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    The National Hockey League and adidas today unveiled the new ADIZERO Authentic NHL jerseys and uniforms for all 31 NHL teams, including the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks), which will make their on-ice debut with the 2017-18 season. At the forefront of innovation, design and craftsmanship, the new ADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey takes the hockey uniform system and hockey jersey silhouette to the next level by redefining fit, feel and lightweight construction. *Lighter - Featuring new cresting materials and construction technology, the ADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey reduces crest weight by up to 46%, while a single layer perforated numbering system reduces number weight by up to 60%, in order to deliver a new jersey that is up to 19% lighter when compared to the current NHL Jersey. *Cooler - The ADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey features adidas Clima® technology in each of the jersey fabrics to deliver breathability and enhanced performance. Combining moisture management technology and a streamlined silhouette to maximize air flow circulation with materials that are up to 133% more permeable than fabrics currently used on ice allows athletes to be cooler. *Stronger - Constructed for durability, the ADIZERO Authentic NHL jersey fabrics are up to 27% stronger in burst testing and up to 72% tougher in abrasion testing
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    So is the Todd Bertuzzi sucker punch, but i'm not sure which is uglier.
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    I liked CCM better than either adidas or reebok.
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    What could have been...
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    Also, can we all just appreciate the Central Division for a moment? I mean look at this! They've got: Red, yellow, kelly green, forest green, royal blue, navy blue, and maroon. Basically all the colors of the rainbow and without any black (which is a cop-out uniform color, save for Boston and I guess Pittsburgh. Just for comparison: Atlantic - Four red, two royal blue, one navy, one black. Metropolitan - Three red, two royal blue, one navy, one orange, one black. Pacific - Two black, one gray, one royal blue, one brick red, one orange, one teal, one red. (Admittedly a pretty diverse color scheme, but altogether too dark.)
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    Call me crazy but I actually miss this look--
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    As a Wild fan and a designer, I wanted to take the night to sleep on it. First takes can often be too reactionary. Whist I have my complaints (the stripe not going around the whole sweater, no hemline, etc.) This is their best dark jersey yet, and to that matter, they had perfection with the (now current) whites, so why change? (Minnesota sports have long had teams with different home and away templates) The Wild have always had a problem with their logo being so green, on a green background. I think it calls for a bigger keyline then you'd functionally want to use. Thats why they've trapped it in roundels or used a script. A center stripe is a damn clever way to solve this issue. I know a lot of you love the inaugural uniforms, but my unpopular opinion is that they were our second worst. (the reds they just retired with no hem stripe were awful.) The gold was too prominent, the logo got lost on the greens. The whites were okay, but the numbers were silly and hard to read. This is a new franchise, in a state that really likes to pat itself on its back for their hockey tradition. The vintage stuff sells very well here. Expect it moving forward.
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    To understand the Devils fans reaction to the uniform change you have understand a lot of the off ice changes that have gone on the last few years. When Lou Lamoriello ran the team for more than a generation he ran it in a very traditional fashion much like the Canadiens or Boston Celtics. Part of that was to build traditions. Some of that was silly like no facial hair rules and no high numbers unless you were a star. On the otherside when it came to the uniforms they kept a traditional approach. One a few teams to never have a permanent third jersey. In fact when it came to the Reebok edge changes a decade ago they were basically the only non-original 6 team to keep their uniform design. The fans embraced this. In fact after moving to Newark the team built a really fun fan environment circa 2011 through 2013. After that season the team was sold. While everyone admits on the ice changes needed to be made, the new ownership group has implemented a lot of off ice changes that have alienated much the fan base. Much of the in-game arena presentiation was changed to try to prevent fans from doing similar chants that you heard in Nashville this year and make it more "family friendly." They threatened season ticket holders for putting extra tickets on stubhub. They have also forced out many long time people associated with the organization. And more... seemingly any and everything associated with the team prior to the ownership change has been done away with. Instead of leaning on the traditions to keep people connected to the team during an on ice downturn, they have seemingly done everything to drive people away. now to tonight and the uniforms. The ownership has taken the most traditional and guarded aspect of the team (their look from when they won 3 cups and 5 conference championships) and changed it to what looks like a cheap knockoff version. It not only is a backlash against the design, but also ownership.
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    Excuse my poor drawing but I think the new Devils design would look 1000 times better with the hem stripe. I moved it down to the bottom just like the Colorado Rockies where the new striping pattern was inspired by.
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    Next up is the last current nhl team for this series. The Vegas Golden Knights. I decided to not use their current logo as it really doesn't suit the 90s. Instead I used a logo that I created last year for a Vegas concept and refurbished it a bit. The design uses a circle pattern similar to the logo. The dark jersey uses two shades of gold fro the logo also. The last three concepts in this series will be teams that played in the 90s but are now defunct.
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    I think C is the best, however I would like to see the chest stripe as a hem stripe and red outlines on the numbers
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    The only thing I ever thought was wrong with the Caps' 90's set was the numbers. Other than that, the colors are great, the logo is strong and actually something representative of the nickname, and the uniform flowed well with said logo as it was designed to accompany it. It was and still is the best the Caps ever looked. Compare that to a templated mess that says "capiLals" on the front, and something so garishly too 70's that it looks dug out of a time capsule that wasn't supposed to be opened until 2074 and also happens to say "capiLals" on the front. The choice is easy for me, blue/black/bronze eagle it is, and a million times over.
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    Now that dust has settled on the NHL reveal thread, here we go with the alternate take! NEW YORK YANKEES, PT. II - Going back to the "dugout" with a dash of red. The 1930's were a time of codification for many classic looks. The Red Sox, Dodgers, Tigers, and Giants all debuted looks that would be the precedent for their uniforms for the next eighty years (with few exceptions). In our timeline, the Yankees missed the World Series from 1933-35 and released Babe Ruth. Ownership, trying to change up the team's aesthetics for the post-Ruth years (I guess), opted to reintroduce the "NY" to the pinstripe uniforms. With World Series victories in 1936-39 (in no small part due to San Francisco Seals outfielder Joe DiMaggio), the "NY" was there to stay. However, what if there was an alternate timeline, where management went a few steps further in differentiating the Ruth-era and DiMaggio-era looks? What if the Yankees, seeing the trend towards cursive script wordmarks (the Tigers' road uniforms, this Phillies script, the Cubs' brief flirtation in the early-1930's, the Reds' mini-script, and the Dodgers' upcoming introduction of the classic script in 1938), decided to hop on the script bandwagon? Also, what if the team introduced red into their color scheme before 1946? How could they have incorporated into their color scheme in a way that'd still be considered classic today (the navy-only being Ruth's look, and the red scripts being DiMaggio-present day's look)? Well, let's find out! Basically, my proposal was to take these classic dugout jackets: ...and the 1973-present script: ...and build a uniform set out of this look! Obviously, the classic primary logo would remain (as its script fit far more with the set). The "NY" now has a red outline (a benefit of the new "NY" being the ease of adding a good outline to it), and the tertiary logo changes accordingly. The uniforms have been adjusted to accommodate the new color scheme and logos. The scripts use tails based off of the 1990's jackets (with the font maybe changing a bit in the 1970's with the introduction of double-knit, like in our timeline), and incorporate a red outline like the jacket DiMaggio is modeling above. The primary logo appears on the sleeve, as it now doesn't look as jarring with the rest of the set. Stripes on the road uniform appear, for the sake of adding more color. I kept the number font from my main concept, as this timeline's Yankees would never have used Wilson as a uniform manufacturer (it might have been Rawlings, Goodman & Sons, or McAuliffe who made the uniforms - read Game Worn Jerseys of the Double-Knit Era if you want to know more). These Yankees, having less of an "affixed" look, would be more open to conservative alternates that would be worn once per season. The pinstripe cap throws back to the 1921 team, while also being a pretty hat. The road pinstripes would be a throwback to the 1912-16 uniforms (as they'd be the only uniforms with the "NY" as a crest), and a fun look to wear against throwbacks of similar vintages. In reality, I wanted to do a road pinstripes look for the Yankees, and the "alternate takes" are a perfect venue for it! As for throwback alternates, we have two 1927 throwbacks! These uniforms would be nice looks back at the team's pre-1936 aesthetic history, without any red and in the case of the home uniform, without a logo! The set has more "throwback" gimmicks, with a creme home uniform and faux-flannel road uniform. While the Yankees were smart to limit their 1936 changes to the reintroduction of the home uniform crest, this alternate take shows how they could have gone further to create a different classic look. I would never want the Yankees wearing something like the above in real life, but it made for a fun experiment. C+C is greatly appreciated, as always! Up next, the Tampa Bay _____rays (you'll see)! P.S. How could I leave the Yankees behind without these clips?
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    Alright, so here are the two teams that reside in the city of angels, first up being the Angels! Logos -I've always been in a position of not really liking the Angels using red, and although some recent discussion in the MLB Changes thread gave some good points, I still like to imagine the Halos in a more 'heavenly' scheme. In my opinion, yellow is an underrated color in sports and is one that the Angels could embrace within their current identity, along with the secondary colors periwinkle and navy, all of which have been used at different points in the club's past. -I removed the sort of "spikes" seen on the sides of the letters, in order to differentiate more from the Rangers and give a sleekness to the look. I also removed the halo from the hat logo in particular, which you can probably predict why as we move on into the uniforms. Uniforms -Inspired by @davidrpaige's primarily yellow Rays set, as I was in my Color Rush series, I transferred the idea over to the Angels taking yellow/gold as their own. -The halos are back on the top of the caps, as that's one of my favorite simple elements in all of baseball history. -As in my tweaks series, the set takes on the single thin halo stripe motif that brings the entire set together. -I also removed the third outline around the name so as to be more readable. -I wanted a large presence of white in this set,as it seems to fit the Angels well, so I included a white cap. -I went with periwinkle for the away, as I think it compliments the gold quite well. On to Dodgertown! Logos -Since royal blue and red is poised to be taken by another team in the near future, I had to give the Dodgers the only other plausible secondary color that has been used in their history- light blue. I think it looks good against the new darker form of Dodger blue. -I adjusted the primary logo to include the bolder, jersey version of the Dodger wordmark. Otherwise, the logo set stays relatively the same. Uniforms -As recommended by @Paul Lucas in my tweaks series, I'm going with an OKC Dodgers inspired striping pattern so as to differentiate from the real-life set. -The sock design is inspired by Dee Gordon's faux-stirrup look that matches the rest of the set well. -Light blue replaces red as the color for the front number. -The alternate goes full on light blue, inspired by this set the Dodgers tried out back in their Brooklyn days. Also, should I add a white cap for the away? It seems to have precedence in Dodger history. Wishing you all a very pleasant good afternoon, wherever you may be. C+C is appreciated.
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    Trying to find the time to keep up with this, but I'll continue to do my best. Thought I'd take a crack at my old school's mascot logo. Here is a much needed Purdue Pete update. Feed back appreciated, as always.
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    Thats a hell of an Arsenal kit.
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    It's still way better than the Reebok tag.
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    Bring back this beautiful secondary logo...
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    Yuck. I liked the first side until I saw the second side.
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    By far their best look.
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    "our uniforms are mostly the same the only difference is we made them worse!" What did they think would happen? Their fans respond accordingly and rightfully and their response is "not in the fashion business". Yeah well your customers hate your new look so you better get in the fashion business and in a hurry or you're not gonna be selling a lot of new jerseys (lol).
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    I will never understand why Vancouver needs their name arched over their logo.
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    I'm actually kind of excited about that. Toledo has all the elements in thier identity to have a great look, but always look like space garbage instead. Hopefully Nike takes better advantage of thier identity or, at the very least, rolls out a number font that isn't fat crap like the old one.
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    Surprised at all the love that Tal's Hill and the overhang/stacked decks in Arlington are getting. Tal's Hill seemed to be the butt of jokes across baseball ever since that ballpark opened, and it seemed that the overwhelming majority of fans were happy to see it go. (I know I was.) It was both contrived and a danger to outfielders. As for Arlington, I actually like how the stacked decks look myself, but I never thought that was a 'beloved,' or even well-liked feature. I certainly know that Arlington is definitively not one of the more well-liked parks in the majors, both because of its overreliance on retro ballpark tropes (it's like a grab bag of 90's ballpark design quirks), and because of its lack of a roof. Maybe that one aspect of it is more broadly liked, though. Frankly, I like the stacked decks in isolation, but they never seemed to go with the rest of the park, given its sterile nature and lack of any overhangs. I will say that all of these 'ideal' MLB outfields suffer from the same problem that Arlington has - they're grab bags of disparate quirks and features that would not go together at all. For instance, in the picture that @dsaline97 posted, the sleek modernist look of taper upper decks would clash terribly with the old-fashioned brick Western Metal Supply Co. building, or with the jagged outfield angles of 'Triples Alley.' Having two high walls (the Green Monster and the Coors out-of-town scoreboard) would clash, as would the existence of a high wall right next to Pesky's Pole. I'm glad baseball features all of these unique elements, but they're not meant to be clumped together into one single ballpark design. My 'ideal' outfield? Perhaps it exists already: Asymmetry, a delightful out of town scoreboard and high fence, an attractive but not distracting batters' eye design, and an incredible backdrop? And they all mesh together perfectly? What more could you want?
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    Everything was pitch perfect than i saw the Capitals. Man, im telling you now that does not work. If your going to do many horizontal stripes it needs to be canadiens or ottawa alt style. Its not good. I love everything else though
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    The Newark Bulldogs can go jump in a lake. And after 3 cups, 5 finals and 35 years in jersey why are we adding elements from two short and embarrassing eras that did not even take place in jersey? Do we need that? Who cares? Who was ever clammoring for relics from our really dark ages? And green with the cup years on the collar. You can't make this up.
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    Their new jersey is literally a sweatshirt.
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    I so, so hate the "success is binary" mentality among Sixers fans. In that, unless you win a title your season is garbage. It's so simple-minded and justifies a lot of really bad actions. The purpose of pro sports is to entertain fans, not to play games with the salary floor and asset management while writing stupid 17-page Ted Kaczynski letters. NBA success is iterative and requires building on something. The 2014-15 Cavs had a shot at the title because Kyrie and Tristan Thompson were there. The 2004 miracle Pistons won 50 games the season before. Even 2003 LeBron James -- the gold standard for draft picks -- missed the playoffs his first year. Embiid's played 30 games in three years. Simmons 25 in two. Fultz has had multiple knee issues. When do we get to officially declare the process a failure? If they team doesn't win the title this year? Next? The year after? And if there's supposed to be patience with developing the core, why does Hinkie get a pass for only giving a crap about the team between the Finals and the Draft and no other time?
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    I've long considered that era of Capitals lore one of my favorite sports identities of all-time. ] Those thirds might be my absolute favorites of all time.
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    That looks much better than the actual match shirt IMO. Nike really needs to make some alternate variations of the Vapor Aeroswift template with different collar constructions and set-in sleeves rather than the raglan sleeves and upper back panel that it currently has. Some designs, especially stripes, hoops, certain other patterns, etc. don't really lend themselves very well to the current construction of the template, so an alternate version or two would be really beneficial in making a lot of Nike's kits more attractive.
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    I think the Preds look great once you see the uniform put together entirely. Their previous jerseys were so busy that it'll take time to get used to a more traditional look but I really like how it turned out.
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    It represents New York's grey-collar work ethic.
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    I'm not sure why Minnesota's jersey would match with San Jose's jersey.
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    Just wondering why jerseys need to be matched? Montreal's jerseys don't match and they're one of the classic uniforms in all of sport.
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    You know you're a top notch organization when you can't get dates right. Not sure why they have two white jerseys being worn through 2016-17. Not matching the new away to the new home is a joke.
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    Pretty sure that's the same font as last year!
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    That's bad too. Why not just have straight hem stripes like a normal hockey sweater.
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    The only thing that really bugs me about this unveiling are the collars. The four options are terrible, nothing about them looks nice in the versions we've seen (minus the Red Wings). Flames, Ducks, Kings, Sabres, Caps, and Sens all kept bad designs. Adidas isn't totally to blame for that. The teams and those is charge of these decisions are. Devils aren't bad, however, it's just not good for them. My hot take - I really like the Oilers look. Navy and all.
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    There's waaaaay too much Sharks Math here, I cannot even
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    The grey represents concrete, buildings, and pigeons. NEW YAWK, BABY
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    But hey, if life's ever got you down, just remember: There are no adidas stripes.
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    Wayne Gretzky was right about the Devils.
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    I like the pattern in the gold, wonder how that will actually translate. But I immediately get the sense that they're very...German.
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    That's just a terribly executed fake based off of @Max Sang's concept that he posted on Behance. The image is not at all indicative of the style of templates that Nike will use for the NBA jerseys, and it's entirely inaccurate with regards to the Blazers new uniforms that are set to be unveiled in late summer.
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    I went a little overboard and made a compilation of my perfect outfield.... Western Metal Supply Co. (Petco) Green Monster (Fenway) Rockies Scoreboard (Coors) Left-Center Gap (Coors) Tal's Hill (Minute Maid) City of Pittsburgh (PNC) Triples Alley (AT&T) Out of Town Scoreboard (Coors) Pesky Pole (Fenway) Tapered Upper Decks (Kauffman) .....complete with the St. Louis Arch mowed into the grass.
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