Philly Sports: Each local team’s worst jersey this century

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Flyers: Road whites, 2007-2010

As the NHL attempted to refresh itself as a league following the 2004-05 lockout, they adopted the Reebok Edge system a few years later. The jerseys (or sweaters, if you’re a true hockey fan) were made of new material and also went for a more form-fitting and sleeker look. They were also pretty minimalist, largely eliminating elements like bottom stripes at the waist and arm/wrist piping. Honestly, they were pretty boring. I mean, look at this.

Some teams went with totally new designs, while others (especially long-established clubs) went with more simple reboots of classic looks, some hardly noticeable. The Flyers’ new design fell into the latter category, but the results weren’t great.

The black home jersey was so-so, but the road whites were worse. The lines made it look like the Flyers were wearing sleeveless t-shirts or big white bibs with a Flyers logo on them. It’s like they didn’t know what they wanted, just gathering scraps of orange and black and sewing them onto the white base. Not a total disaster, but the current look is much better.

The Flyers managed an amazing comeback down 0-3 to the Bruins during the 2010 postseason while wearing these, so they’ll always be in the memories of Flyers fans, for better or worse.

Dishonorable Mention: The Flyers didn’t even wear these, but a bunch of dumb people thought they were going to be the actual 2012 Winter Classic jerseys and spent their money on them.