HbD News: New Flyers Third Jerseys Announced

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Sep 22nd, 2014
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Flyers-thirds-636And don’t throw the past away
You might need it some other rainy day
Dreams can come true again
When everything old is new again
When everything old is new again
I might fall in love with you again
–Peter Allen (“Everything Old Is New Again”)

Not to be outdone by their cross-state rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers made their own new/old announcement about third jerseys, bringing back their old 2012 Winter Classic jerseys as their new alternate jersey. Considering the limited options that the Flyers have in terms of heritage jerseys to bring back (they’re already wearing their 2009 Winter Classic jerseys and original jerseys from the ’60s/’70s), this decision makes sense if you have to have a third jersey. Which they don’t. But you know, they want to sell jerseys.

So, as Peter Allen (or Hugh Jackman) sings, will we fall in love with these jerseys? Maybe. But, it’s certainly not the best jersey the Flyers have ever worn, and we’ve already discussed them in detail when they were first announced for the 2012 Classic. Here’s what we said:

As for the Flyer jersey, meh. Admittedly, their look has changed even less then that of the Rangers, and they’ve already been to this dance once before in 2010, going with a jersey that is pretty much what they wear now. This new jersey for 2012 seems to try too hard to combine looks from their past and present, and then mix it with what looks like a slightly washed-out orange. The lines along the skirting are mixed, with one thicker than the other and not continued elsewhere. There’s not enough here to get excited about. What I would have loved is to bring back a modified version of the old Quakers’ jerseys from 1930-31…But it makes me wonder if the Flyers even own the rights to the Quakers merchandising, so that could be an issue as well.

Our opinion hasn’t really changed from that. Sorry Philly, they’re nice and all, but your current old/new jerseys are still the better option.



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