The Winter Classic vote was a really fun contest. The 2010 Bruins, 2012 Rangers, and 2009 Chicago were my favorite three, and all of them ended up in the top 5 in the voting!
This week we will be voting on COTW from last week as well as the Pairs Competition. I had a lot of fun checking out the Pairs contest entries, and I hope voter turnout is high for that one because there is going to be some tight competition.
COTW Mar 10-16 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Pairs Comp Top 3 votes (end Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Here are today's concepts...
David P. - Montreal Expos Concept
Score: 6/10 - I'd like to see some TV numbers, and maybe the old roundel as shoulder patches. I hope there are more of these defunct team concepts coming. I almost like them more than the existing teams.
Stephen T. - Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Fauxback Concept
Score: 7.5/10 - As always, Stephen gives us a quality concept, and I like the originality while still maintaining the classic features of the Mighty Ducks jerseys.
Stephen T. - Buffalo Sabres Fauxback Concept
Score: 7/10 - Great concept, I like how some historical elements were mixed with the new.
Dylan W. - St. Louis Blues Concept
Design: St. Louis could be on the verge of a new jersey and logo, so Dylan gives us a hint of what the team could look like in the future. I really like the Blues' current alternate logo with the arch, but the cleaned up look Dylan uses also looks very good on a jersey. Dylan's concept also uses white more prominently than any past Blues jersey. I like the look, but it took me a while to get used to the lighter blue jersey being used with the circular logo.
Score: 7.5/10 - Another solid concept from Mr. Wonka! It's still weird seeing Miller's name on a Blues jersey.
Ben A. - Anaheim Ducks Concept
Score: 5.5/10 - The crest looks very large for the front of the jersey and the TV numbers look small to me. I think the striping pattern could be a bit more unique as well.
David K. - Montreal Voyageurs Concept
Score: 7/10 - There's nothing more I can say. Dan has given us a very good concept.
Patrick E. - Buffalo Sabres Concept
Score: 5/10 - I can't call them loose pixels, but the fill on around the seams of the template and on the mesh paneling really distracts from the creative details that Patrick uses. The pants and sock striping don't look even. I think the yellow stripes are off by a pixel or two which is also distracting.
Valeria C. - Minnesota Wild Concept
Score: 7/10 - The striping should go on top of the seams as if the material was sewn on to the jersey. Otherwise, Valeria has made a cool concept.
Dallas K. - Dallas Stars Alternate Concept
Score: 8/10 - One small detail I would change is to make the crest stretch from the top of the striping to the bottom. I like the black gap on top of the crest, and I would enlarge the crest just enough to give the same effect on the bottom of the stripe.
Mike S. - Louisiana Ice Gators Concept
Score: 7.5/10 - Props for the creativity, but I would move the TV numbers from the shoulder yoke to the upper arms.
Well, that does it for this Wednesday! Don't forget to vote for the Pairs competition and the COTW vote. I hope by the next time I post, the Blackhawks will have started winning some games.
On that note, see y'all next week!