These are heavily rumored to be the jerseys that the Flyers suit up in come January 2nd. The story was first reported by Philadelphia Sports Daily and has gained some serious momentum this morning. These jerseys were first seen on message boards towards the end of September. The concept was created by DC Visual Arts, which is the same company that came up with the Philadelphia Quakers concept jerseys that gained some serious momentum over the past month due to physical replicas popping up on knock off jersey websites. In fact there were a couple people spotted wearing the jersey at the first two Flyer home games.
If in fact this is what the Flyers do wear at the Winter Classic they are much better than those Quaker jerseys. Those did pay homage to the first Philadelphia hockey team, but they just wouldn’t look good in action on the ice.
While these jerseys will look good, this is a concept that a friend found on the internet a couple weeks ago that I think would be much better.
The only thing that needed to be changed was the date of the team’s existence. That just doesn’t seem necessary. It would fit perfect with the new jerseys that teams seem to be using with the circle in the middle.
Note: Two things about the jersey rumored to be the actual one wore against the Rangers, this concept must have been designed before the Flyers announced Timonen and Briere as assistant captains and the main logo doesn’t have that vintage look that has been seen on officially licensed apparel.
What do you guys think of these rumored jerseys? Tweet me @scottdargis and tell me what you think.