Here it is, the final installment. This enjoyable journey comes to a close with one revision, thanks to JTH for the comments, and a few other Non-NHL inspired ideas.
As a side note to all of this, I have to admit I screwed up on the NHL versions. I wanted to use Clarkson’s number but I put the 2 and 3 on the wrong sleeves, so I guess now you can consider this whole project as a tribute to Steve Thomas.
So, without further ado, here are the last few jerseys in this series.
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Devils As… The Chicago Blackhawks – REVISION
And the Patch…
As you can see, I included some non-traditional colors to the logo. These colors are similar to those that the Blackhawks use.
I also changed the patch. I have a blue outline around the NJ to honor the organizations time as the Kansas City Scouts, a gold pitchfork to acknowledge their time as the Colorado Rockies, and a green pitchfork to honor the early times in NJ. Thanks again to JTH for the comments.
And now, a few other ideas that I had:
I also did this one in home, road, and alternate:
I tried to copy the Devils logo that MSG uses, which I thought came out nice, so I used it on a jersey template similar to the Florida Panthers with the addition of torso stripes (see, I told you there was foreshadowing when I did the Panthers jersey). I added a grey alternate, in looking back at it, I think it should be a darker grey, but you get the point.
I am a big fan of alternates, but I like the Devils colors with grey, so I went for it.
Old NFL Sweater:
Not sure if anyone else remembers the Cliff Engle NFL sweaters, but I do. I always remember seeing Sam Wyche, coach of the Bengals, wearing this sweater on the sidelines and I just thought it might look cool as a Devils jersey.
I may be wrong, but I dig this jersey. The increased usage of black, the three-color numbers, the unique striping pattern on the sleeves, the white outline on the black that matches the single white stripe on the torso…
The only slight change I would make would be to either add a small “NEW JERSEY” right below the collar point, similar to what the New York Football Giants have, or go the other direction and push the black up so it crosses at the neck line point.
I guess in hindsight, it looks a little Flyer-ish, but with added elements that I really like.
This is another one that I like. The white on the sleeves with the number, the team name across the chest with the players number. I also like the fact that the sleeve numbers, front number, and team name all have different coloring (red on the sleeves, black for the torso number, and white for the team name).
It may feel too much like a college team’s jersey for the NHL, but I think it has some great elements to it.
And finally, here is what I think the organizations really should switch to:
This is a combination of the organization’s past jersey template with their current color combination. It is truly the best of both worlds. Interestingly enough, the team used a different template for the home and road jerseys. I am not aware of any other team that has done, or currently does this.
I LOVE everything about these jerseys. I took it upon myself to switch the lettering to three color and changing the front letter to match the jersey color, I think adds a nice twist.
I would really like to know what you think of these, or any of the other re-designs.
Thanks for following along!