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hockey week posted a topic in ConceptsAfter seeing all the talk about the Penguins dropping their blue thirds and where they should go from their current edge jerseys led me down some new paths. I learned some things: The 90s Cup-era jerseys, which are what I'd like to see back, are not as popular as I thought. The mid-90s robo-Penguin is surprisingly popular. Mario hates it though. The 80s gold is popular, but nowhere near unanimously loved. Which is good, because Mario HATES it. The pre-edge jerseys were beloved, and so was the metallic vegas gold. So, I looked back over the Pens' history and got some inspiration. I didn't want to ignore the current jerseys, which have had their own era, and I didn't want to adopt an older jersey. I liked the triangles of the pre-edge jerseys, I wanted to bring them back. I also looked way back to the 70s and the jerseys not yet brought back, particularly those 1974 jerseys where they had an unexpected cup run. There have been triangle sleeves angled in all directions, but the pre-edge era make more sense in the age of sleeve numbers and patches all over. But I didn't want to simply bring back those jerseys in total. In time, I realized something: Those socks haven't changed since the initial return of the skating penguin. the Flyers based a jersey on their socks, and that was far, FAR more random. Why not the Pens? Plus, that made the jerseys far more versatile. You could use that template for anything, black with athletic gold, athletic gold with black, or any combination of blues. This is what I went with. The Pens have a habit of implementing jerseys as a third and then promoting it. That's my plan here. The new Pens' third jersey: With a new shoulder patch, made from a few key pieces: Who doesn't love the scarf? Put an 80s angry eye on it, close the beak because it looked too nice with it open, and eliminate the lines that were allegedly the result of a sponsorship deal from Mellon Bank. Then, that third can be promoted, and this can be introduced with it: and eventually, because Mario loves the blue, a third jersey. I thought of normal white shoulders, but these seemed so much more appropriate. The vegas gold did not look good with it, so I went old school. The clashing logo just looks so old timey. The only question was to use the secondary or the primary. This is the secondary version, I can post the other if asked. Thoughts? C&C?