The third round of voting on the Third Jersey Logo Tournament will begin on Wednesday so keep an eye out for that. In the meantime, I've managed to break away from Super Mario Galaxy (80 stars) if for only moments to share with you some Detroit Red Wings concept art. This, of course, coming on the heels of the Motor City being named the most dangerous city in America. Kudos on the whole gas station owner feud thing.
All right, so moving right along into the hockey stuff now. We'll begin with what you'd probably consider your basic throwback alternate.
I don't think many Wings fans would lodge a lot of complaints over something like this. It's still got that traditional look and feel but at the same time it's something new.
For a change of pace, how about a new logo entirely? Get it en-"tire"-ly. I should stop that now.
Personally, I'm not the biggest fan but it's definitely got the old-time hockey feel.
Now, if it's something completely and totally different that you're after, look no further. I've got you covered there as well.
The designer described his work this way: "As you can see, the skyline wraps around the base of the jersey. I'm sure you're wondering about the logo. It is an image that has been familiar with Detroiters for decades. It's a statue called the 'Spirit of Detroit.' If you google it I'm sure you'll find a good photo. I think it's a great representation of Detroit that many Detroiters would appreciate."
So Detroiters, how do you feel about these? I'm interested to get some feedback here.
But just so you guys don't think I've gone completely crazy, I've got a couple of very conservative redesigns as well.
So now let's hear it. Could any of these pass muster for a potential Red Wings third jersey? Or is Hockeytown destined to never join the alternate sweater club? Post comments below.