Adidas reinvents Original Six jerseys in EA Sports' 'NHL 19' – ESPN

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Greg WyshynskiESPN

In some ways, the latest New York Rangers jersey fits their decades-old template. It’s red, white and blue, with the team’s diagonal lettering across the front. But that’s where the similarities end and the reinvention begins, with the solid red area at the shoulder and the solid white area near the waist broken up by a slanted “NEW YORK” that resembles a pageant sash. Not to mention those pristine, white gloves.

The official Adidas-designed jersey is one of the most distinct Rangers sweaters in existence, though the context of that existence is debatable, when in fact it exists only in a video game.

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Say hello to the Digital Six, a first-of-its-kind collaboration among Adidas, EA Sports and the Original Six teams, who had a say in how these jerseys ended up looking in the game.

“We got together and started thinking about the opportunity to go beyond the guardrails of what exists in the real NHL and start exploring what we could create that doesn’t exist in the real world,” EA Sports’ Evan Dexter, Sr. Global Campaign Lead for “NHL 19,” told ESPN. “That was a

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