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July 17, 2017

Monday: Yes, That's a Crocept


Welcome to the Monday post!

Seeing as Steven nailed my thoughts on the Everett Silvertips pulling a 2008-09 Stars and building a set around a jersey that should only be an alternate, I'll leave it at that with him, sucks to see a team fall down the rabbit hole of copying the 2009 WC and 2014 Alumni Red Wings (Rapid City comes to mind), but the shoulder patch is at least awesome. 


We have a special guest concept, from 5 artists: Bruce D. Adrian S., Dave M., Steve H., Nicko M. and Janick G.

Apparently they call themselves Iron Maiden...whatever that means, but as we can see it's a team Canada concept. I like the use of the vintage white helmet and Jets striping that matches the white maple leaf as the primary. There's obviously some holes in the jersey, which I don't know why you'd include that in a concept, and the stripes on the arms are not on the same level, this might be because of the player model used. Also there are no TV numbers or shoulder patches.

Rating: 6.25/10 



Voting for this week features not only the usual COTW vote, but also the all important 2nd Quarter vote. The best concepts from April, May and June come back one more time to see who will take on Jake M's Pittsburgh concept from Jan/Feb/Mar and 2 other concepts from Jul/Aug/Sept & Oct/Nov/Dec that with the possible exception of July, don't exist yet for COTY 2017...so vote!

We're down to the Final Four in the HJC Open, once again entires are due Tuesday aka TOMORROW at Noon EST!

HJC Open Semi-Finals entries (due Tuesday @ noon ET)
COTY 2nd Quarter vote (ends Friday @ noon ET)
COTW July 7-13 vote (ends Friday @ noon ET)

On with today's concepts

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New York Islanders/Brooklyn Nets Crossover Concepts (By: Noah B.)


+ Wow, I'm impressed at how well the Nets alternate logo works as a hockey logo
+ Solid inclusion of the 90s/alternate star pattern, it adds to the jersey without looking gaudy 
+ Also impressed at how the NY shoulder patchworks with the rest of the jersey
+ Great execution

- Black jersey's primary logo could use a white outline or use the inverted colour version
- Collar is a little too thin on the template
- Would have liked to see a more Islanders inspired striping, not the Leafs 67 striping with slightly different proportions 

Rating: 8.5/10

Tommy Hilfiger Concepts (By: Adam G.)


+ Well I've heard of fashion jerseys but this is ridiculous...honestly it's a pretty neat idea
+ Love the look of that alternate that uses the logo as a chest stripe that ends at the side panels
+ Also like the idea of the H on the sleeves

- No helmet logos
- The colour balancing between the home and road is pretty bad with the exception of the numbers, it reminds me of the 97 Whalers jerseys
- For a brand that is known for navy, red and white, why are the jerseys majority grey and navy? 
- The hem stripe is a little too low on the jersey to accommodate the big logo

Rating: 6/10

Edmonton Oilers Concepts (By: Ryan C.)


+ Love the idea of the Oilers using an oversized hem like that; calls on the WHA without using a big fat double outlined outdated look
+ Striping pattern is pretty solid, and the colours are balanced enough within it it doesn't need to be changed, despite my general dislike of jerseys that use the same striping on both the home and road

- Why these jerseys have no hem stripe is beyond me, and sometimes that can work for a jersey, but here I see no reason as to why you wouldn't include one
- Despite what I said about the striping, the blue yoke is a big detractor from the colour balancing, making the yoke orange would fix that
- Not a huge fan of the pant striping

Rating: 6.5/10 

Crocs Concepts (By: Adam G.)


+ Colour balancing on this set is fantastic 
+ Striping is simple but then again so is the Crocs branding 
+ The alternate does a good job making that croc logo pop and having that sort of outline based jersey the Stars tried in 1991

- Still no helmet logos
- TV numbers are slightly too large 
- Shoulder patches are too low on the home and road 
- Primary logo script is pixelated, and the TM, while it is part of the logo, wouldn't actually be on the front of the jersey 
- The white NOB on the green jersey is hard to read; making it black or extending the yoke would fix that

Rating: 6/10

New York Rangers/Knicks Concepts (By: Noah B.)


+ Never would have guessed Knicks would look good on a diagonal script, but colour be surprised it really looks solid
+ Striping is a good mix of Rangers and Knicks, particularly the use of the yoke on the white and not on the blue
+ Again, great execution 

- It mostly has to do with the colour scheme, but the blue jersey looks like an Islanders jersey, but I get why and I can look past it
-Would have preferred the Knicks logo as a shoulder patch so you didn't have to recolour the Rangers logo and then use the drop shadow numbers to keep the Rangers influence

Rating: 8.5/10

Columbus Blue Jackets Concepts (By: Anthony C.)


+ Solid striping pattern here, isn't the American/Ohio flag striping we've seen before, but it has the same sort of colour effect on the jersey
+ Love the idea of yoke striping
+ The striping actually helps to make the rounded classic Columbus numbers work better than they ever did on the other jerseys 
+ Good execution 

- No helmet numbers
- Because of the red pants, the white jersey looks like a Rangers kit someone turned the yoke striping sideways on
- Captain's looks a little high to me, but that could be the template 

Rating: 8.5/10 


Forest Park Comets Concepts (By: Chris W.)


+ Love the inspiration for this concept, I too have been remaking old concepts, but not with this success
+ For a minor league team, I really don't mind the idea of the numbers in the striping
+ Jerseys are solid striping wise
+ Love the vintage jersey thats a Leafs/Red Wings hybrid
+ Great execution 

- There's a bit of white/yellow bleeding on the white jersey's logo and the red jersey's striping 
- Maybe Vegas can save them, but not a huge fan of the white gloves (they do make sense though with the white cuffs

Rating: 9/10 COTW Nom from me!

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1 comment:

JulioC said...

I second Chris W. Comets concept