April 15, 2015

Goodbye (Kind Of) After Three Years

This blog was started three years ago today, and I've decided it's (kind of) time to shut the blog down.  I will still post any concepts I make here (if I make any more concepts), but it will likely be a long time between posts, as I've had less free time lately and my interest in hockey concepts has faded a bit.  However I will no longer be posting guest concepts, or doing any "My Thoughts" posts.

Also, I put together this image of how the blog's logo has changed over time...

Hopefully I'll be back with more concepts, but it will likely be at least a couple months from now.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

March 28, 2015

Guest Concept Post #78

Hello again!  It's been a while since the last post.  That's simply due to a combination of me being busy and having no ideas for new concepts.  But I'm back today with a guest concept from Scott.

Edmonton Oilers, by Scott:
The Oilers have had two good sets of jerseys in their history (the Gretzky-era/current look, and the pre-edge set), and Scott has combined them both for this concept.  I like the use of silver, especially on the striping of the home jersey because it helps separate the orange stripe from the blue background.  However, I think the elements without silver (numbers, collars, pant stripe, and away yoke) now look out of place.  I suggest adding silver to those elements which I think would make the whole uniform more cohesive (although it might end up looking worse, hard to tell without seeing it both ways).  As it is now, I prefer the Oilers current jerseys to this concept, but I like this concept better than their pre-edge jerseys.

Have a good day!

March 05, 2015

Sharks Tweak

San Jose Sharks:
I think the Sharks current jerseys are decent but could be improved with a few changes, so that's what I did here.

Thanks for visiting!

February 15, 2015

Stadium Series Predictions

2016 Stadium Series:
A couple weeks ago I posted my prediction for next year's Winter Classic jerseys, today I'm doing the same for the Stadium Series.  I think the jerseys will once again be modern, and follow a template that is used for all four teams.  I also kept the the giant sleeve numbers and giant pant logos from this years uniforms.  I decided against white pants, instead using white gloves for the road teams.  Also gone are the chrome or carbon fiber logo, but that's mostly just wishful thinking.  The sleeve stripes are angled so that when the arms are down at an angle the stripes will look more vertical to match the stripes on the torso.

Also, I've added a square yolk variation of my new template to the templates page.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

February 09, 2015

Guest Concept Post #77

Boston Bruins Winter Classic Jerseys, by Adam:
Today we have three Bruins Winter Classic concepts by first time contributor Adam, all of which are true throwback jerseys.  I'd love to see the Bruins go with a throwback jersey, I thought the Winter Classic was best when the teams wore actual jerseys from their past, and it lost a bit of it's charm when teams starting making up fauxback jerseys.  This jersey is from 1974-95, and while it's not one of my personal favourites it would be a great option because it the Bruins' longest lasting jersey.  It's also fitting that this concept is posted on the 77th guest concept post, because whenever I see this jersey I think of number 77 Ray Bourque.

The second throwback jersey Adam suggested is much older, dating back to 1949-55.  The logo on this jersey is a great throwback logo, it was used for 22 seasons before the Bruins switched full-time to their famous spoked-B logo, so it has a lengthy history and it simply looks great in my opinion.  The jersey striping once again isn't one of my favourite looks for the Bruins, but I'm sure lots of people would love it.

Adam's final suggestion is my favourite of the three, and it's also the oldest being a throwback to the Bruins very first jersey from 1924-25.  This jersey is actually pretty unique, it's the only brown jersey in NHL history (you could argue that the Bruins 1926-32 jersey was also primarily brown but I've always thought of it as a white jersey).  Not only is this jersey unique but it also has a lot of old-timey charm that's perfect for a Winter Classic, especially the logo.  To be completely historically accurate the pants would have to be tan, but I don't think the brown pants look bad either.

Have a good day!