Friday, October 19, 2007

Rbk EDGE Review: Flyers

Part 26 of 30. All 30 NHL clubs have unveiled new jerseys under the new Rbk EDGE Uniform System for the 2007-08 season. Here at the NHLToL, we're going to review every one of them. Read up and then rate the new sweaters. We'll do a full ranking after completing all of the reviews.

Rbk EDGE Uniform System

Philadelphia Flyers

New Uniforms

Old Uniforms

The Unveiling
Friday, September 14. The Flyers unveiled their jerseys to fans at Virtua Health Flyers Skate Zone in Philadelphia in a joint event with the Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL.

Home vs. Road
Home: Black. Road: White. The two sweaters are essentially mirror images of each other.

The black home jerseys feature white a white shoulder yoke with orange trim that extends almost to the elbow. The elbow is wrapped in a panel of orange which tapers to a point above the elbow. Orange piping wraps around the wrists. The collar is black and the primary logo serves as the crest.

The white road jerseys feature white an orange shoulder yoke with black trim that extends almost to the elbow. The elbow is wrapped in a panel of white which tapers to a point above the elbow. Below the elbow, the sleeve is black down to the wrists, which are wrapped in orange piping. The collar is black and the primary logo serves as the crest.

In The Details
The same numbering and lettering style has been retained.

New & Old
The sleeve pattern differs greatly on the new uniforms. The likelihood is that the cut of the Rbk EDGE sweaters isn't conducive to the style the Flyers have worn for 40 years.

Standard FAQ
Numbers on the front? No.
Laces at the collar? No.

NHLToL Editorial by Chris
The Flyers have always had a solid sweater. There really isn't much to complain about. It's one of those classics. Even though the old sleeve pattern didn't seem to work on the EDGE jerseys, I'm not bothered at all by the new style. I will say I like the old one better, but nothing is really taken away here. I'm not entirely sure what they were thinking when it comes to the elbow panel, however. That has me thrown a bit. One thing I have noticed with the lack of horizontal striping, especially on teams wearing black, the jersey and pants tend to run together. I don't know, I guess I'm just used to the contrast. I don't love it. I don't hate it. It just falls somewhere in the middle for me. 3/5

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Hockey Game Tonight!

You guys won't see any posts until way late tonight and I want to apologize in advance for that. I have a hockey game to go to! The Florida Everblades and Mississippi Sea Wolves right here in Fort Myers! It's opening night for the Blades and I didn't want to miss it. Expect to see another jersey review as well as the Freak Out Friday post some time later. Thanks for your patience, but I know you understand. It's hockey!

Poll: Stars Franchise Logos


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Poll opening date
Fri Oct 19 @ 4:37 AM
Poll closing date
Tue Oct 23 @ 11:59 PM


Result: Coyotes Franchise Logos


71% 1,351 votes

1,891 total votes

29% 540 votes

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