If you haven't checked out our other teams, visit the Re-Imagining the NHL team page. The team page will be updated daily with every team we update. So before we take a look at the uniforms, lets take a look at Cole's comments on the Calgary Flames.
Cole's comments: When Reebok took over and applied the Edge template to the Flames, they went from having one of the most over-rated uniforms in hockey (in my mind at least) to having one of the ugliest uniforms in hockey (common opinion). In all actuality, the Flames have never really had any uniforms that I thought were fantastic. The closest they've ever come was their Cup era team, with Theo and Nieuwy and Mike Vernon. I think the Flames realize that, and that's why their third jersey is a throwback to that uniform. That said, the original colors are just a little too loud and obnoxious for modern day NHL hockey. The red and the yellow shades they use are just too bright and clash too hard without the black to level things out.... rather than over-use black, like the Flames have done for the past decade, I decided to simply pick more complementary shades of red and yellow.
I switched the red to a much darker shade, almost burgundy... and picked a warmer more orangey shade of yellow. I drew inspiration from the Washington Redskins color scheme, without trying to make it look like a football-to-hockey crossover project, and without taking the exact color codes of the Skins.
My home and road, I love. I wanted every concept to have an alternate jersey, but with the elimination of black from the color scheme of the home/road sweater, I didn't have many options for an alternate (other than a gold jersey that i'm sure wouldn't go over too well.) I decided to go more modern with the alternate, drawing inspiration from the super popular pre-edge look, only with a decidedly more "fire" inspired striping pattern. I think alternate jerseys have every right to be more "out-there" than a team's primary look, so I had no issue bringing back black into the color scheme for the thirds, and using the black C that they currently use.
After the jump, a look at my favorite Western Conference team, the Calgary Flames...
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