August 29, 2013

Thursday: USA! USA!

Hello everybody and welcome to HJC! Today we have concepts to get too, as always. But first, Nike unveiled new uniforms for Team Russia and Team USA for the 2014 Olympics (in Sochi). Here are the Team USA jerseys.



I'm not going to give some huge review, but I guess they're ok. The sublimated stars are cool, but the fake lace-up things are just weird, why are they even there? Will they even be close to visible on the ice? I don't know, but I sure hope not. I'm looking forward to more concepts and other countries that have jerseys yet to be unveiled.


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**Edit by Ryan**
Chris has gotten back to me and the winner of the Hawthorne PD Youth Jersey Competition is Antonio C!
Antonio, I sent you an email as Chris would like to get in contact regarding the jersey. Congrats Anthony and thank you to everyone who entered.

I still haven't heard heard from Brian regarding the winner of the Warrior Cup Challenge jersey...


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Team Canada concept (By: Kyle N.)



Kyle starts us off with hey, a Team Canada concept! As the Olympics near, we're going to see more and more of these and this one is cool. I love the double red and gold color scheme. The striping is cool. I wish there was a bit more dark red on the white jersey though. Great concept.


Rating: 8/10

Calgary Flames concept (By: Brent P.)




The Flames, I feel, are going to be one of the next teams that will get new uniforms (maybe next off-season?). They should definitely cut down on the black, and Brent does that here. Although, if you're going to have black pants and a black helmet, there needs to be some black somewhere on the jersey. I like the yokes, but I'm not a big fan of the striping. Good idea, but it needs some work.


Rating: 7/10

Admiral Vladivostok KHL concept (By: Frank C.)




Our KHL concept of the day, Frank brings us this concept for Admiral Vladivostok. The striping is simple and classic, the yokes look good. The font is awesome and the jerseys fit in perfectly with the logos. Great job, love seeing KHL concepts.


Rating: 8.5/10

Rytiri Kladno Czech Extraliga concept (By: Coby S.)




Not very often we see Czech concepts, but we get too see one today! I like the "cross" thing that is going on here, but there is some execution issues. First of all, the NHL logo should be removed from the collar insert and the tag inside the collar. Also, the number on the back is very small and there should be some TV numbers. This concept could be better with some minor execution fixes.


Rating: 6.5/10

Florida Panthers concept (By: Tom V.)




We finish today with three NHL concepts, and here is our first, an interesting Panthers concept. They retired their "JetBlue" third jersey this past season and I'm glad to see it go. Well, I can say that this concept is very "modern". Fans would never like something like this, but I think it's cool. The vertical striping is cool. The TV numbers in a circle look weird. Huge props for creativity and execution, but I can tell that something like this would be hated.


Rating: 8/10

Calgary Flames concept (By: Jets96)




Our second Flames concept of the day, these jerseys by Jets96 throw back to their uniforms from 1995 to 1998. I love these, the striping is awesome, and the pants are the best, they remind me of the Jacksonville Jaguars new pants. And man, that black alternate with the flaming horse logo is just awesome. Great job all around here, would definitely take these over their current jerseys. Although I would like to see some more black in the home and road collars, and some white in the alternate collar.


Rating: 9/10 and a COTW nom from me

Boston Bruins concept (By: Stephen T.)




Stephen updates the Bruins uniforms and to be honest, I don't like any of the changes made. The new striping is weird, the pants with the white stripe look out of place, the road collar looks weird, the logo with a white outline looks weird, everything just looks weird. Sorry, but I'm not a fan.


Rating: 5/10

Also, this will be my last HJC post. I am getting more and more busy with school and just don't have the time and energy to write anymore. I want to thank everyone here at HJC, and Ryan for giving me the opportunity to write for this site. Have a good Friday and weekend!

7 comments:

CLIB542 said...

Love the Florida concept. COTW nomination for me.

Andrew G. said...

I'll second Jets96's Calgary Flames concept. Great job!

Anonymous said...

On the Tom Vopni concept, change the baby blue for red, and you have one of the best Panthers concept ever!

Montana Wright said...

tom v for cotw!!!!

Montana Wright said...

and in response to the anon, i agree with you however i think it is just the stripes running down the middle and the sides that would be red because if the sides were red i think it would look too dark.

Alan John Herbert said...

Jets96's Calgary Flames concept for COTW.

Caden said...

I second the flames for cotw