Saturday, September 1, 2007

Flyers Leak Like Wild!

Including this one, the last five consecutive posts have involved the Philadelphia Flyers. Guess it's a good time to be a Flyers fan.

Yesterday, I posted a photo of a page in the Minnesota Wild season ticket holders book which featured a shot of the new uniform. Well — excuse the pun — but now it seems the Flyers have taken a page out of their book.



Season ticket holders were treated to this photo of the new Rbk EDGE home sweater. It's a much better look than the cell phone photo I posted yesterday. Looks good, Flyers fans. The changes are small but insignificant.

Thanks to everyone who emailed me this image!

And as far as the Reebok "templates" we've seen, this one doesn't appear to match any of them. What do you guys think?

35 comments:

Jeff E. said...

If that's real, I like it. It's not too different from their current ones.

Anonymous said...

I'm so tired of the black. Stick to the orange/red ... that's what they won the cup with. Looks much bette than black.

Artymous said...

I don't think these changes are in any way *insignificant*.

Gone is the tried and true wrap-around shoulder stripes, replaced with lego blocks.

Gone is the waist stripe.

Gone is any kind of individuality.

These things are horrible.

Jeff e. said...

I'm looking at the current home (black) Flyers jersey...there's no shoulder stripes or waist stripes on it now.

Anonymous said...

No template? Looks a bit like Ottawa's if you ask me.

Mike said...

#2 commented that he/she missed the orange/red. The Flyers have NEVER used red. The team has been ocassionally referred to as "the orange and the black" for years. I liked the orange jerseys, but, really, the team looked like a bunch of skating pumpkins. The black is much more menacing and to me, at least, more "Broad Street Bully-ish". I'm sure that when the league finally does alternate jerseys again (and you know that they will), orange as a primary color will make a return.

As for the jersey pictured, I think it looks great. It's far better than what I expected and no number on the front is a huge plus for me. The new batch of faster flyers will really seem to fly in these jerseys. The Phlying P crest looks huge. I was already excited for this season after a great off season. Now they'll look stylish without betraying tradition. LET'S GO FLYERS!

Adam said...

To follow up on the last comment, who wants a black alternate jersey. you want your 3rd jersey to look really good, get your team and crowd pumped, and a black just wouldn't do that. If you wanna argue so many teams are switching to black, were not switching anything, were called the orange and the black for a reason.

-Gabe said...

To Anonymous...
It doesn't look to be the same template as Ottawa, it is similar I guess... but the angles of the color placement on the arms are different.

Anonymous said...

Horrible. Absolutely horrible. F Bettman, Reebok, and their G'D revenue streams.

Charlie said...

Absolutely boring...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz/

Anonymous said...

You people are making me sick. There are hardly any changes at all, if anything they added MORE color and designs. Your old jerseys were boring and plain. Do a side by side of the old and new and you will see that it is a lot alike.

Anonymous said...

i really like these jerseys. they are different than any of the other jerseys released so far and they didn't go crazy with the design. GO FLYERS!

Anonymous said...

I love them! Not too crazy, maybe there could be a little more orange but its not overdoing it either. Lets hope there arent numbers on the front. But other than that im happy with it and im definitely buying one!

Anonymous said...

the tip of the iceberg is the orange around the nhl logo.

ugh.

Anonymous said...

damn the new jerseys look good...
GO FLYERS!

Anonymous said...

I think the uniform looks cheep and I would not say the changes are insignificant. I am a STH, and saw this page in the brochure. I personally won't be bying this....

Little Wolf said...

As a long time Flyers fan (and STH), I'm glad that this jersey is simple and not overly uhm...busy shall we say like a lot of the other teams have done. I like how the orange is back on the jersey instead of the previous home jerseys that we've been wearing, yet it's not overbearing at all.

My only complaint with it is the orange peak around the NHL logo. I think that might be a bit much but it does highlight the crest up there well (which, if you ask me, shouldn't be there at all =P)

thumper said...

bang go's the flyers visual identity of individuality. Anyone suffering from colour blindness will find the new NHL confusing. What a load of crap.

Anonymous said...

BFD they changed their striping it still looks different than every other jersey that has come out

Lance said...

not a Flyers fan at all, but these are very nice. Simple and clean. Flyer fans who are negative give me a break. It could be a lot worse.

Sabres Persuasion said...

I love how everybody is like no numbers on the front, even though we won't know until an actual player wear's the jersey. My point is, the jerseys we are seeing have no numbers on them whatsoever, so we won't know until unveiling day.

Anonymous said...

Hey Flyers fans..

At least your not a Canuck fan :(

Anonymous said...

What the League is doing is disgusting, as a person who has in the past (happily) given the league countless amounts of my hard earned money in jerseys, tickets, hats, t-shirts, you name it, i have it with a Flyers logo on it. and now in 2 seasons they remove all the tredition and identity from the game. This year I will not be buying anything with a Flyers Logo on it.

Anonymous said...

I like it, but I don't love it. I'm in the group that would rather see an orange jersey rather than a black one, but I'm just glad they didn't do something stupid. I'm wondering what it would look like with the orange and white swapped on the sleeves.

-johnny griswold

Anonymous said...

I have a shocking confession! I am a diehard Flyers fan who hates the color orange. Therefore, I'm glad they stuck with black.

I don't know what people are complaining about. These new jerseys are very nice. I'm completely satisfied.

Anonymous said...

I think the shoulders make it look like crap.

al said...

i wish they went back to orange.
these aren't bad but i'm not in love wih them either
the flyers jerseys were great how they were and compared to the old ones i'm not crazy about the shoulders/arms

Anonymous said...

one word... INCREDIBLE

it's a great modern version of our jerseys now, no major changes, but enough.

Anonymous said...

Well, you've destroyed your team and identity, and now destroyed any form of tradition you had whatsoever.

Remember that big silver thing you punched your way to a couple of times, before we took it back? Check out the colours of those jerseys - no-one thought you were 'less tough' in orange, believe me.

Nice call - not!

Anonymous said...

if you are from philadlephia like me and loved the flyers your whole life, there is no way you like these jerseys

Anonymous said...

Indeed the shoulders do look like crap. Black uniforms are so 90s. Time to go back to the classic orange.

Anonymous said...

terrible. The old ones were very original, this is just plain and bland

Anonymous said...

wow, most of you need to take a step back and look at some of the other crap that's being put out. we don't have it that bad, in fact the added more orange into the new jersey than the old home jerseys. stop complaining; alot of the new jerseys look "cheap" and keep in mind the numbers on the shoulders will fill up some of the white space.

no originality, destroyed our tradition? cut me a freaking break - these jerseys have more originality than the old jerseys did. most people are talking about the orange, the full orange body, which i completely understand but you'll get it back with the thrird jersey next year.

i grew up in south west and i've been a flyers fan since i was six. cut it with the bull that "true flyer's fans will hate these!!" if you love the team you love them inspite of what they wear.

itchy said...

I'm sorry....but that jersey is HORRIBLE! My 4 year old could have made a better looking jersey. Some of the other teams who have new look have been released look pretty good - Ottawa, Columbus, Calgary. Aggressive, not girly. Should have switched to 'Home Orange' and 'Road White' with black being the elusive '3rd Jersey'. They could have at least put the word 'Flyers' @ the bottom like L.A. or use the new logo with the silver lining. Just terrible! And I'm a former PA resident now living in Texas. Just image the rest of the fans in the league laughing...

Duane said...

Here's a link to the new home jersey. It looks like the pic above, this is just a little bit better one.
http://cdn.nhl.com/flyers/images/upload/2007/09/jersey2.jpg