Although the Flyers will officially unveil their retro-style jerseys at 2 p.m. today, at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J., a source has confirmed to Philabright that they will indeed be the white jerseys from Stanley Cup champion teams of ’74 and ’75.
The organization wanted to keep the jersey style under wraps for as long as possible, to make the debut somewhat of a spectacle. Ian Laperriere, Danny Briere and Braydon Coburn will shoot three pucks at a cut block of ice containing the jersey. Once released, the players will put on the jersey for media photos.
Live streaming of the event can be found on CsnPhilly.com and Philadelphiaflyers.com.
According to the Flyers’ website, (thanks to ClockworkFlyers for the find) the team will unveil their Winter Classic jerseys on Sept. 11. at 2 P.M. In the past few years of the event, the teams involved in the Classic have worn throwback uniforms, most notably the Chicago Blackhawks from the 1930’s.
My guess would be the Flyers will decide on the team’s road whites from the Stanley Cup champion teams of the 70’s, but nothing is official.
Courtesy of NHLuniforms.com
The 2010 Winter Classic will take place on New Year’s Day at Fenway Park, against the Boston Bruins.
In his latest column, further pushing the stagnant marketing strategy of individualization of hockey, Scott Burnside of ESPN made it perfectly clear that he believes the Washington Capitals Alexander Ovechkin should be involved in the Winter Classic in place of the Philadelphia Flyers. And even though Burnside is just trying to grow the game, albeit with a strategy that has clearly maxed out its potential, he’s still simply wrong.