I know this is up on Icethetics, but I thought I would share it here anyways, simply because I am busting with anticipation! From an announcement on the Canucks website today, it looks like the Canucks will be going Millionaires retro on March 16th versus the Red Wings. That will be a candidate for best dressed game of the year for sure (and it comes the night before my birthday!) the only thing that could make a better birthday gift would be a new millionaires sweater with Zack Kassian's name and number on the back, and tickets to the game! Like I said, I am busting!
|photo from: fortnucks.com|
|photo from: fortnucks.com|
You can check out the full release from the Canucks here, and more here.
Sorry for my rant, but there really hasn't been any Canucks jersey news for 2 seasons, and we Vancouverites are so used to the Canucks switching up the uniforms, so I had to get my fix :).
Just some quick voting reminders before we get to today's concepts:
Concept of the Year FINAL vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm EST)
Outdoor Classic Top 5 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm EST)
COTW Jan 21-27 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm EST)
Team Germany (by Adam H.)
I like the diagonal stripes, they are certainly creative. I think the white alt could be really neat with a bit of polishing. This entire set lacks cohesion. I like the road sweater best, and think you should base the entire set off of it (with some added striping on the arms). Also, just say no to the yellow pants. 6/10.
Missouri NCAA (Darren H.)
I really like that the tiger stripe on the shoulder is straight out of the logo. The other striping is also really good, and I like the fact that it is the same on both sweaters. 8/10.
Anaheim Ducks (by Tyler G.)
It looks like Tyler G. is embarking on and NHL redesign. I, for one, am looking forward to this! I like the unique striping that matches on both sweaters, but is still a bit asymmetrical. I also like how much orange there is on this sweater. 7/10.
New York Rangers (by William F.)
Good to see lady liberty back on the front of a sweater... that needs to happen soon. I like the simplicity of the striping, but dislike a few other things. the whole collar/inside collar area has not been filled in, the logo is far too big, and the socks are inexplicably white. Also, presentation always looks better on a light/neutral background. 5/10.
Team USA (by Bastian S.)
The sublimated flag on the back of the sweaters is pretty cool. I'm not too sold on shoulder yoke that goes down the normal length on the back, but not on the front... it feels askew to me. Overall, I quite like this concept. 7/10.
Sarnia Sting (by Thomas H.)
I like this sweater. It is simple and classic. I also like how the number lettering matches the feel of the team and logos. One thing I can't get past is the red... I think keeping it simply yellow, white, and black would look better. 7/10.
Team Canada (by Charles W.)
I really like the simplicity of the colour scheme, I would be really pleased if Canada dropped the black from their colour scheme and went to a red and white palate. I also like the addition of gold; it looks good, and I like what it symbolizes. as far as logos, the alt has the best one, the others are a bit too plain for my liking. 6/10.
Winter Classic (by Adam H.)
The sweaters themselves are fantastic! I really like the chunky winged wheel logo, and the awesome vintage leaf logo, both are fantastic choices. I also really like the striping on both stripey sweaters, although I think the leafs sweater would look better with one northwestern stripe on the hem. I am not too sold o the equipment, especially the white pants and helmet for the wings. 7/10.
Quebec Nordiques (by Casey R.)
A really clean Nords concept here from Casey, and it looks really good. I like he addition of the arm stripes, and the simplification of the hem. good job. 8/10.
Winnipeg Jets (by Kyle C.)
I think a light blue third is just the ticket for the Jets. However, I think less red would be better, and fit better with the overall Jets uniform set. 7/10.
Team Canada (by Bastian S.)
I LOVE this sweater. there is no black. I love the red, gold, white, colour scheme. I also love the interesting, but simple logo. I do think that a thicker outline on the numbers would make them a bit more legible. 8/10 and a COTW nom from me!
Enjoy the weekend everyone!