0655: Ware's Stadium Sketches

Stadium Series Week continues today with a couple of submissions from Mat Ware. First is a set for the Soldier Field game between the Blackhawks and Penguins. Knowing that the NHL is going in a more modern direction with these uniforms, it's unlikely we'll see throwbacks like these on March 1.

The Ducks and Kings unveil their Stadium jerseys today. Here's a look at what Mat hoped to see for this game. Tomorrow we take a look at the New York Stadium Series games.

0647: Oiler Alternates

If we can all agree that the Edmonton Oilers now have their ideal home and road sweaters, what's left is a good third. Mat Ware takes a stab at a couple of options here. Which do you prefer?

0589: Heritage Classic by Mat Ware

We're stretching this week's theme into another Classic Saturday thanks to Mat Ware. He's created Heritage Classic jerseys for all seven Canadian teams, but I thought I'd share three of them today. First is what we're likely to see Ottawa wear to this year's Heritage Classic in Vancouver — only without Daniel Alfredsson.

Here's an Oilers jersey I know a lot of people would like to see a couple of times a year. Did you know Edmonton actually wore orange for a couple of seasons during their WHA days? It makes for a nice looking sweater. And in an NHL will more than its share of gold jerseys, this is certainly not out of the realm of possibility.

This series wraps up with a Winnipeg Jets fauxback, not unlike what the Flyers wore for their last Winter Classic appearance. Mat gives them the vintage white treatment alongside their original WHA logo to give the NHL's newest team a feeling of history. Which of the three do you like best?

0031: That Which Will Never Be

A few days ago, we learned the Buffalo Sabres retired their third jersey and have no plans to rejoin that club for the foreseeable future. Apparently, the new owner wants to build the brand and the best way to do so is by foregoing extraneous jerseys. However, before all that, there were rumors of the Sabres potentially swapping their royal blue alternate sweater for a black one. Mat Ware demonstrates what such a jersey might've looked like. With the Sabres' new owner so intent on establishing a brand with staying power, we can probably count on never seeing anything like this for real — at least while he's at the helm.