Ranking every Calgary Flames jersey

Dec 12, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; View of a Calgary Flames logo on a jersey worn by the member of the team during the second period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: David Kirouac-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 12, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; View of a Calgary Flames logo on a jersey worn by the member of the team during the second period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: David Kirouac-USA TODAY Sports /
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8th: 1995-98 Home & Away Calgary Flames Jersey

Theo Fleury Calgary Flames
Dec 18, 1998; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; FILE PHOTO; Calgary Flames right wing Theoren Fleury (14) in action against the New Jersey Devils at Continental Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Lou Capozzola-USA TODAY NETWORK /

This is the uniform that’s become known as the “Pedestal” jersey. It marked the introduction of black to the Flames’ primary uniform (pants, gloves, helmet and striping). It used a number and name font that still holds up today, but overall, it lacks a sense of timelessness that doesn’t allow it to hold up well over time – probably due to the diagonal striping that serves as the “pedestal” beneath the crest (not visible in this photo, but it’s hard to find images I’m licensed to used from the 90s) and the sublimated striping that doesn’t look as good as properly stitched striping.

The red version shown here is better than its white counterpart. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find a shot of the white one in action (that I’m allowed to publish on this site).