As you know, the HJC Open is starting soon! I can't think of a better way to get ready than to check out the best concepts from not only last week, but all of June. While you are studying up on good technique, you might as well vote.
COTY-June vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
COTW June30-July6 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Now that I am finished nerding out on hats, here are the concepts...
Brad M. - Columbus Blue Jackets Concept
Score: 7.5/10 - This is one of the coolest templates I have seen. I hope to see more of these on HJC.
On a side note, Brad has recently published a sci-fi fantasy novel. He put a lot of hard work into the book, like he does his concepts. Take some time to check it out! http://www.lulu.com/shop/brad-miclette/escape-from-the-fourth-dimension/paperback/product-21684861.html
Justin S. - Binghamton Senators Concept
Score: 8/10 - There are some very creative elements. I'd love to see something like this applied to some NHL teams.
Judah P. - Charlotte Hornets Concept
Score: 4.5/10 - The crest is a little low, and the number & name are too small. TV numbers would add a lot to this concept as well. Also make sure there aren't any loose pixels in your white background.
S2dio - Finland 2015 World Championships Concept
Score: 7/10 - Finland was dealt a really good color scheme to work with. This concept utilizes that well.
Nark24 - Ottawa Silver Wolves Concept
Score: 8/10 - The yoke on the white jersey adds a whole lot. This is an awesome "made-up team" concept.
Phil B. - Anaheim Ducks Alternate Concept
Score: 7.5/10 - The orange background is a huge distraction, and takes away from an otherwise cool jersey. Try sticking with a white or dark gray.
Ryan H. - Buffalo Sabres Alternate Concept
Score: 7.5/10 - It is interesting seeing a realistic template being meshed with the cartoon/outline template. I like it though. I also want to mention how TV numbers are done with a piece of the 3 being carried onto the other side of the jersey. This has been a focus in recent weekend updates and could be the difference between moving on in the HJC Open!
Christian L. - Calgary Flames Concept
Score: 7/10 - I wish that there was a way to incorporate some angled striping into the socks. I think it would bring the whole uniform together better.
L3 - Los Angeles Kings Concept
Score: 7/10 - I think the pants could use a little blue to match the jersey & socks, but otherwise this concept is a home run!
Jake88 - San Jose Sharks Concept
Score: 9/10 - This concept is my COTW nominee this week! Awesome job!
That's all folks! I seriously need a new sign off line so ideas are welcome in the comments. See you all next week!