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NHL Prototype Series (2 Penguins Concepts Added)

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45 minutes ago, 72freebie said:

Next up is another concept for the New Jersey Devils. This is based on jersey I found online that I don't think is an actual prototype but was instead made up for the New Jersey Devils Fan Club called the Devils Den. I'm not sure if this was ever used for that but it was put on a jersey shown below and either way I thought the logo was really cool and that it could work for a 90s style Devils concept. This concept goes with a fire pattern along the hem and arms and focused more on black. The third jersey is a more basic and sharp design.

 

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Awesome. I haven't seen that logo since the Meadowlands days. Reminds me of this logo too with the side view.

 

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Next up is another Phoenix Coyotes Concept. This one uses a prototype logo from the team's 2003 rebrand. This logo was one of many prototypes for what would become the coyote head logo that is still used by the team today. This prototype logo is different then the final version but I really don't think it's a worse logo overall. The jersey design is similar to the striping from the rebrand but adding more sand and black to the color scheme to make everything pop a little more. I never liked how the Coyotes only used red and white for so long.

 

Link to the Icethetics prototype video. The logo can be seen at 4:52

 

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I like what you're shooting for but I'm not digging that coyote head. It takes a few seconds to figure out what it is.

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Next up is a concept for the Dallas Stars using a set of prototype logos from their 2013 rebrand. This set is very different from what they ended up using and features a roundel primary with a blue, red, and gold color scheme. The primary jerseys feature a unique chest stripe and the 3rd jersey uses the Texas logo on the front with a Texas flag inspired design on the sleeves. 

 

Link to the Icethetics video which shows these logos and some other concepts at 5:56 in the video.

 

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Next up is the Hampton Roads Rhinos. This was a proposed NHL expansion team in 1996 that was set to play in Norfolk, Virginia. The team never came to be and has lived in infamy ever since. The proposed logo from the team is obviously quite hideous and would have easily been the league's worst team logo if the team had used it on the ice. The cartoon rhino and wordmark look more suitable for a beer league squad then a professional franchise. My concept uses a sharp design with curved stripes that come down from the arms to the hem. The alternate jersey uses the wordmark on the front with striping that cuts the jersey colors in half.

 

Link to some info on this proposed team

 

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Next up is another concept for the Canucks. This time using a logo that was proposed for the 1997 rebrand. This logo uses an early version of the orca with a very interesting color scheme of blue, yellow and black. I'm a big fan of this logo and color scheme and I think I may actually like it better than what the team went with. For the jerseys the home and away use a V striping across the hem and arms with the unique blue color taking center stage. The third jersey is a bit of a throwback to the Flying V jerseys of the 80s with the new color scheme.

 

Link to the icethetics NHL Prototypes video. This Canucks logo is shown at 5:11 into the video.

 

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Wow, what a cool series and so many great concepts! bravissimo 👍

My favorites are St. Louis Blues, Anaheim Ducks and both Vancouver Canucks ones.

Especially love the Orca Canucks logo/colors and it including the V as well. Just the word mark style isn't my favorite choice.

 

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Next up is another Washington Capitals concept. This time using a prototype Weagle logo from the 2007 rebrand. I think I like the version that they went with a little more than this prototype but this one still does the job well. The jerseys are similar to the Capitals Reebok Edge jerseys bit with the design going all the way up the arms and having more defined side panels. The third jersey is a bit of an update the Capitals original jerseys with the updated logo and stars on the front.

 

Link to the Icetheics NHL Prototype video. This logo appears at 7:25

 

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The 90s Sabres-esque side panels look great. I feel like the pants might need a stripe.

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Proto Weagle is a great logo, and these are great uniforms to match. 

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Next up is the Minnesota Wild. This concept uses logos that were prototypes in the team's inaugural season. Follow this link to see all of the really cool unused logos and jerseys that the Wild considered. Personally I'm a big fan of all of them. This concept uses a fairly simple striping pattern on the home and away but makes the stripes jagged and rough. The third jersey uses a tree pattern on the hem which is something I always wished the Wild would have done on a jersey.

 

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1 hour ago, 72freebie said:

Next up is the Minnesota Wild. This concept uses logos that were prototypes in the team's inaugural season. Follow this link to see all of the really cool unused logos and jerseys that the Wild considered. Personally I'm a big fan of all of them. This concept uses a fairly simple striping pattern on the home and away but makes the stripes jagged and rough. The third jersey uses a tree pattern on the hem which is something I always wished the Wild would have done on a jersey.

 

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I'm glad they went with their current colour scheme, because this looks depressingly garbage. The striping is cool to look at, especially with the third jersey. It's just that the colour choice that kills the whole set. If you remove black here and brighten up the rest a bit, this wouldn't be a bad jersey set.

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Next up is a double dose of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins rebrand in 1992 to the robo penguin was a very long road as online there are tons of different logo and jersey concepts that can be found. There are so many unique concepts with some cartoonish penguins and some amazingly wild 90s jerseys. I decided to pick my 2 favorite logos of the bunch for my concepts.

 

Here is a twitter image with some great images of the prototypes

 

Here is an Icethetics link to an article on some of the prototypes

 

First up is a concept using a sleek penguin head logo. I decided to bring back powder blue as it's something I could have seen the Penguins doing in the 90s. The jersey design is a little unconventional with some curved striping that follows the logo.

 

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The second concept goes a very different route that is much darker with an aggressive buff penguin logo and a vegas gold, black and grey color scheme.

 

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