So this is my challenge to you: Exactly what I mentioned above. Replace those jerseys, because the teams need them scrapped like yesterday. And be creative with it. Don't just replace them with old jerseys. Get new ones.
NEWS: The Belleville Senators have recently unveiled a better look than their parent club. We saw the pictures on Sunday and we cannot wait for Ottawa to get that set, right? RIGHT?
VOTES: The Hockey Card top 3 vote is ongoing, as are COTW and the July COTW (I'll still refer to it as concept of the month or COTM) votes.
COTW-July vote (ends Friday @ noon ET)
COTW Aug 4-10 vote (ends Friday @ noon ET)
Hockey Card Comp Top 3 vote (ends Friday @ noon ET)
ON TO THE CONCEPTS!
Matt G: Arizona Coyotes Alternate Concept
While this does seem rather generic, I like it. A lot. Matt uses the vintage white/sand color in the Coyotes color scheme to create a classic look for the team. The number font is sort of a modern take on classic numbering, with rounded edges. I kind of like it. Nothing stands out to me though.
Matt G: Arizona Coyotes Throwback Concept
I won't spend too much time on this because we have another Adidas-ification, strike that, Adizeroed (thanks to an anonymous reader) concept here as the original Coyotes look is transferred onto an Adidas template. Only difference is the lack of a number outline, which is a slight improvement. Again, nothing special, but something I want to see on ice.
Vaughn R: Montreal Carabins vs Ottawa Gee Gees (U Sports, formerly CIS) Concept
Looking at the existing jerseys for these universities, obviously its an improvement because the Carabins use recolored Rangers jerseys (black substitutes red) and the Gee Gees use the Edge-ified Coyotes jerseys. Personally I don't like how the blue stands alone against the black on the Montreal jersey. The jersey itself seems fairly dull. As for the Ottawa jersey, the only thing I hate is the colored name bar. The bar should not be there but even if it is fine there, it isn't big enough because ofhow bold the font is.
The WINNER of my Concept of the Week Nomination is:
Not enough concepts to have a standout one here
I hate when I can't nominate a concept for COTW. It sucks, because usually I am blown away by some of the work you guys put it. And with three concepts, none of which blew me away, I had no choice. I'm sorry. Hopefully you guys can send some stuff in. I have a couple of things in progress now so hopefully I can share that with you guys soon. Until next week.