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We get a lot of email about Winter Classic jerseys, and I never know how to respond. "We don't know" is usually the basis of what I reply with, no matter the question.

  • When are they being released? 
  • Why haven't they been released yet?
  • How much will they cost?
  • Are these jerseys I saw on the Internet real? 

There's so much information and misinformation out there, and everybody wants to know that These Are The Jerseys. We've seen reports that claim sources in the organization say one thing, only to see reports that claim sources in the organization say another thing weeks later. (These latest ones today are pretty damn sexy, for what that's worth.)

We've seen fake jerseys created on the Internet, then mass produced 8,000 miles away, then shipped to seemingly thousands of people who also happen to buy tickets to games at the Wells Fargo Center.

This is what happens when the NHL and the team take foooooorever to unveil the actual jerseys. People are duped into buying things that aren't real, and the hype and drama surrounding what the team will actually wear on January 2 builds and builds and builds and builds. We doubt the NHL really cares all that much about this, though. 

Our answer, and this will likely be our answer until the team announces something: We don't know. There are too many rumors around these damned jerseys to be sure of anything. But I do hope these latest rumors are true.