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February 13, 2012

Week of February 13-19, 2012

If you missed last night's post it involved the final entries into the Create-A-Team competition. Click here to see them. The entry phase is over and we now move onto the vote! This vote will be Top 3 voting. Click the banner on the top of the page to see all of the entries. Thanks to RizenGraphics for sponsoring the competition and supplying the logos!

The COTW-January playoff vote ended last night. Here are the results;
Stephane - 3
Ryan - 2
You can see Stephane's winning Habs concept on the COTY 2012 page.

The COTW Feb 6-12 nominees have been announced and you can find them listed on the side of the page. To see the nominees click that banner or go to the CONCEPT OF THE WEEK page.

I forgot to update the Weekly Poll this weekend, so it will be done today after this post. The Weekly Poll isn't my favourite feature here on the site, but you guys really do like it. Since you guys like it I want to keep it around, however my heart isn't in it. If there is someone reading who can be committed enough and creative enough to update that page every weekend then please shoot me an email. Include in your email some sample questions that you will ask. I'll consider everyone who emails in and let the person who I select know soon.

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Dallas Stars concepts (by Stephen T.)
Just when Stephen gets nominated last week he comes back with a rather weak effort here. No TV numbers and there are loose pixels where the side panels, chest, and arms all meet. It's frustrating to see this kind of effort.

Carolina Hurricanes concept (by Martin)
As a lot of you would like to see, Martin suggests that if the Canes are in a Classic that they wear something Whalers inspired. I think for this one the stripes are too thin and I'd also do away with the vintage white. Perhaps more silver would help?

Anaheim Ducks concepts (by Colin M.)
These are based on all of the alternate sweaters the Ducks had during the 90's. I think the home and road look pretty good. Yet, I do think that the shoulder patch gets lost in the stripes. I think the Wild Wing alternate may be a better places for those patches. Also on that alternate, I'd make the hem white instead of black.

New York Islanders concept (by Kevin)
Kevin tries to do the fishsticks jersey his way here. I like the arm stripes and the font choice, but the hem stripes don't work, I think anyways. I don't like how it comes to a point. More of a "wave" motion would be better.

Montreal concept (by Martin)
Martin has combined Montreal's pro hockey teams into one sweater here. I like the logo mash-up and the choice of colours for the jersey. I think the shoulder patches clutter it up a bit. Those logos are already in the main logo, why also have them on the shoulders? Execution note, there are uncoloured pixels at the bottom of the front of the sweater.

Phoenix Coyotes concept (by HJC)
Really there's not much to say here except this is a simple fauxback concept. I just went with the Coyotes' colours and tried to place them on somewhat of the vintage striped jersey. Then I tried to think what their logo would look like if they were around in the 40's and 50's.

Minnesota Wild concept (by Brian B.)
I don't love this concept and I think that's because there's not enough green. That might change if the green and wheat changed places. Also, even if this jersey stayed the same I don't think a red helmet works. I do really like the single stripe on the green pants though.

Peoria Rivermen concepts (by Chris Z.)
This is better than what they wear now. I would like to see the yellow somewhere on the hem. I get the whole waves thing at the hem right now, but when I look at the arms it just doesn't seem to fit well together. Still, that seems to be only a small thing, this concept is pretty good. I love the retro jersey. The execution is near perfect here except for the lack of Reebok tag. That's the last time I'll mention that on Chris' concepts.

Kingston Frontenacs concepts (by Kevin) Description on concepts.

San Jose Sharks concepts (by Kris L.)
These are great Sharks concepts! As we've seen demonstrated by the farm club, the Sharks are probably the best suited team to have a grey jersey. The orange trim is perfect as is the shoulder patch choice. I love everything about this concept, COTW nomination from me!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

create a team link doesn't work

St├ęphane Sinotte said...

What?!? I'm in COTW again?!? I'd like to mention that my Habs concepts are done with the help of contributors to my blog, not alone. So if it's OK to nominate them, then I'd like to share whatever glory to win with those who send me their comments and ideas.

Ryan said...

@Anon

Working now

DCamp said...

Ryan's Coyotes concept for COTW

Torin said...

Kevin for COTW

spirit104 said...

I second the Coyotes concept.

Tex said...

I third the 'Yotes nom

winnipegjets96 said...

Chriz Z. for COTW, love the creativity in the home and road!!!

Anonymous said...

The Brian B MN concepts looks really familiar. I think someone else posted it a couple of months ago.

Ryan said...

Can you provide a link. Hard to accuse someone without a touch of evidence.

Michael L said...

I think the guys was talking about my design. The one Brian did is similar, but not the same. You can't ever totally come up with all new concepts.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aRGuz2Nmgfo/Tt_e6gddIII/AAAAAAAAIis/71XvON00WWE/s1600/MichaelLamoine-MINset.PNG