Another story that rocked the hockey world was the passing of Gordie Howe, Mr. Hockey himself. I won't say too much, but I think that Howe was one of those players who comes along once in a lifetime. Heck, their may never be another one like him.
Anyways, the voting for the HJC Open's logo is going on right now as well as the COTW and COTW-May. Get on that stuff people!
Speaking of the Open, I hope everyone is getting their concepts ready because with all the talent that comes through this site it's going to be tough.
COTW-May vote (ends Friday @ noon Eastern)
COTW June 3-9 vote (ends Friday @ noon Eastern)
HJC Open Logo Top 4 vote (ends Friday @ noon Eastern)
Ok onto the concepts!
Avi Stein- Dallas Stars
Negatives: While this collar works with the jersey, it doesn't work as well as the classic laced collar being currently used. Other than that and the positives, everything is pretty similar minus the hem of the green jersey and the shape of the yokes.
Avi Stein- Detroit Red Wings
Negatives: The number font just doesn't work with this. They look elongated.
Overall: 9/10 COTW NOMINEE
Lucas Daitchman- Philadelphia Flyers
Negatives: That sleeve and hem stripe is just not working on this. Those thin stripes are really hard to see and it would be nice to see one less thin line so they can be thicker. Also, it would be nice if you had some type of outline on the numbers.
Ryan Christensen- Dallas Stars
Negatives: My only criticism of the primary set is that you have the modern style yoke on it instead of the traditional. As for the alternate jersey, doing something simple at the bottom would really tie the design together. Nothing over the top but my eyes are drawn just to the arms, which isn't a bad thing necessarily.
Ryan Christensen- Minnesota Wild
Negatives: Once again, I feel that your arm design isn't interesting enough that you can get away with nothing on the hem. However, the jersey still looks good without anything. Also, those red pants look hideous with the green and white jersey. Don't be afraid to keep the pants Gwen as well.
Josiah Bosch- San Jose Sharks
Negatives: The biggest issue I have with this presentation is that you have two different yokes, so the mockup on the person is essentially false from the actual design (By the way, still waiting for somebody to tell me where to get that template. Hint hint!). Other than that I really don't have any issues with your jersey. It completely represents the 90's.
Well that's all I have for you guys today. I hope that I can get to work before they start that parade in downtown Pittsburgh tomorrow and I hope you all have a good day, so on that note I give it off to Phil. Bye everyone.