Photo: Washington Capitals
Nostalgics rejoice! The Capitals have unveiled a new third jersey for the 2015-2016 season modeled after the team’s original red jerseys. According to the team’s release, the Caps will wear the throwback sweaters “for select home games” next season.
This means your white throwback, which the Capitals used as a third jersey from the 2011 Winter Classic through the 2014-2015 season, is now a collector’s item. This new red third will replace the white one. The red will be available for purchase at the Verizon Center Team Store, Kettler Capitals Iceplex Team Store and the NHL online shop in October.
On Saturday night, RMNB had a little outing in Frederick, Maryland, Peter’s and my hometown. We planned on a night of crackling creative energy and revolutionary ideas for the new season. Turns out we just ate terrible bar food, heard a worse bar band, drank too much Flying Dog, and played some NHL ’11. Go figure. Even though nothing was accomplished, we did manage to get one thing right: we gave Peter a new jersey (ew, New Jersey) as a thank-you for all his hard work last year.
Peter hasn’t had a Caps jersey since a Dale Hunter when he was little, so I thought a new, customized sweater would be the perfect gift. The only question was: Which player would be on his back?
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