In news...talks are continuing between the players association and the league. Not much I can say since no one knows what they're talking about but...its a start.AHL preseason has started, and the regular season starts this week.
Lots of voting to be done this week; COTW September has begun as the best of last month compete, so remember to vote by Saturday night. Weekly COTW has begun as well, 4 votes came in last week, so.....lets try to get like...5 this week..at least, as many votes as possible will help as I'm expecting a tight race. Last but not least, Whalers voting has begun, so again, listen to Pucky and check out the entries, it is top 5 voting, and you can vote for yourself...just not in 1st place.
COTW Oct 1-7 vote (ends Thursday @ 11:59pm EST)
September-COTY vote (ends Saturday @ 11:59pm EST)
Whalers Comp Top 5 vote (ends Saturday @ 11:59pm EST)
On to the concepts:
Team Canada Concept (By: Daniel J.)
Daniel continues with the international team concepts with this Canadian concept. I like the black being brought back, not just in the pants or numbers but actually in the striping, brings more separation between the red and the white, but not so much as to make it a main part of the jersey. The striping is sweet, kind of like Winnipeg's so I automatically like. One small execution error; The collier on the red jersey is red in the front but black in the back. (8.5/10)
Anaheim Ducks Concept (By: Patrik G.)
I've seen this idea before and I like it. The third jersey template captures both today's look, and the 90's look equally, giving this jersey is own "fauxback" identity. I'd get rid of the yoke outline or put in a white yoke with it. I'm not a fan of the collier in this case, using a different one would flow a little more and on an execution not, use the Reebok script logo as apposed to the vector logo, but that's really minor. As a whole, this is something I'd wanna see in the future and just need some touching up to make it perfect (8/10)
Minnesota Wild Concept (By: Stephen T.)
Team Czech Republic (By: Daniel J.)
Vancouver Canucks Concept (By: Kyle C.)
Minnesota Wild Concept (By: Justin C.)
Justin brings us this Minnesota concepts that looks like it combines the current alternate and the early 2000's home jersey. The execution....its Justin's concepts, you know how good it is. As a concept, the yellow is a nice addition, its makes the jersey have more life, it would work without the yellow, but the yellow is better. The pants could use a bit of striping, around the bottom, and I'd use a different logo other than the kind of ugly script. It doesn't take away anything though and its really great. (9/10)
Washington Capitals Concept (By: Kyle C.)