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Here at HJC, we have a playoff vote! This isn't something we see often here so make sure you take part! As long as you are voting for the Steel Drop Competition champion, you might as well vote for COTW as well. We are also in the middle of the Cleveland Barons Redesign Competition as well, so get your entries in before the deadline!
COTW Apr 21-27 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Oilers Playoff vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Barons ReDesign entries (due Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Before I get to today's concepts, here are the newest contest entries:
Finally, today's concepts...
S2dio - Wien Yodels Concept
Score: 8.5/10 - This concept is one of my favorite in the series, I guess I'll start today's post with my COTW Nomination!
S2dio - Zurich Swiss Blades Concept
Score: 8/10 - A very clean concept, but I wish that the numbers would also follow the contour of the template's shading and folds.
Josiah B. - New York Rangers Home Concept
Score: 5/10 - I know that this is one of Josiah's first concepts so I am going to give him some tips so that he can be a COTW contender in no time. I personally think that the numbers and crest are too large and the nameplate is too small. The number on the right breast is also too small. Make sure that the numbers and crest are also centered on the jersey. Also, check out the tutorial page. It has some really helpful and interesting information.
Josiah B. - New York Rangers Away Concept
Score: 5.5/10 - The nameplate is about the right proportion to the number, but both are still a bit large. Refer to my comments above. I think Josiah is on the right track though.
Stephen T. - Czech Republic Concept
Score: 7/10 - There are a few minor errors that detract from this concept. The crests are a little bit off center, and I think the nameplate could be a touch larger.
Stephen T. - Germany Concept
Score: 7/10 - The crests are also off center on this concept. However, I do like this concept a lot.
Tristian M. - Boston Bruins Alternate Concept
Score: 7.5/10 - Great concept! I'd drop the white on the pants though. I think a yellow stripe would look better.
Mike S. - Edmonton Oilers Steel Drop Concept
Score: 6/10 - I think the striping at the wrists is not necessary. It makes the sleeves look busy and distracted from the rest of the striping. I really like that the same striping is continued throughout the jersey, stripes, and pants. It really brings the whole concept together.
Jake88 - Bemidji State Beavers Concept
Score: 8/10 - Great concept! The striping is unique, and these jerseys would look great against other college teams.
David P. - Los Angeles Kings Alternate Concept
Score: 6/10 - Although this is a cool design, there are a lot of items that are pixelated. The number, name, crest, and wordmark are all pixelated. Try larger quality images in the future, because this concept is on the right track to being great.
Christian L. - NHL All Star Game Concept
Score: 8.5/10 - I love when professional sports experiment with new uniform concepts at the All Star game. This would make for a great looking game! The blue is even a lighter shade of blue so that there wouldn't be any trouble viewing the game on TV.
That's all for today! Don't forget to vote, and best of luck to your team in the playoffs!