We can go on and on all day about the teams recent struggles, but I feel there is no use in beating a dead horse (or moose – sorry, easy shot, had to be taken) so I will try something different.
I know the Devils organization is steeped in its traditions, but I have been wondering what it would be like to see the Devils in a new jersey.
Sure, we are treated to the yearly Retro Game, but the team is wearing the same jerseys since the 1992-93 season and I just think it might be time to spice it up a little.
This got me to thinking about what the Devils team would look like if they used the jersey templates already used by other teams around the league and hence, the “Devils As…” project was born.
We will start with the Western Conference’s Pacific Division.
You can find the other “Devils As…” jerseys by clicking the links below.
(click on each pic for the full size image)
Devils As… The Anaheim Ducks
I don’t think the arched lines work well for the Devils, but it looks interesting.
Devils As… The Los Angeles Kings
The arm band being dissected with a yoke that extends all the way up to the neck line is a very interesting concept, I just don’t like that there is nothing really happening on the lower portion of the torso.
Devils As… The San Jose Sharks
The Sharks actually have four colors, so I used a darker grey as a fourth color for the Devils. I really like the way the grey works with the red and black.
I REALLY like the three colored numbers, although I like them better when the middle color is the same as the jersey (as you will see on other teams). Also, I think I like the numbers on the front, although I am not 100% sold.
Devils As… The Phoenix Coyotes
And the patch….
By far the simplest jersey in the league, just the stripes on the arms and a shoulder patch. I used a larger logo as I think the Coyote head is a little larger than the average logo to make up for the lack of torso striping. I dislike the one color numbering.
Devils As... The Dallas Stars
I really dig that New Jersey gets a shout out front and center on this jersey. The arm stripes are different, which makes them a little interesting and the numbering is very straight forward. I think this jersey is just missing one element that would help put it over the top, but I am not sure what it is.
Be on the look out for the rest of the league, and let me know what you think.