Thursday: North Stars Return

Hello everyone, welcome back!

Some interesting news today coming from Minnesota: the Wild will wear North Stars throwbacks.

Photo from nhl.com
Beautiful, right? The unfortunate part is that these will only be worn during warmups. So close.

The fortunate part is that we don't have to wait long for this one, as they'll be wearing them on this upcoming Tuesday, April 4. Despite that they're only being worn for warmups, I'm excited to see them.

For more on this and even for how to possibly get your hands on one click here.


This week in voting we have the normal COTW vote, and the hat competition voting. Two simple votes.
COTW March 17-23 vote (ends Friday @ noon ET)
Hat Competition Top 3 vote (ends Friday @ noon ET)

The jersey portrait sale has also begun. You can get one for $5, and three for $10, in CAD. With each portrait purchased, you get one free ticket into out prize drawing, the winner receiving a $50 gift certificate to icejerseys.com. For more information click here.


Anthony C. - Victoria Grizzlies
+Solid traditional look.
+I like the white yoke.
-Consistency would be nice. Change the hem stripes to the style of the arm stripes. Plus, you emphasize white on the black jersey and yellow on the white. Make sure you keep that consistent as well.
-The color balance is also off. Make sure you have one color on each jersey emphasized after the black or white; make sure there's a clear hierarchy of colors.
-You're also still just using the same font. It's possible that you just submitted this before my comments, so if not, be sure to fix that.
Overall: 6/10

+Great to see a lot of color on this jersey.
+I also like the use of brown instead of black.
-I'm not a fan of vintage white, but that could be just me.
+Great traditional look. The roundel fits well on this jersey.
-Not very creative, though. Copying Boston's Winter Classic design is barely even a concept. Do something more unique!
-Same comment about the font as well.
Overall: 5/10

Anthony C. - Wellington Dukes
+I'm a fan of the upper arm fill style when it's used well, and it's pretty good here.
-Switch the red and blue on the white jersey to fix the color balance.
-The hem stripes are way too thin, they're barely there. The hemline fill on the red jersey is also unnecessary.
-Not a fan of the nameplate, and there could be a better font as well. Plus, this seems to be your second go-to font, start using a variety of fonts to make your designs more unique. The names look small, too.
+The design of the alternate is definitely the best in this set. It looks like something the Caps could wear, without copying them.
-Again, and this goes for all of your concepts today, don't let the shoulder logos and numbers bleed off the template. It looks more professional to cut them off.
Overall: 5.5/10

Brooks F. - Boston Bruins
+Another concept from Brooks' 90s series, which has definitely resulted in a lot of wild, 90s-esque looks from what I've seen.
+To me, this jersey looks like a combination of their late 90s/early to mid 2000s uniforms plus their current uniforms, then add brown. Results in a very 90s look.
+I'm not sure the design would look quite so dated and quite so 90s if you used Boston's regular logo, so great choice going with that.
+The brown adds a surprising amount of 90s to this.
-The name and numbers look a tad close to the yoke.
Overall: 9/10

Lucas D. - Minnesota Wild
+The Wild could really use a more unified look, and that two-stripe pattern seems to be something that's becoming their own.
+Surprisingly, this jersey doesn't look very Christmas-y despite the large amounts of red and green. Maybe it's the darker shades.
+Great color balance. 
+I don't like vintage white/wheat, but in this case I think it works well. Otherwise it might look like a Christmas jersey.
-I love solid color numbers, but I wonder what an outline on them would look like, too.
+I'm not sure what the intention of this was, but I wouldn't want it as a primary. I think the Wild should stick to green. It would make a great alternate, though.
Overall: 9/10 and my COTW nomination

T.C. M. - HC 05 Banska Bystrica
+ These uniforms are already an improvement over the current set, then again that isn't too hard to accomplish when the current ones are plain striping wise, but way too busy with ads.
+Large amounts of color on this one, and the color is balanced well.
+Good logo choice, going with the cleaner looking one instead of the dated looking roundel.
-The striping looks pretty busy, especially on the red and black jerseys. The white one isn't so bad.
-The full length yoke gives the design a bit of a dated look.
-The font could be better as well.
+The alternate, which doesn't have a full yoke, looks much better. Put the modern logo on there and make it red, and you've really improved the primary jersey.
Overall: 7/10

T.C. M. - Houston Aeros
+Good logo choice here. Their other logo isn't great for the front of a jersey, at least not today.
+I like the primary color as the teal/light blue color. God color balance as well.
+The full yoke design looks better here than on last concept.
-The name looks slightly off center, unless my eyes are deceiving me.
-The hem stripes look a little low on the jersey. You could bump them up a tad.
-Changing the blue jersey's logo to white or blue would help it stand out better.
Overall: 7.5/10

Tyler M-S. - Philadelphia Flyers
+This design looks like something the Flyers could wear. I'd prefer it as an alternate, though.
+I like the way the white looks on the black jersey...
-Bit having more orange with it would fit better with the Flyers' brand. They own orange in the league (at least this year).
-I'm not a fan of removing much of their color in general. It could make for a bit of a bland look on the ice to be mainly black and white.
+The design has a bit of a vintage vibe to it with the stripe layout on the arms. 
-The logo looks a tad small.
Overall: 8.5/10


Speaking of Philadelphia, I have to get ready to head out to Philly tomorrow morning for some college visits, so that's all the time I have today. I hope you enjoyed the post, thanks for reading, and I'll see you all again next week.
Thursday: North Stars Return Reviewed by Bpoe on March 30, 2017 Rating: 5


Unknown said...

Listen, I don't wanna have to be the bad guy (that's Scott Hall's job), but please... PLEASE bar Anthony from submitting anything else. At least temporarily.

Anonymous said...

Agree completely with Jimmy.

Anonymous said...

I agree too. At the beginning, it is one thing to need tips to improve, but 3 concepts where there's repetitive errors not being attended to, some sort of penalty must be given

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