Markstrom’s new Flames goalie gear is triggering Canucks fans

Jan 20 2021, 4:39 pm

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.

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…

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.

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