First off, The Czech jerseys. Ya know, the one thing that I've been thinking about these new Nike jerseys for the Olympics is that while keeping things simple, which normally works, Nike is making these jerseys too simple. And if they don't make the jersey overly simple, they make the jersey over the top crazy. The Czech jerseys (and Russia's for that matter) are an example of both these things. Czech's light jersey is extremely simple, all the color and design elements is at the top of the jersey while the bottom is blank. The "dark" jersey however is three colors. It's basically the Czech flag being worn as a jersey. Definitely an intriguing idea, but not something I feel I want to be seen worn on the ice.
As for the Canadian jerseys they utilize the classic chest stripe with a maple leaf cut into it. I really like the look, but the stripe on only one arm is odd to me. I don't care for it. The black jersey also looks really good up until you notice only one arm stripe! The leaves on the shoulder are pretty neat but ONE ARM STRIPE ARGH! I also noticed that in the promotional photos all show black helmets....hmm.. I'd only want to see the black helmet paired with the black jerseys.
Also don't forget to vote for the COTW and COTY votes this week!
COTY-September vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern time)
COTW Sept 30 - Oct 6 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern time)
Soviet Union Concept - Alan H.
San Jose Sharks Alternate Jersey Concept - Colin M.
How about the Hertl kid eh? Wouldn't mind seeing him put up a few of those between the legs goals in one of these. I love the gradient striping. Wouldn't mind seeing some orange trim though to be honest. Really nothing else to say, this is a solid jersey. Execution is great.
Chicago Blackhawks Concept - Dylan W.
Dallas Stars Concept - Dylan W
Russia Olympics Jerseys - Eric W.
Columbus Blue Jackets De-Edge Concept - Justin S.
Seattle Pioneers Concept - Pat W.
Anaheim Ducks De-Edge Series Third Jersey - Steven G.
USA Sochi Olympics Concept - Eric W.
Rating: 9/10 COTW Nom!
Well how about those concepts today huh? Quite a few good ones, there was a little something for everyone. Some green jerseys, some Blackhawks stuff, some Olympic jerseys. I woulda put my COTW vote on Eric's Russia jerseys but That American set just looks so good. I'm sure someone will nominate the Russia jerseys!