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2 minutes ago, IceCap said:

I disagree. That Leafs sweater is lazy. It's the go-to design for everyone's first "let's modernize the Maple Leafs" concept. The Concepts subforum is full of pretty much that exact design. 

That's why I said "they'd be insanely logical for the 90's". It's fine, if overly "new style" and concept-y. It's not as bad as the Habs or Bruins ones, for sure.

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It's so insanely logical for the '90s that the Summit Series team wore it in the '70s, so it's actually pretty ahead of it's time if you think about it.

 

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(I've always thought Hockey Canada should modernize these to use as an alternate)

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52 minutes ago, monkeypower said:

It's so insanely logical for the '90s that the Summit Series team wore it in the '70s, so it's actually pretty ahead of it's time if you think about it.

 

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(I've always thought Hockey Canada should modernize these to use as an alternate)

They kind of did in the 80s for their full-time look

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And then modernized those for an alt in 2009

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Also, the only new design for a Leafs jersey that should be used for alternates is this one:

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Or as a one-off, this one:

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I💙’67

 

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The ‘67 sweaters are their best, along with that Maple Leaf crest.

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How about just having some retro jerseys (except Vegas of course) and be done with it ? Simple and effective

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On 4/2/2020 at 1:17 PM, Mingjai said:

 

 

Just so everyone knows what we're talking about here. And yes, only the Detroit set is decent (not good, but decent). The rest range from bad to terrible.

 

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I think the exact opposite.


This snapshot looks like six teams who sat and listened to EA’s developers talk about how their data shows that the gamers who play NHL love exploring and tinkering with the uniforms and this is our opportunity to do something fun and different on a virtual platform with no real-world brand consequences. Then, at the end of the meeting, people are excited, they start throwing out creative ideas, and there’s Detroit, sitting (arms folded) at the far end of the table and grumbling, “I don’t get it...”

 

On 4/2/2020 at 3:14 PM, M4One said:

 

Purpose behind them or not, it's still too many and doesn't look particularly good.  Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.  Not every design needs a story behind it.  It's okay if 3 stripes were just 3 stripes because it looked good and not 3 stripes because the top one represents the forest, the middle represents the highway, and the bottom represents the Earth.


Fair enough, but even if this were intended for real use and not just a video game, I would much rather a hypothetical black third for Chicago be fun, unique, soulful, and distinct from their classic look (which we know will never change) as opposed to a simplistic color flip of that jersey, which never looked right.

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On 4/2/2020 at 2:17 PM, Mingjai said:

 

 

Just so everyone knows what we're talking about here. And yes, only the Detroit set is decent (not good, but decent). The rest range from bad to terrible.

 

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The Chicago set is a totally eyesore. My eyes.

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23 hours ago, DNAsports said:

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One in the minority here but Islanders.

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That Caps logo brings back memories of when I first started getting into hockey. I started playing my father’s NHL 2K5 game on the PS2 and played any team that I thought had cool jerseys and/or logos. I would pick that or the Islanders. I really could care less about the other two...

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On 4/3/2020 at 9:37 PM, DNAsports said:

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I go with robo penguin. *Runs away to hide in cave*

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On 4/3/2020 at 7:37 PM, DNAsports said:

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The Capitals, since it makes for a better crest than the script and because the word "Capitals" is in capital letters.  Using the presidential seal as inspiration for the colour palette was clever and gave them a scheme they could own...  Instead of just being Red, White and Blue team #4

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I like the digital Blackhawks set more than a number of their half-assed one-offs through the years: the black and white one, the other black and white one, the chrome one

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On 4/4/2020 at 12:03 AM, nash61 said:

Also, the only new design for a Leafs jersey that should be used for alternates is this one:

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Or as a one-off, this one:

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What was the top one, the photo isn't there.

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Leafs actually can use this:

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and this:

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as a 3rd and 4th uniforms.

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On 4/4/2020 at 8:57 PM, tohasbo said:

One in the minority here but Islanders.

 

I'm with you on this one. The fisherman uniforms were terrible, but that was just because of the striping, font, and unnecessary addition of teal. A recoloured fisherman logo on a more traditional template would make a great 3rd set. 

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On April 6, 2020 at 2:17 PM, clonewars2008 said:

What was the top one, the photo isn't there.

This white jersey:

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On 4/7/2020 at 2:51 PM, spartacat_12 said:

 

The fisherman uniforms were terrible, but that was just because of the striping, font, and unnecessary addition of teal. A recoloured fisherman logo on a more traditional template would make a great 3rd set. 

 

With you on the striping and fonts but teal made that look.

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Just now, Morgo said:

 

With you on the striping and fonts but teal made that look.

Yeah, the Fisherman without teal really loses the narmy charm of it.

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