Don’t look now, but hockey season is upon us, which means it’s time for the annual Uni Watch NHL Season Preview. And it’s a particularly momentous season for NHL gear, because the league has a new equipment outfitter: Adidas, which is taking over for Reebok.
Most teams have simply transferred their existing uniform designs onto the Adidas tailoring template, so their on-ice looks will be largely the same. Still, there are some league-wide changes worth noting, so let’s take a few minutes to examine some of the features of the new Adidas uniforms.
The Flyers have tweaked their collars but have made no other changes of note:
Comparison of Flyers’ home uniforms, showing new collar treatment. pic.twitter.com/Y0WXUKM7z2
— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) September 24, 2017
Comparison of Flyers’ road uniforms, showing new collar style. pic.twitter.com/UbSHicUkHN
— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) September 19, 2017
Also: The Flyers will retire Eric Lindros’ No. 88 before the team’s Jan. 18 game against the Maple Leafs.