I dunno, I think if they released a proper 70-71 white jersey that is nearly identical with just a few minor changes, then they could just as easily be accused of trying to make a cash-grab from all those people who just *have* to have everything "collector's" when it hits the market.
I find it kinda refreshing that they went ahead and made the simple gesture, without any real regard for revenue!
They could wear the proper jersey's for the game and never release them for sale at all. That would avoid any "revenue grab" nonsense from the equation altogether.
And it's not like they made pyjamas of the other vintage jerseys and all that crap.
I think the last thing on the Habs mind is being seen as a "revenue grab" corporation.
Then I bet there'd be a crowd of people upset because they want to own that particular jersey!
Seriously, I agree with you.. it does seem kinda lazy. But I'm still going to go ahead and play devil's advocate anyway.
Why not have white pads with a "net" print on them. That way players would have trouble differenciating between the pads and open net maybe a little. That or have one solid red dot on them because it is well known fact that eyes will automatically look at a dot on a solid colour background and you usually shoot where you are looking.