Happy Monday everyone! It's been teased for a while but HJC's fifth anniversary falls at the end of this week!
Before I jump into everything, let's cover the usual business...
We have our usual COTW vote and the first phase of voting for the CHL competition
COTW Nov 10-16 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
CHL ReDesign Top 3 League votes (end Wednesday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Don't forget to check back this Saturday for the HJC 5th Anniversary Podcast!
Team Canada Concept - Phil B.
Team USA Concept - Phil B.
Eisbaren Berlin Concept - Stephen T.
Stephen moves Eisbaren Berlin into the KHL for this concept and I think this jersey definitely fits the bill for a foreign team. I think overseas is the only place a jersey like this gets on the ice. I'm not putting the jersey down in anyway, but it's just way out there. I don't understand the white jerseys left cuff being red while the blue jersey's cuffs stay blue. The German flag stripes on the right arm is a neat idea to make the team's origin a part of their identity but it's strange considering the rest of the jersey is red,white, and blue. The gate and tv tower on the back is a neat touch but I'd make it look sublimated by taking the opacity down and making it subtle. Take the red out of it on the blue jersey and just make it white, so it's a swapped version of the light jersey.
I like to think every hockey fan as a youngin is coming up with ideas like this, but Mario is taking it that extra step and putting it together in a way to show if off. Mario, If you keep at this as you get older your skills and ideas will continue to grow and grow and you'll be putting together really good things.
The jerseys I'll give a 7/10 based on Mario's execution with jerseys improving.
Washington Capitals Alternate Jersey Concept - Ben S.
Carolina Hurricanes Concept - Brights Series - Colin M.
including myself, thinks the flag pattern needs to come back. I know there's been a point brought up that the sublimated fabric for the flag pattern wouldn't work on the elbows, or ...something like that... but I think a compromise could be reached and it could work. I'm a fan of how the arm striping on both jerseys is actually the same but it looks different because of the color of the jersey. I think the stripes are just too thin overall, maybe try thickening them up a bit.
Blainville-Boisbriand Armada Concept - Taylor R.
And there it is, the last concept of the day....it's always a little sad isn't it?