*** EDIT BY RYAN ***
The 2nd Round of the Playoff will begin on Wednesday...before the 1st Round is complete! This will affect the Playoff Pool and submitting picks. I have determined the fairest way to deal with this is to give everyone two days of Round 2 for free.
You get to watch the Islanders-Lightning game before you submit your picks. You will also get to watch all Thursday games if you wish, before submitting your picks.
Round 2 picks will be due by FRIDAY at noon Eastern time.
Just a heads up.
Before I get to the 9 concepts today, I'm going to introduce the newest jersey to the University of Oregon's Club Hockey Team arsenal. This jersey is somewhat unique to the hockey world but fits within the crazy athletic department that is Oregon University. Now, their recent throwback jerseys have gained so much popularity that they had a massive sale and decided to add some of the old with the new. So, without further interruption, I present their newest jersey:
As you can see by the mockup, actual pictures, and 30 second video, the jersey is another beaut done by Rebirth Sports out in Michigan. I must say that this was really daring of both the Ducks and Rebirth to try and make a Neon Yellow (or volt if you prefer) jersey. Using the duck head logo as the shoulder logos looks awesome recolored in silver, dark green and neon yellow. Also, I feel that if you didn't have that dark green yoke then the jersey would be too much yellow, but this looks like a cool and outrageous design only Oregon can pull off. So, what do you guys think? Did they use neon yellow in a way that looks pleasing on a hockey jersey? Is it a success? Let your comments known for the Oregon club hockey team in the comments section.(Shout out to you guys back in Oregon).
And for final reminders, we have the ever present COTW vote and voting for the RHI competition.
COTW April 17-23 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
RHI Top 3 vote (ends Friday @ 10:30pm Eastern)
Onto the concepts!
Alan Herbert- Indy Fuel
Negatives: For such detail I would suggest you go with a higher resolution because that could take this concept to a whole new level. Also, I wish you would describe what the arrowhead pattern was for. I'm assuming maybe Native American, similar to the Indianapolis Indians logo design. And get rid of the stitching line within the yoke that divides the shoulder patches from the rest of the yoke.
Ben Shaffer- Northern Michigan Wildcats
Negatives: Your TV numbers could be bigger and maybe the back numbers as well. The space between the back numbers and nameplate looks to wide.
Jared Lammi- Anaheim Ducks
Negatives: No ID on your concept. the TV numbers are off. This is also really small and hard to see and gets grainy when you want to zoom in to see it.
Jared Lammi- Carolina Hurricanes
Negatives: Same as the other concept.
Lucas Daitchman- National Hockey League
Negatives: Lucas, I've seen this arm stripping on 4 different designs of yours now and it's getting old. I want you to remember that it's quality that counts on this website not quantity. Other than the arm stripping minimize the green or black. Your design will look cleaner and that accent will make it stand out more.
Lucas Daitchman- Quebec Nordiques
Negatives: Not really Seeing a negative with this jersey. Maybe move the TV numbers up a bit and add a blue hem stripe, same as the cuffs?
Matt McElroy- Anaheim Bullfrogs
Negatives: As cool as the logo is, you slapped it on the alternate jersey recolored in the Bullfrogs colors. That and this was posted in the RHI competition.
Ryan Christensen- Edmonton Oilers Alternate
Negatives: I don't think that orange near the yoke and collar has to be so large.
Overall: 9/10 COTW NOMINEE
Ryan Christensen- Philadelphia Flyers
Positives: Like I said on the podcast, I feel that the current set is overrated and they need to go to a much more simple design like this. you decisions on this whole design were good Ryan and it is done very well.
Negatives: The TV numbers look a little small.
And that's all I have left for today folks. I hope you enjoyed this marathon of concepts today and, once again, Don't forget to vote. Have a good rest of the week and I'll see you guys this time next week.