"Q: Will there be boost specific equipment or will we be able to boost authentic equipment this year?
So this year there will be no “Camo” aka “Clown” gear in the game. Everything that is in the game will be real equipment that the pros use, aside from the Bauer 20th anniversary equipment (go reserve your copies of NHL 11 from GameStop now). Boosts however are still in the game but are tied into your character instead of equipment. You unlock boost slots like you would boosts in that you can either complete the corresponding task or purchase it."