January 4, 2012
COTW vote Dec 26 - Jan 1 (ends Thursday @ 11:59pm EST)
Because Reebok mislead all of us jersey geeks, the Winter Classic sweaters now need to be updated for the TEMPLATES page. I hope to have that done for tomorrow's post.
Speaking of the Winter Classic, Mason H. made the trek to Philly, all the way from Dallas, to enjoy the spectacle. He was kind enough to share some of the pictures he took and he also picked up a Flyers Classic jersey while he was there. He was in Section 420 / Row 7.
Here's a question, I know many Canadians love the World Junior Championship, but how many of HJC's American (or any other countries) readers actually know that it's going on? If so, are you watching or keeping track?
Here are SOME of the 3rd Jersey Competition entries that were sent over the last 24 hours. Response to this contest has been great!
3rd jersey entry (by Alan)3rd jersey entry (by Dave C.)3rd jersey entry (by Kevin)3rd jersey entry (by Stéphane)3rd jersey entry (by Tex)
Colorado Avalanche concept (by Josh)The stripes on the jersey are good. I think the numbers should use an Avalanche red outline as opposed to a different shade of blue. Also, the wordmark logo doesn't work well here, in my opinion. Again, there are loose pixels around the logo.
Spartak Moscow KHL concept (by Luis)Spartak uses a reverse Red Wings Winter Classic jersey as their home jersey. Luis puts them in a jersey that is nearly a replicate of the Soviet's 1972 sweater. He has made the hem stripes match the arm stripes, which was not the case in '72. Nice work, I like this concept.
Seattle Thunderbirds concepts (by Kevin) Description on concept.
Winnipeg Jets concept (by Josh)This one is is pretty good. Perhaps it could use a hem stripe, but also the lack of hem stripe may be offset by the shoulder yokes. Execution note; there's a red outline on the front yoke, but not the back.
Winnipeg Jets concept (by WinnipegJets96)This is ok, but I have 3 points of contention. I personally don't like a lot of the white parts. I don't think the white collar suits this concept and the solid white arm stripes aren't my favourite. Also, the vertical blue stripe on the socks could go, but I do applaud the creativity.
Pittsburgh Penguins logo mash-up (by Brian B.)Brian puts "Robo-Penguin" on 'roids here! He looks really angry now. Well done, however I wonder if it would look better with the eye and brow from the 80's logo?
Ak Bars Kazan KHL concept (by Luis)Have a look at their actual sweaters here. Luis has taken it in a bit more traditional route. I like the concept...for a different team. I like their current look. However, the concept is extremely well executed!
Spokane Chiefs concepts (by Kevin) Description included on concept.
Carolina Hurricanes concept (by HJC)I'm really starting to dislike the Canes' 3rd jersey, so I tried to create a new one. I wanted to play around with the hurricane flag detail a bit. I threw it on the arms as a darker shade of red and "hid" it in them hem stripe. I also changed up the player number a bit. I also added the flag detail in the arm stripes for an updated version on CCSLC here.
Dallas Stars concept (by Brandon C.)There it is! This is what should be the Stars' home sweater (or at least the 3rd)! My only comment would be to try a small white outline around the logo. Either way, this looks great. COTW nomination from me!