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The Flames are listed as a team that may get a slight uniform makeover next season.

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If reports that came out today are to be believed, the Flames are one of 13 (Las Vegas as well) teams that could be getting a uniform tweak next season. Whether you love or hate the Flames current digs, something will be different when Calgary takes the ice this fall.

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Adidas has taken over the NHL jersey contract from Reebok and when these transitions happen, changes are bound to happen. One thing that Adidas has done that I really like is they’ve made the collar of the jersey more like a t-shirt. The one bummer about this look is you lose the “tie up” style jersey, which I am a huge fan of. So like everything, you have to take the good with the bad and see what happens. So far, what Adidas has done with the WCOH and WC jerseys has been outstanding. None of their designs were over the top and they kept the flash to a minimum.

When it comes to the Flames next season, I’d like to see a tasteful overhaul. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of what the Flames are currently wearing, but I’d also like to see a fresh take on the home and road sets for next season. I love the retro look, but I’m a fan of the retro home whites. I’m also a HUGE fan of the old “Horse Head” jerseys as well. I’d like to see Adidas and the Flames somehow mix up the old retro, with the Horse Head logo as a patch and see what happens. I don’t want to see a black jersey. I think that has played itself out. Red, white and yellow. Those are the Flames colors and I’d like to see those be the primary colors for their jersey sets.

In the end, it could just be that Adidas removes some of the piping on the jerseys or the rumour floating around is that the shoulder flag patches (I like that look) will be removed. Neither of those is a major change and as subtle as they are, I think that’s lame. If you’re going to take over and do a little overhauling, do some overhauling. A google image search for “calgary flames adidas nhl jerseys concepts” will find you in a waste land of good and BAD ideas (I’ll leave you to search and decide).

Just one request Adidas: PLEASE, no single color letters and numbers. Bleh.

Thoughts?

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What Should The Flames and Adidas Do With Their Jerseys?

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  • 24%
    Keep them as they are.
    (78 votes)
  • 39%
    Retro Red.
    (126 votes)
  • 7%
    Retro White.
    (23 votes)
  • 29%
    Complete overhaul.
    (94 votes)
321 votes total Vote Now