Fans accuse Flames of stealing Canucks colours with new jerseys

Nov 16 2020, 1:40 pm

The NHL spiced up our Monday morning with a 31-team jersey drop.

Hockey fans were introduced to “reverse retro” jerseys, with many teams opting for some bold choices.

As expected, the Calgary Flames chose to return to an old favourite, bringing back Blasty, much to the delight of their fans. But while the flaming horse head is a Calgary original, some Canucks fans are crying foul about some tweaks made to the Flames’ alternate uniforms.

With teams promising a “modern-day remix” on jerseys from the past, some changes were made to Calgary’s jerseys from the one Jarome Iginla used to wear. That includes the striping, which is now red and yellow, making the colour scheme strikingly similar to the Canucks’ old Flying Skate uniforms.

Not only that, but the Flames made the striping diagonal, reminding some of the Canucks’ Flying V.

It should be noted that after wearing them last season for their 50th anniversary, the Canucks will not be wearing the Flying Skate uniform going forward. They instead chose to introduce a green gradient jersey today.

We don’t know if the Canucks got Pavel Bure’s opinion on their new look, but the Flames did seek the approval of his brother Valeri for theirs.

Given that the Flames just raided the Canucks in free agency, signing Jacob Markstrom, Chris Tanev, Josh Leivo, and even Louis Domingue, Canucks fans accused the Flames of trying to steal their jersey too.

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