I'm changing the rules on the weekend posts to no rules. I'm going to use these weekend posts to post whatever I want. It may be a regular concept post, it may be a tutorial, or it may just be general notes and discussion for the week. Furthermore, because there are no rules, you shouldn't expect a post every weekend. I will post on weekends if I squeeze in the time to do so. These weekend posts could come at anytime during the weekend as well. From 12:01am on Saturday to 11:59pm on Sunday.
COTW-December vote (ends Thursday @ 11:59pm EST)
If you have a few extra thousand dollars sitting around you might want to bid on game worn Winter Classic jerseys from the first period. I thought to myself that it might be worth saving up and purchasing a jersey of a lesser known player. I then though to myself that Anton Stralman used to play for the Leafs (now the Rangers), that would be cool to get his sweater. I'm out of luck on that as his sweater was sent to the Hockey Hall of Fame for display.
Speaking of game worn sweaters, I'm always on the look out for a game worn 2008 Buffalo Sabres Winter Classic sweater. If you ever get the chance to pick up and touch a game worn NHL Reebok Edge sweater, do it! Never mind these "authentics" that they sell, check out a game worn jersey and feel the difference. Reebok has also now made it impossible to purchase EXACTLY what the players wear on the ice. The authentic's for sale feature a bright neon strip inside the collar and are made in Indonesia, while the actual sweaters worn on the ice have a black strip inside the collar and are made in Canada.
After the players showed up on the ice at the Classic wearing standard Edge cut sweaters, the blank templates needed to be changed.
These and all the other blank jerseys can be found on the TEMPLATES page at the bottom on a link titled "NHL Team Templates".
This 3rd Jersey Competition has been by far the most popular in the 2 year history of HJC! As of this posting I have received 43 entries! Lets check out some new ones that have come in...
3rd Jersey Entry (by Avi)3rd Jersey Entry (by Brady)3rd Jersey Entry (by Brendan A.)3rd Jersey Entry (by Calem)3rd Jersey Entry (by Colin)3rd Jersey Entry (by Eric W.)3rd Jersey Entry (by Evan L.)3rd Jersey Entry (by John T.)3rd Jersey Entry (by Josh)3rd Jersey Entry (by Kris)3rd Jersey Entry (by Kyle C.)3rd Jersey Entry (by Ricky)3rd Jersey Entry (by Scott D.)3rd Jersey Entry (by Scott M.)3rd Jersey Entry (by Steven G.)3rd Jersey Entry (by Thallos)3rd Jersey Entry (by Tyler G.)
You have until 11:59pm EST Sunday to get your entry in!