But this week, we go north of the border with our concepts (and contest entries). Well, mostly. Ryan threw me an Avs concept this week and it threw it off. Oh well. Let's review them!
BUT FIRST WE HAVE OUR NHA CONTEST ENTRIES!
Cobalt Silver Kings by Nick L:
Montreal Canadiens by J3:
Ottawa Senators by Mario A:
Toronto Tecumsehs by Justin F:
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Colorado Avalanche Concept by Ben A:
An interesting mountain motif to these jerseys, unlike what I've seen on other Avs concepts. There are definitely certain elements from each jersey that work, such as the logo on the mahogany triangle. Doesn't work on the blue mountain because the blue outline blends in entirely, so you need to add a white outline along side the blue. The striping and yoke of the mahogany jersey works there, because there is no blue outside the collar and logo of the white jersey. The black looks out of place on both jerseys. Interesting idea, overall the home is the strongest of the set, but this could use some tweaking.
Final Score: 62%
2015 Heritage Classic Concept (EDM vs WPG) by Kevin D:
First things first. Winnipeg hosting the Heritage Classic will likely be in 2016, not 2015, as per Jets Chairman Mark Chipman. That said, I do not believe that the Oilers would wear something like this, since they created this logo in 2001. Everything is executed well, except the spacing on the sleeve numbers of the Oilers jersey, though it's a bit bizarre that the Jets have the Heritage Classic patch on the yoke and not the main body of the jersey. Speaking of that jersey, the striping pattern is brilliant, as it combines the striping of the classic Jets and the current Jets. If it were just the Jets jersey, it would have serious consideration for COTW.
Final Score 81%
Montreal Canadiens Concept by Ricky M:
Final Score: 85%
Toronto Maple Leafs Concept by S2dio:
Final Score: 79%
Vancouver Canucks Concept by S2dio:
Final Score: 92%
Vancouver Canucks Concept by Scott B:
Interesting logo choice, one which I support, although the logo is small. The vintage white seems unnecessary, since this logo wasn't around at a time where vintage white would be appropriate (FYI to all readers: the logo was proposed in 2007 but left unused). BUT YOU'RE NOT DONE! Give it some identity. What would the numbers look like? Who is wearing the jersey? Put a name on it. Also the Reebok logo on the back should not be black. Shoulder patches would be a good idea here, since the Canucks have a plethora of logos available.
Final Score: 30%
Edmonton Oilers Concept by Scott B:
MUCH BETTER. I like the updated driller logo, although the navy blue seems out of place, so if you recolor it to the right shade of blue for the jersey but outline it in white, it'll be fine. The striping is very creative, but flawed, as it overlaps the template in certain areas, but doesn't in others. Two other execution errors that drag this concept down. Hem stripes need to overlap ALL stitching. The sleeve numbers on the rear view of the concept read 31, not 13 as the rest of the concept has.
Final Score: 60%
Quebec Nordiques Concept by TG:
First of all, good job crediting as needed. That said, it's definitely out there in terms of the striping, but I can definitely see a white version of the home. For some reason the fact that the arms on the away jersey not matching the body is driving me crazy, probably because it does match on the home, so I'd switch the yellow for white on the hem and arms. The sock striping for the home looks upside down in comparison to the hem and arms of its corresponding jersey. The throwback is a nice touch for when the Preds are the Nords' opponent. Wouldn't mind the shoulder patch to be smaller and on both shoulders.
Final Score: 76%
The winner of my Concept of the Week Nomination is S2dio and his Vancouver Canucks Concept.
Well that wraps it up for this week. Congrats again to the Kings for winning the Stanley Cup over the Rangers. And thus begins a long offseason, so look out here for any major news. Until then, World Cup tonight and I believe that we will win. Go go USA!
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