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  1. I like the new one with the bricks. I think it bridges the gap the best between new and old design
  2. That what their baby blue jerseys should have looked like. Instead they just washed the Saturday Home Alts with blue socks
  3. I have taken it to mean when you have a ton of views and no comments that your designs are solid and there’s really nothing to critique. My favorites are the Hammers and the Arrows. They definitely seem like they fit the best with the current real teams.
  4. I think it depends on who owns that branding. If the Avs own it, the new team would probably have to go with something new entirely. If it’s a Winnipeg situation, no big deal, this is just meant to be a 3rd jersey anyway. The Nords have been gone for longer than they were in the NHL at this point (I know they were around before they joined the NHL for longer but still) and with QC getting passed up for a team again, it doesn’t look like the NHL wants a team there, despite how much that city deserves it.
  5. I redesigned the Habs logo for an alternate jersey and instead of doing something based on their historic jerseys I decided to go super modern. The crest has 3 main parts. The very center is a Fleur De Lis in honor of their home province of Quebec (at the risk of drawing too much of a comparison to the Nordiques). I made it the center of an M for Montréal with the two “wings” on either side. I also separated the top part of the Fleur De Lis to make it the flame of a torch made from the bottom part, referencing the team motto “Nos bras meurtris vous tendent le flambeau, à vous toujours de le porter bien haut.” Or in English “To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.” The team’s hanger effect on their current jersey is the first part of that line, so I added the second part as this jersey’s hanger effect, completing the line of the poem and creating some vague symbolism of the classic jerseys passing the torch to this modern take. The chest and arm stripes were made thinner and modernized with the removal of the bottom white stripe and the addition of 24 ghosted Fleur De Lis on the chest, obviously representing the 24 cups they have won. I tried this jersey in blue at first, with the thought that there would then be a jersey in their arsenal for each color, “Bleu, Blanc, et Rouge”, but it kept looking either too much like a Rangers jersey or a Leafs jersey so I abandoned that idea and stuck with red. I know I will be labeled a heretic for messing with the Canadiens crest, but I thought it was a cool way to modernize the look of the oldest team in the league. Please C+C. Thanks in advance.
  6. You know, I’ve been trying to come up with a good NHL team name for Milwaukee and I thought Hunters/Huntsmen was great until my buddy pointed out having the Hunters and Bucks in the same arena would be weird considering one kills the other. I’m excited to see what your Hunters concept looks like, because it may work.
  7. I think of the A were less rounded it would help with that
  8. I think auto racing fits the aesthetic more than football, but that’s just my take. Races have to take place on closed streets courses at night, like the Miami Grand Prix circuit.
  9. I’ll give that a shot. The reason I went with the gradient on the sides is because I was going for this aesthetic I tried doing pictures of Florida in the letters but it looked awful for a variety of reasons. The gradient on the front might work though and it would probably still have that feel.
  10. This is a second version of the Winter Classic logo where I replaced the sunset with a frozen orange. I think it’s missing something as well, maybe a hybrid of both designs will fill it out more
  11. This is a rough draft of the actual Winter Classic logo I am going to use. It’s not pixel perfect yet but I wanted to gauge response first. It’s inspired by classic post card art of the day. As always C+C is appreciated
  12. You know, what really sucks about this whole thread is that I’m inevitably going to be disappointed with whatever the NHL team comes out with because it’s not gonna have the same amount of passion put into it as you’ve put into everything here
  13. I gotta think the Yankees need more defined pinstripes but I dig the color combos
  14. I decided to make another logo for the Panthers based on both a concept that they made when they were originally designing their identity back in the 90s, and the original Screaming Eagles logo The paws obviously look weird, but that’s kinda how they looked in the original art. I will probably go back in and refine them later. In any case, I think the newer logos fit the jerseys better. I’m still having a hard time incorporating blue and gold into the jersey, so the stripes here are based on a different Eagles jersey that is making the rounds.
  15. Daytona is not a bad idea at all, having a motor sports themed Winter Classic would be awesome. My biggest issues with it are sight lines and the fact that you couldn’t fill it up even if there was 100K+ people wanting to see the game. The seats closest to the corner would be great, but the ones further out would be terrible. That means you could only sell the middle 1/3 of the grandstands, and I feel like that would make it seem really empty. Yeah you’re not wrong. I guess I just have a weird feeling about having an outdoor game in a stadium that’s only partly outdoors. HardRock Stadium seems like it would be a better option since they already completely transform that place for the Miami Open. I still think I want to keep it out of Miami though, the white Panthers jerseys are just too much of a draw for me. I’ll make a home/away version of each though just to see what it would look like.
  16. Well for one, I forgot that Marlins Park had a retractable roof. You could still do it, especially if they changed the game time to a night game, but I feel like having it around Orlando is a bigger opportunity to grow the game, plus the low averages 10° cooler in Orlando than Miami, which would make the ice surface easier to maintain. I also like the white away jersey for Miami better than the reverse colors but that’s just a personal preference
  17. Pucky on the shoulders is a good idea, he was super under utilized.
  18. I think 40,000 is right about perfect, Orlando being as central as it is allows the game to pull people from both Tampa and Miami plus Jacksonville and the greater Orlando area itself. I’ve been trying to add blue for a while now and it is really hard to make it work while keeping the feel of the vintage jersey. Adding gold seems like it worked though. then a splash of blue around the tops of the stripes is subtle enough but I don’t love it yeah I’ve been thinking about that too, but I’m worried it will pull it too far away from a “Classic” jersey look
  19. No I meant whoever is sitting at like the bottom right corner of the stands would be like a million miles from the ice surface and level to it
  20. Lol imagine the sight line of the guy on the ground in the corner
  21. I made a lot of small changes to Tampa’s jersey. I ditched the off white collar to make it match better with the Rockets look, as well as adding a black stroke to the name and numbers. The center stripe was moved down and the bottom stripes were separated a bit. The lightning in the center stripe is growing on me, but my final renders will have a version with and without it this was a great idea, so I based it off of the Eagles logo I moved the number up and removed the solid red from everything but the sleeves like the Eagles had it and I think it looks better. I still need to come up with a Winter Classic logo for this game, but that’s gonna depend on where the game is played. I’d definitely want it to be in Orlando because it would potentially draw more fans at a central location. My first thought is that it would be at Champion Stadium at the Wide World of Sports complex at Disney World, but I have a feeing Disney would tell the NHL to hit the bricks because NBC, not ESPN/FOX would have the TV rights. My next thought would be Orlando City SC’s stadium, but soccer fields are bigger than football fields and that makes for worse viewing angles for hockey. You could do the Citrus Bowl stadium, but you’d never fill it up and that would be a real bad look. Anybody have any ideas?
  22. I’m honestly surprised you were able to see the lightning on the pants, I think you’re right though, a thin stripe would probably look better. I’ll give the rain a shot, but I think it will look just as out of place as the lightning bolts do. Yeah, the Panthers one is definitely too low, but the Lightning one is actually a lot higher, it just looks weird because of the stripe placement. I still have a lot to work on, but that feedback gives me a place to start playing. Thanks!
  23. Thanks! Yeah I tried that, but it didn’t really work with the one color thing the Eagles had going on, I might deviate from that when I go through and revise these though, a little blue could look good but I don’t really know how I would incorporate it.
  24. In my desert states Winter Classic concept post, another user here mentioned doing a Florida one. I had remembered seeing this behance gallery for one at Disney world but in my opinion the jerseys in it seemed more appropriate for a Stadium Series instead of a Winter Classic, so I decided to do my own. Yes, I am aware it gets hot in Florida, even in the winter, but like I said in my desert Winter Classic concept, if the NHL could put an outdoor game in Vegas in the 90s, they can do it better now. First the host team: I based the Lightning jersey on the EHL’s Jacksonville/Florida Rockets jersey from 1967/68. Just like the Preds based their Winter Classic jersey this year on the Dixie Flyers jersey from the same era. If you look close, the numbers on their backs were blue for some reason which made them disappear into their stripe a bit. I’ve changed that on my concept, but I think they were able to get away with it because they centered their numbers in the stripe since they didn’t have names on the back. The Rockets also had 8 stars on the front of their jersey, so I half seriously replaced them with lightning bolts in my concept, but they don’t look great to say the least, so I will probably leave them out. I think the stripes need adjusting before I finalize this render with textures and stuff but overall I’m pretty happy with the direction this one is going. And now the visitors: Keeping with the theme, I based the Panthers jersey on the concept for the WHA’s charter member Miami Screaming Eagles, who never took the ice in Miami but were immediately moved to Philly because they couldn’t find an adequate stadium. The Screaming Eagles were the first attempt to bring pro hockey to south Florida, and I think this is a good enough looking jersey to give it another shot to see the ice. Please let me know what you think or where anything can be improved, I’m working on a Winter Classic logo now, and the Wide World of Sports at Disney world seems like the obvious choice for a location, but there may be a better location I’m not thinking of, and that would obviously change the logo.