February 28, 2011

Week of Feb 28 - Mar 6

Wow, a lot to get to today so buckle up and hang on.

I'll start with what seems to be the most popular item on the blog right now, the Senators redesign. Voting is on right now. Go to the SENATORS COMP tab to view the entries and vote.

Speaking of entries, I got a few last minute ones yesterday.

Ottawa Senators concepts (by Connor)
Ottawa Senators concepts (by Jonathan)
Ottawa Senators concepts (by Ryan S.)

In last week's poll I asked what your favourite thing about NHL jerseys is. 52% of you said that retro jerseys are your fav thing. Surprisingly, 24% of you like the Reebok Edge cuts (I'm not alone!) and then 11% of you like the tie up collars. This would explain why the Rangers new alternate jersey is one of the, if not the most, popular new jerseys this season!

This week I'm going to find out what the most visited NHL building is. Multiple answers are allowed. Voting is on the right side of the page and runs until Sunday @ 11:59pm EST.

COTW nominees are up! They can be found under the CONCEPT OF THE WEEK tab. Voting is on the left side of the page and runs until Thursday @ 11:59pm EST. There were a lot of nominations this week so this should be interesting.

Chicago Blackhawks concept (by Mason)For me, this doesn't work as a white jersey. The sleeves make it look a little bit like the old Senators. That's just one opinion, what do you think?

Buffalo Sabres (by Avi)More in Avi's NHL Nike Swift series. I love this one. Great use of simple stripes and the Sabres' colours.

Kansas City Scouts concept (by Will)Will takes a different approach to concepts. He gets actual blank jerseys then applies crests to them. This is really neat. I'd love to do this as a hobby if I had a little more money.

Chicago Blackhawks concept (by Will)This is another one that Will put together. He said the picture quality wasn't great so he has tried to clean it up.

In the next day or two, I will announce the next team to redesign. Leave a comment here or on the new Facebook page if you have an idea as to who to redesign next. Also remember all the voting!

February 27, 2011

The Other Sens Entries

Just want to let everyone know that I'm trying out HJC on Facebook. You can click on the image on the left side to go there. We'll see how this goes. For me it will hopefully bring in new readers if you guys tell your friends about it and other people come across it on while creeping around. For you, it will be a place where you can further discuss the jerseys and what you'd like to see on HJC, etc.

Here are the last 9 entries that I received for the Sens redesign competition. You can still send in your concepts right up until 11:59pm EST today.

Ottawa Senators concepts (by Brian)
Ottawa Senators concepts #2 (by Brian)
Ottawa Senators concepts (by Eric)
Ottawa Senators concepts (by Glen)
Ottawa Senators concepts (by Jacob)
Ottawa Senators concepts (by Mason)
Ottawa Senators concepts (by Scott)
Ottawa Senators concepts (by Spirit104)
Ottawa Senators concepts (by Tom)
Great stuff! This has been a really good turnout. Expect to see another competition in the near future. Any ideas? Who needs a revamp?

February 26, 2011

Sabres, Failed Sens, and More

I'm really impressed with the response so far for the Senators redesign competition! I posted the initial 8 entries on Thursday. Tomorrow I will post the remaining ones. Entries are still being accepted up until 11:59pm EST on Sunday. Please try to put your concepts on ONE image and submit that way. Also, it is VERY beneficial to you, if you want votes, to put your name on your concepts.

Calgary Flames concept (by Zack)I really like the flame design from the C logo on the sleeves. Also, the more I look at it, the more I like the flaming horse head logo as a shoulder patch.

Washington Capitals concept (by Mason)Mason took the Winter Classic sweater and turned it blue. He's then added the current logo to it. My only question is, where's the "weagle"?!?!

Buffalo Sabres concept (by Tex)

Ottawa Senators concepts (by Ryan)These were going to be my entry into the Sens competition but, I just couldn't get all of the elements that I wanted to work together.

Avi sent me a bunch of concepts, that I'll be posting over the next week or so, in which he adapted some NHL teams on to the IIHF used Nike Swift template.
Anaheim Ducks concept (by Avi)
Columbus Blue Jackets concept (by Avi)

Buffalo Sabres concept (by Jack)Jack is currently in the process of redesigning every team in the NHL. He reveals his images on Fridays at his website, Goal Line Design. This was his Buffalo Sabres concept.

February 25, 2011

Friday Concepts

The COTW has been decided. WhiteLightning's Thrashers concept won with 36% of the vote. Go to the CONCEPT OF THE WEEK tab to check out the winning entry.

Speaking of our COTW winner, he starts us off today...

Florida Panthers concepts (by WhiteLightning)I do enjoy the simplicity of the alternate and it seems everyone wants a return to the 90's jerseys. I think they should just redesign all of their jerseys.

Detroit Red Wings concept (by Zack)Zack took the Tigers logo and has placed it here on a Red Wings concept.

Tampa Bay Lightning concept (by Mitchell)For Mitchell's 1st contribution to HJC, he sent in the tweaks that he would have made to Tampa new sweaters.

Boston Bruins concept (by Bryan)Bryan put their shoulder patch on the Winter Classic jersey. The 1970's logo adorns the shoulder.

New York Rangers concepts (by Glen)Here Glen takes the old Wolfpack jerseys and applies them to their parent club. He's also used the Lady Liberty logo which was featured on the Wolfpack's shoulders.

Windsor Spitfires concept (by Tom)I love when I get non-NHL concepts. This is one of the best I've seen so far. This is for the OHL's Windsor Spitfires. Now that's a great looking grey jersey!

February 24, 2011

Ottawa Senators Competition Entries

Here are the first batch of Ottawa Senators concepts for the redesign competition. I am still accepting entries up until Sunday @ 11:59pm EST. If you've already sent in a design, send in another one if you got it. Review the rules on the SENATORS COMP page.

Ottawa Senators concepts (by Brandon)
Ottawa Senators concepts (by Gary)
Ottawa Senators concepts (by Jack)
Ottawa Senators concepts (by Magnus)
Ottawa Senators concepts (by Ryan)
Ottawa Senators concepts (by Scott)
Ottawa Senators concepts (by Stephen)
Ottawa Senators concepts (by Tex)

Great batch of entries so far. I look forward to seeing more. Also today, Derren Dreger of TSN reported that there is a rumour that the Flyers will play the Rangers in Philly at the 2011 Winter Classic.

This has nothing to do with anything but, I was going through some older hockey photos that I've saved on my computer. I found this;That's Sidney Crosby in a LA Kings practice jersey! Actually, a year or two before he was drafted. the Kings invited him to skate with the team or at their rookie camp, I can't remember.

February 23, 2011

Concepts...yes they are!

Tomorrow will be the first post of Ottawa Senators redesign entries. They look good so far. Deadline to get your entries in is Sunday, February 28 @ 11:59pm EST. If you've already submitted one and have another that you think is worthy, please submit it. The winner of the Sens Comp will automatically be entered into the next week's COTW voting!

Detroit Red Wings concept (by Ryan)I know the Wings will never have an alternate jersey. I put that aside and tried to logically think of something that they could use. I know a lot of people like a black jersey but, I'm not one of them. Thus I did a 30's/40's/50's throwback jersey with a few modifications.

New Jersey Devils concept (by Bryan)Bryan says the logo here is from a Duke University blog. For me, if the Devils were to have a different logo I think I'd want it to be a beast instead of a human devil.

New Jersey Devils concept (by Mason)This is an idea that has been floated around for a while. A black Devils 3rd in the red and green template. Not as long as Cpt. Lou is steering the boat.

New York Islanders concepts (by WhiteLightning)White has altered the lines on the home jersey and brought in an orange alternate. If the pre-Edge orange jersey was brought over, it might've looked something like this.

Vancouver Canucks concepts (by Roberto)This is Roberto's first attempts at concept jerseys and I'm pretty impressed.

Atlanta Thrashers concepts (by Jack)As much as I too want to simplify the colour scheme, I find it hard to eliminate the red. I like where this is going but I think it needs that red somewhere.

Atlanta Thrashers concept (by Tex)Good looking jersey. I'd just simplify the collar and make the numbers white.

February 22, 2011

A Strong Post!

I feel that over the last 5 days I've really ripped you HJC readers off. No posts over the weekend and a fairly weak post yesterday. I can't even claim that I was busy. It was a holiday weekend here in Ontario and I did nothing almost all weekend. I really didn't even get dressed, I just stayed in lounge pants and my old Minnesota North Stars shirt. Well my holiday ends right now! Here comes a very strong post full of concepts!!!

Anaheim Ducks concept (by Mason)Mason took the current alternate and made a road white. I think this jersey actually works better as a road white, with a few tweaks.

Anaheim Ducks concepts (by Jack)A return to the old jade colour wouldn't be frowned upon by many at all. The wavy hem stripe certainly would be something different in the NHL.

Anaheim Ducks concepts (by WhiteLightning)I now think that within 5 years we will see the old Disney Duck logo return as the main crest. Maybe something similar to what W. Lightning has done here.

Renfrew Creamery Kings concept (by Tex)Renfrew was a member of the NHA which was a the pre-NHL. Tex did a great job bringing them back here, complete with NHA tags and logos on the jersey!

Toronto Maple Leafs concept (by Tex)This started out as a Toronto Blueshirts (NHA) concept but, Tex decided to change it to a Leafs concept with a nod back to the Blueshirts.

Florida Panthers concept (by Zack)It has a few too many colours happening here for me but, for the people of Miami, who knows?

Vacaville Jets concepts (by Zach)Zach sent this along and it may look like a Winnipeg Jets concept but it is a concept for his team that he plays for. I think this is a cool idea so if you can come up with a concept for your team, send it in! (That was not a contest, just a suggestion)

Buffalo Sabres heritage sweater concept (by Ryan)I found a cool image which I tried to turn into a template for those great Roger Edwards wool sweater/jerseys that Reebok makes. I did one here using the Sabres' Buffalo script.

Minnesota Wild concepts (by WhiteLightning)That's a great retro alternate jersey! It looks to be from both the 70's and the 80's. Also, we'd all love to see that road jersey but, stupid NHL colour jerseys vs white jerseys rule prevents it.

Calgary Flames concepts (by Jack)Surprisingly, that red jersey is in EA Sports NHL 11. They mistakenly used the current Flames' font on the retros. I do like it though. It would be a nice touch if they went full time retro.

There you go, lots of concepts and now I'm back! Keep sending in those Senators concepts for the redesign. I will post them in 1 or 2 big posts later this week. Please try to send the jerseys in one file as opposed to 2 or 3, thanks.