What's happenin' everybody!? It's a great Tuesday, at least I hope it is as I write this on a Monday night.... Anyway, nothing real big has been happening in jersey news. Except that Ottawa has been releasing teasers of their soon to be revealed Heritage Classic jersey. It appears as if it's going to be a light version of their amazing black heritage jersey that they wear now.
Other than that, EA Sports released their alternate jersey code for NHL 14 which unlocks the Calgary alternate and Buffalo alternate jerseys for use in the game. It's about time! I'm actually Buffalo in an online GM Connected league and I already warned all the guys I play with in the league I will be wearing it on purpose every time I play someone just to piss them off.
Now down to business. There's three reminders for you and they're all about something different. First of all, vote...vote now. Only the COTW vote for this week but don't worry, there's other things you could do...Like the Fishsticks Competition. Go ahead and make it look good on a jersey, I dare you. It's harder than you think.
And lastly, The site is looking for a new writer. If you're interested send in your application to Ryan!
COTW Nov 18-24 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Fishsticks Competition entries (due Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
HJC Writer Applications (due Saturday @ 12:00pm Eastern)
Speaking of the Fishsticks Competition... I bet you're wondering about today's entries and they're right here.
Ryan H. (HJC)
And now, your daily concepts
Rating: 5/10 - Recolored jerseys are hardly a concept but even in a darker green that Stars home jersey looks good.
Seattle Thunderbirds Concept - Stephen T.
Rating: 6/10 - Not original enough for my tastes. All I can see is a Flames jersey. Though black and green is a unique choice for Seattle, most people have been going blue and green.
Edmonton Oilers Alternate Jersey - Rob C.
Rating: 6/10 - Good idea but it's a home jersey with different colors. And the way white and orange interact on this jersey doesn't please me.
Columbus Blue Jackets "4th Jersey" Concept - Steve M.
Rating: 6.5/10 - This bumps up a point in my eyes if the striping is off the back.
Milwaukee Admirals Concept - Alan H.
Rating: 7/10 - Overall nothing new or mind blowing here but it's hard to do wrong with that color scheme.
Columbus Blue Jackets Alternate Jersey Concept - David P.
Rating: 7/10 - As unoriginal as it would be as of late, the pointed stripes would get that Penguins image out of my head. I wouldn't mind seeing the striping a little bit thicker as well.
Winnipeg Jets Alternate Jersey Concept - Justin S.
Rating: 7/10 - Add some gray/silver into the striping at least. I could live without the light blue.
New York Islanders "4th Jersey" Concept - Steve M.
Rating: 7/10 - Big fan of the logo choice but very indifferent with the striping.
Montreal Canadiens De-Edge Concept - Justin S.
Rating: 7.5/10 - That white jersey looks great so give it a dark version. The red jersey just seems too generic when matched up with that white one.
Milwaukee Admirals Concept - Mike S.
The blue pinstripes on the white jersey and the blue jerseys' yoke are a great touch!
Rating: 7.5/10 - Simple striping, so it automatically looks decent. But those little spaces in the striping are affecting the concept. But those pinstripes are so subtle, they look really good on a hockey jersey, they save this concept.
Bakersfield Condors (ECHL) Concept - TG
Rating: 8/10 - Classy looking set. the stripings been done but it looks better in these colors.
New York Islanders Stadium Series Concept - Tristan M.
Rating: 9/10 - COTW Nom from this guy!
Well that's another post for HJC. How'd you guys feel about today's collection of concepts? Any that stood out to you? Or anything that you'd do differently? Get a conversation going in the comments today people! Don't make me get Sarah McLachlan back out here.