Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Sharks Jersey Concepts

Quick note before I call it a night. I recently got a few emails with concept designs for the new San Jose Sharks uniforms. Have a peek.

That's a pretty cool design but I have a feeling the Sharks will go with teal home jerseys since the logo sort of fades away on a black background. Not sure about "SAN JOSE" written across the bottom. The very Kings-like and unoriginal.

Last week we saw a video game magazine with what appeared to be a blurry screen grab from NHL 08. It seems we may have gotten a sneak peek at the new Sharks jerseys. With that concept in mind, one fan came up with these.

I don't hate them. They're very nice yet without a hint of their previous jerseys — which I felt were among the best in the league. Regardless, doesn't the new logo seem to stand out better on the teal sweater?

We'll have to wait until we hear official word from the team on when we'll get to see the new Rbk EDGE jerseys. Until then, speculation is all we have.

Flames To Wear Alberta On Sleeve?

Just wanted to keep everyone up to date on a rumor that's been floating around regarding the Calgary Flames new duds. It's been widely reported that the horse head logo with the flaming nostrils will bite the dust in favor of a new secondary logo. Some believe that secondary logo will prominently feature the flag of Alberta in a shield sort of style.

For an example, check out this fan concept that was emailed to me recently.

The designer used the Albertan coat of arms as a jumping-off point in coming up with this idea. Some people wonder whether this would stir up unhappy feelings in the Edmonton Oilers, also based out of Alberta.

As an interesting corollary, the Oilers are also reportedly dropping the secondary logo they've used for the last decade. Word is, the oil man on the shoulder will be gone. Are plans in the works for a new Alberta-related secondary for them too? Should be interesting.

Any Albertans out there? What do you guys think of all this?

UPDATE (5:58 PM): Unfortunately I made the mistake of pitting Flames and Oilers fans against each other. I don't know what I was thinking. Just to avoid things getting out of hand, I'm shutting down comments on this post. Thank you to those of you who posted comments with civility in mind (apologies for closing them down). To the rest, I can live with a few jabs back and forth in good fun, but I won't tolerate attacks of any kind. We're all just trying to enjoy ourselves here.

Mailbag: In Need Of Flyers Rumors

I got an email today from a Philadelphia Flyers fan, eager to obtain information on the new Rbk EDGE uniforms.


Can you please help us Philadelphia Flyers fans out there. We're voted the best fans in the NHL country, yet we have to wait forever to see and learn anything about our jerseys. We all want Orange, but the rumors are black. Can you give us some much needed information to tide us over till September? Thank you!


I don't know what makes you the "best fans" necessarily, but I'll leave that alone. I just wish I had some hard facts for you, Adam. Unfortunately, there's nothing new available. Based on the alleged Simon Gagne leak, the home jerseys will likely be black. Sorry.

But since I can't offer any real information, I can at least offer some fan-made concept designs for you to peruse at your leisure to tide you over. So let's get to that.

There's some orange for you. Loads of orange. But wait, there's more.

I think that's sort of a neat concept. I haven't really seen any earth-shattering concept art for the Flyers, though, which surprises me. I guess you guys like things the way they are. Not that you shouldn't. It's a nice uniform.

I had some other fan work submitted to me. This one has a unique design. Interesting striping pattern.

Anyway, like I said, I wish I had more to offer you guys. As soon as new information becomes available, I'll have it right here. Any thoughts on these designs?

The New Canucks Logo! (Just Kidding)

A reader posted something that I feel is gold in its truest sense. Vancouver Canucks fans who frequent the team's official message board may have perhaps already seen this. For those of you, who haven't, prepare yourselves.

One fan took all four of the Canucks' past logos and... mated them. It turned out one hell of an offspring. You have to see it to believe it. It's incredible.

I haven't decided whether that's in a good way or a bad way. Just have a look for yourself.

How about that? Thoughts?

The Canucks will unveil their new logo and uniforms on August 29.

Poll: Stars vs Coyotes


Place your vote and then feel free to leave a comment as to how you came to your decision. Tell all your friends to drop in and vote! The more voices heard, the more accurate the results!

Poll opening date
Aug 21 @ 4:29 AM
Poll closing date
Aug 28 @ 11:59 PM


Result: Wild vs Ducks


82% 6,986 votes


18% 1,584 votes

8,570 total votes

Minnesota Wild
Advancing to Quarterfinals to face Colorado Avalanche

Anaheim Ducks

Poll opening date
Aug 13 @ 4:38 AM
Poll closing date
Aug 20 @ 11:59 PM