Hat Comp

September 6, 2013

Friday: First Class with Andrews

After going to Locklin Hall on the Springfield campus Wednesday night, I have met my professor - the AHL Commissioner David Andrews. I'll tell you, Wednesday nights have just gotten a lot more fun! On an even better note, Macedonia defeated Wales 2-1 in today's World Cup Qualifier - it's a real big deal for me and the relatives.

In the mean time, we have a seemingly busy day back on the ranch.

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Your reminders are found in their usual spot.

COTW Aug 26-Sept 1 vote (ends tonight @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Anaheim Ducks entries (due tonight @ 11:59pm Eastern)
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Anaheim Ducks Unused Competition

Jason

Alan

Austin

William

Caden

John

Keens

Matt Mc.

Ricky (me)

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Just a quick note, keep your eyes open for the new Sabres template to be available on the Templates page, I don't know if anyone has planned on doing it though. Because of the pictures from the other day, we will start with Sabres stuff.

Buffalo Sabres {1 &2} (Brian)



I like the first one better for the fact that it features more yellow. The stripe however on the pants is merely unlikeable. But the distribution of the silver doesn't strike me, but is much better than the real thing. The first would be an 8.5 out of 10, 7.5 for the second one.

Buffalo Sabres (Jake88)


I would like this if they were still using the Buffa-slug branding, but it unfortunately will never be seen on the ice. I love everything about this one. No complaints and a 9 out of 10.

San Jose Sharks (Justin S.)


This looks kinda cool, I don't think it would make the ice but for a kids league it would be perfect. The striping makes this stand out to me. I am not leaning either way with it as the  orange and black are split which makes it look both weird and interesting at the same time. An 8.5 out of 10.

Jokerit {KHL 2014/15} (TPH71)


I'm not a fan of them moving to the KHL next season, and I wouldn't include this jersey in their plans either. It is not very significant to the team and seems to signify the move into the KHL with the red stripe. It's just too bland in the general design. A 7.5 out of 10.

Stadium Series (Caden)


The Ducks with old colors and new uniform template works, I don't think I've personally seen that combination before. But it works. The Kings meanwhile have nothing significant to their look. Interesting choice to add the Boston Strong ribbon to the jerseys. A 7 out of 10.

Syracuse Bulldogs (JC29)


Genuine Slap Shot jersey on display here. Reminds me of a few different teams with a twist. I don't like how the outline on the numbers are, but looks alright on the lettering. I really like the presentation of the sleeve striping. It's different the regular striping that runs down the length of the arms. An 9 out of 10.

Montréal Canadiens (Tom)


The logo reminds me of Australian football's Melbourne Demons modern logo. But I would really like to see a red version too. I don't know about the sleeves and hem, but at least they match the yoke and chest. Smiles all around, it's a 9.5 out of 10 and a CotW nom from me.

KalPa (TPH71)

This one's a little better except the hem striping is too high and should ideally switch positions with the logos below it on the back side only. But This has potential. At least the red makes the jersey seem less typical on the sleeves to break up the black a little. an 8 out of 10.

Long Island Ducks (JC29)


This one is much more bland but would still work in Slap Shot. I would probably switch the black and white for the striping, but other than that, this concepts appears to be rather bland or better put "too" simple for a simple idea. I see where this is going though. An 8 out of 10.

Winnipeg Jets (Justin S.)


Okay so the gray and red together on a jersey has never flown with me (pardon the unintentional pun) and this case is no different. This especially prevalent with jersey font. Else-wise, it's simple for a city with interrupted NHL history and is a good look for the team in Manitoba, just shange the grey to white and invert the red. A 7.5 out of 10.

All done, another week in the books. Happy hockey!

-Ricky

6 comments:

Alan John Herbert said...

Tom's Habs concept get a COTW nom from me!

William Butala said...

Those Ducks jerseys from Caden are golden. It has the perfect balance of colour and a really fresh design. I wont give it COTW nom because, while numbers on the yokes are unique, they're a little distracting, not to mention in the wrong order, along with a few small execution problems. Still, I love this jersey to death.

That being said, I'll go with JC29's Syracuse Bulldogs jersey for COTW nom. Its a unique striping style on a retro team*, that actually works.

Caden said...

I didn't realize the numbers were backwards. Thank you for pionting that out.

jeff currie said...

I tried to keep the Long Island Ducks concept as simple and bland as the original. I disliked the collar/yoke area on the original. I wanted the sleeve stripes the same. With more room on the front of the jersey I decided to have the "DUCKS" go diagonal.

Tom V. said...

Ricky, you nailed it, the Melbourne logo was the #1 inspiration for the logo, bang on. you called it.

Ricky Mazella said...

We'll, they'er actually correct on the back view . . .

And that was a moon shot on MFC, Tom. I was pulling that one out of my pocket.