By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com
The Boston Bruins are bringing gold back into the rotation in 2020-21, according to a leak of the team’s new “Reverse Retro” jersey.
Here's the Bruins' reverse retro jersey leak pic.twitter.com/FQ56Aglh5W— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) November 9, 2020
Well, that’s something.
The ‘Reverse Retro’ theme here is obvious — and follows leads set by leaks involving the Flyers and Penguins — with an inverted color scheme of an early-90s jersey. In this case, this gold jersey appears to be an inverted tribute to the jersey worn by the Bruins during the Bourque-Neely Era of Bruins hockey, which is a sweater B’s center and alternate captain Patrice Bergeron has always wanted to wear.
“You know what I like? Cam [Neely] and Ray [Bourque]’s Era. Every time I see that jersey, I think it looks amazing,” Bergeron told 98.5 The Sports Hub dot com in 2019. “That’s the one I’ve never had a chance to wear. With the Winter Classics and everything, we’ve done a lot of eras and I don’t think we’ve ever worn that one, so I think it’d be great.”
If indeed the team’s newest alternate sweater, this will be the B’s first time wearing gold since their 2010 Winter Classic jersey, which was worn at the event at Fenway Park, and on a few other occasions during the 2009-10 season. Prior to that mini-run, the ‘Pooh Bear’ alternate, introduced in 1995 and worn through the 2005-06 season, served as Boston’s other gold jersey. Before that, the B’s last wore gold during Bobby Orr’s rookie season.