Flames fans voice displeasure with new NHL jerseys

Jun 21 2017, 3:23 am

If you came for retro Calgary Flames jerseys, you came to the wrong place.

On Tuesday night the NHL finally unveiled the new Adidas jerseys the league’s 31 teams will wear next season.

While many Flames fans were begging for a new (or retro) look, the Flames kept it similar to their current style with only a few minor changes.

The most notable difference is an expansion of the black and yellow stripes on either side of the jersey. Besides that, it looks the same as previous seasons, although the away jerseys  do feature a few more noticeable touch-ups.

Upon announcement, many Flames fans were quick to voice their disappointment with the changes (or lack thereof).

The good news, if you’re in the majority on this subject, is that a new style might not be too, too far away. Still, not what many fans were hoping for.

Although the jerseys may look the same, Adidas has added some changes in the way they’re made. The new jerseys feature a significantly lighter crest while having a higher durability, and more permeable fabric to keep athletes cooler on the ice.

The Flames will first test out their new uniforms on September 18 in a preseason Battle of Alberta.