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December 15, 2014

Monday: What's on Your Wish List?!

Happy Monday everyone!

Straight to the point today everyone...

Go vote. We've got two votes right now, the usual COTW vote, and the vote for the COTY logo for the final voting taking place next month.
COTW Dec 7-13 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
COTY 2014 Logo vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)

Pretty important votes coming up....

Another thing coming up is the end of the holiday season, including Christmas. I'm sure everyone has their wish list and shopping list filled up. I know I've got my eye on some Winter Classic gear.

How about you guys? Anything hockey or jersey related on your wish list or shopping list this season?

Let us all know!

Anyway, let's get to these concepts!

College Point Stars Concept - GHL - Mario A.
Pretty simple set here. The striping could be moved towards the elbow just a little bit. The hem striping looks off with the thickness not uniform with the arm striping. The logos are a little pixelated. You could find a bigger Stars logo online and recolor it that way you can make it bigger or smaller without killing the resolution. I think some silver on the jerseys would help balance out the colors too. Also, the silver on black doesn't look too hot.

Rating: 6/10


Edmonton Oilers Alternate Jersey Concept - Phil B.
Phil wants to see the Oilers bring back the oil drop logo. I do too but I don't want to see them drop orange, and I have a hard time seeing the orange and the oil drop logo working together. Also, the recolor of the logo just doesn't work for me. It's a bad idea to recolor logos, most of the time they look the best colored the way they are.

This is basically one big mish mash of eras. I don't care for the amount of white on the jerseys. I think the yoke and hem should be blue and the silver should either be gone or relegated to trim. The pants have no silver on them, the orange and white fight against each other to pop more than the other and it's not working.

Rating: 6.5/10


Buffalo Sabres Alternate Jersey Concept - Ben M.
Ben suggests the Sabres go silver and I'm not opposed to the idea. I think the silver/gray used here is a little too dark and it doesn't work well with the blue and yellow to me. Lighten it up and things will start to look a little better. I like the use of the swords logo as well. The yellow on the logos is different than the yellow on the jersey, I'd change all the yellows to match the logos. The yellow on the jerseys looks too bright to me. I like the collar but not the yellow underneath the laces.

Rating: 6.5/10


Swift Current Broncos Concept - Alan H.
The Bronco's recently reintroduced green into their color scheme full time. They also ditched the horse logo used in this concept. I don't think that this horse looks bad in this color scheme but it definitely doesn't look as good as it did without the green. The vintage logo looks a lot better in these colors and would look a lot better on these jerseys as well.

Rating: 7/10


2016 World Cup of Hockey Concept - David P.
All the news lately on whether or not pros would return to the Olympics or hold a new World Cup of Hockey inspired a concepts from David. David utilizes the old stick people from past World Cup logos to face off against each other. The logo without the globe looks better. The bronze/gold/bleh of the globe doesn't make the stick people pop, they seem dull on top of it. The trophy is neat. The one change with the trophy I would suggest is angling all the sticks so the blades are forming a circle at the base.

Rating: 7/10


Edmonton Oilers Concept - Jack H.
Not much of a change here for the Oil. The middle stripe in the striping gets thicker. And the Yoke gets a Boston makeover. The set looks good and something that the Oilers could wear, if they already didn't have their classic look locked down. I can't help but think of Boston when I see this yoke so I'd say change that too...it's kind of the Bruins' thing at this point.

Rating: 7.5/10


Ottawa Senators Concept - John E.
John drops gold for silver in a symbolic move for the Silver Seven. The idea isn't bad, but red/gold/black was their thing. The logo doesn't look right on the jerseys without the gold. Minus the silver, the home and away aren't anything we haven't seen. The alternate is something. The 7 used looks fantastic on the front of the jersey, but I think just an O should be used on the front. The 7 jersey looks like it could be the best fan jersey ever made. But I'd still replace it with an O and move the 7 to the shoulders. This way you don't have numbers on every side of a jersey.

Rating: 7.5/10


Buffalo Sabres Concept - Jack H.
Back to basics for Buffalo here. This is just a solid effort in making the Sabres look right. Everything is there. Classic logo, classic striping, no extra silver or piping. Some might see it as a bit dull or uninspired but that's all this needs to be.

Rating: 8/10 - Nothing we haven't seen before, but it's nice to see it in between all the alternate concepts


And there it is folks! Another day, another post! I hope you enjoyed the concepts today! Have a great week!

5 comments:

SportsUniformConcepts said...

DBro,the REAL College Point Stars jersey looks like that, or at least the black one. the silver numbers are brighter and shinier on the real thing. But, 6/10 is fair, considering i took 5 minutes to recreate it.

Taylor Roy said...

Pretty sure I'm getting Columbus' home jersey (replica, most likely). Customized with Wennberg

Vaughn R. said...

San Jose Away Jersey - Matt Nieto
San Jose Stadium Series - James Sheppard
Vancouver Millionaires- Alex Edler

DBro Alexander said...

@Mario - I looked into it but couldn't find any actual College Point jerseys so thanks for that info. That being said, try not to just recreated jerseys for your GHL project. Yeah, it may be more realistic but people come to the site to see new concept art. Look forward to the rest of your series

SportsUniformConcepts said...

DBro, fair enough. i've got more originals on the way.