Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Preview New Flames Threads

The Calgary Flames won't make an official announcement until later today, but here's what their new Rbk EDGE uniforms look like. A couple of fans got their hands on the official online photo gallery this morning before it was taken down.



I'll obviously have more later today. Until then, notice the new shoulder patches. Canadian flag on one side. Albertan flag on the other. Very unique.

57 comments:

Lucas said...

see paul, that was one of the gallery pics.

War&Defense said...

i don't like the flags at all!sarcastically speaking, i didn't know they played in alberta or if they were located in canada; could've sworn they still were in the ATL.

Anonymous said...

WHAT! The Flames left Atlanta Nooooooooooooo!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I really like the rest of the jersey but, I'm not too sure about the shoulder patches...

Trevor said...

This is a nice jersey, but the Alberta flag doesn't match cause of it being Blue. Oh well.

Mikeio said...

i dont like the vertical stripes AND the horizontal stripes, looks messed up. Other than that pretty lacluster..p.s its missing the citys name in huge letters above the logo

Anonymous said...

I kinda like the shoudler patches...

I think the Red jersey is sharp, the yellow striping on the sides might be a little bit of over kill but all in all not a bad jersey!

-Kindred-

SaBlue said...

The Canadian and Albertan flags on their shoulders instead of a secondary crest? Looks bush league.

Anonymous said...

I don't like the black on The Flames Jersey. Just does not fit with anything. Should have use white for the logo instead

Charlie said...

I wonder if RBK executives wear underarm piping on their suits...

opiatedsherpa said...

Ha ha ha... it's almost as bad as having "Vancouver" emblazened on the front... just for those players who are lost during a game. But the Canucks are much worse... this coming from a Canucks fan too.

Anonymous said...

The jersey looks okay. But wtf is with the shoulder patches. Are they pulling a Vancouver and have to remind their opponents what province and country they come from. Hmmm... I know what province and country they're from but what city to they play in??? What does the C stand for??? OOOHHHH!!! I know! It must be Canmore! Or is it Camrose???

Anonymous said...

I like the flags a lot, actually, I actually wouldn't mind seeing all the teams do something like that it would really bring some identity back to the region that the teams represent.

Anonymous said...

the shoulder patches are silly. Who do these guys think they are?

Anonymous said...

Not a fan of the flages. We know you are an Albertan team and a Canadian team. You don't need to slap flags on your jerseys advertising such. Plus does this make them "Canada's team" now? The other 5 teams don't have Canadian flags on thier jerseys. Does this make them "Alberta's team" now? Edmonton doesn't have the Albertan flag on thier jerseys. I'd rather them either keep the horse head or come up with another secondary logo, rather than slap flags on thier jerseys.

Anonymous said...

Having the flags on the shoulders is beyond retarded.

Paul said...

Yes Lucas, I believe you now. ;)

I think the Flames did a nice job with their new jerseys. I just don't care for the Alberta flag patch on the right shoulder. I agree it doesn't match the jersey's primary colors at all.

Artymous said...

I'll agree with the majority and wonder what they were thinking with the shoulder patches... I was hoping that was just a silly rumor. NOPE!

And what's with the piping coming off the vertical striping and then going... err.. nowhere. It just ends in the middle of the arms. What is that!?!?

Other than those two points, it's a pretty good look. Just tanks because of the flag patches and the go-nowhere-piping.

Mike said...

I really like the jersey, but they could've kept the horse head alternate logo and that would've been fine with me. Do they really need the Alberta and Canada patches? I mean, hey, it's great that you're proud of where you're from, but we all know already and it looks kinda silly on the uniform. All-in-all, though, they're great sweaters.

Anonymous said...

what is so funny about a wordmark with its city names? nashville did it, washington did it, dallas did it, LA did it and YET, you guys all must continue these unoriginal and overused jokes at vancouvers, and ONLY at vancouvers.

other than that, its a nice jersey, the alberta flag is iffy because of its contrasting color with the red, i don't mind the canadian one. if they want to add something about their province to the jersey, then let them. i highly doubt that they are doing that to 'remind' you where they play.

Matt said...

I don't like the side piping and the flags. But it's still much better than Vancouver's sweater. I'm glad they kept the basic look of it and I was never a fan of the horse head. I guess they added the Canadian flag so the media would finally realize the Leafs are not the only team in Canada.

Anonymous said...

everyone singles out the wordmark on vancouver's new unis because it doesn't have anything to do with the logo on the uniform. All the others you mentioned (with the exception of LA) incorporate the wordmark into the logo, rather than having a logo and a huge wordmark as well - one of the other, not both. And, yes, Los Angeles has an awful wordmark, but that has been ridiculed for years, as it isnt new.

As for Calgary, I dont mind the patches, mainly because I thought the horse-head logo was stupid. And go back to the Yellow and White C logo on the red uniform.

Anonymous said...

as far as the piping just stopping on the arms, i'm guessing the numbers will go there, otherwise that's just weird. i never liked the horse head, so the flags are fine by me. the comments about wordmarks are being directed at vancouver because of the teams you mentioned, they're the only ones to have it in huge letters across the chest.

Anonymous said...

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what is so funny about a wordmark with its city names? nashville did it, washington did it, dallas did it, LA did it and YET, you guys all must continue these unoriginal and overused jokes at vancouvers, and ONLY at vancouvers.
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Because Vancouver is the only one that did it

A) As a completely seperate part from the club crest

B) Large enough that it could be seen in Miami while the Canucks were playing a home game

C) Did I mention it is completely unrelated to the crest and looks completely disjointed and out of place?

D) Did I mention how freaking retardly large it is?

Anonymous said...

I'm not the least bit happy with this. First off they are not the only Canadian team and secondly they are not the only team from Alberta. It's going to cause a lot of hatred from the rest of Canada.

Anonymous said...

What a great rebuttal. I guess you are conceding the facts.

Actually, Los Angeles did have it rather large and seperate from the crest, but they had it along the bottom strip of the shirt and inside a bit of striping that seperated it from the rest of the uniform helping it fit in, unlike what vancouver has done which is essentially slap a large nameplate on the front of the shirt to indentify their town since they couldn't come up with a proper logo to do that for them.

Looking'EmOver3 said...

I'm in the school of though that a logo should be the same on both jerseys, not one white and another black. Pick one and roll with it.

Yet another few tweaks here and there Edge jersey in the NHL.

Higgs said...

hmmm at first glance i thought they were actually pretty nice, but the more i look at them the less i like. first of all the piping is horrible. unless you're going to fill in the underarms with a different colour, the piping is just plain unnecessary. as far as the canadian flag goes i do like it because i'm all for canadian pride (after all, it really is our game), but it seems a little bit like a slap in the face of all other canadian hockey markets. i just get this image in my head of the flames and maple leafs going head to head in the thunderdome, to see who has the right to call themselves "Canada's Team". all that being said though, i really like that black home logo. so simple, yet it just jumps out at you from that red backgrond.

Vince said...

come on, whoever is angry because someone wrote something about "pulling a vancouver"... grow up please... i mean, it IS funny ;) It does NOT fit the jersey (which looks great apart from that IMHO btw)

@topic: I like the new Flames uniform... the patches are... childish, senceless or whatever but it's only a shoulderpatch.. if that's it for the downsides then it's a nice jersey i think.

Lucas said...

I think these are the worst of all jerseys that were unveiled. And I agree that it is very wrong of them to put a Canadian flag and an Albertain shield. A big dis to the Oilers and all Canadian teams.

Vince said...

And by the way... The CANADIENS (!!!) are canadas team anyway, count the cups, look at the name... they don't need to add any flag on their jersey ;) owned you guys :D

x3 said...

All of you who are leaving crap about Calgary trying to become "Canada's Team" are the ones that need to grow up.

Nothing is stopping the rest of the teams from Canada from identifying with their nation. Heck, most of them already do. The Canadiens are... The Candiens. The Maple Leafs have... A Maple Leaf. The Canucks are the Canucks and have VANCOUVER in ridiculously sized letters accross their chest.

The two teams from Alberta are the only ones that don't have any real Canadian identity to their uniforms already, so why is it so horrible that they want that? Who's to say the Oilers won't be doing the same thing, nothing is stopping them from doing it, thats for sure.

Anonymous said...

That's very bold of the Flames to put the Canadian and Alberta flag on their jerseys. I love it.

Anonymous said...

It would be redundant to express my opinion on the stupid flag patches, so I go on about that. As for the rest of the jersey, it looks ok. Perhaps the piping comes down to the point where the numbers are are. I have to question the designers though, with Vancouver's too....what 5th grader came up with some of these hideous ideas? (Flag patches, "VANCOUVER". Maybe the oilers will put a huge map of Canada on their jerseys. Get with it designers...We're not morons, we know where there play. Problem is, the designers probably don't.

Mike in Edmonton

Anonymous said...

These Calgary uniforms look horrible. The odd piping and the color mismatched patches make it look very minor league. BTW, I think the "Vancouver" wordmark looks great on the Canucks uniforms!

Anonymous said...

the white on the logo would have looked awful they kept it looking nice

Anonymous said...

as an oilers fan i am apalled that Calgary feels they are "Alberta's Team"... let's not forget Edmonton

Anonymous said...

Who the hell ever said just because they put the flag on their jersey they are claiming to be "Alberta's Team"

Thats something that you dumb fools have made up out of nothing. They just want to identify with their region, they didnt purchase exclusive rights to fly the flag of alberta on their uniforms, Edmonton can do the same thing if they want to.

You might not like the patches but come on don't accuse them of doing something they obviously have not done just because your team didnt do it first.

Anonymous said...

Of any team that should have a provincial flag on their jersey, shouldn't it be, you know, the team of the CAPITAL of the province in question? Now even if the Oilers do put similar patches on their jerseys, this is just Calgary taking the piss.

Anonymous said...

It's the 100th anniversary of the AAHA (alberta something hockey association) which is why the Flames decided to have the alberta flag and canadian flag on their jerseys. It's a one year deal, next year they're getting a new logo for the shoulders.

Anonymous said...

"what is so funny about a wordmark with its city names? nashville did it, washington did it, dallas did it, LA did it and YET, you guys all must continue these unoriginal and overused jokes at vancouvers, and ONLY at vancouvers."

It's because Vancouver's wordmark dwarfs the logo itself. If they made it WAY smaller it'd be just fine.

Emma said...

We HAD to put the flags on the jersey because we know that there aren't any other teams in this country who have a shot at winning. We're taking the burden on ourselves here guys, y'all can just go and play Wii golf all winter now 'cause the Flames got it from here.

Anonymous said...

"Thats something that you dumb fools have made up out of nothing. They just want to identify with their region, they didnt purchase exclusive rights to fly the flag of alberta on their uniforms, Edmonton can do the same thing if they want to."

You're right. Most teams try to recreate region-identification through things like 'subtlety' or 'good design'. At least making such a brash, uncalled-for gesture with the shoulder patches fits perfectly with the obnoxious, overcompensating behaviour that goes on at the Red Mile.

Anonymous said...

see i told you - coat of arms = against the law when its to be donned for commercial use. flags it be; now the new oilers jersey will have to have the canadian patch on the left side and the albertan patch on the right.

Anonymous said...

"We HAD to put the flags on the jersey because we know that there aren't any other teams in this country who have a shot at winning. We're taking the burden on ourselves here guys, y'all can just go and play Wii golf all winter now 'cause the Flames got it from here."

I....I'm getting a vision...playoffs...first round...game six at the 'Dome...a white jersey with wings...second overtime...one million bandwagoning, smug faces simultaneously erased...

Jermey said...

I like the new jerseys, with the exception of the flags. People like a team, not necessarily the area they come from. I think the flags will be short lived.

Anonymous said...

Gotta say, I think they're terrible. The vertical and horizontal mix of stripes looks awkward, as does the stupid pin-striping. I'm sure the "coat-tails" that the RBK template uses will make the jerseys look even crappier (This affects all teams with horizontal stripes). While we're on it, the shoulder patches are a stupid idea.

I really like Calgary's jerseys from last season. Can't say the same anymore.

Christopher said...

I am against the patches just because they look stupid on the jersey, regardless of whether or not they are claiming to be Canada's team or Alberta's team. They just plain look out of place. This could be speculation, but the Oilers may have opted to release their jerseys so late to get a feel of how fans in other markets reacted to the new jerseys, thus giving them time to change any whacked out ideas they may have had.

Anonymous said...

I'm sick of RBK already. The form fitting jerseys look like crap on players, the coat-tails at the bottom are awkward...ugh fucking gary bettman.

x3 said...

"People like a team, not necessarily the area "

You, my friend, have just explained perfectly one reason why they might have chosen to put the flags on the uniform. More and more people are growing to support 'Teams' with absolutely no regard for history or regional identity. Personally I think its a bit of a joke when you walk through the streets of Boston and ask someone why they are wearing a Red Wings jersey, and they don't say "I was born there" or "My father was a fan" but they say something along the lines of "I don't know, they are just good I like that, so what I grew up in Boston".

Thats the problem, and I applaud the Flames advertant or inadvertant attempt to bring back a bit of regional indentity in their shirts.

Too many people are taking teams for granted now that they are recruiting players from all over the world and some teams are losing identity with their own communities. This didn't used to be a problem as teams may primarily recruit players from in and around their area, young children who would grow up in the region of a team would want to play for that team and would go through the ranks with that team, not just accept the first contract that is thrown at them as seems to happen today.

Thank You for unintentionally supporting the Flames somewhat controversial move, it shows the rational point of view is not totally ungrounded.

Anonymous said...

This is by far the ugliest jersey yet.

Anonymous said...

“Thats the problem, and I applaud the Flames advertant or inadvertant attempt to bring back a bit of regional indentity in their shirts.”

I think the adjective you're looking for there is "ham-fisted."

Anonymous said...

x3 - Why should I be pidgeonholed into liking a team just because it's in my region? I grew up in Calgary, but I grew up watching the Wings. Watching the likes of Stevey Y or Shanny lit something up inside me that I flat-out didn't get watching the Flames. I still get the same sensations now seeing Hasek pull off one of his crazy sprawled-on-his-back saves or Holmstrom smack a puck in midair into the back of the net, and for me I simply wouldn't get the same feeling watching it if it wasn't being done with a winged wheel on the chest. My dad, who grew up in Hamilton, was a Bruins fan because he got the same feelings watching Orr (who, it should be mentioned, was NOT 'local talent' from Boston).

People are far too quick to associate a team with a national orientation purely based on where the arena happens to be located. They forget that the players - you know, the guys who actually make the team what it is - are probably not all going to be from Calgary. And unless you're willing to sacrifice Kipper, Huselius, and any Canadian player who isn't a home-grown Alberta boy just to make that the case, throwing some provincial patch onto the shoulder is laughable purely because most of the lifeblood of the team - the players - aren't going to identify with it. Stop using the fastest game on ice as a soapbox for national/regional insecurities and support the people who actually make the game worth watching. I couldn't give a damn where Lidstrom or Zetterberg or Holmstrom or Stevey Y or Howe or Sawchuck come from, I just know that the Wings have had a history (a word you've stressed - never mind that the Wings have more history in their little finger than most teams have had in their existance) of players that have sent tingles up my spine in a way I've never identified with my supposed 'home' team. Why should I sacrifice that feeling for a team that leaves me feeling numb just because I don't happen to live within walking distance of Joe Louis Arena?

It's the mindset you promote that's really flushing hockey down the tubes. We can't admire players for players anymore, now you have to rally behind the arbitrary CANADIAN or AMERICAN banners (never mind that last season's Ducks were the most Canadian team in the league for players - certainly didn't stop the Canadians from frothing at the mouth, though).

Ramirez_inc said...

The shoulder patches look terrible... Bright blue on red!?!?!?

And the lines.... Looks slimming like a damned blouse!!

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb141/ramirez_inc/Ssssuper.jpg

Anonymous said...

AWFUL! Why do teams even need shoulder patches? These look ridiculos. Take off the patches and they're great jerseys.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

This is by far the ugliest jersey yet.


Hey are you the same anonymous who says the same thing every time a new jersey is released? ...just wondering.

Anonymous said...

Who the hell do they think they are?? Putting the canada flag on their jerseys!