Eric Westhaver

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  1. Continuing with a couple of navy teams - the Isles and Preds. I've also added another aspect to this project. I found an old hockey card of the immortal Georges Vezina from around 1917 and I'm putting these designs down in vintage hockey card form.
  2. So here's a different cannon for CBJ, along with the next two teams, Florida and Minny. Nashville and the Isles next.
  3. Two more teams, coming right up: Columbus and Detroit. and here's the Red Wings: The Panthers and Wild are the next two teams up.
  4. Yow. They look like radioactive carrots. Navy is definitely the better option.
  5. Continuing on with Calgary and Chicago. And here's the next one, Chicago. Some notes on this one first: first, the team would be called the Black Hawks (with the space, since they used that spelling for 60 years). Second, since the famed Native head logo came from a WWI army unit and the war wasn't over yet, the logo is an actual black hawk. Columbus and Detroit are up next.
  6. Here, I'll guess what all 31 NHL teams and Seattle would have looked like if they hit the ice on the league's first day.It'll be pretty easy for a few (since... you know, they were there) but there's still plenty of room for creative licence if you ask me. All of the jerseys are old-school, knit sweater style. I've gone over thousands of archive photographs of teams from that time to make the jerseys and the logos as authentic to the time period as possible. That said, I've tried to keep the colours consistent with what the times either wore around that time or what they wear now. Here's the first - we'll start alphabetically, do every other team, then swing back and grab the ones we missed. Up first are your Anaheim Ducks. Then, following that are the Boston Bruins - sporting their traditional brown and gold from around that time period. C&C is welcome. The next teams up are the Flames and the Black Hawks.
  7. No sense wasting any time - let's keep this thing going. Up next is Red Bull, a team settling down after some wildly successful years. This one is based partially off the black-and-white dazzle camo they tried in testing a few years back - since doing black and white dazzle stripes might make this team look like refs, I toned it down and kept it to the cuffs and logo. Next up is a kinda new team bringing a very bright colour scheme into F1 - Racing Point. It's very pink.
  8. For me, this is one of the best times of the year. My absolute favourite sport, hockey, is at a fever pitch. The NHL is deep in the middle of a run to the playoffs, junior teams are going through the playoff ringer and the level of play has jumped up (as it always does right now). To add to that, this is the time of year when my second favourite sport, Formula 1, hits the track. All 10 teams and 20 drivers are down in Melbourne as I type, ready to turn Albert Park from a sleepy path and pond to the biggest spectacle around. I love it. I've always thought this board has seen way too many sports-swap designs (if I see another Eagles or Flyers concept in red/white/blue, I swear to god...) and I never wanted to add yet another one here. That said, I've never seen anyone combine motorsports and hockey and if nobody else has done it, you best bet I want to be the first. So here we go. We'll start with the top two teams from last year and arguably the two biggest in the sport right now - Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport and Scuderia Ferrari. We'll continue on later with some more good stuff.
  9. There's plenty of other little touches and bits of research hidden in this template that the player's union would never agree to, too. Honestly, I don't think it matters - let's get as close to the ideal hockey uniform as we can, limits be damned.
  10. It's meant to be an integrated safety measure for the uniform, made out of Kevlar and recycled fibres - think like a neck guard that doesn't get clingy or wet. Anyway, here's a new design. Since we know there will be a team in Seattle soon, but we don't know what the name will be or what the colours would be... why not give it a hack and get weird? More still to come.
  11. Honestly, I think hockey fans in general would really embrace a Gritty jersey, not just Flyers fans. I feel that he's become, in a weird way, an ambassador for the city. Last year I might have gone with something different, maybe a Rocky Balboa thing, maybe this, maybe that, but we'll never need to worry about that. Either way, if I was going to redesign something for the Flyers, I wouldn't use the Liberty Bell. I think that's almost too easy – mostly since the 76ers and Phillies already have logos featuring the bell. Also, apologies if the Gritty joke up there seemed rude. That was just rhythm and opportunity.
  12. Anyway, let's do some updates. First off: the Rangers. I know the first post was a a little... controversial for being busy, but those who loved it really seemed to love it. In order to declutter, I made the pants blue and cut back on the stripes a bit, while keeping some of those New York touches. Second, here's Pittsburgh. When I posted these to my design IG page, a Penguins fan blog reposted my concept and literally every person in the comments despised it. Now, maybe they just didn't get it, but either way, 50 people might not be wrong. I understated this one a bit too, making it black but switching it all up otherwise.
  13. Alright. Let's finish up the league with the last two teams. They're two particular favourites of mine. Pittsburgh first. Black and gold (since nothing says Pittsburgh like black and gold), striping based on the girders of the Fort Pitt Bridge, with those three US Steel stars (in the shape of Stars of David - a subtle memorial to the Tree of Life victims) and a big Pittsburgh "P". And the last design of the bunch - actually the first one I finished - for the St. Louis Blues. Instead of shouting out the blues, let's pay tribute to rock. Specifically, let's pay tribute to Chuck Berry, born and raised in St. Louis, and the first pressing of his legendary "Johnny B. Goode". I'm open to doing other concepts for NHL cities (if you've got a good idea that I haven't done) and updates on the stuff I've already posted. But... yeah. That's 31 teams up, 31 teams down.