Calgary Flames: Black Edition of Home Uniform from 1995-2000
The Calgary Flames don’t have an extensive design history but there are a few they could go back to.
Last season saw the return of the infamous “Blasty” alternate jersey that gets way too much hate, in my opinion. They used an all-black version of the “Blasty” uniform with small hints of red and gold for the striping.
I think they should use that concept for this uniform as well for next years’ edition. This uniform gets referred to as the “Germany” jersey at times by some people due to the fact that the striping resembles the same pattern used on the German flag.
Color swapping would be a great idea for this. Like I said earlier, it would be wise to swap red with black as the primary color. I think keeping the white shade on the shoulders would be a nice idea. Then, the pattern I would use for the striping would be yellow, black, red, and white in that particular order.
Really not much change for the design, but it would still work. An honorable mention would be to also just use a black version of the original Atlanta Flames uniform, since Calgary has always mentioned that part of their history, with the assistant captains wearing the logo on their uniforms.
Edmonton Oilers: 2001-07 Oil Drop Comet Alternate Jersey with Current Color Scheme
The oil comet jersey is one of the most underrated uniforms in NHL history in my opinion. The legacy of this uniform is the legendary comic book creator Todd McFarlane created this design, and it’s awesome.
The original version of this debuted in 2001 and lasted until 2007. We have never seen this come back since, and I think this would be a phenomenal idea. The Oilers Reverse Retro last year was basically their current road jersey, but they flip-flopped the placement of the orange and royal blue.
This alternate is really the only time where the Oilers have worn a completely different design in their history and it’s time to bring this back. Now instead of the navy blue and silver color scheme, I would love to see the current color scheme of royal blue and orange here.
In this scenario, the royal blue would be perfect as the primary color and orange as the accents. The silver stripes would be replaced with the orange and the white middle stripe would remain the same. Also, I would slightly alter the logo by changing the oil drop to orange too.