The winner of COTW Jan 2-8 is Brandon C. (obviously) with his Dallas Stars concept! You can see the winning concept on the CONCEPT OF THE WEEK page! The results of that vote are below.
Brandon C (DAL) - 7
Brandon C (FLA) - 4
Also, the COTY-December vote ended last night. The winner and moving onto the 4th Quarter Vote is Glen with his Jokerit concept! You can see the winning entry on the 2011 COTY page. Results of the vote are below.
Glen - 6
Avi - 4
Kevin - 3
Brandon C. - 1
Brandon S. - 1
Now we inch closer to determining out Concept of the Year. It's now time for the 4th Quarter Vote!
Entrants are listed on the side of the page and you can see those concepts by clicking that banner or going to the 2011 COTY page. The 4th Quarter Vote ends on Thursday @ 11:59pm EST. The winner of the 4th Quarter Vote moves on to the semi-final vote, which begins a week from today!
Here's a rundown of the ongoing votes...
3rd Jersey Top 5 vote (ends Sunday @ 11:59pm EST)
4th Quarter Vote (ends Thursday @ 11:59pm EST)
A lot of reports here in Toronto and in the Detroit area say that next year's Winter Classic is all but confirmed. It's going to be held at Michigan Stadium, the Big House, and the Red Wings will host the Maple Leafs! Of course none of this will be confirmed until the summer.
As most of you know, shop.NHL.com seems to have made a mistake on December 24 and were selling Islanders replica sweaters for $12.97. It took about 24 hours for them to remove that price, but not without damages. John T., a HJC contributor, ordered 16 to outfit his hockey team with (great idea!). At first they told John that the sweaters were on back-order. Then just the other day they told him that they were shipping the first eight jerseys. Later he got another email saying that they could not complete his order, sorry for the inconvenience, and that the remaining 8 jerseys from his order had been cancelled! What, did they run out of Islanders jerseys?!?!?! It's my opinion that this is not how business should be done and is just another reason why I would NEVER order from shop.NHL.com again!
Pittsburgh Penguins concept (by Martin)
Northwest Territories concept (by Jérémi H.)
Quebec Nordiques concepts (by John T.)
Tampa Bay Lightning concepts (by WinnipegJets96)
Buffalo Sabres concepts (by Steven G.)
Boston Bruins concepts (by Tyler C.)
Boston Bruins concepts (by Bobby P.)
New York Rangers concepts (by Roger)
Minnesota Wild concept (by MasonII)