Touching the Untouchable

Frequent contributor Matt McElroy has been working over the NHL with his own brand of jersey and logo design. What do you think of Number 9's take on the untouchable Blackhawks?

Seattle Warbirds

This week's custom team comes from Carl Frantz, who envisions the Seattle Warbirds. The presentation may need more than a bit of polish, but the idea and the color palette could be interesting.

Whale Reborn

We interrupt our regularly scheduled College Saturday series for a superb retro revitalization. Here's what the inevitable return of the Hartford Whalers would look like if Bastian Schmülling had anything to say about it.

Return to Adirondack

I'm skipping the standard Freak Out Friday in favor of a preview for a new AHL team. It was recently announced the Abbotsford Heat will move to Adirondack and become the Flames next season — replacing the Phantoms who are moving to Glens Falls.

Steve Maurer shares his take on potential uniforms for the new Flames. The team will wear a version of the old Atlanta Flames logo.

By the way, I've been unusually busy away from the website lately, hence the lack of updates to the blog. But as summer begins, I hope to get back to regular reports once again. Thanks for bearing with me.


One of the ways I like to celebrate my birthday every year is with a special concept — a personal favorite for my favorite team. This year, Nick Burton submitted a rather striking third jersey idea for the Bolts. Normally I can't stand a gradient on a hockey sweater. But I think I'd make an exception here. What about you?

By the way, I know we were supposed to wrap up Brendan Hennessy's Throwback Thursday series today, but look for that next week instead.