Thursday, September 13, 2007

Devils Unveil New Uniforms! (Sort Of)

All right, so Lou Lamoriello has already said there will be no unveiling ceremony for the New Jersey Devils new Rbk EDGE uniforms, but they've got a picture of the new home sweater on their official web site.

There you see Patrik Elias getting his picture taken prior to training camp. Exact same design. Lou didn't lie.

It's not earth-shattering but I felt it was worth posting. Thanks to Jeff for the tip!

Random Concepts To Share

Aside from the NHL 08 news, it's been a rather slow day so it would be wrong of me to leave you without a concept post to get you through the night. But before I do that, I wanted to thank you all for continuing to visit and read this blog. Yesterday, we passed the two million hit mark. For those keeping track, it was over 1,000,000 hits in just two weeks. I'm still in shock.

But moving along now. We'll begin with an amazingly cool concept logo which was emailed to me yesterday. It originates from the message board. It combines the tradition of the Colorado Rockies and the symbol on the flag of the state itself.

For my money, I'm sure it's just the thing hockey conservatives love. But the thing is, it's actually really good. Personally, I'm still partial to the "A" logo, but this could serve as show-stealing secondary mark for sure. I mention it because shortly after Altitude had the new Avs jerseys, somebody reworked it.

I never cease to be amused by people. Speaking of amusing — the New Jersey Devils have never had a secondary logo. Here's what one might look like.

Needs something to hold it all together, perhaps a circle or something. But I don't think it's half bad. Too boring for a primary but it's exactly what secondary marks are supposed to be.

But while we're busy altering logos, I was emailed this Tampa Bay Lightning design.

While the silver and blue on black make a solid color combination, there really isn't anything to the logo. It's just... dull. I know we all like simple over busy but there's something to be said for finding a happy medium.

But let's not stop now. What if the Oilers were to don a redesigned logo at some point in the future? The riots in Edmonton's streets aside, it could look something like this if the right people were on the job.

I can't speak for Edmontonians, but I like it, myself. What I don't like is an orange — and I do mean orange — jersey.

Like this one.

Yes it's a little busy but I can look beyond that. What I can't get past is all that orange. I'd take a copper jersey over that. What does that say?

Anyway, that'll do it for tonight. Leave your comments below as the designers who email me often peruse the feedback on their work. I'm sure they'll be interested in seeing what you all have to say.

I'll have more tomorrow if I don't get too bogged down in the four different teams unveiling jerseys.


'Hawks Show Off Unis With Season Tickets

Yay for photos! All right, I know we've all seen EA Sports' renderings of the new Rbk EDGE uniforms, but it's time for some photos. Chicago Blackhawks season ticket holders were treated to the new home sweater.

It says the jerseys will be released tomorrow — the date we already have. Hopefully I'll be able to share more photos with you then.

See The NHL 08 Gallery

I understand some folks are having trouble viewing the link I put in the last post. Someone grabbed stills of the new Rbk EDGE jerseys for all 30 teams as shown in EA Sports' NHL 08. If you would like to see them all, I've compiled them in my Rbk EDGE gallery in a separate album so as not to confuse them with official team images.

View the NHL 08 Gallery here!

Hope you guys enjoy that. And I hope you'll keep coming back to the blog for the official unveilings — as well as the tournament! — now that you can see decent shots of the overall designs of all 60 sweaters. Enjoy!

EA Unlocks Unreleased Jerseys?

Got several emails today about EA Sports' NHL 08 which was released this week. We kept hearing an unlock code would be provided for the new Rbk EDGE uniforms.

Apparently, that code was released today, supposedly unlocking all of the uniforms in the game. Here to the left you can see the unlock code available at official Rbk EDGE web site.

I've seen screen grabs for only a handful of team jerseys so I don't know that they're necessarily all available at this point. (Someone correct me if needed.)

The teams I've seen via stills from email and around the web are the Thrashers, Sharks, Coyotes, Stars, Oilers, Blackhawks, and Blues. And while they are from video games (which you know I'm opposed to), I'll post a few here just for fun. I'm still going to wait for teams to show off the uniforms themselves to count it as an "official" unveiling.

Many Thrashers fans may be happy to see the "ATLANTA" retained on the left sleeve of the home jersey. Of course, I'm just guessing it's there since we can't actually see it.

The Blues and Sharks sweaters look nice — if not like they've been swapped. I like the sholders of the Blues sweater and the striping on the Sharks.

And the conservatives among you will probably like the fact that nothing much has changed for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Just remember that while there's no reason to doubt the designs here are accurate, I won't call them "official" until we see it from the team or the league. That's just how I roll.

Thanks for all the emails on the subject, everybody! I'll try and get some more images up later on.

UPDATE (12:36 PM): Here's a great photo gallery featuring all the new AHL and NHL sweaters. Enjoy!

Poll: Blues Logo History


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
Sep 13 @ 4:26 AM
Poll closing date
Sep 20 @ 11:59 PM


Ducks To Debut New Unis

The Anaheim Ducks previewed their new Rbk EDGE uniforms on Wednesday evening via their web site, saying the debut will come tonight during preseason action against the Los Angeles Kings. That means hockey is officially back tonight everybody!

We did get a first look at the new home sweaters via a Maine newspaper yesterday. We still have yet to see the road jersey.

I'll post pictures from tonight's game as soon as I can. Be aware, however that since it's a west coast game, I won't be able to post anything from it until after 2 AM (Eastern). I will add those photos to this post.

Result: Devils vs Canadiens


64% 11,920 votes

New Jersey

36% 6,698 votes

18,618 total votes

Montreal Canadiens
Advancing to face Senators or Flyers

New Jersey Devils

Poll opening date
Sep 5 @ 4:27 AM
Poll closing date
Sep 12 @ 11:59 PM