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Posted May 02, 2018 05:08:13The Calgary Flames have made the most of the lockout to keep their roster fresh, and with that comes an increased focus on the design of their uniforms.
That’s why the team unveiled its new uniforms, which will be unveiled at the NHL Draft on Thursday night.
The Flames are using a different look for the first time since the lockout ended, and it has nothing to do with the team’s financial situation.
Instead, the team decided to change up the look after they were able to retain some key players.
The team has been trying to maintain some continuity with their uniforms for several seasons now, but it was clear to see last year that some changes were needed to get everything right.
The Calgary Stampeders used to use a uniform that featured an oversized white helmet, a blue shield, and an oversized gold stripe that would have made it look like the team was wearing a mask.
But with the lockout, they replaced that with a plain white jersey with white lettering, black lettering on the shoulder patches and white stripe on the front.
The jersey was worn by players like Jeff Hoggan, who was one of the league’s most successful and sought-after goaltenders in the early 2000s.
When the Stamps changed the look, they did it for the same reasons.
They wanted to stay relevant in a different era.
“Our goal was to keep the uniform consistent with the era, so that people could recognize that they were playing in the era,” said Stamps GM Don Henderson.
The Stamps did a great job, and Henderson said that was their biggest challenge.
“They were trying to retain the same look and have that same feel for their players, but they couldn’t,” he said.
“You can’t have two different uniforms.
It just kind of takes away from the integrity of the uniforms.
So we made a lot of changes.
It was not the most seamless change, but we got a lot out of it.”
The Stampedess’ uniform is now a little bit different than the Flames’ last look, but Henderson says that’s not the only reason for the change.
“It’s the same design, the same elements, the uniforms, but the new look is different,” he explained.
“I’m not saying it’s perfect, but I think it’s a little more modern and a little less intimidating.”
The new design, which features a new black helmet with white stripe and black letter and an updated gold shield, will be worn by former Stamps goalie Ryan Miller. “
(It) will help them compete with the teams they’re competing with and the players they’re playing with, because we’re going to be competing against teams with a very high level of talent, which is why we’re playing in a very competitive league.”
The new design, which features a new black helmet with white stripe and black letter and an updated gold shield, will be worn by former Stamps goalie Ryan Miller.
The helmet has been redesigned in some ways, but he says the design is still the same.
“It’s still the helmet with the same overall design,” he told NHL.com.
“The new helmet has more of a modern feel to it, which gives it a little extra edge to it.”
Miller will be playing for the Stampede this season after signing with the Edmonton Oilers earlier this year.
The Stamps also announced Wednesday that the team is signing forward Jari Kurri.
The new Stamps uniforms, designed by Adidas, will debut at the 2018 World Cup of Hockey.