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.
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.
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