Redesigning the NHL Part Three: Central Division

After Part One and Part Two were so well-received, I hope I don’t disappoint with Part Three!

As I’ve stated in the previous sections of this series, some teams should NEVER make any changes to their uniforms. To keep with the consistency of redesigning the entire NHL, however, I have switched up every team’s uniforms, even if my designs are admittedly not anywhere near as good as the real ones.

And, again, most templates are taken from Bmac’s Blog’s NHL 2012 project. Take a look if you’re into more concepts.

Enjoy!

 

Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago home

Chicago road

Chicago third

We start off with the team that boasts what may not only be the best jerseys in hockey, but the best jerseys in all of sports.

The Blackhawks should never make any changes to what they currently wear, but, like I said, I had to do something to keep with the consistency of this project.

For the home and road jerseys, I took nearly everything good about Chicago’s current design (colors, logos, etc.) and mashed it with the striping from the team’s very first look.

I also eliminated the outlines around the numbers to provide a cleaner, more vintage look.

For the alternate, I took the current home jersey and replaced the Indian head with the one from the team’s 1957-1965 primary logo.

 

Colorado Avalanche

Colorado home 1

Colorado road

Colorado third

Colorado is in desperate need of a redesign. Keep the logo, go back to the Sasquatch footprint as a shoulder patch, and add a more traditional striping design. The Reebok practice jersey look is still as bad as it was when it was introduced nine years ago.

For the home and road jerseys, I used Colorado’s current sock design as part of the inspiration.

If you’re wondering where the rest of the inspiration came from, as well as the entire template for the third jersey, look no further than the very first Quebec Nordiques jersey – back from the WHA days.

 

Dallas Stars

Dallas home 1

Dallas road 1

Dallas’s 2013 redesign was a successful one. The logo is solid and the new shade of green brought a lot more color to the NHL’s palette.

The issue with the redesign is that Dallas’s current jerseys look very much like green Chicago Blackhawks jerseys.

Here, I gave the Stars a new design that mixes their current color scheme with their pre-Reebok template: a unique look that everyone seemed to like when it was in circulation.

The result seems pretty nice.

 

Minnesota Wild

Minnesota home

Minnesota road

Minnesota’s green third jerseys have gotten a lot of praise since they were introduced in 2009.

The only drawback? The current uniforms feature a wordmark (that actually looks pretty decent) other than a primary logo that ranks with the old Hartford Whalers mark in terms of creativity and ingenuity.

To fix this, I slapped the primary logo onto the third jersey, added a little red to make it pop and created a white version.

 

Nashville Predators

Nashville home

Nashville road

Kudos to the Predators for switching to a bright, eye-catching color scheme in 2011 and also doing what no other team had done in decades by making yellow/gold their primary color.

The only issue with their 2011 redesign was the ugly Reebok practice jersey template, including a tough-to-read number font.

I stuck with Nashville’s current color scheme and logo, but applied them to a cleaner much more traditional template.

 

St. Louis Blues

St. Louis home

St Louis road

St. Louis third

When St. Louis revamped its jerseys in 2014, it suddenly became one of the best-looking clubs in the NHL.

However, even though the team’s name is the “Blues”, something about the navy blue on its jerseys does not mix well with the royal blue and gold.

I decided to eliminate the navy blue, make gold a bit more prominent, and make a very slight change to the logo by eliminating the navy blue outline.

These changes can also be seen on the third jersey, which has been immensely popular since it was introduced in 2008. What’s seen here is essentially the same sweater as the one the Blues currently wear, except the jersey is royal blue instead of navy and the blue note inside the circle logo has undergone the same changes as it did on the other jerseys.

 

Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg home

Winnipeg road

Winnipeg’s current jerseys are decent, but the color scheme used on the uniforms does not match the colors seen in the logo.

Here, I made the jersey’s colors match the ones seen in the logo while giving the Jets a template that seems to create somewhat of an aeronautic feel to fit the team’s name.

 

That’s it for Part Three. Hope you enjoyed it! Check back next week for the Pacific Division, which will include the new Las Vegas franchise.

 

What should the Detroit Tigers do at the trade deadline?

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On this exact date (July 26) one year ago, the Detroit Tigers sat at 48 wins and 50 losses. Then-GM Dave Dombrowski made the decision less than a week later to effectively give up on the 2015 season and build for the future, shipping away the expiring contracts of David Price, Yoenis Cespedes and Joakim Soria.

A year later, Dombrowski’s moves have appeared to pay off in spades. For three players that almost certainly would not have re-signed, the Tigers received six future building blocks in return: Jairo Labourt, JaCoby Jones, Luis Cessa, Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd and Michael Fulmer.

Labourt and Jones are still making their way through the minor leagues.

Cessa is no longer with the organization, but was used as a chip in the deal that brought key setup man Justin Wilson to Detroit.

Norris and Boyd have seen quite a bit of time at the big league level and have been fairly solid given their youth.

And Fulmer? All he’s done is lead the race for American League Rookie of the Year in 2016, setting a few records along the way.

This year, on July 26, the Tigers are in a similar spot. Their record is a little bit better at 52-48, plus this year’s Cleveland Indians seem a little easier to catch in the American League Central than last year’s Kansas City Royals, who went on to win the World Series.

How the Tigers got to where they are this year, however, has been a completely different story than it was last year.

Last year, it was easier to see in which direction Detroit was headed. The Tigers began the season 11-2, but sputtered down the stretch.

It became increasingly obvious that the 2015 team was not going to contend for a World Series, let alone a playoff spot, which made it an easy decision for Dombrowski to sell some of the team’s assets and bolster a mediocre-at-best farm system.

This year, the picture is much murkier. As soon as this team looks like it’s about to go somewhere, the enthusiasm suddenly disappears and everything goes cold.

Then, when it looks like all hope is lost, the Tigers will rattle off a few impressive wins in a row and get people talking about October again.

Take out a random stretch in early May when the team lost 11 of 12 games and you have a 51-37 ball club.

Look at games against every MLB team except the division-leading Indians and, once again, you have a 51-37 ball club.

At the same time, however, look at games against every team other than the Minnesota Twins and you’re looking at a 45-46 team.

Ignore a 6-1 hot streak at the beginning of June or a 7-2 run as June flipped to July and, once again, you’ve got a sub-.500 record.

So what should the Tigers do when August 1 rolls around?

 

The Argument for Buying

Make the playoffs and anything can happen. You don’t have to win 100 games to have a good run.

Just take a look at the 2005 Astros, 2006 Cardinals, 2007 Rockies, 2010 Rangers, 2011 Cardinals, 2012 Tigers and 2014 Royals. None of them won more than 90 regular season games, yet all of them won pennants – two even won World Series.

Proof that if you get hot at the right time, anything can happen.

Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez aren’t getting any younger. The team finally has a reliable closer for the first time in what seems like forever, but he (Francisco Rodriguez) won’t be around much longer, either.

This may be this franchise’s last shot to bring home some serious hardware for quite some time, so why not go all in?

 

The Argument for Selling

Look at how last year turned out. The farm system is still well below-average, but it has gotten a major boost from the players acquired.

Also, in order to get 90 wins, which may not even be enough to get them into the playoffs, the Tigers need to go 38-24 to finish off the year. Not once this season have they been able to put together a stretch like that for any extended amount of time.

Stranger things have happened, but is it really worth selling the few decent prospects you have to try to catch lightning in a bottle?

In fact, none of said prospects were even included in MLB.com’s latest Top 100 Prospects list.

With a seemingly promising young core in Nick Castellanos, Michael Fulmer, Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd, James McCann, J.D. Martinez, Jose Iglesias and Cameron Maybin, among others, why not try to add some names from that Top 100 list to the organization?

 

The Solution

Ok, so there are legitimate points made in both arguments. The problem is, there are legitimate problems with both arguments.

Let’s start with buying. Who are you going to give up, and who are you going to get?

The Tigers need starting pitching help, there’s no question about it. Mike Pelfrey and Anibal Sanchez aren’t getting the job done.

But is it really worth giving up some of your top prospects to bring in an arm like Andrew Cashner or Matt Moore, who have battled injury issues and inconsistency throughout their careers? Not the smartest idea.

The problem with selling? Pretty similar. Who are you going to sell?

Last year, the Tigers had three high-demand players (Price, Cespedes, Soria) all with expiring contracts.

This year, there is no such player on the roster. If you’re going to sell and expect to get anything substantial in return, you’re going to have to be willing to say goodbye to someone like Ian Kinsler.

Again, maybe not the greatest idea.

In the end, staying put – at least to an extent – may be the best option.

Refusing to make any big moves won’t generate much of a reaction, but it is probably the smartest decision the front office could make.

Believe it or not, the pitching staff is going to add two names sooner rather than later, without having to dump anyone from the organization: Jordan Zimmermann and Daniel Norris.

Zimmermann’s expected return from the disabled list is still in question, but Norris is currently embarking on his rehab assignment and should be back up with the big club in no time.

Also, the offense will be adding a much-needed big bat to the lineup fairly soon as well: J.D. Martinez.

Zimmermann, Norris and Martinez will add more of a boost to this team than any potential acquisitions could at this point – and the organization doesn’t have to bid farewell to any young talent whatsoever.

However, the Tigers don’t need to be completely silent.

With a fair amount of starting pitching in the organization (Verlander, Zimmermann, Fulmer, Norris, Boyd, possibly Shane Greene, Jairo Labourt, Tyler Alexander, Beau Burrows, Matt Manning), it wouldn’t hurt Detroit to see what it could get in return for Mike Pelfrey or Anibal Sanchez.

It wouldn’t be much, but the Tigers could rid two bad contracts and get a little bit of young talent in the process.

Another possibility? Victor Martinez.

Sure, his numbers are great for someone his age, but his cold streak the past month could be a sign of his decline finally beginning.

Martinez, who has two years left on his contract after this year, would probably yield a better return than Pelfrey or Sanchez, and would be an excellent addition to a team out there who needs a bat.

Essentially, trading Victor Martinez would result in his bat being replaced by J.D. Martinez’s when he comes off the DL (probably a slight upgrade), and also adding a piece or two to the prospect pool.

His trade value may be right around what Joakim Soria’s was last year. His trade resulted in the Tigers landing JaCoby Jones, who has shown tremendous growth in his development this season.

Finally, it may be a wise idea for the Tigers to explore trade options involving Francisco Rodriguez or even Justin Wilson.

After seeing what two months worth of Aroldis Chapman netted the Yankees in Monday’s blockbuster, Detroit should be licking its chops knowing that teams are willing to overpay for late-inning relief.

Losing Rodriguez wouldn’t be a disaster, either. He’s been great this season, but the Tigers appear to have their future closer moving up the ranks in Joe Jimenez.

This could all change within the next week.

The Tigers could rattle off a few big wins, sneak right behind a struggling Cleveland team in the Central and become buyers at the deadline.

Conversely, they could go into a tailspin with a tough schedule coming up, forcing them to become sellers.

It should be an exciting week.

Redesigning the NHL Part Two: Atlantic Division

When I started this series with last week’s Redesigning the Metropolitan Division post, I had no idea my designs would receive the praise they got.

I will admit, I think my Metropolitan Division redesign is the best-looking of the four divisions, but hopefully I won’t let you down with this one.

Again, there are several teams (especially in the Atlantic Division) that should NEVER change their jerseys or consider wearing the ones I have designed here, but for consistency reasons, I came up with new designs for every team regardless of whether or not they need a new look.

And, again, most templates are taken from Bmac’s Blog’s NHL 2012 project. Take a look if you’re into more concepts.

 

Boston Bruins

Boston home

Boston road

Other than the weird yellow socks/black everything else combo on the current home jersey, Boston’s uniforms are fine and don’t really need a change.

Here, however, I decided to replace the black (a color found in many teams’ color schemes) with brown (a color nobody wears in any way) to create more diversity in the league’s color palette and to harken back to the Bruins’ original color scheme of brown and gold.

Also, gold is a color that is normally used as just an accent in the NHL, so I gave the Bruins an even more unique look by making it their primary color.

 

Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo blue

Buffalo white

As a self-proclaimed “jersey geek”, not many things in hockey infuriate me more than what Buffalo has done with its look.

The Sabres have what may be some of the worst jerseys in the NHL, but are just a few minor fixes away from making it one of the league’s best.

Switch out the dark, depressing blue for a more vibrant royal blue hue, get rid of the outlandish piping down the front and under the arms, swap out any gray got white, get rid of the numbers on the chest and clean up the striping on the white road jersey. Not too hard, is it?

 

Detroit Red Wings

Detroit home

Detroit Road

Here’s a team that should NEVER, EVER, EVER make any changes to its home and road uniforms.

EVER.

But, as I said, I had to come up with something different since I’m redesigning the entire NHL.

The Detroit Cougars-style Old English D looked great on Detroit’s 2009 Winter Classic uniforms and still looks pretty good here. The winged wheel still maintains its presence as a shoulder patch (and looks pretty good as one) and the striping, while somewhat similar to the team’s current look, gives these jerseys a more old-school look to go along with the logo and tie-up collar.

It would be a travesty to see the Red Wings ever ditch their current uniforms, but these wouldn’t be a horrible replacement.

 

Florida Panthers

Florida home

Florida road

Florida third

There’s no sugar-coating it, the new uniforms that the Panthers unveiled earlier in the summer are hideous.

I went back to the original logo and color scheme for the home and road set, but with a more traditional striping pattern. As a result, the Panthers get a very vibrant, eye-popping look reminiscent of a tropical sunrise or sunset over the ocean.

 

Montreal Canadiens

Montreal Red

Montreal road

Montreal third

Another team whose look should never be touched, other than maybe creating a white jersey to match the home jersey.

Here, I changed the primary logo to the original logo to give way to the crest used from 1922-1924 to give hockey’s most storied franchise a more vintage look. I also moved the numbers up to the shoulders to make room for the current emblem to find a place within the shoulder stripes, reminiscent of what the Habs did from 1924-1935.

I also gave the white jersey a little bit of an off-white hue to add to the vintage theme.

I had a little fun with the alternate sweater, but hey, it seems to give off a French-Canadian vibe that would obviously be very fitting for this team.

 

Ottawa Senators

Ottawa home

Ottawa road

I realize I am in the minority, but I absolutely love the Sens’ current threads.

With these jerseys, I decided to give Ottawa a more eye-popping and unique look that would likely be more well-received by hockey traditionalists.

For the primary mark, I used a logo that was introduced as part of the team’s 2007 redesign, but never used on a jersey.

Also, I added the barber-pole striping that was seen on the uniforms of the original (1917-1934) Ottawa Senators franchise.

 

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay home

Tampa Bay road

I’ve always been a big fan of Tampa Bay’s original logo – much more so than the cartoonish water-mark emblem the Lightning don now.

Rather than looking like the lovechild of the Red Wings and Maple Leafs, albeit with a much worse logo, Tampa returns to its roots and re-establishes its own identity with these threads.

The old color scheme returns, the “victory stripes” under the arms are back and the shoulder patches are the ones from the team’s 2007 redesign to ensure a less-outdated look.

 

Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto home

Toronto road

The uniforms that the Leafs just unveiled are absolutely spectacular. The crest may be the best in the NHL, and eliminating shoulder yokes or shoulder logos was a brilliant idea so that everyone’s eyes are drawn to the emblem.

As a slight change, however, I made the striping more reminiscent of what the Leafs wore in their early years on their jerseys and, more recently, on their socks.

 

Hope you enjoyed Part Two of my Redesigning the NHL series! Check back next week for another division!

How can the Detroit Tigers fix their offensive struggles?

Detroit Tigers batter Miguel Cabrera watches the ball as he hits a two-run, two-strike, two-out, home run to tie the game in New York
Detroit Tigers batter Miguel Cabrera watches the ball as he hits a two-run, two-strike, two-out, home run to tie the game with the New York Yankees in the ninth inning of their MLB American League game at Yankee Stadium in New York, August 9, 2013. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT BASEBALL) BASEBALL/

The Detroit Tigers are still within striking distance of a playoff spot, but their chances become slimmer and slimmer with every loss.

With a team that boasts only two, possibly three, dependable and healthy starting pitchers (Justin Verlander, Michael Fulmer, maybe Matt Boyd), Detroit needs its offense to come through night after night in order to avoid falling in the standings.

Hitting shouldn’t be a problem for a team that sends names like Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Cameron Maybin, Ian Kinsler, Nick Castellanos and Justin Upton to the plate every game.

Recently, however, it’s been a huge one.

Tuesday night’s 6-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins was just the latest example of Detroit’s offensive ineptitude.

The Tigers made journeyman Tommy Milone look like a Cy Young winner, collecting just one measly hit through eight innings before stringing together a too-little, too-late rally in the ninth.

A 3-2 record since the All-Star break isn’t something to panic about – especially with such a small sample size of games – but this is a growing trend and needs to be addressed immediately if the Tigers have any hope of making it back to the postseason.

In the five games since the break, Detroit is averaging exactly three runs per game. That’s not going to get it done, especially when you’re tossing Mike Pelfrey and a declining Anibal Sanchez out there with regularity.

In the month of July, the Tigers are averaging 3.8 runs per game. Better, but still, not good enough for a team with so many dynamic hitters.

They are hitting .237 this month, 23rd in the Major Leagues, with a .304 on-base percentage (21st) and a .389 slugging percentage (22nd).

Perhaps the most unnerving number this year, however, is Detroit’s .236 mark with bases loaded.

Again, this checks in in the bottom third of all Major League Baseball teams – 24th.

To make matters worse, the Tigers have had the second-most at-bats with the bases loaded with 89.

For comparison, the San Francisco Giants have batted with the bases juiced 14 less times than the Tigers…yet have scored 24 more runs in those situations.

So, for most of the year, the Tigers have been able to get on base without much of an issue. Getting those runners in, however, has been a different story.

Sometimes, this is just a case of the wrong guy batting at the wrong time. Some of it is luck, some of it has to do with the lineup card.

To switch things up, maybe Brad Ausmus should consider trotting out a lineup like this:

  1. CF Cameron Maybin
  2. 2B Ian Kinsler
  3. LF Justin Upton
  4. 1B Miguel Cabrera
  5. 3B Nick Castellanos
  6. DH Victor Martinez
  7. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia/James McCann
  8. RF Mike Aviles/Tyler Collins/Andrew Romine
  9. SS Jose Iglesias

Batting Maybin first could pay dividends – he gets on base more than Ian Kinsler and also has less power. Kinsler will get a few more RBI spots in the second spot and will likely be better at driving them in than Maybin since he hits with more power.

Miguel Cabrera is sandwiched between Upton and Castellanos, who have been two of the few bright spots in the order lately, and Victor Martinez moves all the way down to the sixth spot.

Being in the six-hole, behind some of the team’s top bats, will give Martinez plenty of opportunities to bat with runners in scoring position: a situation he excels in.

Except, this month, the Tigers have had trouble just getting on base.

Yes, Maybin, Upton and Castellanos have continued to hit well, but the rest of the team has gone cold at the wrong time.

First off, the injury to J.D. Martinez has clearly hindered the team. The platoon of Mike Aviles and Tyler Collins in right field is a disaster that was quelled by Steven Moya’s power bat until he was sent down due to defensive struggles.

Aviles is averaging 2.0 runs created per 27 outs, according to baseball-reference.com.

Collins? Even worse – 1.0.

What this means is a team with a lineup of nine Mike Avileses would average two runs per game, and a lineup of nine Tyler Collinses would score once per game.

For comparison, Nick Castellanos is Detroit’s leader in runs created per 27 outs with 6.8.

Moya holds a 5.5 mark. One would think that should make up for the defensive miscues.

Even Anthony Gose (3.2) and Andrew Romine (3.1) are significantly better than Aviles or Collins in this regard.

It will likely still be a few weeks before J.D. Martinez is able to suit up again.

Also, James McCann continues to struggle mightily at the plate, hitting just a .199 clip as of Tuesday night, yet manager Brad Ausmus continues to give him the heavy bulk of starts at the catcher position.

His backup, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, is only hitting .203, but his other offensive numbers are far better.

While their batting averages are equally terrible, Saltalamacchia’s .329 on-base percentage trumps McCann’s .249 mark by a landslide.

The story is no different with slugging percentage, as Saltalamacchia’s sits at .441 while McCann’s is a meager .309.

And, in case you’re wondering, Saltalamacchia creates 5.3 runs per 27 innings – better than the league average of 4.8.

McCann? 2.4.

The final, and perhaps most obvious problem, is the fact that Cabrera and Victor Martinez are in massive slumps, magnified by their expectations. They can be expected to turn it around, of course, but when said turnaround happen?

After a torrid May in which Cabrera held a .333/.415/.618 slash line, he took a small step back in June.

As Melania Trump (err, Neil Armstrong) would say, that small step has become a giant leap backwards in July.

This month, Cabrera is hitting just .205 and is slugging a horrendous .227. Yikes.

Martinez’s trend is eerily similar to Cabrera’s. Here are his slash lines this year:

April: .329/.393/.645
May: .353/.382/.461
June: .284/.333/.495
July: .151/.196/.340

That’s right – through 14 games in July, Detroit’s cleanup hitter holds just a .196 on-base percentage.

.196!

So, where will the Tigers go from here? Will they wait out the slumps and the rest of the J.D. Martinez injury? Will they give Jarrod Saltalamacchia more starts behind the dish? Will they make a trade?

Let me know in the comments below.

Redesigning the NHL Part One: Metropolitan Division

Something I like to do in my spare time is design NHL jerseys.

Jerseys are more prominent in hockey than any other of the four major sports; the logo is displayed front and center on the sweater and every team has its own unique color scheme and striping patterns.

Every hockey fan has strong opinions on certain uniforms, including myself. About a year ago, I had the idea to redesign the entire NHL with an improved jersey for (almost) every team.

The reason I say almost is that there are certainly some teams (Chicago, Detroit, Montreal, etc.) that should never be touched. I made some changes to even the jerseys of these teams, but I understand they may not quite stack up to what they currently wear.

Some teams will only see minor revisions, while others will see much more drastic changes.

Also, I do not have the graphic design expertise to create logos. Every team in this series will have either their current logo, an old logo, or a re-colorization of one of the two.

Nearly all jersey templates were taken from a blog project called “NHL 2012” http://bmac25blog.blogspot.com/p/nhl-2012.html. If you like more jersey concepts, take a look at what he has designed.

We’ll start off with the Metropolitan Division. Enjoy!

 

Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina home

Carolina road

 

The hurricane warning flag logo is much better than the one the ‘Canes have been using since their inception. I also went back to a modernized version of the “flag stripes”, that resemble said hurricane warning flag.

These designs give Carolina a more unique and eye-popping design. The current uniforms look too much like Team Canada designs – there’s no mistaking these for Carolina Hurricanes uniforms.

 

Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus home

Columbus road

The Blue Jackets have a great logo, but their jerseys are sub-par. Way too much blue on the home jersey and not enough red or white with a boring piping pattern.

The alternate jersey has a nice template, but the colors and logo look nothing like the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Basically, this design incorporates the main logo and color scheme with the third jersey’s template. Major improvement.

 

New Jersey Devils

NJ home

NJ road

NJ third

There are too many red-white-black color schemes and not enough palettes with green in the NHL.

The New Jersey Devils can fix this by going back to their pre-Martin Brodeur color scheme or red and green. A new striping pattern gives them a fresh, modern look while still keeping a throwback feel.

The red-white-black scheme doesn’t disappear completely, however. A third jersey mixes it with the team’s original template, all while tossing a new logo in the mix.

 

New York Islanders

NYI home

NYI road

NYI third

Florida joined Montreal by using a stripe across the middle of its jersey. While it doesn’t exactly fit for the Florida Panthers, it’s a nice look and should be used by more teams.

The Islanders are one of those teams. The logo seems to fit perfectly, giving the team a unique look instead of a somewhat generic striping pattern. Also, the laces are black as part of last year’s move to Brooklyn. This is a lot better than creating an entirely black jersey for a team that has always been orange and blue.

As for the alternate jersey, who doesn’t like a little nostalgia? The old fisherman jersey from the 90’s makes a return, but without all the crazy striping and number/name fonts.

 

New York Rangers

NYR home

NYR road

For the Rangers, there isn’t much to fix. I toyed around with the striping a little bit to create a more eye-popping design.

As a side note, the road jersey is based off of the uniform the team wore in the 2012 Winter Classic.

 

Philadelphia Flyers

Philadelphia home

Philadelphia road

The Flyers’ current uniforms are fine, but the third jersey is arguably better than the primary set.

I made some minor changes to clean up the current alternate to create the home set, and followed up by giving it a matching road set.

 

Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh home

Pittsburgh road

Just like in reality, Pittsburgh Gold makes its return to the Penguins’ main color palette. Instead of going with the same exact design as the Mario Lemieux-era jerseys, as the Penguins have, I simplified the striping and added the old robo-pen logo (a personal favorite) to the shoulders.

 

Washington Capitals

Washington red

Washington white

Washington blue

The Capitals have amazing throwback jerseys and an amazing secondary logo. Here, I combined them both and added a little extra striping to some of the jerseys, replacing navy blue with a more traditional blue and putting the “Weagle” logo front and center.

It’s a huge improvement on what the Capitals have going on right now and would give them maybe the best-looking set in the NHL.