0117: The Stars of Dallas

The Dallas Stars are the obvious final stop for Stars Week. Nick Burton's redesign is very much inspired by the old Minnesota North Stars. Seriously, is there anyone here that doesn't like this one? Great work!

0116: All-Star Overhaul

We can't have a Stars Week without getting the All-Stars involved. And with all the new throwback jerseys being introduced across the NHL over the last few years, it would be easy to see the All-Star Game getting that same treatment. So Tex Fischer put together these retro-style all-star uniforms. The last time the league used orange and black sweaters was 1993. And they'd done so for 20 years. Bring 'em back!

Now this one I probably should've posted a long time ago, but it just got lost in the shuffle. And as I mentioned earlier this week, I'm on vacation and this post was written a couple weeks ago. Therefore I have no way of knowing if the Stanley Cup has been awarded of if the epic Game 7 is happening tonight. Anyway...

Kris Lutes wants to see the defending Stanley Cup champion not only host the All-Star Game but also face the best players from around the league for one awesome match. Theoretically, this would be very cool. In actual practice, not so much. First, you already have players who see the ASG as a punishment for being talented. They don't like having to spend a whole weekend working in another city while less-talented players get a week off to spend with their families. And now an entire team is forced to go without rest. Plus, show me a Stanley Cup champ that's still comprised of the same players in January of the following year. Good luck.

So while it's a fun idea to think about, it just wouldn't work. But what do you think of the jerseys? Pretty sharp, no? I would say maybe do a little something more starry with the defending champ's jersey.

0115: The Stars of America's Capital

Another double feature on this Tuesday! Stars Week wouldn't be complete without a stop in America's capital city. In his Washington Capitals concept, Matt Marczel hasn't just added stars to the jerseys, he's added them to the logo as well. Look at these and tell me that "Weagle" logo doesn't belong on the front of a uniform. Granted, the stars may be a bit much.

We have another prolific artist in Colin May who thinks the Caps jerseys need more stars. I find myself oddly enjoying the shoulder yoke on this one. You wouldn't think I'd like it that much in this context, but somehow it works. Got a favorite between these two?

0114: The Stars of New York

Stars Week continues with a double feature. What if the New York Americans were still around? What might they look like today? These guys have a few ideas. Brian Bridea put together the first one. Very clean and simple. I could see it in use today. Of course something would have to be done to get the name on the back.

Meanwhile, Scott Saffran's design feels much less modern and more of a throwback. Maybe it's all that "vintage white" we love so much. It's still a neat look. Which of the two do you prefer?

0113: The Stars Come Out

Time for another theme week on the Icethetics Concepts page! During the Stanley Cup Final between the Kings and Devils, superstars solidify their place in the sport and new stars begin to shine. So we're honoring them with Stars Week. And who's best known for literal stars? The USA, of course. Here's Nick Burton's try at some pretty cool Team USA hockey sweaters. Olympics 2014?

By the way, I'm currently floating somewhere in the Caribbean Sea right now so this post was written a couple weeks ago. So at the time I'm writing, I have no way of knowing whether the Stanley Cup Final is over and the Kings drop-kicked the Devils in 5 or if Game 6 is happening tomorrow night. And obviously, being on a boat, I wasn't able to update this post before it went online.