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After Calgary, of course I had to do the Oilers next. Edmonton is a team that has been up and down in terms of identity; here, I've tried to merge some bits to create what I believe would be a great look for them. 
 

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The away isn't as noticeable in changes, aside from bringing back the outline from the late 90's-2000's logo back in the modern colors to help better define the logo. The gear is back as a secondary logo, as well.

 

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The home jersey is, obviously, a complete reversion to the 2010-2017 look, with blue as the dominant color and orange as the secondary.

 

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The third jersey brings the entire late 90's-2000's color scheme back, with the grey from the logo replacing most of the white.

 

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Finally, the fourth jersey is the closest to the modern home; this would likely be limited to either event games (a Winter Classic) or special nights (like the Leafs' St. Pats uniform).

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What would the application of the gear-droplet logo be if it doesn't appear on the sweaters? It doesn't fit with the home and road sets.

 

The Oilers without orange numbers look as wrong as the Blues without yellow numbers. I think it's important to have that distinction from the Islanders, but then again I don't know where you're heading with them yet.

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On 8/20/2019 at 7:02 AM, DastardlyRidleylash said:

Now for a franchise that isn't already posted; the Colorado Avalanche, a team who I didn't feel the need to try and rework as extensively as the Kings as I have far fewer qualms with their look.

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I went with the alternate jersey logo here to help modernize the team's identity; the C on the shoulders is kept from the current jerseys. The traditional Avs jersey pattern is still here, too, just edited to make use of the logo's colors.

 

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The home swaps the colors around, making the burgundy the main body color with dark blue and white as accent colors.

 

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The third jersey is a much more straight-laced throwback design to the Rockies, colors and all.

While I like the idea of doing a Rockies uni--the history & record of that team may not be something they want to emphasize...

But still a cool idea.

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On 9/2/2019 at 1:59 PM, DastardlyRidleylash said:

Now to add two rival teams at once; the Battle of Alberta is the next pair to be posted.

 

We'll start with Calgary, since it's alphabetically first;

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Calgary's set is mostly just an attempt to rework the team's identity to both 1) keep black as part of the identity while still emphasizing red and yellow as the main colors and 2) just overall rework the team's identity to rid of some of the...less worthwhile parts of the current jerseys (the side stripes). 

Overall, this is a very traditional look that doesn't play too much with color, but it's an improvement on the existing identity. I've also ditched the flags on the shoulders in favor of the most recent secondary logo.

 

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The home jersey obviously contains a lot more black, though I've kept it constrained to the edges of the jersey (shoulders, lower arms and hem) to allow red to remain the overall dominant color. Yellow and white remain accent colors, and the logo is now white on the home jerseys rather then black, with a small black outline.

 

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The third remains entirely unchanged; it's the same 80's look with the updated font. No alt logos, no black, nothing to ruin the pure throwback element of the jersey.

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Calgary's event jersey would obviously be the white counterpart to the third, since I think the white jersey looks so sharp. I forewent the colored shoulders on the jersey to try and keep them consistent with one another, and the hem stripes aren't exactly the same as the retro white, but otherwise it's quite close.

First--let me thank you for not using the flaming snot horse head

But I'd still like to see less black.

There is a good amount the away uni, but something along the same lines with the homes would be nice as well-and anytime to see some version of the originals is always cool.

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All of these have inconsistent striping patterns on the sleeves and hems. And the ones that technically match, have inconsistent sizes of the stripes. These look like they've been thrown together and unfinished. Take some more time to work on the concepts and make sure all the little details match up too. 

 

It would also be nice to see socks as well as some equipment...

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Bump to add another team, this one having sat and been tinkered with for a while; the Ducks. Hopefully this set fixes some of the more prominent issues I've been having with design;

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With the Ducks came an interesting challenge of merging two disparate identities; I ultimately decided on hybridizing both looks into one combination of eggplant, jade and orange, as seen in the Ducks' anniversary celebrations. I brought the old Mighty Ducks logo back in as the primary logo, while keeping the webbed D as the alternate logo for the shoulders as on the 25th anniversary jersey.
 
Eggplant/jade/orange is a color combination that I think would truly set the Ducks apart from every other team in the NHL, and honestly looks sharp as hell. I wouldn't be surprised if the Ducks eventually go to something like this, color wise.
 
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For the dark jersey, I simply swapped colors around; eggplant makes the body while white is now a stripe and letter color. It's a clean look that ties well into the theme I've set of merging the two versions of the team's identity seamlessly.

 

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The third is heavily themed around the Ducks being in Orange County, using the colors of the alternate logo to create a exceptionally stark contrast with the main jersey set. The webbed D takes the primary logo position, while the Mighty Ducks emblem goes to the shoulders. This jersey also uses the Ducks' modern font, while the main set obviously uses their original font.

 

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Regarding the Flames, I've always thought that the ultimate flames home jersey look would allow for both the red Flaming C on a primarily red jersey.  Problem is, then the C does not stand out, getting lost in the sea of red.  

 

With the Ducks, I think you should pick two colours (plus white) and go with it.Eggplant/Orange works, Jade/Orange works, and Eggplant/Jade worked in the past, but all three is stepping into Mardi Gras colour territory.  Personally, I'd dig the Jade and Orange; Jade being an original Mighty Ducks colour, and Orange for repping Orange County.  Maybe darken the Jade for contrast, seeing how you (wisely) reduced the use of black in their scheme.

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