This day is a little unprecedented. Two NHL teams are unveiling new uniforms today. So in order to get some last-minute concepts out before the official reveals, I'm actually doing not one but two separate concept posts. Hurricanes are up first right now with the unveiling set for 12pm ET, then the Stars later this afternoon ahead of their unveiling, which will be around 6pm CT.
Up top, frequent contributor and GM of the IceHL's North Carolina Nighthawks (imagine that) Brendan Anderson takes a stab with his prediction for Carolina's new look. It's based on the bits and pieces we've seen over the last 12 days from the Canes' Instagram teaser photos.
Next another regular, Brian Brideau, tries his hand. I think ultimately, we might see a mix of these two designs. Brian's paid attention to the template change, which shows the shoulder seam beneath the nameplate instead of above it. But he doesn't seem to have the dual striping pattern or the new font.
All signs point to the Hurricanes opting for non-matching home and road jerseys with this new set. That's what Adam Ravenhill had in mind when he made this concept. Not sure where the Jets-style striping comes from on the red jersey, but it's not a bad look. What do you think of the idea of non-matching jerseys?
Remember to come back this afternoon for one last set of Stars concepts ahead of tonight's unveiling.