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Sunday: Stuck at the Office

Hi everyone. If you're reading this prior to 5PM then I'm stuck in the office but enough about my work life. Not a lot to talk about today other than the Silvertips getting some new threads.

Photo from everettsilvertips.com
I'll be honest with this one. Compared to what the team wore previously to this with the mountains as the hem striping, it's a downgrade. You might be wondering why the Tips went with such a simplified and retro look. Well, Consolidated Sports Holdings International chief operating officer and governor Zoran Rajcic had this as the answer: “For our 15th season in the Western Hockey League, it made complete sense to celebrate our growth with a jersey that gives a nod to a retro theme and was fully embraced by our fans over the last two seasons.”

I can't really speak for the fans on this but going with such a simplified look such as the Old English E might have been a mistake. I do think you guys did save it a bit by putting the bear on the yokes, but overall it has a amateur feel to it. It's like you took a generic jersey and put a letter on the front of it for a rec league team and I think you guys could have done better. Overall: 6.75/10

Looking at the HJC Open, we are in the Semis stage right now and those designers need to get their stuff in by Tuesday at noon eastern time. Also, we have two votes this week. The COTW, as usual, and the COTW-June vote.


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

Onto the concepts!

Anthony C- Toronto Maple Leafs
Positives: This isn't that bad of a jersey design Anthony. I really like what you did with the hem of the jersey and the simple maple leaf on the pants looks beautiful as well as the contrasting collar. Also, the arm striping isn't half bad.
Negatives: This is a real bore when it comes to the Maple Leafs. It's not like we haven't seen something like this a million times on the website (refer back to my post with FIVE Maple Leaf concepts) and it would be nice to see some shake up. Also, the maple leaves on the shoulder's is a little excessive.
Overall: 7/10

Anthony C- Vancouver Canucks 
Positives: Love the green collar on both jerseys. It really pops out. As for the jersey itself, the design is nice as a classic style jersey. Kind of reminds me of one of the Whaler's design layouts.
Negatives: Those pants are just strange and I get the idea but it just doesn't work like this. Maybe as a vertical stripe. Also, that logo looks huge on the front of the jersey. You might want to shrink it down.
Overall: 7/10

Jordan R- Turu-Som Islanders 
Positives: Continuing with his North Korea theme, Jordan comes up with a pretty sweet jesey design that plays off of the yoke for the sleeve stripes and it really worked well. The striping on the arms looks really cool compared to what you did with the hem and yoke. Also, the font choice and logo are beautiful on this jersey. Great Job.
Overall: My only negative is the color choices you made. Kelly Green and Orange as the secondary colors? you could come up with a better combo.
Overall: 8.75/10 COTW NOMINEE!

 Jordon R- Wonsan Cruisers
Positives: Love the destroyer as the logo. It's very prominent and makes a statement. As for the jersey, I really like the two tone arms on the jersey and the alternate logo on the pants.
Negatives: My main negative has to do with the white jersey. While I like how you did the red jersey, the yoke on the white jersey looks a little too cluttered on a already complex striping design and removing that would be in the best interest.
Overall: 8/10

Lucas D- New York Rangers 
Positives: Yes to the lady liberty and yes to the silver striping. I think that the Rangers would look really good if they brought this logo and silver back as an alternate. The striping on the jersey works without being too overbearing with the silver so good job on that.
Negatives: The yoke with the striping really clutters the design and those TV numbers look really low on the jersey. Is this an old concept?
Overall: 6.5/10

Lucas D- San Jose Sharks 
Positives: This is a nice black jersey with the new alternate logo you have here LD. it's nice striping and somewhat looks like a nod to the original shark jersey design with the striping.
Negatives: That white at the end just looks really strange to me.
Overall: 8/10

Ryan C- Florida Panthers 
Positives: I like that you brought back the original gold for this concept. The new gold is too muted for my liking. Also, the arms actually look really good with the chest stripe and the numbers work pretty well. Overall well done.
Negatives: My only negative is that you cut off the chest stripe on the front and back instead of letting it overlap on the stitching like the current jerseys do. It looks strange and unfinished so please just connect it.
Overall: 8.5/10

Ok everybody that's all I got this week. Have a good rest of the week and I'll see you guys next week.
Sunday: Stuck at the Office Reviewed by Steven Marculaitis on July 16, 2017 Rating: 5

5 comments:

Lucas D. said...

That's weird. I never sent in that Rangers concept.

Ryan said...

@Lucas: Yeah you did. You sent an email with a large number of concepts. You said you weren't sure if you had sent them in or not so you were sending them just in case.

Lucas D. said...

@Ryan: That really is weird. I checked and I sent All Star, Wild, Ducks, WC, Panthers, Avalanche and Hurricanes concept in that email, not the Rangers one. If you can, can you forward me the email you received? Thanks.

Ryan said...

@Lucas: The email is long gone.

TC Moore said...

I'll second Jordan R.'s Islanders for COTW. Love that high arm striping.

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