Anyway, I have been working on a site for the past couple of months and it's finally done, for the most part at least. I will be keeping track of what uniforms are worn for each game for each team in the NHL, including the Playoffs and Pre-Season. The site is called the NHL Uniform Matchup Database. Check it out here! You can also like it on Facebook and/or follow it on Twitter. The links to those are at the top of the site. Thanks for checking it out if you do! Now, let's get going!
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R.A. starts us off with the new-look Canes. The new jerseys got a bad reaction mostly for the lack of the hurricane-flag striping, and I would have to agree with it. R.A. fixes that problem here. These are definitely better then what we saw on June 4th. One change I don't like is the normal yoke on the white jersey, I wish the longer-square yoke was still there. Overall, good work here. 7.5/10
New York Islanders concept (By: Matt Mc.)
In my opinion, the Islanders should have an orange alternate jersey, and this is something I wouldn't mind seeing. The lighthouse logo looks awesome (although people are getting sick of the roundel logos as we saw with the Stars new unveilings). The striping is great as well. Great job, no complaints. 8.5/10
St. Louis Blues concept (By: Ben S.)
Ben sort of combines the Blues home/road uniforms with the alternate uniform here. I know I'm one of the few when I say this, but I am not a big fan of the Blues alternate. This is a good idea, but needs some work. The gold hem piping needs to go, but the vertical piping can stay. Also, this needs numbers and a name. On an execution note, there needs to be an NHL logo in the collar insert and the Reebok logo on the back under the collar. This has some potential. 6/10
Washington Capitals concept (By: Stephen T.)
Stephen has another Nike NHL concept for us here. I could definitely see this happening in the future and one thing I notice is the current font being used and it looks fantastic. Great execution and something I wouldn't be surprised to see in the next couple of years. 7.5/10
Hartford Whalers concept (By: Charles W.)
Charles brings us along to a concept for the now-defunct Hartford Whalers. I like all the striping and it all looks pretty good. One thing I'm not a big fan of is the "HARTFORD WHALERS" in the yoke striping. Other then that, great job. 7.5/10
2017 Heritage Classic (MTL vs OTT) concept (By: Michael G.)
Michael has designed some uniforms for a Heritage Classic in 2017. I like the logo that was made for the event, but it could be cleaned up a bit more. The Sens jersey is cool with the barber pole striping, but it seems a bit too much to me. I like the Habs jersey, but the coloring almost looks like a royal purple. Other then that, I wouldn't mind seeing this. 8/10
Colorado Avalanche concept (By: Kyle N.)
Kyle cleans up the Av's jerseys by removing the "apron stripes" and removing black and silver from the jersey design. I definitely like these and just about anything would be better then what they wear now. On an execution note, there needs to be an NHL logo on the collar insert and a Reebok logo on the back under the collar. Nice job here. 8/10
Utica Comets (AHL) concept (By: Jake88)
The Utica Comets are the newest team in the AHL and they are the Canucks affiliate. They came out with jerseys that were basically just Canucks jerseys with their logo slapped on. These jerseys give the Comets some sort of identity and I love these. The striping is very cool and the "stars" on the hem are awesome. Great job here. 8.5/10 and a COTW nom from me!
Thanks for reading, have a good Friday everyone!