When is hockey coming back? We want hockey. Let’s hammer out the final details and get this season going.

One of the things you’re likely to see when the Flyers return is advertising on the player helmets, according to this article from Mark Burns at the Sports Buiness Journal:

The NHL’s Board of Governors could approve helmet ads for the ’20-21 season as early as today, sources tell SBJ. These people said it’s “likely” that the asset will be approved. A Board of Governors call is scheduled for today.

Sources said that the helmet ads for the upcoming season are primarily designed as a make good for naming rights sponsors and founding-level type partners, subject to league approval. The sticker placement of sponsors would be located on both sides of a player’s helmet, sources said, and only one brand would be allowed at a time on the helmet.

This is where we are now. There’s advertising on everything. Soccer jerseys, basketball jerseys, floor decals. You can’t watch a Canadian team play without having “Tim Horton’s” plastered on the boards. If this brings in some more revenue and it’s not super-distracting, that’s the best case scenario.

More importantly, what helmet sponsor should the Flyers go with?

A few ideas:

  • Wawa
  • Bimbo
  • the Delaware County tourism board
  • Comcast
  • Cordell and Cordell, the domestic litigation law firm
  • Rand Spear personal injury attorney
  • Lundy Law
  • Steak ’em Up
  • Taco Bell
  • Tastykake
  • PECO
  • Chickie’s and Pete’s
  • Steven Singer Jewelers
  • the Borgata
  • ACME
  • John’s Roast Pork
  • Rita’s water ice
  • Crash-proof retirement
  • My Pillow
  • 97.5 the Fanatic
  • the Bagster
  • Whitetail disposal
  • JP Mascaro and Sons
  • the Trappe Tavern

The possibilities here are endless. I’m partial to My Pillow, and maybe we could get Mike Lindell in the house to lead the Flyers on the Pecoooooooo Power Play!