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November 17, 2015

Tuesday: AHL Logo Tournament

Today I start off the AHL Logo Tournament you all have been waiting for (obviously). I have a feeling this one will be very close. I think some logos stand out as much better but I think the majority in this league are "meh" logos. So I'm excited to see who wins some matchups. There are 30 teams in the AHL, so to make it an better 32 for brackets i'm adding in two teams from the past. The reasoning for these two teams are strictly opinionated. I'm adding in the Houston Aeros out of love for a historic team. I'm also adding in the Cleveland Barons shark 'C' logo. Simply because when I was a little tike that was one of my favorite team logos. I was seven at the time. Sue me. I'm also splitting up the matchups because no one wants a long post voting on 16 matchups. I believe this is a smart decision!

AHL LOGO TOURNAMENT ROUND 1 (PART 1):

 
1.) Albany Devils vs. 16.) Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins

 
2.) Bakersfield Condors vs. 15.) Utica Comets

 
3.) Binghamton Senators vs. 14.) Toronto Marlies

 
4.) Bridgeport Sound Tigers vs. 13.) Texas Stars

 
5.) Charlotte Checkers vs. 12.) Syracuse Crunch

 
6.) Chicago Wolves vs. 11.) Stockton Heat

 
7.) Cleveland Barons (Defunct) vs. 10.) St. John's IceCaps

8.) Springfield Falcons vs. 9.) Grand Rapids Griffins

There are all the Round One (Part 1) matchups! Let us know in the comments of this post who you think has a better logo. Whether it's based off of your love for the team, their history, or aesthetically, I don't care. Just vote! Just a reminder for other voting and contest entries, here are the deadlines!

 COTW Nov 8-14 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
GR Griffins Comp (Nov. 23rd @ 11:59 pm Eastern)

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New York Golden Blades Concept - Brooks F.
 This contest was a couple of months ago I believe but we get to take a closer look at Brooks' concept entry. To me this idea is a good one, especially for Tampa Bay. I feel as though the lightning bolt strikes on the sleeves should be up higher. Specifically so it's more noticeable in game. The bolts here are getting hear the cuff/glove area and wouldn't be that noticeable when watching the game. I really like how you balanced the colors though. The purple jersey I think should definitely be kept this way. If you make the sleeves gold or white I think it becomes unbalanced with colors and you lose the lighting effect. I think the fonts used are good, however the placement of the name I think could be better. I think the sleeve design should come up more and connect straight rather than on a point. So if you lift those lines up nearing where the shoulders are you create more room for the nameplate. Nice concept here all around.

Rating: 8.4/10




Anaheim Ducks Alternate Concept - Jay S.
 Jay makes a new orange alternate for the Ducks. First question to start it off, how did you make this? It seems grainy and it looks like a picture taken from paper. Just curious because the jersey color looks like it's marker, so if this is done in hand, that's ridiculous. Anyway, the design I feel could be done better. For instance if you don't want hem stripes I believe you should have a small hem trim. You have black cuffs so I think adding a black trim would make it look less empty on the bottom. The striping is very simple especially for the Ducks, which is why I think the design could be stronger. It's a very traditional style for the Ducks. I do not like the Orange County patch on the front, I would much rather see it on the shoulder. Also, I've never been a fan of that logo that you use for the primary. It's nice being used for the team in different scenarios in the arena and merchandise, but for a jersey I think using the Mighty Duck would be a better decision.

Rating: 7/10
If this is done by hand, fantastic job, looks amazing.




Augsburger Panther Concept - Jay S.
 Jay returns with what looks like another hand done jersey set. This time for German hockey team Augsburger. Trying to figure out their jerseys was difficult because google showed so many designs. What looks like their current jerseys are...not my cup of tea. Very euro - obviously. These I think bring a traditional style but also adds in the Euro look in the hem stripes. It's simple, and adds a little SPICE! The alternate I think could use more green, or is that a dark green you're using? I'm on the fence if it is or not. Regardless, it's roughly the Montreal Canadiens jersey recolored with a phantom yoke. As a set, this isn't that bad at all. It would make the team look much better on the ice!

Rating: 7.5/10




Calgary Flames Alternate - Ryan C.
 The Flames to me need new uniforms. Whether they go to the throwbacks full time or create a whole new set is up to them, but I think they need it. Going in this direction would not hurt at all. I think the red and dominantly white color scheme with black and gold accents would look absolutely stunning. The shoulder patch logo is a nice help to not make it feel so empty, and to me, much better than the flags used. To me what would make this better would be thicker outlines with black and gold. I think it's just a hair too small to make a big impact on the look from a distance. If you make the black and gold thicker or make the white smaller too I think it would help tremendously.

Rating: 8.2/10




SHK 37 Piestany Concept - Taylor R.
Never ever in all of never have a heard of this team. All I see is the 37th Anniversary for the Baltimore Ravens! Looking up the jerseys you can tell they are very Nike. So this really tames down the design of their jerseys. To me something about the color scheme and the logo doesn't go along with the striping used. Looking at some of their other jerseys it seems as though they don't use black in their jerseys. It's weird but I think the jerseys look much better without black. All in all this concept in a word I think is : good. I don't think anything really stands out or hurts it.

Rating: 7.4/10


Today my COTW Nomination goes to Brooks and his New York Golden Blades concept! I hope everyone reading also gives their opinion on their COTW, and also votes for the logo tournament!

Have a great week guys and I'll see you in ....seven days.

8 comments:

Ryan C. said...

I went with thin lines purposely to match the logo used

jan schreyer said...

Both my concepts are hand-drawn - logos are printed on

Taylor Roy said...

Wilkes-Barre
Utica
Toronto
Bridgeport
Charlotte
Chicago
Cleveland
Springfield

winnipegjets96 said...

Albany
Utica
Toronto
Texas
Charlotte
Stockton
St. John's
Grand Rapids

Jack Studley said...

ALB
BAK
BIN
BRI
SYR
CHA
CLE
GRG

Vaughn Roberts said...

ALB
UTI
TOR
TEX
CHA
STO
ST.
SPR

Duncan Lyle said...

COTW nom to Augsburger Panther.

Albany
Utica
Toronto (would've been a tougher call if the B-Sens' actual jersey crest and "second primary" logo, as I call it, had been used; the "goofy-faced" logo has always been and always will be plain bad)
Bridgeport
Charlotte
Chicago
St. John's
Grand Rapids

Dylan Glenn said...

Albany
Utica
Toronto
Bridgeport
Charlotte
Stockton
St. John's
Grand Rapids