Hey Everyone! Slow jersey news week. Hopefully the Blackhawks and Penguins unveil their jersey soon, especially since tickets for the Chicago Stadium Series game go on sale tomorrow. Today, though, I'm able to get my tickets, since my dad is a Chicago Bears season ticket holder he's part of a group who's able to get the tickets a day in advance. But apparently, there's a lot of people who get to buy tickets a day early since we've been trying since about 10 AM today and still can't get onto TicketMaster. So we here at HJC will have Ryan attending the Winter Classic and I'll be in Chicago for the Stadium game...One way or another.... Who else is going to an outdoor game? It'd be really awesome if we had one person who contributes to HJC in one way or another going to each outdoor game. We'll have to talk about that in the comments.... OR.......
We could talk about it in the HJC Live Chat this Friday at 9:30 Est.!!! For those of you who haven't been a part of the live chats on the sight, it's a lot of fun. We'll talk about jersey and design news, hold live votes on concepts, and just have general conversations. I've been a part of the Live Chats here, and it's been awhile since we've had one, but it's really great to get together as a group, writers, artists, and frequent readers, and our leader Ryan. So if you're looking for something to do Friday night, come talk with us!
And while I'm telling you about something you should definitely do, you should also definitely vote!
COTY-November vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
COTW Dec 2-8 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
NCAA Outdoors entries (due Saturday @ 11:59am Eastern)
And oh hey, we have some NCAA contest entries today, so have a looksie at those.
And now today's normal concepts!
Niagara Ice Dogs (OHL) Concept - Ryan D.
Well, this one has some work to be done. Not going to lie. It suffers from "paint bucket-itis". There's really not a stripe patter but more of a color paneled template-y jersey. The number on the back is too wide. The TV number on the front should be moved up so half of it is gone, otherwise it looks like the number is 99, plus, there's no TV numbers on the back. The logo is very pixelated. Now here's what I think this jersey could build off of, Keep the dog as the main crest and lose the words. Lose the red panels and develop a striping pattern for the arms and hem. The Reebok logo on the back should be the wordmark logo as well. Keep sending in concepts Ryan, you'll improve in no time!
Toronto Maple Leafs Concept - Felix T.
Winnipeg Jets Concept - Felix T.
New York Islanders Alternate Jersey Concept - Dylan W.
Owen Sound Attack (OHL) Concept - Ryan D.
Anaheim Ducks Concept - Maxx B.
New York Islanders Alternate Jersey Concept - Mike S.
Buffalo Sabres Concept - David K.
Seattle Seahawks NFL Hockey Concept - Stephen T.
Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL) Concept - Jets96
Detroit Red Wings WInter Classic Concept - Dylan W.
Toronto Maple Leafs Winter Classic Concept - Dylan W.
New York Islanders Concept - Jets96
Phoenix Coyotes Concept - Justin C.
Well there you have it folks, another loooong post. But I'm sure you don't mind that right? Just means more stuff for you to look at. Anything you want to discuss today? Leave it in the comments and lets rap.