Philadelphia Flyers season ticket holders will be the first anywhere to see the brand new Flyers retro orange jerseys the team will begin wearing as an alternative third jersey as part of their uniform during an exclusive “meet the team” party at the Wachovia Center.
During the “meet the team” party, season ticket holders can obtain autographs and photos of their favorite Flyers players, as well as win prizes and play games, including Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution and other fun games.
Fans can order the new retro orange jersey beginning on Wednesday, November 19, exclusively at philadelphiaflyers.com. Fans can then purchase the jerseys in person at the Wachovia Center beginning on Friday, November 28 at 7 a.m.
According to the release, this means that the jersey should be worn on the annual Black Friday afternoon game. This year that game is November 28 at 1:00 pm against Carolina. If you remember correctly, the last third jersey that the Flyers had was first worn on that Black Friday game a number of years ago.
I think that this new look is pretty special. Unlike the last third jersey, it doesn't try to do too much. It just works based on the franchise's heritage. It is almost an exact replica of the 1973-74 jerseys in which they won the Stanley Cup. I especially like the white namestrip on the back... that is something that was original to the Flyers, and I am glad they brought that back.
For some cool preview pics, check out Icethetics.info.
Black jerseys are another product of Gary Bettman. In his attempt to appeal to urban environments, he put together a group to analyze urban clothing and most appealing color, which is black. Then he "strongly advised" teams in the NHL who had black thirds to adopt the black jersey for home games.
The Orange one is the next ill get (My Forsberg is getting a bit dated ). But this orange (if its good) will totally make me buy it, but it needs to look retro like in the pics we've seen. I cant decide who i would want on it though. Tough choice right now, as i like all our players
i dont understand why everyone complains abt the black jersey... i have a white leclair and 3 blacks... niitty, forsberg.. and richards (with the C..YEAH!!).. my dad has an older alt jersey of gagne and it is awsome.. wish i could get one of those..
The Flyers haven't made anything official yet, but rumors have been floating around since March.For what it's worth, my opinion on this photo is that it's legitimate or a Photoshop job too well done to be an amateur — though folks here do love their Photoshop. But seriously, I think it's an actual photo of the jersey.
Last edited by PhilaFlyers: 07-21-2008 at 01:47 AM.