February 23, 2010
I love the stripe pattern on the sleeve. When the Scouts were in the NHL they had one of the worst jerseys of the 70's, which was no easy feat!
Thanks to the Ottawa 67's for the jersey inspiration.
I tried to simplify things for the 3rd jersey.
February 22, 2010
Whoa! A whole lott'a American there...hence the name.
Next, Glen submitted these Cape Breton Screaming Eagles jerseys. He's replaced their full body eagle and text with another eagle head logo.
Back soon with some more DHL!
February 19, 2010
Introducing the DHL!
Normally, there would be a logo above, but I have not come up with one yet (concepts welcome). And if I did it would look like an 8 year old drew it in Paint.
What is the DHL? The DHL is the Defunct Hockey League. It is made up of 16 mostly former NHL teams. They are split into 2 conferences and 4 divisions of 4.
The teams are...
Starting in the West, or known as the Saskin Conference. Which, is named after former disgraced NHLPA director Ted Saskin.
Peter Pocklington Division
Colorado Rockies which are owned by the MLB's Rockies owners Charlie & Dick Monfort. In an effort to expand the Rockies name they cross brand the hockey and baseball teams, making the new hockey colours purple and black.
Oakland, California Golden Seals who were not able to decide on a full name so they just jammed it all in there. They are promising fans a golden jersey.
Vancouver Millionaires who are owned by Cyclone Taylor's great great grandson, Cyclone Taylor III. Taylor also happens to be the GM, coach, and star player.
The other division in the Saskin conference
Alan Eagleson Division
To the east, and we find the Mike Danton Conference. Of course, Danton served jail time for hiring a hitman.
The first division in the Danton Conference,
Harold Ballard Division
Hamilton Tigers who were almost purchased by Jim Balsillie. When Gary Bettman got word that Jim was trying to buy a hockey team Bettman swooped in and purchased the defunct Tigers for $455 million. $1,000,000 than Balsillie had to offer.
Toronto St. Pats were also almost owned by Jim Balsillie. Again, when word got out that Balsillie was interested Leaf ownership bought the St. Pats. MLSE then decided that the Maple Leafs will also play St. Pats games.
Jim Balsillie Division
(originally the Del Baggio Division, but Jim purchased the rights to the name and renamed the division after himself)
Macon Whoopee who are in the league because retired Canadians who go south for the winter were crying for a team. The state of
Ottawa Senators, not the current ones. The old ones. Eugene Melnyk has threatened to sue over the “O” logo, but current owner Prime Minister Stephen Harper claims, “I don’t care, I make the rules in this country!”
So, if anyone has any concepts that they would like to contribute to this little project (jerseys, league logo, anything) email them in [firstname.lastname@example.org]
February 17, 2010
First, most Canadians don't like Canada to wear black because our colours are red and white. Despite that, here's a black Canada concept.
Next, what if the Jets stuck around to see the Edge era?
And seeing that I have no ideas of my own here's a vintage looking Minnesota Wild concept that Brian sent in.
February 10, 2010
Now on to the concepts, where I will start with the Ottawa Senators... ?!@##$ ... (sorry, I just vomited). Glen sent in this mod'ed Sens jersey using the promotional side profile logo on their current thirds. I then also used the promo logo and put it on the original Sens white jersey. It also has the Edge styling, numbering, and the retro "O" shoulder patch.
Brian sent in this Kings concept. A Reebok Edge version of the jersey they had from 67-80. Looks great. This would be awesome if the NHL ever had the Vintage jersey program again.
I also did a Kings concept. This is their former purple alternate and I conformed it to their new Edge style.
February 8, 2010
One of which was sent by Glen. He's re-coloured the old Islanders' shoulder patch from their Captain Highliner jersey and placed it on their navy jersey from the late 90's.
Staying on the island, Brian sent in this concept using the wordmark from the Islanders alternate helmets.For the most part, I don't like wordmarks as logos (except Minnesota), but I think this could work really well as an alternate for next year when the use their retros full-time.
Next, I did up a new blue concept for the Lightning.I used their pre-Edge sleeves as inspiration for these sleeves and put the black along the sides in the Edge style.
Lastly, we all know (except for the Ducks) that the Ducks need to be green. Here's a take on their current jersey.
February 5, 2010
February 4, 2010
Starting with the Dallas Stars.
I've always wanted a jersey to move the armbands up to the triceps where the numbers are located. It doesn't show well on this concept, but believe me it looks great in my head.
Second on the list, are the New Jersey Devils. I tried to go a different route with a black jersey, but I kept finding my way back to shoulder yolkes and armbands.Last, I've always wanted an orange concept to work for the Islanders. I wasn't as mortified as everyone else was to their 2002 offering. Here is another shot by me to create a good orange Islanders concept.
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February 1, 2010
That's all for now.