The Columbus Blue Jackets official Twitter feed just posted a photo of new assistant coach Dan Hinote talking to the junior-junior-junior Blue Jackets at hockey camp:
My nephew has done that camp before, but I've never seen jersey designs like these in Columbus. Are we getting a sneak preview of the new third jersey design?
Presuming that this is an early release of the new third jersey, here are my early impressions: 1) Looks like grey on the top and bottom, which I say because the jerseys look darker than the ice (in that dark photo). 2) The "center stripe" look is a reinterpretation of a vintage style, with Chicago using them on their Winter Classic/thirds to much acclaim. (Of course, the Habs have had that look for what seems like forever.) 3) How much money do you want to bet that the cannon design on the front will be in a circle-styled seal look like the Blackhawks' logo on their thirds? Or St Louis' third jersey design? Or Pittsburgh's? Or Florida's?
What are your thoughts? Am I totally off-base in thinking that we got our first look at the new jersey design? Do you like what you see so far?
UPDATE: It appears that the jerseys are custom-made by Ace Sports. Using their online "build your jersey" tool, I was able to approximate what I saw using the "Fox" template. This pretty well tells me that this is NOT the third jersey. However, as CBJGreenSeater says, "Still could be a similar design though," which I don't doubt. But we're now deep into wild speculation...the jerseys in the photo are pretty clearly NOT the new CBJ thirds.
UPDATE 2: The truth, right from the source.