StevenGrant94

Reverse Retros inspired by Past Franchises (Canadiens 9/32)

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I've decided to do a series of Reverse Retro concepts, but as a twist all the concepts will be inspired by past franchises.  To start off here's a Calgary Cowboys (WHA) inspired Flames concept.

 

Calgary Flames

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The only changes from the Cowboys' actual jerseys are yellow replacing white, and the Flames logo replacing the cowboy hat logo used by the Cowboys.

 

I probably won't make concepts for every NHL team, but it should be more than half the teams for sure.

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Minnesota Wild

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Next up is a Wild concept based off of the Minnesota Fighting Saints.  I chose "wheat" as the base jersey colour since the Wild have never had a wheat jersey before, but went with a green helmet since a wheat helmet wouldn't look as good (in my opinion).

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On 1/8/2021 at 3:21 PM, B-mer said:

Hard to make a bad Wild concept. I like it. 

Thanks!

 

St. Louis Blues

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This was a fun one to do, the Blues in the style of the short-lived St. Louis Eagles!  The base colour becomes the bright blue from the Blues third jersey, while yellow and navy replaces the Eagles red and royal blue.  The arched "Blues" script comes from their 1984-87 logo.

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Ottawa Senators

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I've always liked the mismatching striping patterns on the Ottawa Nationals' jerseys, so I brought back that design for this Senators Reverse Retro concept.  My initial plan was to use gold as the base colour, but it looked terrible so I went with silver instead.

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New York Islanders

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This is my take on an Islanders Reverse Retro based off of the Brooklyn Americans' 1941-42 jersey.  Orange becomes the primary colour instead of white (I also swapped red for blue, and blue for white), while I used the Islanders alternate "NY" logo as the crest.  The socks are actually from the Americans' 1925-26 set.

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On 1/15/2021 at 4:33 PM, StevenGrant94 said:

Thanks!

 

St. Louis Blues

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This was a fun one to do, the Blues in the style of the short-lived St. Louis Eagles!  The base colour becomes the bright blue from the Blues third jersey, while yellow and navy replaces the Eagles red and royal blue.  The arched "Blues" script comes from their 1984-87 logo.

I think the gold elements need a navy outline. It's a little grating between the brighter blue and the bright yellow. 

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On 1/22/2021 at 1:49 PM, StevenGrant94 said:

Ottawa Senators

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I've always liked the mismatching striping patterns on the Ottawa Nationals' jerseys, so I brought back that design for this Senators Reverse Retro concept.  My initial plan was to use gold as the base colour, but it looked terrible so I went with silver instead.

What about trying it with a white base instead of silver? 

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1 hour ago, colinturner95 said:

I think the gold elements need a navy outline. It's a little grating between the brighter blue and the bright yellow. 

Good idea!

 

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1 hour ago, Karnage84 said:

What about trying it with a white base instead of silver? 

Here's how a white base looks...

 

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19 hours ago, StevenGrant94 said:

Good idea!

 

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Here's how a white base looks...

 

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Much better on the Blues! Also wouldn't mind the Sens wearing something like that in real life

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22 hours ago, StevenGrant94 said:

Good idea!

 

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Here's how a white base looks...

 

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It's a good look for the Sens. It does give off a bit of a Chicago vibe but I think that's because it is a bit of a throwback. 

Good job!

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Very cool. I was hoping the Isles would rock a Brooklyn Americans alt during their time in Brooklyn.

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Columbus Blue Jackets

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The Cleveland Barons were the NHL's first team from Ohio, so I based this Blue Jackets Reverse Retro concept off of their jerseys.  For the primary colour I choose the "Steel Blue" from Columbus' third jersey (also using the cannon logo from that jersey), and I made sure to include the Barons' Ohio state outline behind the sleeve numbers.

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Coming in a knew it would be a Barons uniform, but wasn't expecting that.  Well done.  

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Damn, I wish I'd considered that for the Flames. 

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Philadelphia Flyers
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This was the obvious Flyers concept for this series, a Philadelphia Quakers jersey with orange and black reversed and the Flyers logo on the front.  The arms would probably look better with fewer stripes, but I wanted to keep it accurate to the original.

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Montreal Canadiens

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The Montreal Wanderers only played four games in the NHL, but that didn't stop me from using them as inspiration for this Canadiens Reverse Retro concept.  The jersey uses the Canadiens red and blue (instead of the Wanderers white and red), and the logo combines the Canadiens "CH" with the Wanderers shield.

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The Canadiens jersey is the definition of a reverse retro jersey! The pants seem out of place, and could use modernizing but I get that it's supposed to be like that. Nice job so far!

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