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Minnesota Wild (by Ben)
Ben's concept melds several Minnesota Wild ideas and puts them on a Nike template. It's a solid idea but I would have used some vintage white. Also, I don't care for the script logo being used as the primary. It's just not a very good logo for Minnesota. Overall, I'll give it a 7/10.
Canada (by Brady)
This concept gets points purely on the basis of not being the terrible jerseys that Canada will actually be wearing at the Olympics. Simple and effective. It's a pity that nothing can be done about the awful collar design Nike is forcing on everyone. Overall, I'll give it an 8/10.
Pittsburgh Penguins (by Dylan W.)
Here's an interesting concept for the Penguins. It's not quite a fauxback but it's certainly better than any of the blue jerseys they've worn in the past. I don't like the use of the Robopen, though. If used at all, the Robopen should be restricted to a shoulder patch. Overall, I'll give it an 8/10.
Canada (by Frank)
Here's another Canada concept. This one is just as traditional and for that reason I really like it. There's really nothing wrong with this one. Overall, I'll give it an 8/10.
United States (by Jake88)
Ah, it's nice to get a break from the future silver medal winners and see a gold medal-winning team's concept instead. This is definitely an improvement over what the US will be winning their gold in at Sochi, apart from the fact that the logo wouldn't fly at the Olympics. Overall, I'll give it an 8.5/10.
Indianapolis Racers (by Jayson)
Jayson's effort brings a short-lived WHA team to the modern age and imagines what the Racers would look like if they'd been an NHL expansion team that had survived to this day. I'll be honest, I'm not a fan of the yoke-less look on the home and away. The alternate is great, though. Overall, I'll give it a 7/10.
Canada (by Stephen)
Very interesting. I certainly wouldn't want to see what Canada would look like in anything other than red and white (which is why their black jersey will look awful) but this is certainly a very interesting look for the Eh Team. It's excellent in its simplicity. Overall, I'll give it an 8/10.
Vancouver Canucks (by Steven)
Steven's de-Edge series continues by modifying the Canucks to meld two different eras. I've always been a fan of the v-sleeve design so that gets a plus from me. Also, the subtle incorporation of the silver works really well. Personally, I would have used the orca logo as the shoulder patch. Overall, I'll give it an 8.5/10.
Pittsburgh Penguins (by TG)
I don't know if the gradient sleeve jersey would have worked as both a home and road, but TG's effort is admirable. It's nice to see someone taking on one of the more outrageous jerseys in NHL history. I can't help but think that the look would be improved by the addition of a shoulder patch. Overall, I'll give it a 7/10.