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March 26, 2017

Sunday: Why Devils Why?

Hi guys. Welcome back. I'm not going to explain my title because you guys should get it and I'm just going to get right to the posts. Before I do though, I need to remind you guys that we have the COTW to vote for and the hat competition vote so get to it!

Ok onto the concepts!

Adam G- Brooklyn Americans
Positives: Well this would have Phil shaking in his boots. His beloved Islanders changing to the Americans would probably crush him (It would crush me Phil). Anyways, The jersey design itself is pretty traditional but the stars on the sleeves really give it that subtle element of difference. Overall good job going conservative on the design with a name like "Americans".
Negatives: That chest logo is pretty plain. Just the three stripes in it don't do it justice. Give it an outline or something. Also, I'll give you a pass on the yoke numbers but the crest looks a little too big and you could move the stripes up a bit on the hem. It looks just really crushed down there.
Overall: 7.5/10

Anthony C- Battlefords North Stars 
Positives: Is there anything wrong copying the Stars old logo and uniform? absolutely not. Has a design like this actually been done before? Yes. The Lincoln Stars of the USHL wore this design prior to the league going to CCM as the main supplier. All that being said, I will say that your execution is admirable at best but you have a lot of issues with this design.
Negatives: To start, the numbers going over the stripe on the back of the jersey looks bad. Also, I warned your about the TV numbers. Third, the star pattern overall just looks strange in it's setup but that's just an unfortunate side effect of the template.
Overall: 4/10

Anthony C- Calgary Mustangs 
Positives: Nice design overall here Anthony. The color balance on the dark jersey is good and you avoid the yellow on white effect on the light jersey. Also, the horseshoe logo on the sleeves is a nice touch.
Negatives: The TV numbers again. Also, that font for the numbers just doesn't look right.
Overall: 6/10

Anthony C- Sherwood Park Crusaders 
Positives: Really like the sash idea on the primary jerseys with the rounded numbers and L.A. Kings style sleeves. You really took a unique design and made it a mixture of modern and traditional designs.
Negatives: That whole alternate is a negative so just scrap it. As for the primary jerseys, get rid of that nameplate on the back and the TV numbers again.
Overall: 6.5/10

Lucas D- Carolina Hurricanes 
Positives: Taking the old Isles striping on the "Fisherman" jerseys and using it for Carolina is a pretty smart idea there.
Negatives: It would be nice if we saw a backside to these but beggars can't be choosers.
Overall: 8.75/10 COTW NOMINEE

Spencer R- Seattle Dragons  
Positives: The logo is a really interesting idea for the team and the arms being a different color with the simple striping looks great.
Negatives: You color combination choice of green and orange is questionable but you could get away with it. Also, that hem leaves much to be desired.
Overall: 7.25/10

T.C. Moore- Amur Khabarovsk 
Positives: The whole tiger stripe theme works really well on this overall design. The half sleeves with a tiger stripe design element looks good as two different styles. Also, the font plays really nice into the theme.
Negatives: What confuses me is the fact that you have modern style striping on the pants with a traditional style stripe on the hem with tiger stripes or multi-stripes on the arms. There is a lot going on and it just clashes.
Overall: 7.75/10

Tyler M.S.- Boston Bruins 
Positives: My first thoughts from this is that it looks similar to the Hamilton Bulldogs white jersey, which is amazing. This design looks really good with the Bruins and gives them a modern-traditional design with the wide arm stripe with the numbers in there and the black, squared yoke being a connector of the two arms. Great job.
Negatives: That crest logo looks a little small.
Overall: 8/10

Ok everyone that's all I got. Have a good rest of the week and I'll see you guys this time next week.

2 comments:

Ben Shaffer said...

Second Lucas D for COTW.

Vaughn Roberts said...

TC Moore for COTW