Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Mailbag: In Need Of Flyers Rumors

I got an email today from a Philadelphia Flyers fan, eager to obtain information on the new Rbk EDGE uniforms.


Can you please help us Philadelphia Flyers fans out there. We're voted the best fans in the NHL country, yet we have to wait forever to see and learn anything about our jerseys. We all want Orange, but the rumors are black. Can you give us some much needed information to tide us over till September? Thank you!


I don't know what makes you the "best fans" necessarily, but I'll leave that alone. I just wish I had some hard facts for you, Adam. Unfortunately, there's nothing new available. Based on the alleged Simon Gagne leak, the home jerseys will likely be black. Sorry.

But since I can't offer any real information, I can at least offer some fan-made concept designs for you to peruse at your leisure to tide you over. So let's get to that.

There's some orange for you. Loads of orange. But wait, there's more.

I think that's sort of a neat concept. I haven't really seen any earth-shattering concept art for the Flyers, though, which surprises me. I guess you guys like things the way they are. Not that you shouldn't. It's a nice uniform.

I had some other fan work submitted to me. This one has a unique design. Interesting striping pattern.

Anyway, like I said, I wish I had more to offer you guys. As soon as new information becomes available, I'll have it right here. Any thoughts on these designs?


Adam said...

Thanks Chris.

The FlyerFly said...

the "best fans" comment is in reference to an accolade given to Philadelphia by The Sporting News a short while ago as the "Best Hockey City in the U.S." We are very proud of that distinction.

Now, we are arent so delusional as to think that Philly is as hockey-crazed as say, Montreal or Edmonton, but we sure have far more than our fair share of puckheads.

BTW...great job with this blog. keep up the fine work and i'm looking forward to some Flyers leaks sometime soon as well!!

The FlyerFly

Anonymous said...

yeah we were voted the "best fans" and "most intimitating fans in the nhl" philly sports teams in general are always tight lipped when they need to be so as much as we all want to see a leak i just dont expect it only because of how tight lipped they usually are when it comes to things like this the simon gagne teaser type leak is all were prolly gonna get

Anonymous said...

Isn't that one style just a rip off of the current Sharks design?

The FlyerFly said...

i dont know if i agree with the tight-lipped thing, though.

i mean, i dont expect someone from the organization to go blabbing anything, but there is usually a leak somewhere. most of the time it comes from one of the merchants or a factory worker.

for instance, when the Flyers were unveiling their 3rd jerseys back in like 2002 or so, that jersey got leaked and the Flyers had to officially release it well before they had planned because some salesperson in a Schuylkill Valley Sports store opened the carton of jerseys and hung them out on the racks a few days early without thinking. a fan noticed it and snapped a picture that rushed across the web in a flash.

thats the kind of leak im expecting...although this time i doubt it will be quite as honest a mistake. ;P

Anonymous said...

well they were a last place team and they were still getting 19000 a night like 5 best in the league or something. they would probably be my pick to (im not a flyer fan just incase you were wondering)

Anonymous said...

hey chris, thanks for the fan art... i can't wait untill the official uniforms are released. i like the last uniform you showed. the top was nice, but you are right... ALOT of orange. the middle is really nice but i think it's a rip off of the San Jose Sharks old ones..

Anonymous said...

Best fans in the NHL? ROFL!!!! they may be good fans, but no American team will ever compete with teams like the Leafs, Habs, Senators, Flames and Oilers. Your talking about a country that breathes Football and Baseball, and exhales basketball. Canada breathes one sport, Hockey. If your looking for Passion, dedicated, and redundant fans, look to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Although most people think we are stupid for being loyal to our club... yeah