ESPN has recently completed their annual uniform rankings for the four major sports. (MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL)
The Flames dropped eight spots from last year to 87th this year. (122 total teams)
This team has had some odd uni-related moments. Remember the diagonal jersey stripe? The fire-breathing stallion? The big problem now is the use of black on the home jersey. Come on, you're the Flames, not the charred ashes! And while you're at it, clean up the underarm area and side panels on the home and road designs. Bonus points for using the franchise's old Atlanta Flames logo for the alternate captaincy designations. (Meanwhile: There's some chatter about the Flames trading in their retro alternate for a new alternate design this season. Stay tuned.)
Well a cloud and dark colours would be a start. Rain. Possibly a visual representation of sound waves. Thor or his hammer maybe. Lightning is less than ideal, but would be better than what looks like a sunset with a clipart basketball.
It's ESPN, I take any criticism they may give with little credibility, especially when it comes to the NHL. If TSN (yes, I know TSN is owned by ESPN) were to do the rankings, it would be a different story. There is not a single basketball or football uniform nicer than a hockey or baseball uniform.