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SAN JOSE - The Washington Capitals revealed their sweaters for the Winter Classic on Tuesday, begging the question – when will the Sharks show what they’re sporting for their outdoor game at Levi’s Stadium on Feb. 21?
According to Sharks COO John Tortora, the club is continuing to work with the league on a timeline, so there’s no answer just yet. However, Tortora did pass along this nugget – the club is planning to wear the sweaters for more than the outdoor game against the Kings.
That means the jersey – likely to be predominantly teal, of course – could act as the Sharks’ third jersey moving forward. There is a precedent for this, as the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers both used their Winter Classic sweaters on a more full time basis after the original event.
The Sharks revealed earlier this summer that they would not be wearing their black sweaters anymore for the postseason, should they qualify.
Put another way, it looks like those black jerseys may (finally) be phased out permanently.