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Trick… or Treat?
That’s the question Bruins fans need to be asking this Halloween about what a potential B’s alternate or third jersey may look like for the upcoming season.
We had the pleasure of catching up with @Matt_Grzelcyk5 to chat about his new deal, expanded role on the blue line, and most importantly, the possibility of the @NHLBruins brining back the “Pooh Bear” sweaters in the future 🐻🧐 pic.twitter.com/hKO2w3E2Av— Jamison Coyle (@JamisonCoyle) October 21, 2020
And with many media members, fans and even the players themselves already weighing in on the spooktacular sweater topic, we here at the Black N’ Gold Blog are curious what YOU think the Bruins should do when it comes to an additional on-ice look!
BHN Puck Links: NHL teams are getting funky with their alternate jerseys next season, including “Reverse Retro” jerseys for each team released in November and a neon green “Blackout” number in Dallas that’s making me want to bust out the glow sticks 🏒🏆🟢 https://t.co/5eb5eH3kD0— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) October 28, 2020
Should the team go with something new and completely out-of-the-box ala the Dallas Stars (who may not be getting glowing reviews this fangtastically festive season with their alternate jersey neon take as seen below)?
Good morning to everyone, especially the Great State of Texas 👋 pic.twitter.com/Jj8IGyDJGa— Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) October 29, 2020
Would revisiting a former alternate/third jersey like the infamous “Pooh Bear” be a honey of an idea for the B’s (I guarantee it will get people “buzzing”) — even if in reverse form ala this epic Pete Blackburn / Ty Anderson topical thread of Jurassic Jeff Goldblum questioning?
Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should. https://t.co/lltptKnfPt— Ty Anderson (@_TyAnderson) October 22, 2020
Or could a simple, classic jersey approach from the era of Neely, Bourque, Moog and Lemelin be the “All-Star” idea of the sweater season as my fellow Evan, Mr. Marinofsky, suggests?
Honestly, these should be the Bruins alternates. Simple, clean and classic. pic.twitter.com/Hakpt7CnGl— Evan Marinofsky (@emarinofsky) October 28, 2020
I’m more for the latter as opposed to the former… but then again, I’ve never not enjoyed any “Retro” take on a jersey — ugly bears or cursive “B’s” aside as I once wrote here on this beloved blog! That being said, I think something “fresh” that pays homage to the famous spoked-B would be the best option for Boston next year.
Something in-“B”-tween, dare I say, all of the above options that isn’t necessarily a stitch-for-stitch throwback to a bygone era but a modern-day reimagining of a look that everybody could get “B”-hind (to be pointedly punny).
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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As you may remember, this past season’s “third jersey” was met with equal parts praise and perfidy. So, what will 2021 offer us? An on-ice alternate look that’s a trick… or a treat?
I think we’re all hoping to be treated to any form of Bruins news that, like getting loads of candy on Halloween, may put a smile on our face after a sour offseason to say the least. And a fun, hip new jersey announcement would definitely be worth sinking our teeth — or fangs — into as fans!
Got a topic to “sink your teeth” into ahead of #HalloweenAtHome this year: what should the @NHLBruins do for an alternate/third jersey next season? Check out @BlackNGoldPod via @BNGProductions to see what we think then let us know your spooktacular sweater thoughts! #NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/UiBwtGMWHE— Evan Michael (@00EvanMichael) October 30, 2020