Temporarily Debunking Those Flyers Winter Classic Jerseys You’ve Seen

Holy slow news day, Batman. 

I've gotten so many emails, Tweets, texts, telegrams, and shitting carrying pigeons on this subject, that I feel it needs to be addressed here: No, these are not the Flyers Winter Classic jerseys.

The NHL has yet to confirm the game will take place in Philadelphia (although, all connected reports say that is the case), and they sure as hell haven't finalized a jersey design and logo.

As best as we can tell, this image, which depicts a possible Winter Classic jersey for the Flyers, originated in a forum and has spread like wildfire- thanks, in part, to lazy reporting from CSN Philly and NESN, both of whom further perpetuated the rumor. The image is a Photoshop of Michael Richards wearing a modified Philadelphia Quakers jersey.

I've reached out to a few folks to ask if there is anything to this, and, in short, there's not. Further, assuming Philadelphia will soon be announced as the official location for the game, it doesn't entirely make sense that the Flyers, in their biggest regular season game in history, would wear jerseys paying homage to a team that existed for one season, almost a century ago. Though the current threads already harken back to the 1970s, there are a number of other designs the Flyers can turn to before rocking the sweaters of a long defunct abortion of an organization that originated in Pittsburgh. Deep breath.

While it's not impossible for these the jerseys to be worn on January 2nd at Citizens Bank Park, the image you see above has no merit. Now, stop asking.

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22 Responses

  1. These jerseys would be cool, if they did indeed go this route. I don’t care that the team only lasted a season. A variation of the Philadelphia Firebirds jerseys would be cool as well. I just hope they don’t take the lazy route by wearing a simple 80’s style jersey when they have a great opportunity for a kickass one-off.

  2. I don’t blame anyone’s excitement for wanting to believe that what they see is true, especially those that dig the rumored jerseys. I personally really like this idea, but I’m not getting my hopes up because I believe the team is going to disappoint me with something that IMO would be boring, such as an 80’s style “throwback”. That said, some people are just complete idiots that believe everything the internet vomits onto their monitors. It’s a shame that the information (which, lest we forget hasn’t been confirmed just yet) about the Flyers hosting leaked so early. It would have been a nice boost for Flyers fans in mid-summer.

  3. Didn’t they already start advertising the crosby/ovechkin winter classic around this time last year?? Its a shame they would wait any longer when the “darlings” of the NHL aren’t participating.

  4. I don’t know how they Flyers, a team known for fighting, hitting, and violent awesomeness, can rep a jersey from a team called the “Quakers”
    Unless its all about irony, then it would be perfect.

  5. I love the Flyers, but they are the ultimate jersey whores. I’ve never seen a team that is so good (second all-time winning percentage) that needs to change it up all the time. They’ll have a new jersey out. It’s not even a worthwhile bet.
    Pro tip: Good teams don’t change their logos… BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE TO!

  6. http://www.nhluniforms.com/Flyers/Flyers.html
    Options are fairly thin. It will be their second winter classic, and they don’t have the options the Penguins did (http://www.nhluniforms.com/Penguins/Penguins.html).
    Maybe it’ll be the 81-82 jerseys, for a 30 year anniversary spin on it. They already wore a jersey from the 70’s, and I really doubt they’d wear a jersey with just numbers (im afraid more people would buy a jersey that said Giroux than a jersey with just 28 on it)

  7. I like that mock-up of the ’12 Winter Classic logo. The NHL should run with that. As for the jerseys….meh!

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