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If you're awake late tonight, be sure to come by HJC for a GRAND competition announcement. Trust me, this will be a good one!
My mind is stuck in baseball mode, so I don't have a whole lot of hockey news to blurb about. Today's concepts feature a whole lot of complete redesigns of uniforms, as well as a very anticipated concept. Before I dive in, remember to send in your votes for COTW this week. Just to make sure you can't miss the COTW concepts, click the banner to the right.
COTW July 21-27 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
HJC Open Semi-Finals entries (due TONIGHT @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Let's jump into the concepts!
TG - Arizona Coyotes De-Edge Concept
Score: 7.5/10 - I really like the new crest. The striping is very simple, something that the Coyotes have never really had. It's an interesting choice, however, to go with text as the shoulder patch.
TG - HK Nitra Concept
Score: 8/10 - This is a very good looking concept. This is how every overseas team should look!
Stephen T. - Team Slovakia Concept
Score: 5.5/10 - The best part of this concept is the chevrons that are made from the stripes on the Slovakia flag. A jersey based around that design would be very cool.
Gerard M. - Ottawa Redblacks Concept
Score: 7/10 - My biggest problem with this concept is that the color scheme is disrupted by the green sponsor patches. I think that this concept could do without. Also, the collar on the black jersey and the numbers is a different red than the rest of the concept.
Gerard M. - Dallas Stars Concept
Score: 8/10 - All of the design elements in this jersey are spot on. This is really what the team should be wearing.
Christian L. - Winnipeg Jets Alternate Concept
Score: 7.5/10 - My only complaint is that the silver is very hard to see. Otherwise, this is a really cool concept.
Nark24 - Arizona Coyotes Concept
Score: 7/10 - I think that the red jersey could use a tough more white, and the numbers definitely need an outline. I know that Arizona doesn't currently use an outline, but that has always bothered me with those uniforms.
S2dio - Seattle Stormers
Score: 9/10 - Great job with this series! It was a lot of fun looking at all of the cool templates. Why don't I cap it off with a COTW nomination!
That's all for me in July! I'll see you all in August!