From Hockey News
Of all the classic Vancouver Canucks jerseys, there’s not one fans wanted to see make a return more than the old school ‘Flying Skate’ Canucks sweater. It’s the jersey of Pavel Bure, Trevor Linden and Kirk McLean. It’s the uniform the Canucks wore during their magical run to the Stanley Cup final in 1994. And it’s making its return Feb. 13.
The Canucks unveiled the updated version of the sweater Monday on their Twitter account in a take-off of the unboxing videos that have become popular over the past few years. With mascot Johnny Canuck behind the camera delivering a bizarre voiceover, we get our first look at the ‘Retro Night’ Canucks jerseys:
It’s probably not going to happen, but it’s hard to imagine there would be much opposition to the Canucks switching to these sweaters on a full-time basis. We’d love to see what the updated version of the white sweater from this era would look like to complete the set. Maybe if the Canucks play in a Heritage Classic in the next few years that could come true.
If you’re wondering what the rest of the jersey looks like, Canucks rookie Jake Virtanen modelled the sweater. You can take a look at numbering and lettering, as well as getting a look at the pants and socks combination the Canucks will be wearing Feb. 13 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The players aren’t the only ones getting custom gear, as Ryan Miller has a new glove, blocker and set of pads for the evening. You can check out the set below, via Brent Woods: