UPDATE: Frank Seravalli told Puck Daddy he has a source who says these aren't the designs. Of course, Frank's source also said the Flyers were going to make an offer to Steven Stamkos and that JVR was a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Icethetics made their own mockup based on rumors and other discussion. It looks a lot like this one.
Is it? I don’t know. I don’t know anything anymore when it comes to the Flyers Winter Classic jerseys. Nobody thought they were going to look like these (except for all the people who bought them). Everyone thought they were going to look like these— but they're probably not. And, now, TheOrangeUpdate.com is convinced that they're going to look like what you see above.
Citing sources “involved with the design and production” of the sweaters, The Orange Update says this mockup most closely mimics what we will see unveiled as the Flyers Winter Classic jersey, which will go on-sale to the public on Black Friday*, according to The Orange Update.
*That date makes sense. Three years ago, the Flyers debuted their current orange jerseys on this day and knocked it out of the park on NHL.com sales. And on Black Friday, November 25, HBO will air a 12-minute 24/7 preview. So the stars do align for a Black Friday unveiling.
The folks from The Orange Update believe these to be the jerseys, based on the presence of this sweatshirt being sold at The Well:
They break it down thusly: [TheOrangeUpdate.com]
The lace-up collars are definitely a part of the design (FINALLY, as seen on the sweatshirt in addition to being a confirmed feature in our design). The Winter Classic patch will sit on the right front shoulder, as it has for every other jersey used in previous Winter Classics.
The only feature in our design that we are not 100% confident about is the placement of the "vintage" white stripe that goes along the bottom of the jersey.
To be clear, this is not an official design of any sort. Rather, it’s their mockup, based on details from the sweatshirt and features “confirmed” by their sources. I have been told by several folks that the jerseys will feature lace-up collars, so that part seems to work. The color scheme (cream and orange) matches the Winter Classic logo— so that works, too. I don’t like the Captain’s patch, though (if that is in fact the design)– it’s overkill and not needed.
Anyway, there you have it. The Orange Update has more mockups and details, so be sure to check that out. Take every Winter Classic jersey post with a grain of salt (but this is certainly the most logical design we’ve seen).