After much ado and many fleeting thoughts that the Boston Bruins Pooh Bear jersey might make a comeback, the B’s released their retro reverse alternate jerseys on Monday along with the other 30 teams across the NHL.
And there was no Pooh Bear in sight.
As expected, the Bruins went with a gold sweater and the classic spoked “B” with the 1990’s “Meth Bear”, as he’s affectionately known to B’s fans on the message boards, on the shoulder. It wasn’t as “out there” as the Anaheim Ducks “Mighty Ducks” retro sweater or as sharp as the old school purple/gold Los Angeles Kings retro look, but it’s something that should speak to Bruins fans as long as the gold isn’t overdone when it comes to helmet and hockey sock choices.
Here’s a look at the retro reverse sweater for the Boston Bruins:
Built for Boston’s Diehards.
Hitting the ice in 2021. pic.twitter.com/ByUAXVZGh0
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 16, 2020
The Reverse Retro treatment was given to the classic white uniform worn at home at the Boston Garden over a 15-year period in the 1980’s and 1990’s. The shoulder patch features a fan-favorite bear crest to complement the traditional spoked-B. Hall of Famers Ray Bourque and Cam Neely both donned the white ‘90s version of these sweaters during their careers in Boston.
Bruins fans may preorder their adidas Reverse Retro jerseys online at BostonProShop.com as part of a special presale beginning tonight at 6 p.m. For a limited time, fans will also receive a special edition Bruins neck gaiter as a free gift with their adidas Reverse Retro jersey purchase from BostonProShop.com while supplies last. Jerseys purchased during the presale will be shipped on or after 12/1 ahead of the Christmas holiday.
The Boston Bruins will wear these reverse retro jerseys multiple times during the 2020-21 NHL regular season, and this will mark the very first time that all 31 NHL teams will participate in a league-wide alternate jersey program.
So, what does everybody think of these gold Bruins jerseys?