April 17, 2015

Friday: Try Pronouncing Worcester

TGIF! Welcome to the Friday Post!

Jersey News:

The newly OHL'd Hamilton Bulldogs unveiled the jerseys they'll be wearing in their new league. As expected they kept their look mostly intact, baring the Montreal Canadiens affiliation and logos.

Photo from Bulldogs's Official Facebook Page

While this photo doesn't offer much, the changes are all visible. The CCM logo & OHL logos have obviously been added, and no more sponsor logos. The Canadiens shoulder patches have been replaced with two shoulder patches, the crossed bones logo on the left shoulder (which was originally their 10th anniversary logo) and stand alone H logo the Bulldogs wore when they originally became Montreal's affiliate. Overall, I kind of liked the Bulldogs AHL threads, and now they that are not in the AHL, they don't have to worry about resembling Montreal. I wish the team had gone back to their Oilers's era colour scheme, but it could have been worse.

Rating: 6.75/10

In AHL news, there's been an affiliation swap, one that has be puzzled.

With the creation of the new Pacific division, there was one team that had an affiliate close to them, Arizona, and the San Antonio Rampage. That no longer is the case. The minor league Yotes are now playing out of Springfield, and Columbus to move their minor leaguers to Cleveland, a move that makes sense. That leaves Colorado with the Rampage. Does this mean logo & jersey changes. Most likely for Springfield and possibly Cleveland/Lake Erie. Expect the Rampage to remain the same, since Colorado was one of the few teams that left their AHL team's identity intake when taking it over.

Playoff Picks you can see mine in the playoff pool. Obviously, without saying GO JETS GO!

Voting, super important. This week we have 2 votes to send away for, COTW & the ever important COTY vote. It's the first of the 4 quarter votes, so don't forget to have your say.

1st Quarter Vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
COTW April 5-11 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)

On to the concepts! We got 5 today

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Vancouver Canucks Concepts (By: Griffin B.)


+ The V logo on a green jersey looks excellent
+ This does look like a Canucks version of the Stadium Series jerseys this year, not like a stadiums series jersey with Canucks logo on it, there's more to it
+ The bare arms look great
+ Good execution

- Griffin has made similar concepts before, and when dealing with a template system like this, it becomes tiresome very quickly, there needs to be some variety (granted + in the proper numbers and shoulder patches/other logos does help)
- Shoulder patches & pants are too larges
- Using the stick in rink updated logo 4 times over the course of the kit would be too much

Rating: 7.5/10

Calgary Flames Concepts (By: Chase C.)


+ Calgary would look better in a simpler design of what they've worn over the past decade and a bit
+ Colours are balanced well
+ Stripes look excellent

- Numbers came from a sportslogos.net jersey, which is really lazy. Check out the template page to get numbers to do it yourself
- Pant logo is too small and the pants could use stripes
- Lack of shoulder patch hurts the jersey, making the upper half look bare
- TV numbers are too small

Rating: 6.25/10

Arizona Coyotes Concepts (By: Brian B.)


+ Totally in favour of the Yotes going back to the Kachina
+ The stripes certainly don't  look dated or guard, and compliment the simple shoulders
+ Thank you for adding an outline to the Coyotes numbers, making them look even better.

- Helmet and pant logos are a necessity
- The stripes are much too thin, and either adding a second set of stripes on top or making the stripes wider would fix that, but without it, there's too much empty space
- The Moon logo makes a better helmet or pant logo, consider the AZ state logo as the best option
- The Kachina would look great on the pants

Rating: 6.75/10

San Jose IceCats Concept (By: Jarrett T.)


+ The Ice cats returning would be pretty cool, as they were a solid mind league identity
+ Striping is similar to the Sharks, but isn't an exact copy
+ Recoloured IceCat looks pretty good
+ There's just the right about of both Sharks logos and IceCats

- The primary logo is pretty pixelated and too high up on the jersey
- Don't forget to change the Reebok vector logo on the back to the CCM logo
- Arms would look better if the white and black swapped on the teal jersey to resemble the 90's Sharks more, like the white jersey does

Rating: 7.25/10

San Jose IceCats Concepts (By: Jarrett T.)


+ This jersey really pops the white and teal, good call on the lack of orange
+ Since the team is now in San Jose, the SJ logo would be a great shoulder patch, with once change
+ Again the stripes are similar to the Sharks, but not exactly like them
+ Recoloured logo looks great

- Pixelation problem is still there
- The SJ logo should have some sort of IceCats mark on it, not the shark's fin (like what the Barracudas did)
- Vector logo problem again

Rating: 7.5/10

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That's the post
Don't forget to vote!
Stay tuned for the Pairs Concept entries (sure to be amazing)
GO JETS GO!!!!
Have a great weekend 

1 comment:

Colin Magee said...

Brian B's yotes for COTW. The kachina pattern is subtle and not too overpowering.