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We start off today with a missed concept from Tom V. It was supposed to be posted a couple weeks ago. Sorry for the inconvenience Tom!
New Jersey Devils Alternate Concept - (Tom V.)
Okay, look at this thing. First think I noticed was the tweaked logo. And honestly, this is what their logo should be. It really brings out the 'N' more, which I think is needed. When I was a youngin, I always thought the logo was a 'J' with it's legs being crossed in a sexual pose. I was very confused. To the jersey, I always like to see NJ go to the throwbacks, but I just like the red and black color scheme better. The striping is a good pattern, especially since it carries over to the yoke. I just get a huge christmas, candy cane feel from this though. I always thought a Devils alt, with black and red, but small green elements, like the silver on Buffalo's home and road. So, this is very well executed, obviously from Tom. A nice looking jersey, not a direct throwback being recolored. Concept Rating [7.9/10] Very tough to rate this one IMO. Let us know what you think in the comments.
Winnipeg Jets Concept - (Dylan W.)
So, I have one of my concepts on today's post. Usually I just tell you it's mine and leave it at that, but when I have the chance, why not give some background? For this concept I wanted to add the different ERA's of the Jets' jerseys. I used the old red and blue instead of the current. Then I have a cross between the current striping, and the arm sleeve pattern. I had 2 other ideas going into this one, but could never make it work. This is the first concept of my changed NHL concepts. I will slowly be doing more. But my goal is to make every team have a new jersey identity. I'm trying not to make just small changes. Although I might have to on some teams. Concept Rating [10/10] I'm just that good.
Buffalo Sabres Alternate Concept - (Stephen T.)
These next two concepts are the concepts I referred to at the beginning of the post. I'm not sure if this was a guess, or a fix concept. Regardless, I have the same opinion. Same goes with the next concept. What can I say? It's the Buffalo Sabremen. I don't like the jersey they came out with, solely for the fact that it has a cape like coloring. I did a fix, that is the front of the jersey directed to the back. I think the regular arm sleeve with the 'sword' white outline looks really cool. So, If this is a fix, theres a long way to go. I just hate the cape look. Not much to say else wise. So sorry if it's harsh, but it's just not a good hockey jersey. Just an execution note. The logo is off centered. Concept Rating [3/10]
Buffalo Sabres Alternate Concept - (Brian B.)
Brian always has his concepts posted to Icethetics it seems. So I know Brian has great taste in hockey jerseys, and If I remember correctly, this was a guess, and was posted before the jerseys were released. And, again, looks very ugly. I think just in general, there needs to be more white. I really hate the silver/gray/grey color for the Sabres. Why they brought that in? I don't know, but it needs to go. And this is less cape-like, but I think there is less of a transition going to the blue back, which looks very weird. Out of these two posted today, I still might take over the actual one though. So again. Ugly ugly jersey concept. But, I think these were guesses, so It doesn't bother me. Concept Rating [3/10]
Sibir Novosibirsk (KHL) - (Jake88)
Right away I can see a very clean jersey look. Which is always good. The thing that makes this look classic is that it has the Detroit switched arms, but still isn't almost a copy. I think it's rare to see that with the squared off yoke. Also we get the arm stripes where the TV numbers are also located. I think this is a good fit for the KHL. Looks nice and classic, but at the same time, it's different, and original. Honestly, I have nothing else to say. I wouldn't know how to fix it though going in this direction. Let Jake know in the comments if you have any fixes. Concept [8.2/10]
Team Scotland (IIHF) - (UltraMundane)
Not sure if Ultra Mundane is your name, but if it is, that's an awesome name. I didn't know whether to space it out, so hopefully you can correct me. The jersey, hmmmmm...kind of empty. I'm trying to think, but other than the no hem look San Jose, and Phoenix has, I can't think of a jersey design with almost no arm striping/sleeve design. I got a concept before almost like this, and it just looks unfinished. Kind of off topic, but could you imagine if NIKE unveiled these for a jersey? I might actually love it compared to what they have unveiled recently. But my opinion still stands. It needs some sort of arm or sleeve design, maybe with a matching hem, but it looks very empty. Concept Rating [5.9/10] Leave a comment of what you think about this look. Does it need an arm stripe?
Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) - (Devin S.)
Out of all the edited nhlunforms.com image looks, I think this is pretty well executed. I think Colorado's look would really fit this team. And, that color scheme, is something I don't like, but I still think that design helps out a lot. For the third jersey, I would match the hem and arm striping. I would personally use the hem striping for the arms. If you need help with starting up your own concepts. Go to the TUTORIAL page. It should help out a lot! Concept Rating [7/10]
New York Islanders Concept - (Justin S.)
Another concept to Justin De-Edge series. He gives the Islanders the Edge change almost. The changes are the hem, and the phantom yoke stripe. I really liked that look for the Islanders, not as much as their current, but it was a nice look in my opinion. One thing I would change here is to make the blue, the original blue the have. And to make the Lighthouse logo a different color than the baby blue it has on it right now. With the look you are going for, these are really nice. The changes to make it better I already said, but if it didn't change, I still might not mind it. Concept Rating [7.9/10]
New York Islanders Vintage Concept - (Matt R.)
Is this a new Vintage series started up? If so, the cream vintage white color is going to make me faint. But that's okay. I understand the focus. For this concept, I see a lot of potential for a good looking jersey. One thing that really pops out..or doesn't really, kind of ironic. But the cream and orange really look close in color, and I think it makes it look really dull. The jersey seems like it was put in the washing machine too many times. And...in retrospect, it's supposed to look like that. The lighthouse logo on the striping didn't tickle my fancy at first, but it's starting to grow on me. Nice jersey design, it just needs to be cleaned. Literally, get the old food stains off! Concept Rating [7.7/10]
New York Rangers Concept - (Matt R.)
Not sure if this is the same vintage concept series, because it looks vintage, but it doesn't say Vintage Concept. Anyways, The thing I like about this cream color is, it's less gold. I just noticed that about the Islanders concept. It's more gold than cream. Anyways, this looks is something I really like. The simple 2 stripe color. And the blue cuff with the stars is a nice touch. I always thought the shield logo would be cool to see on a third jersey, and this would be a great fit. All you would have to do to make me absolutely fall in love and buy one is if the jersey was white. Concept Rating [9/10] COTW nomination from me.
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