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  1. Would be a beautiful little detail to give the Oilers blue skate holders in homage to Gretzky.
  2. With the NFL adopting a COLOR RUSH Series and its relative success after pulling back a bit on some of the nastier designs, its only a matter of time before we see the same (or at least something similar) in the other major sports leagues. Today, we take it to the ice and begin a 31-team look at how to add some pop to the lone major sport played on a white surface. We'll start it off with the Atlantic Division in alphabetical order, but if you have any requests, we can see about switching up the order. I've got about half the league done at this point and I'll be working on the rest as the others are posted, so we should be able to keep these coming one-per-day for the full 31. Some ground rules for the series: 1) Each team will have a unique primary jersey color in their division. This would allow any divisional match-up to be a COLOR RUSH game and guarantees some unique looks for the league. 2) Each team will have a unique primary-secondary scheme in the league. For example, though there may be a few black COLOR RUSH looks, there will only be one black and white team and one black and red team and so forth. 3) Each team will adopt a COLOR RUSH jersey of a different primary color than their primary home jersey to give fans something new to look at (and something new to buy). First up, The Boston Bruins Boston adopts a Gold and Brown look inspired by their history and their first Winter Classic look. Overall pretty self explanatory. Gold and Brown, the boys are ready to Bear Down.
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    NHL COLOR RUSH by JB Designs (METRO added 1/19)

    And our second complete division... The Metropolitan Division The Metro provides some more unique looks as past and present combine to forge a new future. The two New York clubs bring back fan-favorite logos from the 90s and New Jersey joins in the push for the past. The rest of the vision looks forward with looks inspired by recent success. The Canes rock a Storm Grey look and the Jackets don the double blue once again. Pennsylvania turns to two looks remiscent of the 2017 Stadium Series while Washington finally promotes the Weagle to primary status. Particular match-ups of note here would be the Isles and Caps doing battle in orange and navy and the Battle of Pennsylvania, featuring a black on gold game that has already exhibited success.
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    New Hockey Template/Random Hockey Concepts (Kings added)

    Solid concept for the Kings. Few bits of template feedback: 1) The cuffs still look a bit odd as @OhioSportsMan61 mentioned. It looks like your ending that sort of “jersey texture” at the cuffs and then keeping the cuffs “smooth” I guess would be the word. Try carrying that texture all the way down the arms. 2) The connection between the yoke and body (especially on the front) could use some work. It’s much brighter right on the edge of the yoke, to the point of looking almost like a phantom yoke. 3) Lose the rectangle around the nameplate. I’m guessing your trying to show that there’s a nameplate rather than the numbers being seen directly to the jersey, but it just looks off, especially with the rectangle outline a different color than the jersey
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    Before I post the Metro DIvison set, here's an update to the Hurricane's based on LD's feedback and some personal preferences after revisiting the design. Things to note: Updated alternate logo used throughout the set, collar changes color from red to black, number outline removed, NOB changed from solid black to red with black outline.
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    Washington rounds out the East, so let's take a look back at what we've seen so far before moving out west. First off a reminder of the ground rules: 1) Each team will have a unique primary jersey color in their division. This would allow any divisional match-up to be a COLOR RUSH game and guarantees some unique looks for the league. 2) Each team will have a unique primary-secondary scheme in the league. For example, though there may be a few black COLOR RUSH looks, there will only be one black and white team and one black and red team and so forth. 3) Each team will adopt a COLOR RUSH jersey of a different primary color than their primary home jersey to give fans something new to look at (and something new to buy). The Atlantic Division One Division, Four Original Six teams, fortunately that's a trend that won't continue. Boston, Montreal, and Toronto look to their past while Detroit finds inspiration in what is still to come. The Floridian teasm show a mix of state pride and team identity while the Sens and Sabres round out the division by meshing several eras of their jersey histories. This Atlantic offers us a fresh color pallet for a division that is almost entirely red and blue (kudos to you, Boston). The Color Rush system gives us yellow, royal, white, navy, maroon, black, grey, and green and offers up a whole slew of potential match-ups between the involved teams (although Florida may pose some issues if matched up against Buffalo or Ottawa, but nobody's perfect and there's plenty of other divisional games where their CR set could see use). I think a personal favorite of mine would be the long-standing Boston-Montreal rivalry and seeing gold and maroon do battle rather than black or red and white. Let me know your favorite pairs and I can see about putting together a more in-depth uniform match-up graphic for those of interest once this is all said and done.
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    NHL COLOR RUSH by JB Designs (METRO added 1/19)

    Thanks for the positivity, man. Really helps keep you motivated in a 31-look series.
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    NHL COLOR RUSH by JB Designs (METRO added 1/19)

    More you ask and more you shall get. The Washington Capitals Like many Capitals concepts these days, the Caps Color Rush takes some clear inspiration from the DC flag, hopefully a bit more subtly than many concepts these day, though. The striping pattern features the two red stripes on a white backdrop and the three stars of the flag can be seen throughout the uniform, from the shoulder, pants, and helmet logos to the Captains patch on the chest. The weagle finds its proper place on the chest and the Stadium Series pants logo sees greater prominence. Often known for their lack of jersey acumen, the Color Rush system provides Washington with a look fit for the nation’s capital.
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    NHL COLOR RUSH by JB Designs (METRO added 1/19)

    Here's a quick little bonus concept by swapping the colors and logos of my Pens and Flyers look to match what's been unveiled in terms of Stadium Series logos. The 2019 Stadium Series
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    Yet Another Signature Thread

    Penguins #87, Steelers #50, Pirates #55, Purdue #4, Canada (Hockey) #87, Dallas Stars #3, Texas Rangers #7
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    Fallen off schedule, again... But here's the second Pennsylvania (and my favorite NHL) team... The Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh gold takes the forefront here and the primary loses its triangle yet again. This triangular pattern is not entirely lost, however, as the pattern extends the ends of the yoke, coming to a point beneath the numbers. This striping pattern is mimicked on the hem and socks, while the pants adopt a single stripe. The little-used penguins wordmark appears on the helmet and the P from this logo can be found on the right leg of the pants.
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    Yet Another Signature Thread

    Football. Should've clarified
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    Yet Another Signature Thread

    Penguins, Steelers, Pirates, Purdue, Canada (Hockey), Dallas Stars, Texas Rangers
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    NHL COLOR RUSH by JB Designs (METRO added 1/19)

    The Philadelphia Flyers The Broad Street Bullies are Back in Black (and rid of white)! The Flyers Color Rush look takes some inspiration from their 2017 Stadium Series sweater with a purely black and orange look. The arms feature 4 half stripes inspired by the feathers of the logo and the Philadelphia Quakers heritage. This pattern is simplified to two stripes on the hem and socks for clarity's sake and the TV numbers find a home on the shoulders to leave space for the striping on the arms. The rear of the sweater features the Flyers trademark off-color namebar and a number outline derived from the primary logo on the front.
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    New Hockey Template/Random Hockey Concepts (Kings added)

    This is really getting there! Last update pushed it over the edge and its must better than the one you've been using already. That's a really solid lightning concept too, ngl.
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    The New York Rangers Another New York 90's legend returns. The Rangers adopt the first ever red jersey in their history with a familiar face on the front and their primary on the shoulders. The striping pattern adapts their original Lady Liberty look to a two-tone scheme with the removal of silver to clean up the look. The Rangers keep their red pants (albeit with a different pattern) and round out the equipment set with blue gloves and helmet. C&C on the NY teams or any of the preceding? We'll head to Pennsylvania for a look at both that the Flyers and Pens (and a bonus 2019 Stadium Series concept) tomorrow!
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    The New York Islanders At long last, the Fisherman returns. Recolored and reimagined. Orange reigns supreme in this set with the blue and white striping inspired by the waves in the logo. The lighthouse logo returns on the shoulders and pants and the fisherman wordmark finds a second home here. With these bright orange uniforms, the Isles hope to be a shining beacon leading the franchise to victory.
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    You've got a good point there. I'll see what I can put together on that end. Originally went with the single flag logo because how vertical the alternate logo is really bothers me, but its worth at least a look. My apologies for falling off schedule again, back for the beginning of a new semester here at college, so I've had some things to handle up on. Moving right along... The Columbus Blue Jackets This is actually of the first (if not the first) sets I designed for this series. I love the double-blue look for the Jackets as well as the cannon logo, so both of those are on display here. The Jackets keep the navy full-length yoke and the stars of their primaries, albeit a bit rearranged. Chevron striping inspired by the Union army adorns the sleeves and vintage white or cream is used throughout the set, most prominently in the one-color adaptation of the primary logo on the sleeves. All in all this color rush is meant to build on the success of the Jackets' Alt by cleaning it up a bit and giving fans yet another unique Jackets look to love.
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    NHL COLOR RUSH by JB Designs (METRO added 1/19)

    My apologies for the delay. Got caught up in the New Year's festivities. Today we head to the Metro! The Carolina Hurricanes Carolina certainly pushed the envelope when they unveiled this year's alternate sweater. Their Color Rush recognizes this progress and takes it a step further. Storm grey is adopted as the primary color here while black and red serve as accents and white is entirely omitted. The thick-thin-thick pattern of their alternate is adopted here as well and a black yoke supports the top of the set. Outside of the logos, black never touches storm grey, always separated by red in some way shape or form.
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    Before 2018 finishes, we finish off the Atlantic... The Toronto Maple Leafs The Leafs throw back, way back, for their Color Rush look, adopting the color and layout of the Toronto St. Pats jerseys of the early 1920s. Thick striping dominates from the hem to the cuff to the collar and simplicity reigns across the set. Green means go, so the buds are ready for battle.
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    The Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa reaches to the past, bringing grey back into the pallete. The shoulders feature an extended yoke ending in lightning bolts on the arms. The hem and socks simplify this pattern while the trademark Tampa Bay pant lightning remains.
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    The Ottawa Senators With a concerning lack of creativity in their jerseys in recent years, Ottawa tries to buck the trend of their recent looks. The sideways centurion returns along with a new take on the barber pole striping complete with a sublimated laurel patter. The shoulder patch of the early 2000s returns, but its wings are clipped so it fits better as a shoulder patch. Thanks for all the positive feedback so far. Keep it coming and I'll be sure to keep the concepts coming as well.
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    Thanks. Guess we'll just have to wait and see. We've got three more teams before we hit Toronto. The first of those three teams... The Montreal Canadiens Montreal pays tribute to the city's hockey heritage by adopting the maroon of the (well) Maroons. The Canadiens stay on brand with a chest stripe design paired with thick white cuffs and collar to give it that retro feel. The TV numbers rest squarely in the chest striping while both the front crest and #OB peek out on either side. Clean, simple, and nothing too crazy. What we've come to expect out of the lone team from the La Belle Province.
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    Seattle Kraken (Center Ice and Twitter Mockups Added 12/25)

    I'd say set one as well. As much as I hate teams using the same color for their home and alternate, I think its necessary here. Though its a great accent color something about the seafoam/teal makes it look cheap when its used as a jersey's base
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    Back to our regularly scheduled programming... The Florida Panthers Florida banks hard on state pride with their Color Rush look. After adopting the Florida state flag pattern in their laces in the move to Adidas, the Panthers go beyond dipping their toes into the water and dive headlong into it by adopting the crossing bars into the arm striping. This pattern melds into a chest stripe design on a sweater entirely devoid of red. In its place, navy is promoted and more gold and white are inserted into the look. The equipment follows this pattern and a simple Florida wordmark can be seen on both the helmet and pants, keeping the uniform from getting too crazy with its ambitious sweater design. C&C appreciated as always.