What the Maple Leafs’ Heritage Classic Jersey May Look Like

The Heritage Classic between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres on March 13th in Hamilton is fast approaching. Although, I can understand if the excitement has been buried a bit because of the uncertainty if the game goes due to possible local public health restrictions.

Still TBD https://t.co/q7X3thChRe
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 20, 2022

Putting that aside, let’s do our best to take a swing at how the Maple Leafs’ Heritage Classic jerseys will look. I have some insight from a source, but I’ll still be making an educated guess.
Firstly, it isn’t odd that we are a little over a month away from the date of the game without an official unveiling yet. When the Leafs took on the Red Wings in the Centennial Classic, the jerseys got revealed on November 21st for the January 1st scheduled game. When the Leafs took on the Capitals in the 2018 Stadium Series, an announcement didn’t come until February 10th, less than a month before the March 3rd game.

What an odd choice of players to market either jersey. Anyway, even though the game is in Hamilton, the Leafs will be the away team for this matchup with their QEW rivals. That’s important in determining what the jersey will look like because, in today’s NHL, the away team typically wears light colours. Convenient enough for us, the modern St Pats jerseys are mainly white and considered a heritage uniform. Case closed? Well, St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th, so a St Pats themed jersey isn’t out of the question for the March 13th game. Also, if you happen to have seen Carolina’s schedule, the Hurricanes are slated to wear their home reds in Toronto on St. Patrick’s day. This, and what I have heard from a source supports that the Leafs will be wearing their white St Pats jerseys again this season.

Personally, that would be boring if the Maple Leafs dragged out something old and just slapped on a Heritage Classic event patch. It also probably wouldn’t sell very well as people have had several years to purchase an Adidas branded St Pats jersey. The game’s proximity to St Patrick’s day and the team’s connection to the St Pats cannot be ruled out, though. Some ev …

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Author: Stephen Brown / The Leafs Nation

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