February 28, 2012

A Quick Tuesday Concept Post

I'm still not feeling great, so this will be another quick post which lacks comments but is stuffed with concepts. I should be back to 100% by tomorrow.

Vote Reminders:
COTW Feb 20-26 (ends Thursday @ 11:59pm EST)
St. Louis Blues Top 5 vote (ends Sunday @ 11:59pm EST)

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Hudson Crusaders Minnesota Junior Hockey League concepts (by Michael L.)

Quebec Nordiques concepts (by Stephen T.)

Boston Bruins concept (by Spirit104)

Ottawa Senators concepts (by Keens)

Washington Capitals concepts (by Brian B.)

Pittsburgh Penguins concepts (by St├ęphane)

HV71 Elitserien concepts (by Jari) *COTW nomination from me!

Tampa Bay Lightning concepts (by Tom)

February 27, 2012

Week of February 27 - March 4, 2012

I'm feeling under the weather today so this post will be short and possibly incoherent.

Here are the last entries for the St. Louis Blues ReDesign. 

STL Entry (by Elias)
STL Entry (by Glen)
STL Entry (by John H.)
STL Entry (by Torin)

Voting is now open for the STL ReDesign. Click the banner at the top of the page or go to the STL COMP page for all of the voting details and to see the entries.

A new Weekly Poll has been posted. Check it out by clicking the banner on the side of the page or go the the WEEKLY POLL tab.

The nominees for the COTW Feb 20-26 have been name. Click the banner on the side of the page or go to the CONCEPT OF THE WEEK tab to see the nominees.

And here is your rundown of the ongoing HJC votes...
COTW vote (ends Thursday @ 11:59pm EST)
STL ReDesign Top 5 vote (ends Sunday @ 11:59pm EST)

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Winter Classic concepts (by Josh)
Josh got these posted on Icethetics. He properly credited the logos he used in the version he sent to me, however he neglected to do the same for the version he sent to Icethetics. I had to inform Icethetics of what was going on and then it was corrected.

Nashville Predators concept (by Caz)
This is Caz's first contribution to HJC. He's used the Milwaukee Admirals colours (AHL farm club) for a new Preds look. TV numbers and captain's letter need to be bigger.

Los Angeles Kings concept (by Jeremy T.)
This is an interesting idea, using the old style "Chevy" logo and stretching it around as a chest stripe. I think the arm stripes should match the chest stripe.

Tampa Bay Lightning concept (by MasonII)
I like this black version of the Bolts' 3rd. I don't think the Islanders "stripes" shoulder patch works for the Lightning. Good use of Brian's mash-up logo though.

Ok, sorry guys, I'm having a hard time concentrating. No more comments from me just concepts.

Calgary Flames concept (by Spirit104)

Phoenix Coyotes concept (by HJC)

L.A. Hitmen (by Jim) *This is Jim's HJC Fantasy Hockey team

San Jose Sharks concepts (by Avi)

Chicago Blackhawks concept (by Brian B.) *Based on new Atlanta Braves logo.

February 26, 2012

Last of the Blues Entries?

These are the St. Louis Blues ReDesign entries that have come in this weekend. The entry deadline is 11:59pm EST tonight (Sunday).

I also want to let those of you who have Twitter know that on Monday for the Trade Deadline I will be keeping score. It's TSN vs Sportsnet and who can break the most trades first. It's usually TSN who wins by a mile, but it's still fun to keep count.

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STL entry (by Anthony)
STL entry (by Bobby)
STL entry (by Brandon S.)
STL entry (by Caz)
STL entry (by Chris Z.)
STL entry (by Fredrik)
STL entry (by Kris L.)
STL entry (by Lord Moyne)
STL entry (by Matt Mo.)
STL entry (by Steven G.)

February 24, 2012

COTW Winner (Feb 13-19)

The winner of COTW for February 13-19 is Mason H. with his Winnipeg Jets concept! Unfortunately, there weren't many votes cast. This week I'll chalk it up to the fact that there were 7 different people nominated and they didn't want to vote against themselves. The results of the vote are below.
Mason H. (WPG) - 2
Brian B. - 1
Cody - 1
Mason H. (DAL) - 1
Ryan - 1
Thallos - 1
Avi - 0
Brian D. - 0


Here are some more entries that have come in for the Blues ReDesign. Remember, entry deadline is Sunday @ 11:59pm EST

STL entry (by Calem)
STL entry (by John T.)
STL entry (by Kevin)
STL entry (by Michael L.)
STL entry (by Ricky)
STL entry (by Sam O.)

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Lokomotiv concept (by Luis)
The old "Buffa-slug" jersey is to European hockey what the Bruins jersey is to the NHL. That jersey would look good for almost any European team. Great job here with the accuracy of all the logos!

Detroit Red Wings concept (by Jack)
Reprising the retro jersey that the Wings wore for the 91-92 season seems to be one of the most popular choices for the Winter Classic jersey. Again, this raises the question of who will wear white that day.

Winter Classic concepts (by Thomas)
These are two wonderful sweaters! Near perfect if you ask me. I would only do away with the coloured namebar on the Wings sweater. Otherwise a COTW nomination from me!

Pittsburgh Penguins concept (by Kyle C.)
How 'bout a retro Pens sweater with a wordmark, in the same style as the current Sabres 3rd? In my opinion, not a great choice for the Pittsburgh Penguins, but could work really well for the W.B.S. Penguins!

Dallas Stars concept (by HJC)
This is based off of an old Iowa Stars sweater. I appreciate the reasoning behind Dallas using a football inspired wordmark on the front of their sweaters. I get it, but I also think some sort of logo needs to be there as well. I tried to strike a nice balance with this concept. The pants also take inspiration from the North Stars.

Los Angeles Kings concept (by MasonII)
We've seen similar concepts to this before and they continue to work well. I think that LA shield looks great as a shoulder patch. The hem stitching should stop at the hem stripes.

Milwaukee Admirals concept (by Spirit104)
Milwaukee has some great logos, but their jerseys are plain and boring Reebok cookie cutter sweaters. Spirit does a good job getting away from that for this 3rd jersey concept. I would make two changes, but these are just personal preferences. I'd use a white NOB and I'd also use the really clever logo where the skeleton is using his leg as a hockey stick.

California Golden Seals concepts (by Georges)
I really like the logos and jersey striping that Georges has created for these concepts. I see the jersey stripes and think of the waves in the bay under the Golden State Bridge. The primary logo is a great modern logo for the defunct team and the shoulder patch is perfect. I think the shoulder patch is ready for the NHL, while the seal logo looks more AHL/ECHL to me.


EDIT
Avi noticed some small errors on his recreation of a Blue Jackets concept logo that I posted yesterday. He has sent in an updated version here.

February 23, 2012

Columbus Concept Logo

Today is the last day to vote for COTW. It's a very close race, so be sure to get your vote in before the deadline.
COTW Feb 13-19 vote (ends Thursday @ 11:59pm EST)

Here are some of the Blues ReDesign entries that have come in.

STL entry (by Brian B.)
STL entry (by Connor)
STL entry (by HJC)
STL entry (by Spirit104)


Check out some of the great stuff that IceJerseys.com has for St. Patty's Day! The jerseys seem over priced, but they do look very cool!


You may have seen the first All-Star Game video on the Blue Jackets' website, or the write-up about it on Icethetics. In that video we get a look at what seems to be an unused Jackets logo concept.
Avi has taken a stab at recreating that logo.




Columbus Blue Jackets logo concept recreation (by Avi)
It's really clean and solid work. I just think the shield needs to be a little more stout. It also appears that a more "box" font should be used rather than the Jackets NOB font.

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Ottawa Senators concept (by Tyler C.)
This Rangers Winter Classic template is quickly becoming much like the Bruins' template. It looks good on almost any team. This is a nicely executed concept by Tyler. My only quip would be with the brightness of the red. Could it be toned back a little?

Pittsburgh Penguins concept (by Jack)
How about yokes on a retro Pens jersey? To me, this now looks to have too much yellow. Also Jack, I think you need to make your mesh effect darker. It's a bit distracting on this concept.

Pittsburgh Penguins concept (by Dave C.)
I like how different this is. I'm not sure I like the white cuffs and hem though. Maybe a white outline around the yoke would help to tie that white into the sweater?

Colorado Avalanche concept (by MasonII)
I think this jersey is so close to being just right! Get rid of the Sabres' vertical piping and bingo! I can even live with the coloured arm pits. Silver might be better than white though.

Vancouver Canucks concept (by Bobby P.)
This idea fits in with the Johnny Canuck logo perfectly! I wouldn't necessarily want to see this on the ice, but I think it would be great as a fan jersey. Just like those "black ice" sweaters, but better obviously.

Chivas concept (by Luis)
Chivas has 3 football (soccer) clubs in North America and Luis wants to give them a hockey team as well. The jersey concept that he created works surprisingly well as a hockey sweater. The Adidas socks look perfect too. Perhaps these guys could play in the newly formed Mexican hockey league?

Carolina Hurricanes concept (by MasonII)
Everything is great, but again I find the red to be too bright. I also think using the regular logo would look better, but this black and white one works as well. Almost perfect execution except for the vertical stitching continuing past the hem stripes.

Minnesota Wild concepts (by Shane P.)
These are some really great concepts! They "snowy night" theme of the 3rd jersey is spectacular. The design on the pants is perfect, the Wild should use it immediately. My only wish is that the primary logo used on the home and road was consistent, either the wordmark or bear head. COTW nomination from me!