In actual hockey news though we had some new leaks of leaked jerseys that seem to be completely true now if it wasn't already before. If you don't know, I'm talking about the Colorado Avalanche and Anaheim Ducks new alternate jerseys.
In a group message yesterday Dylan A. and Matt Mc. were talking about these new leaks. From the virtual leak these jerseys looked meh and in actual form I would agree with what Dylan and Matt had to say, they look much better. I have always loved the blue the Avalanche use and wanted that to become the eventual primary, but would I want these to become the eventual overhaul for the team? No, not whatsoever, but as a third jersey, these are very nice. I really like the white yokes, gives that icy mountaintop feeling. Then just having the arms have red is something that I'm usually not a fan of, but I actually like here. Perfect description of a modern throwback.
This to me is the opposite of the Avalanche. In terms of how it looks in real jersey form. To me the big difference is the amount of black. The online 2D concept form had much more black to it. The black numbers helped a lot too. Here the hem striping has a lot less black than I thought it would. To me the whole hem striping should be higher up. If you read the blog a lot and have gotten to know me, you also know I'm really not a fan of the bronze/gold color. Side note, anyone noticed since the Stadium Series started the jerseys that NHL shop uses look like night gowns and not jerseys? I don't know, maybe that's just me.
I know there are some others I could touch up on but I'd rather not waste more space on what has already been taken care of from the day before. So let's just get to the day's concepts.
COTY-August vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
COTW Aug 30-Sept 5 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Chicago Cougars entries (due Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
Chicago Cougars Contest Entries
Anaheim Mighty Ducks (Soccer) Concept - Daniel L.
2015 Stadium Series Concept - David P.
Bakersfield Condors Concept - Jordan R.
Binghamton Senators Concept - Jordan R.
Anaheim Ducks Concept - Mari A.
Quebec Nordiques Concept - Mario A.
Ottawa Civics Concept - Taylor R.
Rating: 9.2/10 COTW Nomination from me.
San Diego Gulls Concept - Taylor R.
Taylor tries to fix the Gulls look, and it simply looks better. They have so much piping on their jerseys it's ridiculous. T-Roy takes more into the black color and less of the orange and blue. I actually disagree with that. I would like to see more blue and orange into the look. Would make it even more unique to them. I know blue is just their outline color, so maybe not that, but orange I think should be more prominent in the jerseys. Nice job like Jordan did of incorporating their parent club but having their own look.
Another day down. First time in awhile we've had a lot of concepts on each day. Hopefully that means HJC will start to ring in more viewers and artists and be back in full swing. Until next week every, My name is Dylan Nowak and this was Tuesday on HJC!