Many NHL teams are changing their look this season. Some are adding an alternate or third jersey. Others are looking to the past for inspiration. And some like Vegas have a third jersey design for the very first time. When you’re a 4 year-old team, you don’t really have a previous sweater to choose from.
— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) October 2, 2020
Late last month, Dallas revealed their new alternate design that is based upon the lights of the Dallas skyline. It also happens to pair nicely with Ben Bishop’s mask.
Inspired by Dallas.
Designed for Texas. pic.twitter.com/iRgpjT02lP
— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) October 28, 2020
Both the Senators and Flames are going old school on their home and away uniforms.
🔥 It’s time to go Full Retro 🔥 pic.twitter.com/MBtXVHEhVE
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 5, 2020
The home details pic.twitter.com/nzOSTLjQ3V
— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) October 7, 2020
So, what are the Bruins doing? They’re going for new threads based on old designs for their alternate home jerseys. This is curious. Last season they made it a point to debut a new third jersey after abandoning the excellent Winter Classic design of 2018. Now for a third season in a row, they’re debuting a new style.
Last week the tease was that it would be a new gold design, which created a mixed reaction. There was even talk of the return of the Pooh Bear. This sent some fans to a bad place, remembering a time when the Bruins lost more often than they won. Others hoped that the “Hey There” Bear or “Meth Bear” would be the main logo. As it turns out, he is part of the design as a shoulder patch.
Pete Blackburn tweeted the leaked design.
Here’s the Bruins’ reverse retro jersey leak pic.twitter.com/FQ56Aglh5W
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) November 9, 2020
While this is not official yet, it’s probably coincidence that the Bruins retweeted a tweet from former goalie Bernie Parent in which he shares a picture his first outing with the team. The jersey is very similar excluding the shoulder yoke. To tell you the truth, I’d like it better with the black yoke.
Ragrdless, I’m sure the Bruins will be releasing it soon because the Jacobs’ have to make that sweet sweet cash in time for the Christmas season.