Yesterday, too many things came up, none of which included any significant time playing NHL 12...it's true! I will try to make it up to you today with a large post!
After seeing the pics from Florida's rookie camp I realize, a little more, how lucky we are here in Toronto, that our rookie camp is in a 6,000 seat arena. The Panthers were having theirs in what looked like a community centre, playing in front of about 30 people. The rookie camp also gave us a look at the Panthers' new modified road jersey. Here is the blank template (click & save).This and other templates can be found HERE. More also available on the TEMPLATES page.
Here's some quick pics from the Leafs vs Penguins rookie game from Sunday. You may not care, but at least it's some hockey to get you back into it. It really makes me feel like hockey is back soon!
Today is the last day for Committee members to vote for the COTW!
I have noticed that not a lot of NCAA Competition votes are coming in. If you have yet to vote, please do so. Or else we may have 5 concepts tied in the lead with one vote each.
Some of you may have read last week on this blog that I will be operating the Dallas Outlaws of the IceHL (Icethetics Fantasy League). You can follow the team on Twitter (@DALOutlawsIceHL). The draft is taking place on Monday, September 26 and for the occasion I drew up a concept draft hat for the team.
Dallas Outlaws draft hat concept (by HJC)What I need now is jerseys! That is where you guys can come in. Design a home an road jersey for the team. Send them in and then I will choose my favourites. Those favourites will be placed in the vote (everyone can vote) and the winner will be the team's 2011-12 jerseys! Entries will be accepted up until Tuesday, September 20 @ 11:59pm EST. Here are the team logos. Click on the image then save.Do not make your own logos as these are the logos that MUST be used. I will make a contest page after I post today's concepts.
Here are some Lokomotiv tributes that came in.
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl tribute (by Matt D.)
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl tribute (by Cody)
Lokomotiv Yaroslavl tribute (by Kevin)
Edmonton Oilers concept (by Kris)
Anaheim Ducks concepts (by Cody)
Baltimore Blackjacks alterations (by Felix)Felix altered my Blackjacks concept. He added a nose, ear, and 21 to the logo. He also adjusted the eyes and nose to be made out of a spade. I might be biased, but I think mine was better.
Merimack College concepts (by MasonII)Mason wanted to do this college for the NCAA contest, but they do not appear on the Sportslogos.net pages. I like the MC as the main logo, but the rest of the concept is a little plain for me.
Los Angeles Kings concept (by Kenny)Kenny saw a purple Kings concept on this site a week or so ago by Jets96 and just wanted to make some adjustments. I told him that this looks pretty good for a first timer. Just his logos need to be smaller and the script needs to be arched at the hem with the stripe.
Kansas City Scouts concepts (by Cody)Cody used an Atlanta Chiefs logo from the old North American Soccer League to create these concepts. The concepts are classic and simple, but I don't understand why these can't just be referred to as Atlanta Chiefs hockey jerseys? Maybe if there was a KC patch somewhere or some reference to Kansas City, that would help.
Anaheim Ducks concepts (by Kris)I like the direction that this set takes. I think the green might be too vibrant. Maybe I would have liked the unused green from 2007 better?
Anaheim Mighty Ducks concept (by John B.)John places the classic duck mask logo on the infamous Wild Wing jersey. I'm okay with this except for the ANAHEIM script on the hem stripe.
Edmonton Oilers concepts (by Stephen)If the Oilers want to keep the copper in their 3rd jerseys, a design similar to this wouldn't be too bad. I would just get rid of that vertical piping. Only 2 out of 5 teams still using vertical piping use it in a nice looking way (Nashville & St. Louis).
Team Sweden concepts (by Arthur)The home and road sweaters they pretty much wear anyways, at the World Championships at least. The two alternates are good alternates for the classic looking Swedish team. The only thing I might change is to use yellow numbers on the blue alternate.
Cornell University concepts (by Arthur)This was Arthur's 2nd choice to enter in the NCAA contest, but only one per person was allowed. Now we get to see it here! He applies the Red Wings sweaters quite well to the Nike jersey cut. Also, the red alternate is a good, obvious choice.
Philadelphia Flyers concept (by Matt M.)Here's a Flyers jersey with a different style script on the front. I like it, but I don't know if it is strong enough to be a main crest. The rest of the jersey is top notch. I also love how clean Matt's presentation always is! Matt is one of those guys that ALWAYS sends in clean concepts. For anyone who thinks they may be lacking in their presentation, take a look at the concept above and try to model yours after it.
Now, back to NHL 12!!! If you want to play me on xBox 360, my gamertag is due23. Just sent me a friend request and say you read HJC.