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    This should have never stopped being their alternate logo, even after they changed primaries back in 2006.
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    Good evening CCSLC! Now, I do believe that this is attempt number three at redesigning the NHL. However, I am determined to actually finish this time. Unlike other failed attempts, wherein I would design one concept, post, wait for C&C and then move on, this time I've actually completed almost half of the NHL in preparation. I've been working on this project for the past month or so, I've really been having a lot of fun with it and I'm moving at a pretty steady pace so I feel as though I can actually make it through the league. What I really wish for this thread is a lot of active discussion, comments, and critique so that I may hone my skills at designing. I'd like to keep this organized, so I'll get started with some guidelines of what I'll be posting. Also, as a note: I haven't found an Adidas template compatible with the program I use (PAINT.net) so I chose to simply use the Reebok Edge template found in the Paint Users Paradise thread. I have, however, added an Adidas tag to the inside that I drew up. Outline All teams I complete will have some alteration to their logo and/or color scheme that I will point out with each concept. Note: These changes could be as small as a color adjustment to a complete logo overhaul. I will only be posting two uniforms per team: Home (color), Away (white) No team will use more than two logos. This is pretty standard in the NHL. However, we do see teams with all kinds of logos with their set. If I include a logo in the set, it will appear on the uniform. I see no need to include more since this is simply a logo/uniform project and not a complete identity project. NHL shield logos will be recolored in respective team colors. Teams will be posted in no real order, simply which concept I would like comments on at that time. Please, no comments just requesting the next team. Some critique on the concept would be appreciated. Okay, first up: ARIZONA COYOTES - 4.3.17 Logos: I really loved the Coyotes inaugural set. The kachina pattern was very unique to the team and even though it made it's debut in the 90s, it wasn't a concept that was overbearing or gaudy. However, and, as unpopular an opinion it may be, I really like Arizona's current logo and uniform set. I have made some changes to the logo, though. Replacing black is a darker brick red and I have turquoise to the color scheme, drawing inspiration from the art of the Pueblo which is wherein the initial kachina pattern derived. The alternate 'A' paw logo underwent no changes other than, of course, the color scheme. Uniforms: Again, the kachina pattern was my favorite part of the Coyotes inaugural set. The logo to me was fine, but I actually like the current better. I tried my hand at a custom kachina pattern that is only adorned on the hem as I thought that adding it the the sleeves as well made it a bit busy. If you look closely, you'll notice that within the pattern are crossed hockey sticks in the darker brick red color. The shoulders stripes are very loosely based on the current uniforms. Thanks for checking these out! C&C is greatly appreciated!
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    1990 Lewis Cup Finals http://phlnetwork.blogspot.ca/ The 1990 Lewis Cup Finals featured the first overall Long Island Concordes, and the Cinderella Minnesota Lumberjacks. Long Island was making their third appearance in the championship round after proving unsuccessful in their previous two visits. For the young Lumberjacks, this was the first trip to the finals. Only one player, defenseman Clint Allen, had experienced Minnesota’s last Lewis Cup victory in 1979. Game one on Long Island turned out to be closer than expected. After Long Island took a 3-0 lead early on thanks to goals from Stuart Burns, Craig Davidson, and Don Taylor. Minnesota scored twice before surrendering another goal, this time from Alan Chadwick. It appeared that Long Island had control already. Suddenly, halfway through the third period, the “Cardiac ‘Jacks” struck once again, scoring two quick goals from Jason Crowley and Jacob Lundholm to tie the game at 4-4. The game would go into overtime, where Doug Macintyre would be the hero for Long Island as the Concordes won 5-4. Game two would also go into overtime, where goaltenders Pascal Renaud and Jeff Brackley both turned in a stellar performance as one extra period turned into two, then three. About halfway through the third overtime, Theo Sprouse’s point shot beat Brackley to give Long Island a 2-0 series lead. Game three in Minnesota was unofficially a must-win game for the Lumberjacks as another loss would put them in a 3-0 hole. “We know what we need to do and we’re confident we can get it done at home” said Jeff Winslow. Minnesota opened the scoring on a goal from Matt Cunningham, and the ‘Jacks held on through to the end of the second period, when two quick goals from Burns and Davidson gave the Concordes the lead. Minnesota made a desperate push in the third period to tie the game, pulling Brackley for the extra attacker. Brian Reese slid the puck into the empty net and the Concordes hung on for a 3-1 victory and a commanding 3-0 series lead. Now playing for pride, the Lumberjacks were determined to get at least one win in game four. The game was tied after two periods, before Pavel Vana broke the tie with a breakway goal. Jason Crowley would score late in the game to extend the lead to 4-2 as the Minnesota crowd gave their team a standing ovation. Heading back to the Island for game five, the Concordes had an opportunity to win their first Lewis Cup on home ice, and they would not disappoint the 18150 fans in attendance. Stuart Burns, who would ultimately be named playoff MVP, would score two goals while Sprouse and Macintyre each added goals as well in a 4-1 win as the Concordes won their first Lewis Cup in franchise history. In his final act as PHL Commissioner, Alan Garcia handed the Lewis Cup, which now had a new section added to hold more names, to Stuart Burns. It was a fitting end to Garcia’s tenure, as the Commissioner had pushed for a second New York franchise since taking over in 1966. Darryl Byrd would now officially take over as head of the PHL as the league embarked on a new era.
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    The Devils bright red and green is wholly more interesting than the shades used by the Wild, which is almost more brick and hunter green. This isnt exactly apples to apples. Compare:
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    Gonzaga makes its first championship in school history and chooses to wear black uniforms (black is not a school color) with no red on them. (Red is a school color). This trend of teams wearing :censored:ty Alts in a big championship game can die any day now.
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    Following your suggestions, this is the updated set:
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    Unfortunately the Marlins are a terrible organization and have shunned away nearly any sense of history. That only areas named after past players/championships are club level areas. Outside that there is only the bobbleheads and one concession area and has some photos.
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    As a fan of an AFC team, anything to get a change from Phil Simms can't be bad.
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    It will cost a lot of money to remove it. If Oakland is going to get a new park, it doesn't make too much sense to spend to make the current park beautiful again.
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    It was a bit of a dud tournament. No team seeded 13 or higher won a game in the first round, only one 12 seed won (and they were the favorite), the "Cinderella" team was a school that's made the Sweet 16 numerous times lately....about the lone surprise was South Carolina. Now the same could be said for other recent tournaments, but this one seemed to have a bunch of endings that just fizzled out in a weird way or a disappointing way, whether it's not rebounding the ball or just slipping and not getting a good shot off. Teams look composed for 39 minutes and 40 seconds, then look like they've never played basketball on their final meaningful possession of the game.
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    I'm glad the long-suffering fans of North Carolina can finally celebrate a title for once.
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    Seriously, shame on the Zags. Even Oregon wised up and wore their main green and yellows instead of their black set for their Final Four game.
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    That's because that's exactly what they did
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    They're out there selling fragments of my attention, and to a degree, my body with the logos on the clothes I wear, and I'm basically paying them for the privilege. It's a weird world when you think of it that way.
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    ^ yeah, I like the horse-ball logo. with a little simplification (there's too many small details, which screams "90s"), it could work nicely as an alternate logo. there never should be a horse in the primary logo, though. it's a nice, creative alternate idea, but a little too off-the-wall for a primary visualization.
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    The Anaheim Bullfrogs were my favorite team despite never watching a single one of their games. I thought they had the best name. Did anybody watch Pro Beach Hockey on ESPN2?
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    The only thing I didn't like about these was the sock stripes. They were sort of close to the stripes on the sleeves, but they got the proportions wrong. Should've never switched to the red alternate. I don't get why they chose to be a primarily red jersey team when the league already has what 9 teams who wear red jerseys? Not even counting the Coyotes. They were one of 2 teams wearing green. That decision makes no sense to me.
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    Green looks weak on the NJ Devils. Green & devil don't match for me ever.
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    This is the equivalent of a guy named Cal Garyflame suiting up for the Calgary Flames. Shut it down.
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    The North Stars look a lot better with black.
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    I think we can all agree that the Arizona Diamondbacks have one of the most messed up looks currently in the Majors: the alternation between the Red/Black and the Teal/Black schemes, the dark grey road uniforms and the diamond pattern (I think that, despite being a good idea, there's something off about it). That's why I decided to make things simpler: I took their current logos and wordmarks, and used the club original colours (making a mix between the original Turquoise and the current Teal, and using the cuurent Sand shade instead of Copper). I also decided to use a design inspired by the 1998/02 alt uniform for the sleeves and pants trim. This is the result: Do you think these are any better than the current uniforms?
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    Guys, we've finally got a team putting sabermetric stats on their jumbotron. I like it!
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    I always felt that MLB was the standard when it came to uniforms (you're welcomed to your own opinion). Corporate greed has ruined that over the last few months. Between Stance socks, the New Era flag, and the eventual appearance of the Under Armor logo on the chest, MLB is well on its way to outside corporate logo patch placements akin to the NBA. How much money do they really need?
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    Pretty close to perfect. Just drop the front numbers and I think you've nailed it.
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    I think the stance socks look cool for fans, especially kids and teens that now have this fashion craze of wearing high socks with colorful designs on them. For that, those socks are great. I just don't understand why these socks have become official on field gear. The designs are too random and all over the place with no consistency and teams have no limit to the amount of styles they can have in one game. Plus the distortion of the colors and sizes of the elements on the socks drives me crazy. It's bad.
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    So the Mets' and Astros' socks with the wrap-around designs at the ankles are among the worst in your mind, but the Dodgers' socks with the (pretty bad, IMO) approximation of stirrups that's interrupted by the colored ankle cushioning is what you consider to be the best? Interesting. I'll agree with you that the Mets' and Astros' socks aren't all that great, but I'm shocked that anyone would think that those Dodgers' faux-stirrups are among the best, and let alone better than the Mets' and Astros' designs. I've always thought 2-in-1's look extremely ugly and amateur, so Stance's approximation of stirrups is just about as bad in my mind.
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    How many Gonzaga players were on your NCFA team again?
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    I think it's funny how a lot of people dislike Minnesota's colors, but then a lot of people (maybe the same people, I don't know) want NJ to be red and green again. Not directing that at you, Cole, but your mention of the color scheme brought it out of me.
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    Being a cardinals fan I guess I have just seen the regular socks so often that the difference really bothers me because I'm so used to seeing what the socks should look like to me. I appreciate the pattern has remained the same but it will always looks off to me. I know a lot of players won't wear the socks and I saw the pic of the Red Sox actually wearing red socks, my point was that most of the striping patterns of the stancesocks are very similar or exactly the same in different colors. I know lots of baseball socks share similar patterns in different colors but the designs are generally simple. IMO the stance socks are over-designed or seem to have no thought put into them at all: i.e. Red Sox blue socks, the stripes get distorted and discolored, I don't like the big logos on the socks and it's just one more different sock design for players on the same team to trot onto the field wearing. Now don't get me wrong, I'm all for socks/stirrups becoming more popular but, cripes, I wish teams would standardize their socks and stance would come up with some better/more thoughtful designs.
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    These are all :censored:ing horrible...
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    Although Faulk played but one season in these threads, I cannot think of them as "wrong" for him. The 1999 Rams' turnaround was so shocking that it was dominating NFL news that season, and Faulk's acquisition was right in the middle of that. Even if they hadn't won the Super Bowl, we would still remember Faulk in these uniforms along with the Y2K crap that's really starting to grate on me.
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    The Wild Bear is honestly underrated. if it had come out in the 70s or 80s it would be the god of sports logos.
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    Regarding the Wild... this is perfect in every way.
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    Here's Boston. Nothing major except for a slightly different stripe and i changed the coloring of the wordmark to a green outline with a floor pattern inside. I like how it is right now of i could go either 1) black inside with green outline, 2) reverse of 1, or 3) just green. Next are the Lakers
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    Actually, I think if one team can pull off the "ski resort" look for a branding set, it's definitely the Rockies. That mountain in diamond logo is actually a really great idea, and I think I'd be totally fine with that. The Rockies current set is ok, but pretty uninspired and forgettable. I may may be a bit of a sucker for that ski resort style branding, though having grown up in a ski resort town.
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    Patriots alternate logo & Boston College primary logo. North Dakota nicknameless era primary & Notre Dame. North Dakota now the Fighting Hawks and the USPS.
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