After a series of Twitter teases and a video game leak nearly a month ago, the Flames officially released their third jerseys today at their fanfest. They’ll wear the new sweaters 12 times throughout this season, the first time being this Friday, Nov. 1, against the Detroit Red Wings.
Though I’m not overly impressed with the main logo treatment — baseball-style lettering should be left to college teams — the jerseys do feature a few redeeming qualities: the shoulder patch is very cool (I would have loved to have seen that as the main crest), the design around the inside collar is a nice touch and, of course, you can never go wrong with laces.
And, thankfully, they’ll wear black pants, rather than a red-with-red scheme.
Overall, with the Blackhawks home being a 10 and the Islanders thirds being a one, I’d give the new Flames jersey a 6.5.
Here’s a video on the history of the Flames jersey and the story behind the new design (including a very brief look at some unused concepts):
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Edward Fraser, The Hockey News’ managing editor, joined THN in 2005 after covering the Jr. B Stratford Cullitons. The London, Ont., native graduated from the University of Western Ontario – where he did campus radio color commentary for both men’s and women’s hockey – with a Master’s in Journalism.