Caz W: Montreal Canadiens
Caz, the former Sunday writer, is doing an amazing series called, 'Now For Something Completely Different" which I am a fan of. It's always cool to see 'something completely different." I like how the chest stripe was implemented, but it was turned on its side, and goes through a small, soccer style crest on the left hand side of the jersey. I wish you would have made the striping on the arms the same as the yoke striping, the large red with one smaller blue on the side. I also think a plain blue block font would work better in this case, and look more classy. 17.4/20
David P: Czech National Team
David makes a concept for the Czech National Team. The logo is pretty cool, but if you didn't make it yourself, you need to credit the artist. The striping is not my favorite. I would make the arm stripes straight, and make the hem striping to match. Move the TV numbers onto the arms, and make a shoulder logo. The font looks okay, but I'm sure there's something better. 15.2/20
Eric T: Moncton Aigles Bleus
Moncton's jerseys right now, are pretty much Saint Louis Blues ripoffs, with a few changes. It would be nice for them to have their own identity. I don't even know where to start with these jerseys? I know you didn't have much to work with with the Bleus' logo, but these jerseys are just terrible. The ghost yoke, arm striping and side paneling all look horrible together, and the font looks bad as well. I would try something more traditional, maybe even a diagonal wordmark down the front with that ass-awful logo demoted on the shoulders. 4.5/20
John E: Montreal Canadiens
I really like the extended yoke used here in combination with the arm and hem stripes. The equipment all looks good with the jersey. The font looks good, everything is executed well. The reason I WON'T nominate this bad boy for COTW, is the fleur-di-lis shoulder patch. It's not right. Wrong Quebec city! 16.5/20 (Without the fleur-di-lis patch, 19/20)
John E: New York Rangers
John does a complete 180 here with his Rangers concept. He uses a logo I would love to see, the Lady Liberty! I again am a fan of the equipment. I feel like John does a good job making it flesh well and tie in with the jersey. Also, the hem and arm stripes look fantastic, as does the yoke. 18/20 and a COTW Nomination!
Ryan, just a word of advice it's EXTREMELY hard to make a Star Wars hockey jersey that actually looks good. Anything worn by any "team" or character in star wars is either too busy/cluttered for a hockey jersey, or in the case of Anakin, too plain and simple to be transferred onto a hockey jersey design. The striping is boring and templatey, and the numbers need a white outline to be seen, w=even though The mian color should be white, and then have a black outline. The logo is very pixelated. 9/20
Well guys, thanks for reading, and have a great week! See a concept that you want to nominate or second for COTW? Do it! WHo knows, it could be the next COTY winner!