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Kevin W.

Nike NHL - 8/20 NYI/MIN added

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This is the latest iteration of a project that I've been working on for quite some time. I've never completely finished it, for one reason or another. Anyway, this is my vision of what the league could look like if it was Nike that had the exclusive contract with the league rather than Reebok followed by Adidas. The jersey template is based on pre-2014 Nike designs, so no flywire collars. Those look stupid. Following the real-life example of Nike and the NBA, every team will have four jerseys. However, they won't follow the same pattern as the NBA, i.e., teams can wear whichever jerseys they want whenever they want. The Nike NHL teams have one dark home jersey, one light road jersey, one dark alternate jersey and one light alternate jersey. Teams still wear dark colors at home and light colors on the road.

 

Anyway, on with the show.

 

Western Conference

Pacific Division

Anaheim Ducks

Arizona Coyotes

Calgary Flames

Edmonton Oilers

Los Angeles Kings

San Jose Sharks

Vancouver Canucks

Vegas Golden Knights

 

Central Division

Chicago Blackhawks

Colorado Avalanche

Dallas Stars

Minnesota Wild - PRIMARY

Nashville Predators

St. Louis Blues

Winnipeg Jets

 

Eastern Conference

Metropolitan Division

Carolina Hurricanes

Columbus Blue Jackets

New Jersey Devils

New York Islanders - PRIMARY

New York Rangers - PRIMARY

Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins

Washington Capitals

 

Atlantic Division

Boston Bruins

Buffalo Sabres

Detroit Red Wings - PRIMARY

Florida Panthers

Montreal Canadiens

Ottawa Senators

Tampa Bay Lightning

Toronto Maple Leafs - PRIMARY

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Anaheim Ducks

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I've long been a proponent of the Ducks going back to the Mighty Ducks colors/logo full-time in some capacity. While I'd prefer that they go back to the late 90s/early 2000s look (i.e., with the shoulder patch) as their home and road, I realize that at most, it'll be an alternate. For the purposes of this project, the Ducks are still just the Anaheim Ducks, but have reverted their colors back to the eggplant and jade. There's no reason why they can't go back to the colors and keep the current name. I kept the current number font and shoulder patch because they both work well. Also, because I can't leave out a nod to the Ducks being Orange County's team, the sticks in the logo are orange.

 

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The alternates are, for all intents and purposes, eggplant and jade-ified versions of their RL home and road jerseys.

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The main set looks really sharp and I think most people on these boards would be stoked if the real team went in that direction.  The new number font works surprisingly well with their old colour configuration and the shoulder patch gives some balance to previously bottom heavy design.  My only criticisms are the decision to make the triangle in the road logo purple (it just looks better in jade IMO) and the decision not to wrap the sleeve stripes all the way around.  That being said, this is great start to your series and I look forward to seeing more.

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Yeah, the sleeve stripes not wrapping around is something that'll be present on all of the designs with sleeve stripes. It's something inherent in Nike's designs that I decided to maintain.

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Really solid look - like Morgo said: I really like the modern number font with the jade and eggplant. Great work! 

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Chicago Blackhawks

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Not much here since their uniforms are damn near perfect. All I've done is added tie-down collars and a tan outline to the logo.

 

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The alternates are one of the few cases in which the two jerseys aren't simply home/road versions of the same look. The black jersey is their old black alternate, but I've made its color scheme more in line with the 2009 Winter Classic jersey/second Reebok Edge third jersey. The road alternate is a vintage white version of that Winter Classic jersey. It's also somewhat derivative of the Rockford IceHogs' alternate jersey.

 

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Boston Bruins

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Nothing really out of the ordinary for the Bruins. This has elements of their 1981-1995 and Reebok Edge jerseys.

 

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Their alternates are a pair of gold and brown fauxbacks. Again, very conservative design. Even when the Bruins went modern (1995-2007) it was still a conservative design. I've maintained that simplicity here.

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Pittsburgh Penguins

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Their home and road jerseys are their current jerseys with a few small tweaks. I made the numbers two-tone and also brought back the RoboPen as a shoulder patch. Speaking of the RoboPen...

 

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Their alternates take the idea of the late 1990s/early 2000s RoboPen black jersey but implement it a bit more subtly. The stripe is derivative of the striping style used by the Steelers, but actually happens to line up pretty well with the horizontal stripes in the RoboPen logo.

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Columbus Blue Jackets

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The home jersey is a revival of their excellent mid-2000s alternate jersey that did well to combine navy blue and black. Both jerseys take advantage of the fact that both of Columbus' alternate logos are really good, so each jersey uses both logos, but have them on opposite shoulders.

 

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The alternate jerseys are a much more traditional template and take the striping from the Ohio flag, with a coordinating road version. The cannon roundel logo takes center stage on this one, and like the primary jerseys, there are two separate shoulder patches.

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17 hours ago, Kevin W. said:

Columbus Blue Jackets

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The home jersey is a revival of their excellent mid-2000s alternate jersey that did well to combine navy blue and black. Both jerseys take advantage of the fact that both of Columbus' alternate logos are really good, so each jersey uses both logos, but have them on opposite shoulders.

 

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The alternate jerseys are a much more traditional template and take the striping from the Ohio flag, with a coordinating road version. The cannon roundel logo takes center stage on this one, and like the primary jerseys, there are two separate shoulder patches.

Can you try to incoprorate some black on the regular white jersey?

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I tried but I didn't really figure out a way that would work.

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Dallas Stars

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These are similar to what they're currently wearing, but I decided to emphasize silver more than black in the color scheme. Also, the striping patterns now match between the two jerseys. This may end up getting some slight revisions before I finish the project since I'm vacillating between thinking the numbers look fine and thinking that the trim is too thick. Also, I haven't decided whether I want to add black back to the overall color scheme or not.

 

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The alternates are the team's best past jerseys modernized into my template, using the roundel logo as the primary.

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Edmonton Oilers

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Pretty simple here: I translated their Adidas jerseys (which have really grown on me) over to my template. Don't fix what isn't broken.

 

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I always enjoyed the pre-Edge navy and copper jerseys (owning an early 2000s game-worn navy jersey doesn't hurt) so I decided to use that as the base for their alternates. I removed the red from the color scheme, though, since it always seemed superfluous to me and got lost against the copper stripes. I wish there was a good way to make the stripes look more metallic when in a raster image, since right now it just looks like brown.

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Montreal Canadiens

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Like I was going to do anything unusual for the Habs. Right...

 

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Their alternates, however... the road is a modernization of the 1944-47 white jersey, which is the only jersey the Canadiens should consider for an alternate if they ever decide to adopt one permanently IRL. Since the road alternate jersey is a color swap of the home primary jersey, I decided to make the home alternate jersey a color swap of the road primary jersey. I'm still not completely sold on it, TBH.

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For the Habs alt, try making it blue, and make the hem striping a red line surrounded by two white lines, and make the cuffs blue.

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13 minutes ago, NoE38 said:

For the Habs alt, try making it blue, and make the hem striping a red line surrounded by two white lines, and make the cuffs blue.

I considered making the home alt blue, but I figured that that’s the kind of thing that would start a riot in downtown Montreal if it ever happened for real. 

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15 minutes ago, Kevin W. said:

I considered making the home alt blue, but I figured that that’s the kind of thing that would start a riot in downtown Montreal if it ever happened for real. 

That's definitely true, Even though I really wanna see the Habs in a blue alt. How about switching the red and blue in my suggestion? a blue stripe surrounded by two white at the hem, and blue cuffs.

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Vancouver Canucks

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These were done, of course, before the Sedins retired and will be revised if I decide to make any design changes after they name a new captain. The single biggest problem with their current jerseys (the wordmark) is gone, and I've added some green trim to the names and numbers. Also, the V in the sleeve stripes is back.

 

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The alternates are West Coast Express fauxbacks. Not really much to talk about when describing them other than that.

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On 8/7/2018 at 1:15 PM, Kevin W. said:

Pittsburgh Penguins

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Their home and road jerseys are their current jerseys with a few small tweaks. I made the numbers two-tone and also brought back the RoboPen as a shoulder patch. Speaking of the RoboPen...

 

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Their alternates take the idea of the late 1990s/early 2000s RoboPen black jersey but implement it a bit more subtly. The stripe is derivative of the striping style used by the Steelers, but actually happens to line up pretty well with the horizontal stripes in the RoboPen logo.

I really like the alternates. I prefer the skating penguin logo but the pigeon logo works better here. Nice work!

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