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Flyers unveil new jerseys for 2018-19

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The Philadelphia Flyers officially unveiled their third jersey for the upcoming season, effectively going “Back in Black” with a new look based on the classic 90’s Flyers jerseys.

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Nice! This remind anyone of the vintage 90’s jerseys that the Flyers rocked during the Eric Lindros led “Legion of Doom” era? 

Remember these beauties?

The Flyers dropped black as the primary color from their uniforms back in 2008, electing to go with the classic orange the past 10 seasons. Now… don’t worry, the orange isn’t going anywhere, the team will continue to use orange as the primary color on their home jersey, with the black version being used for select games at Wells Fargo Center in 2018-19.

What do you think, Flyers fans? You on board with these?

They could be worse… they could institute a return to the Cooperall experiment that failed in the 1980s. Anyone remember this hideous experiment?

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For the unaware, Cooperalls were essentially hockey pants that featured a waist to ankle outer shell, effectively replacing the need for hockey socks. The Flyers and Hartford Whalers both rocked a Cooperall clone produced by CCM called the Propac during the 1981-82 seasons and 1982-83 seasons. The reaction, as you could imagine, was not positive. After all… they look pretty ridiculous. After the 1983-84 season the NHL instituted a rule that teams must wear short pants with matching home and away socks, effectively killing the Cooperall look for good. Thankfully...

These are classics that we'd rather see buried in the past...

It remains to be seen whether or not these new third jerseys will be word during the 2019 Stadium Series when they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins at Lincoln Financial Field on February 23, 2019. They rocked a similar look back in the 2017 Stadium Series, so speculation is that they’ll return to the look in 2019.

As a bonus, check out the Flyers' latest free agent addition, former Flyers second overall draft pick James van Riemsdyk, back in orange and black for the first time since 2012.

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How sweet does THAT look? With JVR back on board and with young players like Nolan Patrick and Ivan Provorov emerging as legitimate stars, there's no telling how good the Flyers can be next season.