I love this design. Tristan Mani may have envisioned it as a Winter Classic sweater prior to the announcement of the Capitals' 2015 opponent, but it would make for an epic third jersey, would it not? Get on this one, Boston.
Over the last two SportSwap Sundays, we've seen what soccer teams would look like with hockey uniforms. Today, Matt McElroy puts a twist on that idea with a look at what hockey teams might look like with soccer uniforms. And I have to say NHL team branding goes surprisingly well with soccer kits. Or maybe Matt's just that good.
If last year's NHL Stadium Series jerseys were any indication, this concept by Brandon Holmes is probably what we'll see when the Kings and Sharks get together at Levi's Stadium in February. What do you think?
Freak Out Friday is taking a hiatus this week as I catch a plane to attend the unveiling of the Tampa Bay Lightning's new third jersey. Let's call it Bolt Out Friday!
Since the new sweater will be black, I have a trio of black concept jerseys to share today. First up is the above design by Kris Lutes. A lot of folks are talking about something that keeps the "BOLTS" crest but with an overall retro feel. This pretty much nails that.
Then there's this one by Caleb Fuller which has some cool arcing bolts of electricity near the collar. The team's sneak peek photos sort of discount this idea, unfortunately.
And finally, Matt Madore presents more a home/road set here that combines old and new.
Be sure to keep an eye on the blog and Twitter for updates on tomorrow's unveiling!
In a special Concepts series, Nick Burton is reviving the WHA. What would the teams look like if they were still around 40 years later? Part 3 begins with the Indianapolis Racers — famous for being Wayne Gretzky's first pro team.
Looks like they would've had the same black-and-white fate as another one of Gretzky's teams, the L.A. Kings. It kind of works.
How about this timeless look for the Minnesota Fighting Saints? Though I'm sure that logo would've been updated sometime in the last four decades.
We finish this installment with the Chicago Cougars and their many stripes.
Check back next Thursday for the finale of Nick's series — featuring Calgary, Cleveland and... the New England Whalers!