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NHL Prototype Series (Flyers Added)

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4 hours ago, raysox said:

I'm mad I didn't think of this concept series. Great work for all of them!

You could do one for the MLB. Or The MiLB. Just a suggestion considering your previous concepts

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Next up is the New Jersey Devils. This logo is one of the more well know unused logo in the NHL and was shown off with the announcement of the team name in 1982. The logo isn't bad but doesn't hold up to what the Devils ended up using and have been using ever since. This concept uses a design somewhat similar to the Devils inaugural jerseys but with more black thrown in. The third jersey is more of a second dark jersey option as in the 80's there wasn't really third jerseys being used league wide yet.

 

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I'm not a huge hockey series guy, but I absolutely love this series! It's really cool to see you modernize and clean up these unrealized concepts, and Anaheim and Florida are my favorites so far

 

Keep up the great work! :)

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Next up is the Carolina Hurricanes. The logos used in this concept were unused prototypes for the team's expansion in 1997. I really love these logo and I think that it would have been a much more unique identity then what they cam up with. The primary logo would still look alright by today's standards. The jerseys are 90's inspired with waves of many different colors flowing across the jersey.

 

Link to the story on these logos.

 

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Yeah that primary is quite something. They certainly missed the trick with that one.

 

I'm not 100% on the secondary, even though there's nothing wrong with it (if that makes sense). Reminds me of the early part of Pirates of the Carribean - just before the drop. I guess that's a good thing :D

 

The colour pallet is unique. Sits well with both logos, gives them a suitble atmospheric feel. Loving the wave on the jerseys too.

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I like the secondary better because it clearly shows what it is. The primary logo is difficult to tell from a distance and the H is too hidden in my opinion. It would have been unique though 

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This series is fantastic

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ABANDON SHIP the current stuff that the canes have and use these! Great!

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Next up is the St. Louis Blues concept featuring a sort of mix between some proposed concepts for the 1995 season. This concept uses the very unique pink and blue idea shown below combined with the logo from the bottom left concept. I really like the idea of the double blue concept in the top right but pink was the definite winner for me. The design is similar to what the blues went with just with a few more stripes and of course, more pink. The third jersey is an idea based of the blues proposed 3rd jersey from 1996 that never saw the light of day. This concept uses a full pink base and brings down the trumpet idea from the original jersey but would still fit right into the 90s.

 

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Both logos work really well, although I think the 'stick note' on the primary maybe needs to be either pink or blue instead of white - just to contrast against the white of the roundel.

 

Jerseys are top notch yet again. Sure the colour scheme is a surprise at first, but then its no different to the other distinctive pallets of the past. I'm thinking the Rockies using purple when no one else did etc.

 

I know its not intentional, but the colours remind me of the Formula 1 team Racing Point - who's title sponsor BWT requires a pink livery.

 

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Next up is the Columbus Blue Jackets. This concepts uses logos and ideas from many of the unused concepts that the Blue Jackets almost used for their inaugural Season in 2000. The primary logo is an unused full body version of the stinger logo that was almost used as the team's main identity. This makes for a very fun and unique color scheme of light blue, red, black, and lime green. The home and away jerseys feature all of these colors as well as stars on the cuffs and slightly darker horizontal stripes across the jersey which were used in another set of blue jackets prototype jerseys. The third jersey goes full like green for the base. This is very bold but I think the design is tame enough and the colors contrast well to make what could have been a sharp looking uniform.

 

Link to the story on the unused logo.

 

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Next up is the Atlanta Thrashers. This concept uses a proposed logo that was apparently one of many considered for the Inaugural 1999 season. This picture is the only thing I could find but it shows many different concepts featuring more cartoonish logos than the team ended up going with. I liked the middle left logo the best and went with it. The jerseys are definitely out there but remind me of templates that were used in the early 2000's, The secondary logo is my own creation and features an A with wings on each side. Fairly simple but I think it fits with the brand.

 

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I've never seen those Thrashers concepts before. The one on the bottom left is miles better than the one they ended up going with.

 

The concept is great, too. Real good recreation of the logo, and it works perfectly with the jersey templates.

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On 12/17/2020 at 9:38 PM, 72freebie said:

Next up is the Florida Panthers. This concept uses a proposed logo from the 1993 expansion. This logo is very different from what the team ended up going with and tried to capitalize on the popularity of colors of the Florida Marlins at the time. I also modified the inaugural palm tree shoulder patch to fit with the primary logo better. The jerseys use a unique sunburst style effect on the sleeves with some angled striping. the third jersey is bright yellow to represent the sunshine state.

 

Link to the story on this proposed logo.

 

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Wow, I wasn't aware of this logo.  Too bad it never saw itself on an official jersey.

 

Blues set looks fresh too

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On 12/21/2020 at 9:33 PM, 72freebie said:

Next up is the Carolina Hurricanes. The logos used in this concept were unused prototypes for the team's expansion in 1997. I really love these logo and I think that it would have been a much more unique identity then what they cam up with. The primary logo would still look alright by today's standards. The jerseys are 90's inspired with waves of many different colors flowing across the jersey.

 

Link to the story on these logos.

 

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I absolutely love that secondary logo! Might be the best of the set. 

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Nice designs, all of them. The only logos I prefer are the Ducks and maybe the 'Canes. But these uniforms all look terrific

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Next up is the Los Angeles Kings using a proposed logo from the 1967 expansion. The jersey below shows a prototype of what the team was considering wearing for their inaugural season. The logo isn't bad by any means and fits the time period. 

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My concept uses a bit of a different striping pattern as well as keeps both the yellow and purple pants that the Kings wore through the 70s. 

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On 12/26/2020 at 6:00 PM, 72freebie said:

Next up is the Columbus Blue Jackets. This concepts uses logos and ideas from many of the unused concepts that the Blue Jackets almost used for their inaugural Season in 2000. The primary logo is an unused full body version of the stinger logo that was almost used as the team's main identity. This makes for a very fun and unique color scheme of light blue, red, black, and lime green. The home and away jerseys feature all of these colors as well as stars on the cuffs and slightly darker horizontal stripes across the jersey which were used in another set of blue jackets prototype jerseys. The third jersey goes full like green for the base. This is very bold but I think the design is tame enough and the colors contrast well to make what could have been a sharp looking uniform.

 

Link to the story on the unused logo.

 

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Next up is the Buffalo Sabres. This concept uses a proposed logo from the rebrand in 1996 which would eventually result in the goat head logo. In this YouTube video around the 18:30 mark you get a rough look at a couple of different proposed ideas but this one was definitely the most polished and interesting of the bunch. The colors are grey, navy, and red. The image I had to work off of is not great and I changed the buffalo head up to what I thought looked a little better than the original. The secondary logos are made by me and are just different versions of the other logos used by the Sabres in the 90s. These being the B sword shoulder patch and crossed swords logo for the 3rd jersey. 

 

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