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Classic garb suits 'em

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:22 AM ET

CALGARY - The sweaters for the Heritage Classic -- a tribute to the Calgary Tigers, the city's first pro team in the 1920s -- are a hit with the Calgary Flames.

The socks, even with their wide crimson red and yellow stripes are, too.

But the pants, creamcoloured with a crimson red stripe down the sides, weren't so well received.

"I like the socks. I think they look sharp," said centre Brendan Morrison. "The pants are going to have to grow on me a bit. I think it'll look sharp when we go out there."

The Flames skated Friday with their pants and socks, but regular practice jerseys. They'll complete the look when they face the Montreal Canadiens Sunday at McMahon Stadium, although there is talk of matching practice jerseys to be worn in Saturday's session.

"It didn't really come together real nice with our regular coloured practice jerseys. I was kind of giving it to our equipment guys, asking them where our practice jerseys are," said winger Curtis Glencross. "It kind of looked a little weird out there today. With the jersey, when we get everything together, I think it will come together nice."

Still, beige pants are -- shall we say -- unique.

"Different," coach Brent Sutter said. "When we were on the ice, I was telling (Rene Bourque) teams used to wear the same coloured skates, too. Skates that matched their uniforms. It's neat. It's something different. Back then, they wore light-coloured pants, too."

The Canadiens are wearing uniforms from the 1980s.

Too bad they're not donning the barber-pole design from the 1911-12 season.

"That would be tough on the eyes," said Mark Giordano. "The ones we're wearing actually look a lot better than I first thought. I think it's great."


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