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Tuesday: Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday

Hello everyone, I hope you're all having a good Tuesday.  I was playing hockey during the live chat this past weekend, but was able to quickly read it afterwards, and it sure looked like fun.  Also Ryan agreed to ask and answer a few questions from me during the live chat, which I thank him for doing.  I'd also like to thank everyone who answered my question, "Would you rather have more compliments or constructive criticism on you concepts?".  I want my posts to be the best they can possibly be, so it was very helpful reading everyone's answers.

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We have the COTW vote and the Detroit Untouchables vote currently.  Please vote!

COTW vote Feb 18-24 (ends Friday @ 11:59pm EST)
Untouchables-Detroit Top 5 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm EST)

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Tampa Bay Lightning (by Caleb F.)
Like:  I'm a big fan of the idea of a grey NHL jersey.  I also like the striping, it seems to match their primary jerseys.
Dislike:  The TV numbers are lacking the white outline that's on the back numbers.  They also are a bit high and have some loose pixels around them.
Suggestions:  Fix the TV numbers.  Personally I'm not a big fan of the logo used, so I'd suggest trying out their primary logo (but maybe with a white outline added).  7/10

Toronto Maple Leafs (by E.Awad)
Like:  This would be a very good sweater for a throwback game or even the Winter Classic.  It's a very accurate Edgefication of the Leafs 1970-92 look.
Dislike:  The top sock stripe would be mostly hidden under the pants.
Suggestions:  If you're going for historical accuracy, match the socks to the ones shown here.  Using one thick stripe (like the hem), or using the traditional socks they currently wear would also be good options.  7/10

Calgary Flames (by Matt R.)
Like:  The Flames 1995-2000 template looks surprisingly good without any black.  I also like some of the modifications made, like containing the podium-stripes within the hem stripes, and adding piping to the sleeves.
Dislike:  The inside of the collar (by the Reebok tag) should be red.
Suggestions:  I'd like to see what a red version of this would look like.  8/10

Colorado Avalanche (by Dylan W.)
Like:  The home and road jerseys look really good, with the angled stripes to represent mountains.  I also like how blue is used as the primary colour.  The Nordique inspired third is very cool for a special jersey, but I wouldn't want it to be worn more than once a year (similar to the Devils throwback).
Dislike:  The stitching on the template really stands out on the dark jerseys.
Suggestions:  For this template I've found that using a slightly lighter or darker shade of the jersey's colour works best for the stitching.  White would still use the light grey, the blue jerseys would use a darker blue, and black would use a dark grey.  8/10

New York Islanders (by Brian B.)
Like:  I like how this is inspired by the old Brooklyn Americans jerseys.  Also the four stars on the hem to represent the islanders four Stanley Cup victories are really cool.
Dislike:  The diagonal wordmark look is kind of owned by the Rangers, so I don't know how well it would go over considering these two teams are rivals.
Suggestions:  Try using their current logo, or even the arched-script from their current third jersey as the logo.  9/10

Nürnberg Ice Tigers (by Bastian S.)
Like:  The design on the shoulders are unique and they look good.  Even the hem and arm stripes are fairly unique using the two small stripes above the large stripe (side note: wouldn't that pattern look so much better than what is on the arms and hem of the Red Wings leaked Winter Classic jersey).
Dislike:  Nothing.
Suggestions:  I don't think this team uses Reebok Edge jerseys (which would explain why Bastian left the Reebok wordmark off of the back of the sweater), so I'd suggest trying this concept on a more traditional template.  9/10

Columbus Blue Jackets (by Avi S.)
*Inspired by Miami Redhawks outdoor game jersey.
Like:  The striping here looks great, it's very clean and classic looking.  The Ohio state shape for the captain's patch, inspired by the jersey linked above, also looks awesome.
Dislike:  Not much, the number font isn't my favourite, but lots of people do like it.
Suggestions:  If this were real there would likely be a logo on the helmet, so I'd suggest adding the primary logo on the helmet.  9/10

Anaheim Ducks (by Matt R.)
Like:  The striping is perfect.  There is the right amount of each colour, and even though they're traditional arm and hem stripes, they still look somewhat modern.  I don't even have a problem with the phantom shoulder yoke, because it ties in with the striping and pant stripe.  The choices for logos and fonts are all good as well.  I really like the TV numbers in the sleeve stripes.
Dislike:  The sock stripe is up a bit high.
Suggestions:  Look at the sock stripe in Avi's concept above for a good example of the right height.
COTW Nomination from me!!!  9/10
Tuesday: Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday Reviewed by Steven Grant on February 26, 2013 Rating: 5

8 comments:

Ryan said...

I second Matt's Ducks concept!

Tederifico said...

I like the Ducks but I gotta say that the Ice Tigers is pretty good too!

Anonymous said...

Dylan Wonka's Avs is pretty creative, but burgundy is the main color for the team. Now a mainly blue home jersey isn't bad if burgundy is heavily used, but a white road jersey with mostly blue panels looks off. If you want a mostly blue uniform to get that icy feel to it, an alternate is the place to do it. Oh, and while some fans might appreciate the Nordiques throwback this is the Avs now. They aren't in Quebec anymore, so having a Nords jersey seems superfluous. If it's a Winter Classic thing then it's not so bad, but it seems sort of weird otherwise.

Steven Grant said...

@Tederifio: I agree. I was having a hard time deciding who to nominate for COTW, there were lots of good options.

I'm going to miss another live chat :(. I'll be at the Canucks game (when they will hopefully be wearing their Millionaires jersey).

BOA blog said...

NYI/BKN concept for COTW!

winnipegjets96 said...

I'll 2nd Brian B for COTW

SNopp said...

How long does it take for u guys to post a concept? come on i've been waiting for a week.

Ryan said...

Well since you were so nice with your question...

About 2 weeks, but wait 3 weeks. Better yet, I'd just wait it out entirely. After 2 and a half years and over 6000 concepts I've only ever missed 2.

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