Hey There Hey There!!! Happy Monday everyone and I hope you all had a Happy Halloween. My Halloween weekend wasn't as great as I had to watch my offensively challenged Blackhawks get a game stolen from them by James Reimer and then lay an egg against the Jets and their backup. So that's lame....But my actual Halloween was much better, especially since I finished and sent in my Mallards entry earlier in the day...
Speaking of the Mallards........ As Ryan mentioned, we got an astounding 92 entries! Which means that's a lot of different options the team will get to consider. Ryan pointed out a few of those entries that he liked the best so I thought I'd share my favorites with you.
Phh, this guy. His philosophy lately has been that the tried and true hockey designs are getting boring and someone needs to design outside the box and both of us really tried our hand at that philosophy with this past summer's IceHL redesign and both of us succeeded. Hopefully his luck continues with this jersey. The modern vertical stripe thing on the arms is very Capitals-esque and combined with the arm yoke and stripes... mmm... This is one of his designs that I hope gets a lot of attention.
If you haven't yet, I highly recommend you go and check out all 92 entries before the team chooses their winner and the designs are removed until some of the artists send them in to be featured on the site. I'll be posting a write up explaining my entry on my D Bro Designs Tumblr so keep an eye out for that.
While you're looking at Mallards entries and keeping your eye out for things, why not do some voting? ALl we've got is the COTW vote this week so, come on, it's ONE vote, you can do it. I'll do it too, so no need to be scared.
Also, join the new HJC mailing list. Hopefully it makes voting way easier for those of you who don't do it.
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Let's get to the concepts!!!
New York Islanders Concept - Timmy Q.
CHL Stadium Series Concept - Kingston vs. Ottawa - Zach W.
Another concern of mine is the "classic" style jerseys for a "Stadium Series". The NHL's Stadium Series featured jerseys that were very modern with their designs as opposed to the Winter and Heritage Classics that featured throwbacks/fauxbacks. I'd rather see this Kingston/Ottawa game feature modern or even futuristic jerseys.
Detroit Red Wings Concept - Brights Series - Colin M.
Colin gives the Red Wings a new look that still has a throwback feel. One of these would be a neat alternate but I think it's a mistake to lose the Red Wings jerseys the way they are now. If Colin really had to make changes in order to include them in the series then maybe just add shoulder patches to their current jerseys or something. I may hate the Red Wings, but I will nod my head to their overall look.
San Jose Sharks Alternate Jersey Concept - Dylan N.
Pittsburgh Penguins Alternate Jersey Concept - Jake M.
There you go! What are some of your favorite Mallards entries? Discuss in the comments!