Flyers adopt 2012 Winter Classic jersey as new third

The rumors started by reporter Dave Isaac a month ago are true! The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they're bringing back their 2012 Winter Classic jersey as a new alternate uniform this season.

Flyers 2012 Winter Classic jersey

This afternoon's reveal couldn't have been better timed, by the way. I just got through writing up a blog post this morning discussing some recent rumors. 

A photo recently surfaced showing Mark Streit wearing this jersey. But it was taken last year and therefore not directly related to this year's announcement. Just a timely coincidence.

Going back to Aug. 26, Dave Isaac, Courier-Post, mentioned seeing the players practicing in Winter Classic gear. That's where the real story began. And it turns out he was right on.

The Flyers also released their third jersey schedule. It's comprised of 12 games, including two on the road. The jersey's first indoor appearance will take place on Sat., Oct. 11.

The full schedule can be found in the new Icethetics jersey Calendar.

What do you think? Are you happy they went with this design? Or were you hoping for something new?