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Fun Fact: Hamilton and Pittsburgh are known as the "Steel Cities" of the United States and Canada.
The Pairs competition is going on right now. Me and Phil are hard at work on our project, and it's not too late to sign up. Also, we have the voting for the Sabres 3rd competition and best outdoor jersey in the modern age of outdoor hockey games in the NHL. And, as usual, we have COTW
COTW March 6-12 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm EST)
Buffalo Sabres 3rd Jersey Top 5 vote (ends Friday @ 10:59pm EST)
Pairs Competition (ends March 25th)
On to the Concepts!
Jimmy Teed- Winter Classic 2017
Negatives: The double chest stripe with the roundel logo makes the chest area look really crowded and draws your attention away from the crest. Perhaps thin the accenting white stripes so you have some more space between them.
Josiah Bosch- Ottawa Senators
Negatives: The stripe around the yoke seems to be a bit larger than normal. The combination of the two logos is not working very well right now. I say that because I feel that you can play with the size differences to make it work.
Lucas Daitchman- New York Islanders
Negatives: I'm going to assume that the three stripes on the back of the jersey under collar is to represent Adidas. I feel that you went too far with the Adidas "Three stripes" when you put them on the yoke. Also, I would keep all four stripes orange on the white jersey.
Lucas Daitchman- Washington Capitals
Negatives: The stripes on the yoke don't make sense even for a Stadium Series jersey. Also, I feel that the jersey would feel a little more complete if you added that stripe on the sleeves onto the hem.
Matt McElroy- Detroit Red Wings
Negatives: I would love to see a back of this design but being that you threw that together with a few pictures it's still impressive.
Overall: 8.5/10 COTW NOMINEE
Ryan Christensen- Charlotte Checkers
Negatives: The half white-half black sleeve design is very unusual. it's like the Milwaukee Admirals black sock design before they got a new logo and jersey set. I'm not saying it's bad, but it's not a homer either.
Vaughn Roberts- Hamilton Bulldogs
Negatives: Those names on the backs of the away and alternate stick out like a sore thumb on the back with the plain color numbers. either add an outline to them or change the color of the name itself.
Well that's all I have. Sad, I know. The good news is that I'll have some more next week. In the mean time, be sure read the other posts here at HJC and VOTE. I know you Americans are already tired of hearing that word but this is a vote that won't leave you second guessing this time next year. And if you are in the Pairs Competition, work hard. And on that note, I'll see you guys next week here at HJC.