NHL teams are reportedly going to be wearing new third jerseys for the upcoming season.
Dubbed “Reverse Retro” jerseys, rumors had gone around a few weeks ago that Bruins were going to go with a gold jersey for their version.
If our man Pete Blackburn is to be believed, the rumors were true:
Here's the Bruins' reverse retro jersey leak pic.twitter.com/FQ56Aglh5W— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) November 9, 2020
I’m not entirely sure what to think about these. I’m glad that they’re going back to gold, as I’d kind of seen enough of the black alternates.
However, I think dafoomie put it best:
We know some of you wanted the Pooh Bear, and others the 80s jersey. So fuck you, here's something nobody wanted.https://t.co/qxcMqPBuEv— dafoomie (@dafoomie) November 9, 2020
I don’t think the Bruins were ever going to go back to the Pooh jerseys, but this one seems kind of like a mash-up of a few different things.
The crest and Meth Bear are straight out of the 1970’s. However, the stripes along the bottom look like the late 1960’s.
Basically, there’s a lot going on here.
This is likely going to be a case of a “looks better in person” type deal, so I’ll reserve full judgment for now.
But the initial reaction is a solid “meh.”