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Check out the beautiful Flyers sweaters for the Winter Classic

Nov 21, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT

Flyers 2012 Winter Classic jerseys

We’ve waited a while to see them but the Flyers unleashed the sweaters they’ll be donning for the 2012 Winter Classic and they are fantastic.

Sure, they’ve got a lot of orange going on with them but the striping is simple on the sleeves and bottom, an all black shoulder yoke will have the Winter Classic logo on the right shoulder and the different colored nameplate will be on the back just like their home and away sweaters.

As far as how these sweaters stack up to Winter Classic sweaters from previous years, this ranks up as one of the nicest original styles we’ve seen. While most of the Winter Classic sweaters are derived from a historical look, this Flyers one is all new and it’s great.

Now we’ll wait while the Rangers wait to release what they’ll be wearing. Just a calendar hint to the Rangers, this Friday is Black Friday and lots of people do shopping on that day. Getting it out by then might prove to be a lucrative thing to do.

(photo: Schuyler Baehman from the NHL via Twitter)

  1. govtminion - Nov 21, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Erm…

    OK, I love the orange- as far as I’m concerned, the Flyers should be wearing as much orange as possible, and that’s good. The white name-plate looks just as tacky here the name-plate does on their normal jerseys though. Very good jersey though.

    That said, and I admit to being a homer, but I have to argue the bit about these being the nicest-looking Winter Classic jerseys. The yellow and brown ones worn by the Bruins a couple of years ago were just awesome, truly a pity they weren’t used again after the season.

  2. tk1966 - Nov 21, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Wait, let me get my sunglasses… ok, there. They are kinda nice. Now they can go out and direct traffic during Turnpike construction.

  3. icelovinbrotha215 - Nov 21, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    Haha they aren’t that bad. They aren’t the greatest but they aren’t the worst. We have to remember that there isn’t much that can’t be done with the Flyers’ logo/colors.

  4. bcjim - Nov 21, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    Ugly. Just like Philadelphia itself.

  5. killerpgh - Nov 21, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Kind of reminds of a pylon. Isn’t orange the PA state color? Driving down any PA road all you see is orange barrels.

    But really tho I think the jerseys look nice.

  6. rainyday56 - Nov 21, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    didn’t have the guts to go with these ones eh:

    http://www.google.ca/imgres?q=orange+hockey+jersey&hl=en&sa=X&biw=853&bih=564&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=NrCmnPx0wH-tJM:&imgrefurl=http://www.cheapgoodstrade.com/i

    • chaseutley - Nov 21, 2011 at 4:38 PM

      Wow. Those are pretty awful….. like something the Cat in the Hat would wear if Dr. Seuss wrote a book about Flyers hockey. I like the actual Winter Classic jerseys, but compared to those, they are incredible.

  7. comeonnowguys - Nov 21, 2011 at 1:47 PM

    I like em. I think the white nameplate is not ideal, but given the colors, I’m not sure the white-border-black-fill letters or plan-black-letters would be significantly better.

    Thumbs up, though. Chicago’s black-tan-red are still my favorite to come out of the winter classic… this is right up there.

  8. jpelle82 - Nov 21, 2011 at 2:08 PM

    pretty sweet. kind of jealous actually…the pens baby gay blue sweaters still make me want to throw up in my mouth

  9. tcclark - Nov 21, 2011 at 3:09 PM

    I like them. They’re all new, but they have a lot of classic elements.

    The thing i find funny is that the two names showing in the picture are Betts, who was waived then returned, then sent to the minors, and Shelley, who’s been suspended and scratched for the majority of the season. If those are the names the photographer wants to show I’m terrified to know who’s name’s on the back of the middle one…. Berube? haha

  10. bogrann - Nov 21, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Awful. Whats so special and original about them?

  11. 8man - Nov 21, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Beautiful. Love the tie up collar. Except for….and someone has already mentioned it….the name plate. Just sew the name onto the back or get an orange name plate that matches the sweater.

    I get that maybe the white is there so the names are easier to read, but it kills a nice sweater. It’s still something Flyer fan can be happy with. Still think the Bruins-Flyers tilt in Fenway a couple of years back was the best!

    Either way, here’s to you, Philly.

  12. comeonnowguys - Nov 21, 2011 at 5:28 PM

    You know, I think the nameplate’s growing on me. And it’s one of the things I hate about their normal ones.

    But here, with the black, it’s gives a little balance.

  13. mrf47 - Nov 21, 2011 at 5:33 PM

    I bet if you buy a sweater like that you get a free bowl of soup…looks good on you though.

    • 8man - Nov 21, 2011 at 6:37 PM

      “Hey Wang, Don’t tell ‘em your Swedish(Jewish)!”

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