Just like last year, EA sports has a code that you have to retireve from somewhere that will unlock the new jerseys in the game. But this time around, they are keeping it a secret until the official jerseys are unveiled by the NHL teams themselves, which is October 4th 2008. So, it's just a waiting game to find out the code.
UPDATE IV: The code was finally released on Dec 9th.
UPDATE III: They are not holding out on the code to make you guys miserable. EA has signed a contract with RBK, and cannot breach that again (like they did last year). Patients guys/girls... It will be released this month, just not sure what date.
UPDATE II: I guess we'll be waiting a bit longer than expected. This was an announcement posted on the EA Sports Official Forum:
The third jersey code will not be listed this Monday. Due to our commitments with Reebok, we cannot release the code until a specified date as agreed upon and though I cannot mention the exact date, I can say that it will be in December. Thanks for your patience on this one folks.
UPDATE: After further investigation...haha.. It looks like EA will hold onto the code for a little while longer. They are waiting for ALL the NHL teams to announce their respective jerseys, which could take us into mid-November.
I had posted that code here for NHL 08, and I'll do the same for NHL 09 as soon as it's released.
In the mean time, I'm trying to enjoy the game itself, but there are a lot of things about it that don't sit well with me, and I'll write a review about that shortly.
Stay tuned for the release of the code to unlock the jerseys.