Within a few weeks we'll know who holds the title of Concept of the Year 2013 here on the blog but we still have a few votes to get through. So get votin'!
COTW Dec 23-29 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Don't forget to get your Delaware Pioneers' jerseys in for the competition by Saturday
Delaware Pioneers Entires - Saturday, January 4, 2014 @ 11:59am Eastern
Speaking of, we have 4 entries today, so go ahead and take a look...
And now.... The last batch of concepts for 2013!
Braunschweiger Penguins Jersey - Martin L.
Rating: Design-wise... 5/10 - Very simple and the striping seems bare because of the space between the stripes, but the Effort and creativity rating: is a 10.
Now everyone go make jerseys.
Creighton Blue Jays (NCAA) Concept - Caden P.
Ottawa Senators Concept - Stephen T.
St. Johns IceCaps Concept - Jets96
Our very own Jets makes use of the new IceCaps logo for the AHL affiliate of his Jets. First off I like the logo, and it looks good on the jersey, I also like their current primary so I do miss that. The color scheme here is slightly different from the current Caps. I'd rather see their current color scheme, or the Jets' color scheme for that matter. The light blue here is a little too vibrant for my taste. I'd replace it with the light blue the team currently uses.
Dylan used a design similar to this a few months back for the Lethbridge Hurricanes, and I'm glad to see him use it here. He altered it a little bit to fit with this Hurricanes' logo. I like the hem stripe a lot, but something seems off about the arms. I want to see more black. Maybe just keep the cuffs black. Rest of the jersey though is great.
Rating: 8/10 - Change the arms and cuffs up and boom, 9 for sure.
Minnesota Wild Concept - Jack H.
Chicago Blackhawks Third Jersey Concept - Dylan W.
I can see a mix of eras here which is good. A lot of concepts I've seen for the Blackhawks normally pick on just one era and alter it. You can tell I like Dylan's work because this is one of the few Blackhawks concepts I actually like. I'm curious as to what it would look like if the arms had the two extra stripes under the red stripe, just for continuity. I like the alteration done to the shoulder C.
And a COTW Nom!
That's it folks, the final post of 2013. I hope you all have a very Happy New Year and that 2014 treats everyone well.
I want to thank everyone who's involved in the site, from the concept artists for giving us content, the readers to make us feel like someone's paying attention to our ramblings, to fellow writers for helping keep the site running, and especially to Ryan for making it all possible.
2013 was a great year for the site, and there's nothing stopping 2014 from being even better... Here's to that!!!
See ya next year everybody!