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Fanatics Leak May Have Revealed Capitals New Reverse Retro Design

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The NHL is bringing back Reverse Retro jerseys in 2022-23. Some jerseys have already reportedly been leaked or revealed in one way or another, and now, a Fanatics posting that has since been removed may have revealed the Washington Capitals’ concept for their new sweaters.

Pointed out by sportslogos.net, Fanatics was featuring new NHL merchandise on their website labelled “Special Edition Wheelhouse” on Tuesday. There were shirts for all 32 NHL teams featuring several throwback logos. Fanatics has since removed the posting.

For the Capitals, there was the “Screaming Eagle.” That was the primary logo for the 2020-21 Reverse Retros. However, this time, the colors are the classic blue, black and bronze. This may be the scheme for the throwbacks if this collection is accurate for what we’ll see on the jerseys.

(Screengrab from sportslogos.net)

Washington first introduced the blue, black and bronze color scheme back on June 22, 1995, when the team rebranded and introduced the “Screaming Eagle.” The home and road jerseys featured the logo with the Capitals wordmark on the bottom of the sweaters.

The team would later have jerseys in the same color scheme with the Capitol building featured on them. Then, on June 22, 2007, the team retired the eagle and color scheme for another total rebrand, which features the wordmark of today, the “Weagle” and a red, white and blue color scheme.

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Going back to Fanatics, there are also several other throwback logos that will make a long-awaited return if their leaked “Wheelhouse” shirts are representative of RR 2.0. This includes the New York Islanders fisherman, the Vancouver Canucks vintage “Johnny Canuck,” the Edmonton Oilers flying Oil drop from 2001 and more. Also, as San Jose Hockey Now’s Sheng Peng wrote, the San Jose Sharks, from the looks of it, are preparing to bring back the defunct California Golden Seals with their RR 2.0.

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