Along with Chicago you have LA and Boston needing to dump off some salary. So there should be a lot of moves and rumors to look forward to the next coming months. Hearing Rick Nash is on the block too. I have a feeling this offseason is going to be a big trade bait one. Whether or not trades get done is up to the teams front offices, but regardless, I love rumors. A lot of people hate them simply because it's all talk but I love discussing different options. For instance the rumor with Nash is that the Sabres could be a big landing spot. Most of us don't want him here, simply he doesn't fit the mold we are going for but it has sparked a lot of debate about how he could be used. Ryan O'Reilly on Colorado is also a big name to be moved. A lot of teams interested, as they should be. Will he be gone?
Leave a comment on this post - let me know who your favorite team is and tell us a move or two you'd like to see them make, who you'd like them to draft and any other idea you have for your team. It's called the off-season but to hockey fans it's just another type of season.
Also, to any Bruins fan thinking you can trade with Buffalo for the Eichel spot, you have a better chance at Tyler Seguin winning the cup for you. Enough babbling! Onto the post!
COTW June 7-13 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Two Colour Comp entries (due Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Guelph Storm Concept - Brandon C.
Hamilton Bulldogs Concept - Brandon C.
Calgary Cowboys Concept - CPM
Anaheim Ducks Concept - Danny R.
Colorado Avalanche Concept - Danny R.
Calgary Flames Concept - Nick B.
Nashville Predators Concept - Nick B.
Chicago Wolves Concept - Ryan C.
Ottawa Senators Concept - Taylor S.
Not sure if I've ever rated a concept by Taylor, so from me, welcome to HJC. This alternate jersey gives Ottawa almost a recolor to their alternate. Sorry Taylor, I'm going to be real nit picky but it's just to make you a better designer in my opinion. Again, it's my opinion so you could totally disagree with me, and that's fine. First things first. I like that logo you picked but I like it even better with the roundel it comes with. Taking that off makes it just look like a decapitated head. It seems incomplete in the bottom left. It just looks like an off balanced logo without the roundel. Next is the back stripe. I'm okay with a chest stripe on the front not going onto the back, but when it's only on the back I think it's a bad design element. You want that design to be part of the main forward facing look. The back is something you should add design pieces on. For instance if someone got a blank jersey there would just be a random stripe there. However, if you bring it onto the front to then it's not just random, it fits their. Onto the color choices, I do like the gold, bronze Ottawa has but I'd be more of a fan if it was just an accent color. It think when it meshes with the red it kind of gets a puke vibe to it. I'd say this concept would benefit from adding white. You have it on the number and name but it's nowhere to be found anywhere else. If you do keep the colors though I think adding red to the yoke would make that fit the concept better.
Last execution notice is to make sure there are TV numbers. Name and Captain patch should be larger, and on NHL jerseys the CCM logo does not appear on the front. Nice start to what you have, just working towards making small steps to improve will go a long way.
The end of the post has arrived. I know some of you are probably a fan of that, right? My nomination, while it was tough to choose, I pick Nick's Nashville Concept. To me the big difference is that Danny's Colorado script was in place of a logo. Logo is a huge part of a concept and I just felt that without the primary, or another type of logo in place of the script it was just a tad weaker.
What did you guys think of the concepts? Agree with me? Disagree? Let me hear it in the comments along with your off-season plans! See you next week Tuesday!