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  1. I think the jersey just needs to be simplified. The green shoulders disappear on tv anyway, time to scrap those. Everyone complained about Carolina's original jerseys being too much, the Kachina Coyote is far more busy. Keep the Kachina, simplify the elements around it.
  2. Probably the coldest game I ever announced was a hockey game at St. Bonaventure in January. Must have been 20 degrees in that rink. It's a beautiful rebrand, and I'm shocked how little I miss the gold. The ONLY suggestion I have is that in the script, the v looks like a w with the letters around it, and I actually thought it was some alternate or clever spelling at first. Maybe adjusting the heights of the vertical lines immediately around it would fix it. That B is fantastic. Emphasize that. Not loving the shield-B, I think it's because of the rope cutting into it. Maybe tuck that behind the outside line or shrink the B. I think a ST. B would be a worthy addition, that B with a "ST" added to it at the top, a good item of flexibility (maybe in lieu of the shield B?) It's a fantastic concept. Really good stuff.
  3. It's so close to perfection. You change CANES to CAROLINA, and you put the hurricane logo in place of the O, you have their best uniform ever. It would still be unique and quirky, but it would look so much more natural.
  4. the CH logo is such an obvious answer, but the problem is that there's already a CH logo in the league: The C part of the flag logo is genius, but Carolina just had a ton of issues with "one flag isn't hurricane flags", so...
  5. I like the white stripes, really makes it pop. I hate that the mismatched sleeve and hem strips are back on the white. They fixed that error, and now it's back. It was dumb then, it's terrible now.
  6. That's waaaay too flashy, but it is the point I'm trying to make. I mean, this is a super quick and sloppy mockup that has no polish. Maybe silver drop shadow on the bolt, maybe the storm from the 90s jersey behind it, idk. But I think there's a real promise here that their current logo just lacks. ...but leave it to Florida to mess it all up, can't have both Florida teams wearing shields now, can we?
  7. Someone on this board made this image to mock the Florida Panthers' new logo, and they accidentally created the best Lightning logo: Make the arch on top white, and then it makes a subtle T. It's brilliant. But considering that the team they're copying is right next door, that's a problem
  8. This with the new unused 2D logo was the best option I've seen. I also think the version with the white stripes was the superior of the 90s versions. But my biggest concern that with two stripes on the sleeves and one on the hemline that they're going to be a red/black Toronto
  9. I knew I heard it somewhere - though I edited my post, it was Punch Imlach, not Toe Blake. Obvious mistake.
  10. As much as I like the Cavalry answer, I swear there was something about Punch Imlach coming to coach and wanting some kind of revenge on Toronto by taking blue and then saying that it looks better with gold. If I find that story I'll add a link, but that's what I remember hearing
  11. This team in Toronto is looking an awful lot like Ottawa
  12. The only thing that needs to change are the shoulders. They're unnecessary and clutter the design a little too much...and they're barely visible on tv anyway (on the black jerseys), so nobody should miss them. Yes, I realize that sounds like a contradiction, but the "is there something there?" is more distracting than if it were obvious. Eliminating the shoulders is how you bring this jersey into the modern age.
  13. I haven't been on in a good while, but I saw the notification, and not only do I like your logo, but I REALLY like that secondary logo. Brilliant and simple and packs the right amount of symbolism. Nice work. Would be all for this approach.
  14. I've never heard the flag thing, but they did use these for their first few seasons. I was told it was a little soccer-centric nod to the very popular soccer teams of the area. Even wearing it, you'd probably never notice the stripes unless you're in very bright light.
  15. I think, like the Montreal Canadiens (who ever thought those two looks would be in the same thought?), they are a BALANCE team. Red and blue are in (relatively) equal amounts, and that is part of the look. And having one color weigh heavier at home or heavier on the road doesn't mean anything, because look at the New York Giants.
  16. This is why there's a golden triangle in the Penguins logo from Day 1 That confluence of the rivers, where Downtown Pittsburgh actually is, is called the Golden Triangle. It's always been in the Penguins logo, it even was on the shoulders in the 90s (that's officially why that design had those shoulders), it's why the Steelers had that batman cape jersey set in the 60s. The triangle has meaning, and it's Pittsburgh's symbol...so it shouldn't be a keystone for the whole state...stupid Flyers... But yeah, the triangle matters, and it should be there, even if it's redundant in color. ...I also think the penguin looks too lanky without it, the boundaries of the triangle always help break up the look of the long legs, imo.
  17. The red jersey is perfect. I'm super impressed how much the white with the laurels works, and how I've never seen it before. The white loses me. Too much red, the balance is off. Make more of that black, and you have a winner. For the third...I think the black stripe in the middle has to be equal in size to the other two stripes, or pinstripe thin. But the red...the red is really impressive.
  18. It wasn't people who were into hockey, but people who used it to mock and hate on hockey, there is a distinct difference. I really don't bother with needing "Pittsburgh gold" versus any other name, most of it is useless verbiage put out by the manufacturers. Unless it's a distinction like, athletic gold versus vegas gold, why bother getting into an argument over that? So many of the colors end up identical in the fabric now anyway.
  19. I was at the NHL store in New York City just the other day, and I asked about it, and the employee there said I was about the 50th one that day. I have friends who were very excited until they realized it was black, that took some wind out of the sails, but yeah, people want this, and I totally think it's nostalgia for that logo (and the times it evokes) and nothing more.
  20. WOW...how long ago was that? I'm trying to think the last time I was actively on here. And the irony of being a snob over names of colors while accusing others of being dismissive and gatekeeping is THICK. If you're that hurt over calling it purple and green, and enough to tag me in it, then I feel absolutely justified in lobbing shots at you in your ivory tower of color naming specifics. I stand by everything I've said, and all love for this third is nostalgia-only, because top to bottom, this jersey is a mess.
  21. So why would ANYONE buy one of these jerseys now? By advertising to the point where there isn't even a team logo, they have to be hurting jersey sales - unless they were already so tiny that the teams don't care.
  22. It might look better, but those three stripes, despite technically being a manufacturer's mark, are part of the look of the jersey. For the first time that I know of, we have a visible difference in appearance between replica and authentic, not just a difference in quality. That's a dangerous precedent set.
  23. Am I the only one that sees that Adidas collar NHL logo notch and think
  24. Buffalo is going to blow it, again. So close and yet so far with every unveiling. Do a white version of the old 40th anniversary jerseys, keeping the blue between the gold stripes. Blue shoulders? fine. Buffalo script with the colors inverted or MAYBE that new leaping Buffalo logo, and be done with it. I'm already disappointed.
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