As you readers are well aware, I was not a fan of the Flyers new Reverse Retro jerseys when they were first released. I believe the exact words I used were “these look like a Chinese knock off you can get for $15 on eBay.” Granted we only had the jersey itself to look at and not the whole set up, but I was really turned off by these. We then had a reader send us a photoshop of Sean Couturier wearing the jersey, and I hated them a little less. Well, yesterday the Flyers posted a video of Ivan Provorov taking the ice for the first time in the full uniform.
I’ve been wrong about a LOT of things in my life, but sweet baby Jesus was I wrong about these jerseys. The full set up looks INCREDIBLE. I think it has something to do with the burnt orange and added black stripes to the socks, but man I can’t wait to see these on TV. Maybe it was something about the way they were displayed or something, I don’t really know. What I do know is that these are gorgeous on the ice. I’m even going to double down and say I would not mind these becoming the new home jerseys. BOOM. The Flyers are due for a new home and away set up and these would be great. I’d love to see some away concepts to confirm that but that’s my updated stance.
Once again, I’m sorry for my trash take earlier. These are beautiful, Ivan Provorov is a top-10 defenseman, Sean Couturier is the most underrated player in the league, and let’s go Flyers.