Rumor no more: Flyers confirm new third jersey


On Tuesday night, the Philadelphia Flyers confirmed they have a new third jersey in the works for the upcoming 2014-15 season.

The news came by way of team COO Shawn Tilger during the Flyers Town Hall Meeting — a special event for season ticket holders.

That's literally all we learned. A new alternate is on the way. The bigger question is, what will it look like? For that, we'll have to wait.

But there's nothing like the confirmation of a new jersey's existence to get our talented concept artists to gear up. We should see some interesting stuff.

Meanwhile, the rest of us will have fun ignorantly speculating. I'll get us started. The most obvious possibility is to simply resurrect the last non-primary jersey the team wore — the one from the 2012 NHL Winter Classic. Those were nice.

Flyers 2012 Winter Classic jersey

A lot of teams look to their past for third jersey ideas, often bringing about classy throwbacks. In Philly's case, they're already wearing the same sweaters they had through their first 15 years of existence.

So what about more recent designs? Here are some other orange jerseys the Flyers have worn.

If you grew up in the 1980s and '90s, the one on Eric Lindros is forever embedded in your memory as the epitome of Flyers sweaters. Meanwhile, Peter Forsberg is wearing a short-lived third jersey, worn from 2002 to 2007. It features the reviled 3D revision to the classic Flyers crest.

How about black jerseys?

They've never looked good in black, but that hasn't stopped them from trying. Forsberg's jersey launched as a third in 1997 and was promoted to full time use in 2001 until 2007 when Simon Gagne's jersey took over. That one was retired in 2010.

I've heard rumblings that team management is amenable to incorporating Philadelphia's Liberty Bell into its uniform symbolism. Maybe now is the time?

What do you think the Flyers should do?

Flyers home/road jerseys, 2010—

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