Philly and Boston's winter classic jersey are less different from their normal ones than the caps old jersey is from their new jersey. Just sayin.
They're also from much different eras (at least in Boston's case).
I mean, sometimes it works just fine. Buffalo's jerseys from the Winter Classic obviously weren't very old. However, Pittsburgh's were. Detroit and Chicago's were. The Caps could make do with the jerseys from the mid-70's, but I'd like to see something different. The only problem is, there's nothing "different" to choose from that would also be really "classic", which means that if we're going to make an alternate that has nothing to do with the team's history, we probably won't be making a bid for the Winter Classic.