aild87

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  1. I do agree that looks a bit goofy, I think the top portion matching his pants is what throws it off for me. If that was taken away, the striping was brought up higher, and made a little bigger to better fit the proportions of the pad, it would be an improvement. I gotta say I love that hair helmet though, can't help but laugh even thinking about it.
  2. A fair point on the officials needing to identify the players. As a general question and not a gotcha! moment; Would you extend your position on the helmet looking the same to the goalie's leg pads? as the leg pads cover the majority of the leg, the striping pattern on the socks is obscured from most angles. Would you be in favor of a requirement for leg pads to be decorated with the same striping motif present on the socks to better match the rest of the team? I personally think that it could be a great look. Or, since the leg pads are a unique piece of equipment to the goalie, and not a shared one like the helmet (albeit a completely different style), are they an exemption? I could see the argument that leg pads are akin to gloves or skates, in that they won't ever perfectly match since different manufacturers will have different design elements and colorations available to players, but I think they also could warrant additional consideration since they do cover more of the uniform than a glove or skate ever would.
  3. I would like to see a goalie mask that has a neck protector with a smart tie painted on it. That would look professional as :censored:. Maybe make the blocker function as a clipboard and have goalies keep stats while the puck is on the other side of the ice. Maybe “because it’s always been done that way” and “other people do it, too” are weak arguments, but I would say that defining what looks professional can be based on those two same elements. Why does a suit and tie look professional? "because, generally, businesspeople have always dressed that way." I think many would say that a suit and tie looks "more professional" than a pair of jeans and a t shirt, but if an office dress code is casual, that doesn't make the guy in cargo shorts' sartorial choices any less valid than the gentleman in the sport coat. I say the same applies to hockey, the league has always allowed for custom painted goalie helmets and the historical precedent of that is a valid metric as to what looks professional.
  4. In soccer, goalies wear an entire different color uniform to distinguish themselves from the rest of the team. In Volleyball, the libero(specialized defensive player) must wear a contrasting jersey color from his or her teammates. Different sports have different standards for uniforms and equipment. Hockey's custom goalie helmets are great!
  5. Why change the pants to add white between orange and blue when you've removed them from the Jersey striping? You just inverted the problem. The old white pants would seem to be a better fit. Especially when you have no sock stripe to work with. The home set works well here, but the triple orange stripes on white doesn't have the same boldness as the old away stripe. And I have the same issue with the away pants as above. I see no reason for doing o/w/o striping on blue when there's no other instances of it anywhere else on either set. Back to the Colts, I think what they have is in a weird spot, the helmet with its single blue stripe only matches the home Jersey and nothing else. Changing it to a double stripe then raises an issue with the home; do you consider a color flip (double blue on white>double white on blue) to be matching? Should they make their shoulder striping a single white stripe, technically b/w/b in the context of the original helmet/home Jersey? Personally, I think a single white stripe on the shoulder feels too petite looking in it's current placement. I would advocate for a triple white shoulder stripe. It would feel more bold visually and still reads as a double blue stripe in the negative space. I really liked Michigan's bumble bee striping jerseys Adidas made several years back and I think the Colts having a triple striped blue jersey could have a similar feel to them.
  6. The most Ironic thing about the adidas site leaking the jerseys early is that it took them a month after the winter classic uni unveiling to put them for sale on the site. I literally looked every day so I could pick up a WC Blackhawks Jersey.
  7. Maybe so for the green and blue Canucks. However, for Pittsburgh and St.Louis white definitely isn't necessary in that regard. I would say the contrast for the rangers red and blue is similar to Vancouver's, yet the use of white there doesn't do anything to help alleviate that issue. Otherwise, I still think the buffalo crest should be either flipped to yellow, with no outline, for the sake of visibility.
  8. I'd like to see all white dropped from teams whose color schemes have a tertiary color available. Maybe take a look at adjusting the values of teams whose colors may not have a great contrast as is. I also think Buffalo would benefit from inverting the crest and being yellow with no keyline instead of navy with a thin keyline.
  9. I've always heard that Seattle is the Brooklyn of the Pacific Northwest, I think you might be on to something here.
  10. I think that this guy's tweet is Just an attempt to be the first to "break" a story. I cant imagine the team already has it's uniform design and colors locked down when they haven't even announced a name yet. They just got approved for a team ffs. I've got my own prediction. pay close attention to the 2 guys behind the kid with the jerseys' shirts and ties. Told Seattle's team colors are going to be navy and powder blue!
  11. But then what would the New York Statue of Liberties use for their logo?
  12. All the angry replies on the Instagram post seem to indicate these may just be some odd nhl19 cross promotion, not physical uniforms to be worn this season. I wonder if that's actually the case.
  13. Why wouldn't the shadow be on both swords? If you take the gold on the blades as shading, the logo is "lit" from top down/center, so they both would be affected by the shadow cast by the star. If anything the star itself is what is shaded inconsistently.
  14. Your're right, I just looked over the press release shots and in one closeup the primeknit is still there. It may be the most subtle coloring of the primeknit I've seen. It usually stands out to me more, even on the whites.
  15. I believe it's just the current techfit template minus the primeknit pattern. It has basically the same construction; as seen below, the armpit stripe looking area is also present on the Texas a&m Jersey.