By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
Thanks to the Internet and a pair of images leaked over the weekend, it appears that we have our first real look at the new third jersey the Boston Bruins will wear for the 2019-20 season.
Looks like the #NHLBruins new third jersey is the latest to leak, featuring elements from last season’s #WinterClassic sweater. #NHL #JerseyWatch— Icethetics (@icethetics) August 3, 2019
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At first glance, the jersey appeared to be a cross between last year’s 2019 Winter Classic jersey worn at Notre Dame Stadium with the big block-styled ‘B’ and the color scheme of the sweater the Bruins donned for the 2016 Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium (one of the worst games ever, but that’s for another day). But it would actually be a direct callback to the sweater worn by the Bruins from 1948 through 1955, before the team switched the iconic Spoked-B logo.
Overall, it’s hard to have any particular feelings towards this alleged leaked jersey.
It’s fine, but there’s really nothing all that unique or inventive about it. I’d argue that the Bruins would have been better off just sticking with the 2019 Winter Classic jersey, which honestly looked stupidly, ridiculously awesome opposite the Canadiens’ red sweaters during a 2019 matchup at TD Garden.
I also have to admit that I’d love to at some point see the Bruins go back to a gold jersey similar to the one worn by the Bruins during Bobby Orr’s rookie season. It’s a sweater that could honestly be worn at home or on the road, too, given the opponent’s color scheme, which would make it an interesting third jersey option.
Though the Bruins busted out the 2019 Winter Classic jersey away from South Bend last season, the Bruins did not have a designated third jersey in 2018-19, and last had a designated third jersey when they dubbed the aforementioned 2016 Winter Classic sweater as their alternate in 2016-17. Before that, the Bruins had a ‘blackout’ style third jersey from 2008 through 2016, which featured the team’s secondary logo (featured on the shoulders of their jerseys) front and center.