It's HERE pic.twitter.com/QhyvWsGIEk— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) August 31, 2016
Is it just me, or does this jersey look like Colorado's alternate with a regular yoke and bolder stripes? I suppose the striping pattern itself isn't bad, but it has absolutely no relation to the Flyers' history (if I'm missing something, please fill me in). I also like the idea of using gold, but I think it should be limited to number and logo outlines, because for one, it just looks terrible with the orange and clashes with the orange. And this one isn't quite as major, but I've seen a lot of "trying to be the Penguins now?" comments, so there's also that.Hear @28CGiroux’s reaction to the 50th anniversary jersey → https://t.co/npco1MEGvQ pic.twitter.com/TTZdBjvapq— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) September 1, 2016
Say this is my Pens fan bias if you want, but I do think their regular home and aways are great, and the Penguins' home and aways from 2007 up until this year are pretty bad, so I'm capable of being unbiased.
What do you guys think of the jersey? Agree, disagree? Leave a comment!
We do have a few things voting wise again, somewhat making up for last week's absence. You got a week off, so go vote this week to make up for it.
COTW Aug 12-18 vote (ends Friday @ noon Eastern)
International Outdoor Classic Top 4 vote (ends Friday @ noon Eastern)
COTW Challenge entries (due Friday @ noon Eastern)
COTW Challenge Entries:
Brian B. - San Jose Sharks
+The Sharks could definitely pull off a modern design.
+I like how this one brings in some of their current identity in the striping pattern.
+I like the move of bringing back gray/silver over orange.
-I can barely tell it apart from white when you have it on the concept, though.
-I think the road jersey is a little too empty, I'd add the side panels, because that would also fix the color balance and add enough teal.
+For a hand drawn concept, this is pretty well executed, especially considering the size of the printed templates on what I assume is a regular letter sized page.
-I think there are better typeface choices here, and the red name on the USA jersey blends in too much.
-The name and numbers on Team USA look a tad low too.
-I'm not sure the Russia jersey is white enough since the times have conflicting color schemes. Maybe remove the yoke stripes.
+I do like the striping pattern used though, as I do for the USA jersey.
Jimmy T. - 2017 Winter Classic
+I really love the combination of the Blues' unused jersey with their inaugural one for their design. Looks great.
+With mainly yellow stripes and blue pants, the colors are balanced perfectly.
+The Hawks jersey is pretty similar overall to their current home, yet it still looks new enough to work. Love the use of the old Indian head logo.
-The Hawks' shoulder patch doesn't stand out much.
+Really nice collar style choices, they both fit perfectly.
Overall: 9/10 and my COTW nomination
Tyler K. - Atlanta Gladiators
+I'm not exactly sure what that pattern in the striping is, but I like it.
-Though I think it'd look better on just the hem stripe and maybe the shoulder stripes too, as it gets a bit busy in the current layout.
+The colors on the black and red home jersey look great.
-Which makes me want to see some more black on the road.
+Good typeface choice.
Vaughn R. - Team Canada
+This design is very out of the box.
+Reminds me of their classic Canada Cup jerseys.
-I think having leaves on both the front, and back hems, and the arms is a bit too much. I'd lose at least the leaf on the back, in part because...
-The numbers don't stand out very well.
-The WCOH patch is a little small.
Vaughn R. - Team USA
-Red over the usual blue is an interesting choice, but considering that Canada is red, it makes more sense for the U.S. to stay blue. Maybe red could work for an alt.
+I'm a big fan of the USA wordmark design from the WCOH, so good logo choice in using it.
-The WCOH patch is too small/cramped on this design.
-I think I similar typeface would be better on the back, but at least take the current one out of italicization.
+I like the striping pattern, and it balances the colors well, but...
-They need to be much, much bolder. They're barely visible now, especially the blue on red.
Zeke G. - England vs Germany
+I like the Germany jersey's pattern, it reminds me of the Flying V jerseys actually. I like how it uses the flag pattern as well.
+The England jersey has a solid striping pattern, and the yoke looks great. It actually doesn't look that bad without hem stripes.
-But I think it would look better with them.
+Nice job getting the numbers to stand out on the Germany jersey, that's harder to do with a chest stripe.
-The logo and back numbers for England look a little big.