BREAKING NEWS: The Quad City Mallards have reached out to Ryan yet again. They are looking for a specialty warm-up jersey to honor the armed forces of the United States. If you would like to help with this, create your concept and email it in to firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMPETITIONS: The HJC Open is coming closer which means we have logos for the Open coming in. Get yours in soon!
VOTES: Concept of the Week only this week. But don't you dare slack off.
COTW May 26 - June 1 vote (ends Friday @ noon ET)
HJC Open Logo entries (due Friday @ noon ET)
ON TO THE CONCEPTS!
Anthony C: Florida Panthers Concept
One of the biggest criticisms of the Panthers redesign was the lack of blue on the red jerseys and a weird balance of red and blue on the white jersey. The other was the alternate logos on the sleeve and not on the shoulder, where the numbers were. This concept solves that with a few criticisms. First, I did like the new font the Panthers use and to see it gone here is saddening. The gold up against the white isn't the best look in my opinion as it blends in. I also think the cuff coloring is extremely unnecessary. Helmet and pant logos?
Anthony C: Team Germany Concept
Genius striping pattern on this concept. Especially the white jersey, because of the simple two stripes combined with the black upper arm creates the German flag pattern that is hidden on the black jersey. Maybe swap the logos?
Jets96: Chilliwack Bruins (WHL) Concept
Jets revives the Chilliwack Bruins (now the Victoria Royals) for today and gives them a nice look that is primarily maroon instead of black and Vegas gold like their original looks, which seemed like Penguins jerseys with the gold and black reversed. On the main set, you have an awkward stripe below the main set of stripes. On the alternate, you have the Vegas gold against white. I'll have to take a hard pass on this one. Also I would try to have the head alone as a primary logo, since the crossed hockey sticks idea is cheesy. And while I will apologize to the folks in Chilliwack, the Royals look better overall.
Jordan R: Hartford Whalers Concept
The wavy striping is a great modern take on the classic look of the Whalers. It flows very well with the logo. I also love that alternate logo you use. As good as Pucky the Whale is, the H and harpoon logo you have here is brilliant. Maybe flip the socks on the green jersey upside down?
Justin B: Team USA (IIHF) Concept
I like the Eagle head logo you have here, but there are a couple of issues I feel I need to point out. First, the trim not matching between the hem and cuffs does not look good. Second, the shoulder logos are a tad large. Third, that striping is obnoxiously thick, especially on the socks. Fourth, the logo is a bit pixelated.
Ryan C: Florida Panthers Concept
These logos are massive. a bit uncharacteristic from Ryan here, plus with the logos and back name and numbers off-center. No issue with no font trim on the white jersey but maybe a bit of navy trim on the red jersey would work. Sub-par for even your own standards.
The WINNER of my Concept of the Week nomination is:
HARTFORD WHALERS CONCEPT
The series is now tied between Pittsburgh and Nashville. Game 5 is tomorrow, so have fun. Also get your questions in so we can get a podcast going for you in 11 days. I'll see you after the final or in advance of GAME 7!!! Bye!