6.) 1981-95 Away
By the time 1981 rolled around the Bruins had pretty much established themselves as a team whose identity was shrouded in black and gold. I think the 1981-95 away uniforms are the perfect blend of the new and old. Although the “meth” bear had been introduced as the team’s secondary logo a few years prior, these uniforms were the first to feature all black pants — at least the first time since 1938. Previous pants always featured a vertical stripe on the side. I don’t understand why the organization chose a solid white stripe starting in 1968, but these uniforms would bring the solid black pant back for good. These jerseys will always remind me of the days when Ray Bourque dominated the blue line in Boston, and when Happy Gilmore dominated the links in Hollywood.