Well, here I go again. Ever since the Avalanche jerseys reverted to the Reebok Ege template, Avs fans everywhere have lamented the downgrade. As a hockey jersey enthusiast, I have spent way too much time looking at hockey sweater concepts and designing many of my own. Now, many teams have shed the RBK cookie cutter template jerseys (Nashville, Dallas...etc) and it's time Colorado did the same.
After several designs and redesigns, I have finally completed a uniform set that I believe would be an acceptable replacement to the ''uniprons''.
One of the things I miss the most about the Avs jerseys is the mountain design. No other team had anything like it, it was unique to Colorado and was instantly recognizable as part of the Avalanche identity. I've attempted to bring back the mountains.
In 2007 Jacob Barrette designed the Ottawa Senators heritage jersey after posting his concept online, and garnering an overwhelming fan response. This finally got the attention of the Senators organization and eventually, the jersey was worn by the Ottawa Senators team in 2011. (Interestingly, the first night they wore it, the Avs beat them 7-1) I think it is possible that we can do something similar. I have posted this concept on a few sites and have always received very positive feedback from fellow fans. Today it was featured as the concept of the day over at Icethetics.com link and has generated a ton of very positive reactions. Some have suggested starting an online petition, but as of now, it hasn't happened. So, if anyone wants to start a petition or trend going with this design, please feel free.
Let's get rid of the uniprons, and bring back the mountains!