Hey everyone! Hope you're having a good week! I sure am, as the other day news broke that the upcoming Winter Classic will be between my Blackhawks and the Capitals in DC. Needless to say I'm already planning a New Years road trip to DC. I'm a bit disappointed in the matchup. It's not really a "rivalry" but it is going to bring in some mega ratings for NBC which is what it's all about anyway...
Personally I was hoping the Hawks' next outdoor appearance would be in either St. Louis or Minnesota as they were rumored to be future hosts in the coming years, as those games would be a helluva lot closer than DC from Rockford, IL.
I'm curious to see what direction the teams go for their uniforms. The Capitals will probably wear red versions of their last Winter Classic jerseys/current alternates. I'm really hoping the Blackhawks resurrect these beauties!!!
Those, ladies and gentlemen, are the Blackhawks alternate jerseys from 1991-92 that were based on the club's jerseys from 1937-55. They are my absolute favorite jerseys (Modeled by my absolute favorite goalie, and new Hall of Fame inductee Dominik Hasek) and I would absolutely love an excuse to buy a new Blackhawks jersey.
Before we get into the concepts for today, I have received information suggesting that if you don't vote this week the NHL will cancel the upcoming season and we won't get to see anything cool... so get on it....
NHA team votes (end Tuesday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
COTW June 16-22 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
And now concepts!
2015 NHL All Star Game Logo Concept - Avi S.The actual logo has been floating around for a few years since it was cancelled in 2013 and postponed in 2014 due to the Olympics. I really like the actual logo but with some tweaks this one could be better than the actual. For one, the NHL would probably wouldn't want their logo skewed like in this concept. I feel like the silver outline could be a bit thicker as well. I like the script font but I feel like there's more that could be done to it, also, I'd want the "t" to be behind the "S" in "Star". Perhaps move the "Columbus 2015" to under the "All Star". The word "GAME" should be in there somewhere as well.
Cobalt Silver Kings (NHA) Concept - Coby S.
Calgary Flames "Blackout" Jersey Concept - Daniel L.
Atlanta Thrashers Concept - Dr. Design
California Golden Seals Concept - Nate F.
Team Netherlands Concept - Stephen T.
Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) Concept - Trent D.
And there you have it, another day done. Anything about the 7 concepts catch your eye?