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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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Hooh boy. It's been a while, and I've taken the time to really look at my sets and see what I like and what I don't about each set while upgrading them to the new templates. Some haven't changed, some have a bit, others a lot. Went through to TruColor and tried my damndest to get colors right, too.

 

On 9/3/2019 at 4:40 PM, chcarlson23 said:

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...

I'd love to add socks and equipment, but I've been fruitless in finding a set that I can use with my current template. That's definitely something I want to try down the line, though. As for the stripes, I've gone back and redone everything to finally try and nip that problem in the bud once and for all. Hopefully these all work better.

 

Anyways, here's the slew of revamps I've finished so far; the only one I haven't yet gotten around to is doing up Dallas' third, and some of them are a bit unfinished, so those'll be excluded for now. All of them will be spoilered, to keep the post size down;

Tampa Bay Lightning:

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The main set has a new primary logo that rids of the "Tampa Bay" above it, since I ultimately didn't like how it unbalanced the logo. I nicked it from the old Lightning Foundation logo and just edited it a bit so I could get the colors to all look good.

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The third has been changed a smidge color-wise; it now uses the Hawaiian blue in adition to black and white. The striping changes all carry over here, too.

 

Dallas Stars:

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Both of my Dallas jerseys have only seen minor changes, mostly to tweak the hem stripes. I still consider these to probably be worth tinkering with more, not sure I'm sold on how they look currently. The third is something I still need to rework, hence why it isn't included in this post.

Nashville Predators:

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Nashville gets the customary striping overhaul, and a shrinkage of the logo (which is now the WC logo, since I love it just so much compared to the overly-modern sabretooth they currently use).

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The third takes advantage of the Habs' template and tweaks it to make a yellow third that feels perfect for me. Using the wordmark is an influence from the WC jerseys.

 

Los Angeles Kings:

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Both of the home and away sets gain a much neater striping set and overall look a lot better for it. 

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The third also benefits from changed striping, though I'm not as sold on the arm stripe as I used to be; may go back and change this one again.

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Not much to say on the fourth; it mainly benefits from striping overhauls.

 

Québec Nordiqués:

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The Nordiqués probably got the biggest changeup as I began tweaking them. In addition to just using the TruColor colors, I ended up adding hem stripes ala this prototype jersey

But then I was left with a problem; where to put the fleur-dis-lis? I knew I couldn't exclude them altogether, that's an iconic part of the set; but the way everything was laid out made it very difficult for me to keep them on the hem; they ended up cluttering the bottom too much in the back and shrinking them to fit the space rendered them really small.

Ultimately, I just decided to put them in the arm cuff as a compromise. The white jersey gets a squared-off blue yoke, as well. Thus, the secondary fleur-dis-lis logo remains consistent in both jerseys. The home set just needs a minor edit before I post it; I accidentally missed a spot while coloring it and failed to notice until now.

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The third is mostly the same, just changes to the striping on the hem and cuffs. Other then the color tweaks, not much else to see.

 

Colorado Avalanche:

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Colorado got probably the most minor tweak for their home and road; just changing the shade of red to their original color. I actually really like how it plays with the dark blue.

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The third gets the customary striping overhaul.

 

Carolina Hurricanes:

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Carolina's jerseys are completely changed. I went back to their original jersey design here, but instead of using black I decided to implement storm gray as a main color. 

 

Calgary Flames:

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Edmonton Oilers:

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Anaheim Ducks:

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And as a bit of a bonus, here's a new set; Arizona.

 

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The Coyotes were a team that I knew I had a certain vision for. The Kachinas are beloved by pretty much everyone and I agree that they're an absolutely gorgeous jersey set; so I've attempted to merge both versions of the Coyotes together.

The base is the Kachina jersey with elements of their modern colors mixed in. Sand makes up the bulk of the away jersey (making for a light jersey with no actual white), with purple, brick red and black making the secondary colors and the modern shoulder patch as a secondary logo.

 

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For the home, brick red becomes the dominant color, with black coming in to replace where the red used to be. The kachina patterning is now sand and purple, with some black, and the shoulders are black as well. Overall, I do like this set a lot; it feels like a pretty natural evolution for the Coyotes' set for me.

 

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Naturally, though, the third is a straight up full inaugural-era throwback with hunter green included. I considered throwing the modern coyote onto this set, but the Kachina 'yote not being with this set is something I truly cannot see; they're too perfect together for me to even consider swapping out the logos.

I'll be strongly considering trying something a lot different for an event set using the modern 'yote, just to avoid using the Kachina too often.

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