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The NHL... A What If? Series - Part I: Colorado Rockies

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Awesome thread and great start! Love all of the jerseys, even the standard edge template like what the Avalanche use.

My only suggestion would be to use pre-edge templates for the years before the edge system for that added touch of authenticity.

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Also, it's the Kansas City Scouts...not the Chiefs.

Good catch. Chiefs and Kansas City just go hand in hand, I didn't even notice that I made that mistake.

Man does that Centennials logo looks nice on a hockey jersey ;). I'm seriously loving this though. Can't wait for part 2.

I had been working on an update to the Centennials logo for the next season, and when I finished it I thought how great of a Rockies logo it would make. And that was basically the inspiration for the project.

My only suggestion would be to use pre-edge templates for the years before the edge system for that added touch of authenticity.

I was meaning to do that, but I couldn't find a pre-edge template that I liked and that fit the same style as Speedy's template that I'm using. I wanted each jersey to have the same style so it wouldn't detract from the concept. I did eliminate most of the edge seams in the old jerseys though. For the next team, I will probably go in and edit this template to be more authentic to each time period.

As for more teams, because of the busyness of my schedule I'm not going to say which team is next or when a new team will be done. I have no time table, they'll just happen when they happen.

Thanks for all the kind words guys. I wasn't expecting it to be this well received.

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Please continue this series. Those Rockies jerseys were so good!

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lol wow, some of the best overall work I have seen on here. Like so many other teams that actually hurt their identity with the RBK edge jersey's, you even had the Rockies do it.

Sadly the Avalanche have not decided to fix their mistakes.

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One execution note: Save as PNG, not JPG. Your image will look cleaner.

Other than that, this series is off to an AMAZING start! I'd buy the 1996-2007 jersey!

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Very nice. My only criticism was going to be that it looked too much like the Avs during a certain period, and then I remembered that they don't exist! So no criticisms from me.

The real question is if you will also plan to explain the history of the Colorado baseball team, who likely wouldn't be the Rockies. Also, does this mean that Marty wins 3 Stanley Cups with Colorado, and does that by extension mean they lose in 2001 to Quebec, or do the Nordiques move to teamless New Jersey and beat Colorado in 2001?? You sir, have opened up one major can of worms, haha

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What a great concept! Loved it, very realistic as well. As others have stated I'd love to see the Scouts, Barons and how about a what if the Seattle Totems joined the league back when they were supposed to?

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I can't wait for the Hartford Whalers one.

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Very. Very cool! Great job.

I think the Avalanchy one with the mountain peaks on the hem is my favorite, but pretty much all of them are really nice.

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Awesome work! Do the Devils still own the rights to the Rockies? If not, would be cool to see the Avalanche go with a jersey like this for their 3rds. Any plans for the Cincinnati Stingers? That would be sweet to see how they could have progressed. More than likely they would have been forced to change their colors (due to looking a lot like Boston).

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This is a great idea, and very nice work! Just brings up another "what if" scenario, what would the name of the Colorado baseball franchise have been?

Awesome work, I hope you keep this going!

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Where did you get the templates for these jerseys? These are amazing concepts. =)

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This is an amazing series. I love the new Rockies logo, the jerseys look fantastic (loving the 90-96 uniforms myself, with the Pre-Edge era being my second favourite), and i can't wait to see some teams. if you can, could you do the Hampton Roads Rhinos, the expansion team that was supposed to take over Hartford? i'd love to see them, as well as the Whalers, Stingers and Maroons.

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