Welcome to the "Re-Imagining The NHL" project created by Cole Jones. Cole has been great enough to allow Days of Y'Orr to post his idea on different teams with his spin on them. You can follow Cole on Twitter. Please feel free to comment on the team below. Feel free to read the official announcement of the project here. Since neither Cole or Days of Y'Orr consider this team our "home team", we will do our best to bring in a fan of the team described to get their thoughts. Today we were lucky enough to get input from Laura, founder of The Active Stick.
A lot of people have complained that Days of Y'Orr hasn't busted out "the big guns" yet when it comes to the Re-Imagining The NHL project. If you don't consider Colorado
a big gun, you weren't around in the early 2000's. We also have Minnesota
, New York Islanders
for you to check out. So if you don't consider any of the teams we've looked at already big guns, here's a bazooka to your fucking face. Let's look at our most hated rivals in a two part...
...two part post. As always we start with the words from the creator himself, Mr. Cole Jones. Cole's comments:
This one is less of a change (because you can't mess with tradition, you can only hope to clean it up if need be)... but it really all started out as a reebok template concept, more than a Habs concept. Flipping through a couple of my hockey history books, I was really inspired by the retro rounded collars of historic sweaters. It's just an aesthetic that I really enjoy, so I started tinkering with ways of making it fit into the modern style uniform while still having a place for the mandated NHL shield on the collars. My first attempt was to just slap an NHL logo on top of the actual collar like the Flames did with their throwbacks, but that just looked rushed and awful... so I took inspiration from one of my old grey sweatshirts, and put the NHL logo in a modified "Reebok triangle" under the collar. Hopefully it doesn't look too much like a raggedy sweatshirt... but even if it does, I still think those sweatshirts have a vintage athletic feel, so it's not entirely out of context.
The home and road are absolutely nothing you haven't seen before, and only minimally changed from what they've worn since the dawn of time, if at all. The alternate jersey, I returned to the chest-striped-white sweater they've had off-and-on through-out history. I toyed with making it the standard away, with the non-striped sweater as an alternate, but I couldn't justify messing with the home/road they've had since everyone on this forum was born, so the alternate remains an alternate. My biggest pet-peeve with the standard way this sweater has always been rendered is the bleeding together of the blue and red (which looks even more muddy using the classic lighter red/blue shades that I employed with this concept), so I decided a slight separation with a white stripe would do wonders in modernizing and cleaning up the look. I tried to keep this sweater looking like a "red team" instead of a "blue team," despite the bold blue chest stripe, and I think I pulled that off.After the jump, the Montreal Canadiens...