonal lettering, and the Robo Penguins bird.

Others call it the pigeon logo.

And now Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Kris Letang may wear all three.

Additional logos you may enjoy are the San Jose Sharks might go to the Golden Seals’ colors and script. The New York Islanders may go back to the Gorton Fisherman, the Colorado Avalance to the Rockies (which became the New Jersey Devils), and the Anaheim Ducks might return to the Disney logo.

Some of us may not enjoy the Ducks logo. The Flying V was clearly interference on several players and should have been very easy to defend.

Not every Sportslogos is sure the NHL teams will go to the above logos. We wait and see…

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Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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Clyde
Clyde
1 month ago

Dont bring that back. It wont make them win any more games wearing that.

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joe Cursi
joe Cursi
1 month ago

Bring it!!! Beats the logo designed in the 60’s! Also I love how everyone likes the Snoop jerseys now. For years in those fluff favorite jersey articles they never even made rhe top 5. They are my favs!!!!

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Michael Hanczar
Michael Hanczar
1 month ago

Team won two cups in a row in the early 90’s. Changed to this logo in 1993 and didn’t win again until the pigeon logo was changed, Thing is bad luck!

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Pete
Pete
1 month ago

I cant stand the pregnant pigeon!

Michael Bartus
Michael Bartus
1 month ago

Dan, have to disagree with you on the diagonal Pittsburgh jerseys. Why look like one of your rivals (NYR) especially when they do it so much better. I also thought they were going to use the original Columbia blue diagonals next year for the 55th season. Also my 2 cents on the pigeon logo. It looked great on the gradient stripe. The old white or black reverse metro…meh. Here’s why, do the younger fans understand the significance of the gold triangle in the skating Penguin logo? It literally means PITTSBURGH Penguins owing to the fact for years the downtown area… Read more »

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