It’s been pretty easy to trigger Canucks fans lately.
A 1-3 start to the season has many of them on edge, as the team becomes more desperate for a win early on in the all-Canadian North Division.
Making matters worse? Two of their losses have come to the Calgary Flames, the team that signed four Vancouver players in free agency, including fan favourite Chris Tanev and back-to-back team MVP Jacob Markstrom.
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This didn’t escape the Flames social media team, as they continuously trolled Canucks fans on Twitter and Instagram.
Now, as the Flames get ready to wear their reverse retro jerseys for the first time, Canucks fans have a whole new reason to get triggered. Calgary’s Blasty jerseys don’t make a comeback until February 6, but Markstrom’s already getting some wear out of his reverse retro gear.
For Canucks fans, they look oddly familiar…
This kit with Blasty?
Gonna be 🔥 pic.twitter.com/YFs2QWm18Z
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) January 20, 2021
The Flames reverse retro jerseys already had some serious 1990s Canucks skate logo vibes, but Markstrom’s goalie gear appears to take it to another level.
As if the black, red, and yellow colour scheme wasn’t enough, there appears to be stripes in the shape of a V on Markstrom’s pads as well.
Canucks fans certainly noticed.
Aren’t those his retro Canucks pads? Nice of the team to let him use them
— Jonathan Munro (@J_munro) January 20, 2021
Looks great! Ha! 😉 pic.twitter.com/bfNkBpWkVW
— Rich Pope (@richpope) January 20, 2021
Old Canuck Retro pads?? pic.twitter.com/u9cxTP17Sa
— Derrick Huck (@cobra6619) January 20, 2021
— Hughe𝕊𝕂𝕐 (@CanuckSyko) January 20, 2021
Pretty sure those are his old retro pads
— 𝐌𝐚𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐦 (@malcolmert) January 20, 2021
Love the Canucks pads look awesome 👏
— lemonades hubby (@Trentan95971778) January 20, 2021
thought he was still a canuck for a minute. Get your own colours, Calgary.
— Sean (@morrisonslisp) January 20, 2021
@quinnsedgework pads look very flying v
— Charlie | 15 | He/Him | #BlackLivesMatter (@flappybois) January 20, 2021
— Mr Hartman (@MrHartmangr8) January 20, 2021
So glad to know the flames 🔥 have such an awesome imagination for designing
— canucklehead (@DougDdlee288) January 20, 2021
These are just flying skate colours. pic.twitter.com/AlWlQeOzCO
— C.Beer (@BeerCelina) January 20, 2021
— FamousGoalHorns 🚨 (@FamousGoalHorns) January 20, 2021
Stealing Kirk Mccleans look now eh what else u guys gonna take from the @Canucks
— Shawzy (@TheRealBigShaw) January 20, 2021