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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. 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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The main set sees a striping overhaul, removing the large arm stripe in favor of a more traditional set with a shoulder yoke. White's a bit more prominent now as part of the striping. Otherwise, most of it remains the same.

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The third is similar, but I've given it a bit more polish and really tried to make a good-looking scheme.

 

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 Nordiques:

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The Nordiques 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.

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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 shade. I actually really like how it plays with the dark blue.

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The third gets the customary striping overhaul, but nothing else changes.

 

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. 

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Naturally, the third gets the same treatment, but otherwise it's mostly the same.

 

Calgary Flames:

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Not much to say here for Calgary; I've edited the striping and reduced the amount of black in the primary set and that's about it.

 

Edmonton Oilers:

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The Oilers only got the striping changes, nothing else has been altered here.

 

Anaheim Ducks:

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The Ducks also got a striping overhaul, along with some very minor color tweaks.

 

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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On 8/5/2019 at 6:07 PM, DastardlyRidleylash said:

From sunny Los Angeles, we move to the home of the Northmen and take a gander at the Québec Nordiqués.

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The Nords were one franchise I knew I had to add to this series, as I strongly believe that they're one of the most likely places the NHL goes post-Seattle, likely tied with Houston.
 
As far as actual design goes, I've kept it quite restricted and very old-school; no weird curvy stripes, no odd design quirks, just a simple flat-out classic hockey jersey. I can't see Québec going particularly wild with a new franchise, so I wanted to keep it simple. Classic Nords look, vintage Nords logo. It's a blast from the past while still feeling clean and modern.
 
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Naturally, the home jersey is just like its away counterpart, just with the blue and white flipped. Otherwise, it's not too remarkable.

 

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The third is pretty obviously an homage to the aborted rebranding of the Nords with teal, blue, white and black making up the jersey's colors; though the 90's-as-hell dog logo is replaced with the classic Nords emblem.

Your e accent isn’t correct in Québec. Should be accent aigu (é), not accent grave (è).

 

An accent isn’t required on Nordiques. But if you’re using the francophone translation, it’s Nordiques de Québec.

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Nice stuff.  I especially agree with the Hurricane's using "storm grey" to differentiate them from all Devils and all the black teams.  

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Right, another pair to go through; Boston and Ottawa.

Boston Bruins:

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Boston was a team I was really hard-pressed to change since I think the core design is solid; most O6 teams I found it very, very difficult to mess with very much at all; the main changes for Boston are to the logos and color. Brown is back, black is out. The primary has also been slightly tweaked to remove the lines separating the B from the rest of the wheel, making it closer to the original versions of the Spoked B and generally improving it visually, in my opinion.

And of course the bear logo returns as the secondary.

 

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Obviously, the home jersey is a rich brown due to the change in colors. I actually really like how it looks, though; the dark brown contrasts beautifully with the gold and white.

 

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The third is mainly yellow with brown and black playing in as accents to tie into the logo, which is now the bear logo. Boston always needs at least one mainly-yellow jersey, so this was my solution. It uses a different shade of brown that's more in-line with the original Bruins brown, too.

 

Ottawa Senators:

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The Senators' rebrand hasn't been particularly well-recieved, so I went back and took the updated 2D guard logo and made it the primary, keeping the same secondary while revamping the jersey to not be a holdover from the Reebok era. Gold is more prominent, too, with the in-stripe pattern from their 2000's alternate to give a little flair to the jersey.

 

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The home jersey is the inverse of the third; mainly red with some white elements. Otherwise, not much to say.

 

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The third ties into a bit of alternate history I have where the original Senators never folded, meaning both Senators are the same franchise. This would obviously play into that heritage element, using the O as the primary logo and having a paler and more faded color pallete to give it that aged look. The guard logo goes to the shoulders.

 

Of course, it also still works beautifully in the event that both Senators franchises aren't the same.

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