The Vancouver Canucks are bringing back the flying spaghetti skate not next season, but the season after that, the team announced this morning.
In honour of the club’s upcoming 50th anniversary in 2019/2020, the Canucks held a fan poll to decide which uniform from their past would be making a comeback for select games. The options were the “V” jerseys from the early 1980s, the black/orange/red skate jerseys from the early 1990s, and the first version of the orca whale sweaters worn from 1998-2006.
I mean I would’ve gone with the flying “V” just for kicks, but that’s just me… with 70% of the vote, the flying skate won the day.
Vancouver originally wore this style of uniform from 1989/90 until 1996/97, a run which included a memorable run to the Stanley Cup Final in 1994 where the Canucks lost to the New York Rangers in seven games. The Canucks brought the jersey back for one night in 2016.