Entries in montreal canadiens (12)
Yesterday we got a look at a female version of a Montreal hockey team. Today, we stick to the same city but switch back to the NHL. Laurent Elbaz tweaks the typically untouchable Habs sweaters. I'm intrigued, but before I'm sold, something will need to be done to make the number legible on the back of the white sweater — that's why they dumped the blue stripes ages ago.
Here's an odd Classic Saturday idea to throw out there. Tex Fischer put together these Heritage Classic-type throwback designs for a trio of Canadian teams a couple years ago. They've been sitting in my inbox for a while. But I suddenly had a thought. With all the extra outdoor games we're getting next winter, the concept is bound to lose some of its novelty.
So to recapture it, imagine a three-team, two-day outdoor tournament. Three clubs could meet at a neutral site, say in Saskatchewan. Maybe Toronto and Vancouver play on Saturday night and the winner faces Montreal on Sunday. (The loser of the first game could have a make-up date set with Montreal later in the season to balance the schedule.)
Is that idea totally crazy? I think it would make for a very cool event over a long holiday weekend. And it would make the Heritage Classic unique again. Not only that, but from a marketing perspective, you get another huge fan base in the mix.
Cards on the table, weird week. First, I forgot about Canada Day on Monday and posted a Mighty Ducks concept instead. (Sourry aboat that.) Then the Coyotes deal passed in Glendale Tuesday canceling my idea of running some Seattle concepts the rest of the week. Then I remembered yesterday was the 4th of July so I grabbed a last-minute Americans concept. And I thought I'd make up for missing Canada Day with a Canadiens concept today. But it's Friday, so this happened. Ryan Yuck has done some things to the Montreal Canadiens' logos and uniforms. But try not to freak out. Happy Friday.
Yesterday we looked at a redesign of the untouchable Red Wings. Today, it's the similarly untouchable Canadiens. But unlike the former, the latter should really not be allowed to happen. Ever. Welcome to another Freak Out Friday. I applaud the great effort from Caz Williams, but I'm not sure a faux sash should be worn by the most historic franchise in the NHL.
Sacrilege. Pure and simple. Brian Brideau has done the unthinkable, mixing two of hockey's most recognizable brands. He even snuck some Flames in there. (Did you catch it?) Wait until you see what he has in store for next Friday. That's right, a Freak Out Friday two-parter! To be continued...
Here I believe is proof that messing with a classic doesn't always mean messing it up. Antonio Calisto came up with a couple of alternate sweaters for the Montreal Canadiens that are not replicas of anything they've worn in the past. And wouldn't you know it, they're actually pretty darn good.