COTW voting went down from Monday to Thursday and we have a tie! Tex's New York Islanders concept tied with Ryan's Ottawa Senators concepts. Each had 23% of the votes. The only way to settle this is with a one day playoff! From today until tomorrow (Saturday) @ 6pm EST, it will be Tex-NYI vs Ryan-OTT on the left side of the page.
Speaking of voting, February's voting for Concept of the Year also concluded. With his second "miraculous" comeback, WhiteLightning "won" with 40% of the votes for his Minnesota Wild concepts. The "miraculous" part about it was when White gained 32% of his votes in the final 6 hours of voting. The same thing happened a couple of weeks ago when Tom's concept was winning COTW and White's cocnept made a "comeback" in the final hours. Obviously I find this all suspicious, as this kind of last minute rush voting only happens when WhiteLightning's concepts are involved. I haven't made a decision yet on what to do. I feel that if I let White's concepts go on in the COTY tournament this thing will continue to happen all year. Then someone's concept which is very deserving of the COTY title will lose because a way around the voting system was found. I'll definately take your comments on this matter. Either at the bottom of this post, on the HJC Facebook page or by email.
On to better things, concepts and a lot of them!
Winnipeg Jets concepts (by Ryan)These didn't make the cut for Icethetics Jets concepts post earlier today. The Heritage Classic jersey is based off of the Winnipeg Falcons, who went to the Olympics to represent Canada in the first games that featured hockey.
Edmonton Oilers concepts (by Zack)I like the idea of a different logo but, I'm not a fan of the copper jersey.
Detroit Red Wings concept (by Andrew)This is Andrew's first submission to HJC. It's a vintage mashup of the 50's white jersey and the Winter Classic jersey. Andrew also chose to use the IIHF Nike Swift jersey cut.
St. Louis Blues concept (by Dylan)It would be nice to see collar ties on the Blues' jerseys (I know it appears on their 3rds) but, this one needs a little more happening on it.
All Star Game concepts (by Jack)I can't fairly comment on these because I'm a traditionalist and haven't appreciated All Star jerseys since 2004.
Nashville Predators concept (by Brandon)This is good except I think I would like for under the arms to be yellow also instead of blue. I also wish that the stripes on the sleeves wouldn't drip off of the jersey.
Philadelphia Flyers concept (by Mason)I was never a fan of this Flyers logo but, I do like the black jersey. The Flyers' jerseys are so good right now that it's sometimes difficult to create a concept that doesn't use their template. Mason has done a good job here.
Vancouver Canucks concept (by Tex)Tex has created the jersey that popular opinion has dictated that the Canucks should be wearing. I think in time there will have been enough pressure that it will change.
Phoenix Coyotes concepts (by Chris)Good set here. I MUCH prefer their 3rd jersey template in brick red as opposed to the black they use now. Nice.
So, a lot to cover here. Vote in the COTW playoff. Let me know what you think about what transpired in the COTY voting (in comments, by Facebook, by email). Keep voting in the Preds mustard jersey 1 on 1. Finally, the Pens ReDesign submissions have picked up! They look good so keep sending them in if you haven't already done so.