I also hope everyone had a great holiday season, my last post was New Years Eve where I made sure the post was up and made a stupid decision to take a 2 hour drive on the highway to be with some hockey friends for the holiday, but that drive took about 4 hours and I don't regret it. Ha! Any of you guys have any adventures over your holidays?
Hey new year but same ol' same ol' around here, don't forget to vote!
COTY-December vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
COTW Dec 30-Jan 5 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Also, new rule around here, well sort of new. Back in the early days of the blog Ryan had a rule where the winner of a competition would be added to the next COTW vote, and we'll be bringing that back. So look for that in the new year.
Also, another new writer will be needed to help us out in the new year. So don't forget to get your applications in by Friday!
And let's get to the concepts!
We'll start today with a concept artist profile card
Washington Capitals Concept - Stephen T.
Staten Island 61's Concept - Thomas G.
Also, Thomas put some sort of ID on the image outside of just the name on the back of the jersey.
New York Islanders Third Jersey Concept - Dallas K.
Vancouver Canucks Concept - Dallas K.
Rating: 7/10 - That white jersey saves this concept in my eyes.
2015 Winter Classic Concept - David P.
Team Russia (IIHF) Concept - Stephen T.
Toronto Arenas Concept - Christian M.
Quebec Nordiques Concept - Christian L.
There's a good idea here, but it needs some more organization and thought put into how it's carried out. I'd like to see a revision on this one.
Team Canada Concept (Olympics Version) - Alan H.
Alan sends in two Canada concepts today, even though it's basically the same jersey set, just with a different logo. This here is the "Olympic" version. On Olympic jerseys, teams can't use their "corporation logos", so USA can't use this and Canada can't use this. Which is good, because the jerseys tend to look better without them in my opinion, (see 2010 Canadian Olympic jerseys)
Now with this set, I'm normally OK with gold trim or black trim for Canada, but I feel like it's overkill here. I'd say no need for both. Same with the logo, there's so much going on in it. Ditch the 5 rings for sure, no need for the Olympic logo. You'd see enough of that during the tournament. Lastly, the leaf in the arm stripe is neat, but why the box around it?
Well that's it everyone. There's a lot we could talk about down in the comments. Olympic rosters, hot topic lately, you know, what with the snubs and everything. Or any of these fine concepts from today. Or maybe you want to talk about the frigid temperature that everyone seems to be sharing? Come on guys, let's talk!