Monday: Preds Jerseys Where Art Thou?

Welcome to another Monday post!

Through a twitter conversation and later a comment on last Tuesday's post with Caz W. HJC's former writer and resident Nashville expert, it's practically impossible to find a Nashville Predators jersey without it being a Subban jersey...which is bad for everyone as those will run out quite soon and people usually want a variety of names

As posted the same Tuesday, SportsJerseysCanada has Nashville gold jerseys at $114 Canadian blank and an extra $65 for a NOB. Icejerseys has blank white Nashville jerseys selling for $139.99 Canadian...and that is IT if you want a blank jersey, without venturing to a local Pro Hockey Life if you have one of those in your area. This we can all agree totally rots. For the casual fan who wants a Nashville jersey, they won't want to spend all this money on a jersey for a team they likely bandwagoned for (nothing wrong as long as you're honest with being a bandwagoner), meaning many will turn to....fake jerseys...ew...

While we will always have sites like the two previous ones mentioned, Coolhockey and SportsK that sell jerseys and fair prices and do a good job customizing jerseys, making the money spent on it a little more justifiable. However these sites have to make a profit, and with that means sometimes raising prices. Granted these sites ALWAYS have good sales at least once a month and I wouldn't dare suggest NHL Shop unless you absolutely must. What's a jersey collector to do if they don't want to risk it on eBay? I personally have had great luck on eBay but it takes a fair amount of practice to spot all the fakes, and sometimes a lack of photographs can kill a good deal.

Speaking of eBay for those of you that haven't heard, the two Doug Gilmour jersey our supreme leader Ryan is auctioning off on eBay have been relisted. Long story short you have another chance to get these if you missed out on that last minute big. IMHO these are two teams Gilmour had memorable terms with on forgettable teams. If you're a fan of Gilmour but don't want to fall into the mass of Leafs/Habs/Flames jerseys or if you've always wanted to put one of those awesome NHL2000 patches on a jersey, the Blackhawks jersey will do that job nicely (those patches are super cheap on eBay), and who doesn't want a Sabres goat-head?

Check the HJC Facebook page and twitter regularly for updates, auctions ends June 7th.

Voting this week is pretty simple, we just have COTW. Concepts are on the side of the blog, pick your favourite and vote by Friday!

Let's check out the HJC Open entries that have come in since last post!

Ethan B.)

Lucas D.)

Noah B.)

Great stuff! Entries are due NEXT Friday at noon!

COTW May 19-25 vote (ends Friday @ noon ET)
HJC Open Logo Competition entries (due Friday, June 9 @ noon ET)

On with today's 7 concepts!


Boston Bruins Concepts (By: Anthony C.)

+ I told Anthony on Twitter this concept looks like a mix of Dylan Alexander's famous Sarnia alternate and the Bruins current alternate, which is a nice mix!
+ Good logo choice, it looks great on a yellow jersey
+ Good colour balancing!
+ Good execution as well, but I can tell you Anthony's execution gets better

- Would be nice to see the B wheel (any version, I like the all black and yellow version from the 2015 WC) on the shoulders 
- TV numbers are still too small, but do get better
- Pants need a logo
- Helmet numbers are missing

Rating: 7.5/10 

Team Canada Concepts (By: Lucas D.)

+ I'd like to call this concept a mix of the past two olympic jerseys, with black thrown in for good measure 
+ Love the look of the maple leaf in the chest stripe
+ Good colour balancing
+ Great execution

- The yokes need something in them, otherwise the jersey are too blank. Either putting the numbers on the shoulder or something else 
- A small hem stripe might work if it doesn't intrude on the chest stripe 
- Maybe it's just nostalgia, but I'd prefer the leaf were more detailed 

Rating: 7.75/10 

Rocket Du Laval AHL Concepts (By: Anthony C.)

+ Much better logo lay out than the original; arm patches actually work into the stripes 
+ If the Rocket were the Jets AHL affiliate, these would be perfect, particularly the white one, which looks like the 1996 Jets if the hem stripe was on the chest
+ Good execution 

- Blank pants and no helmet numbers
- TV numbers are too small
- With this team being a Habs affiliate, it makes sense for the team to look similar to the Habs, not the 1996 Jets or in the blue jersey's case, the Rangers
- Never really fan of solid white collars on dark jerseys, some red or even blue on the top would make it look less like a collared shirt underneath 

Rating: 7.5/10

Detroit Red Wings Concepts (By: Noah B.)

+ I bought the 2014 Detroit WC jersey the day my local Pro Hockey Life brought them in over the Leafs one because a) liked it more and b) thought they'd be more rare (that really isn't the case) but since then I've only grown to like those jerseys more, especially the striping and even the colour scheme. I wouldn't mind a set based around it
+ Having the arms be identical on both jerseys to make the away have Pittsburgh style upper arms and the home have large cuffs is a really unique idea
+ Thank you for including the NOB, if you don't want to show the whole back of the jersey, just include something like that!
+ Good execution

- The hem of the away would loo better if it matched the home jersey
- One small execution error is on the away jersey's pants, where the pant stripes are white rather than beige/vintage white. Remember to check your concepts over twice
- Captain's C is on the wrong side of the jersey, and it'd be nice to see the diamond patch return for it

Rating: 8/10

Team USA IIHF Concept (By: Ryan O.)

+ Striping is simple enough, and the addition of cuffs matches the style of the roundel logo
+ Good logo choices. It's interesting how logos that are now ~21 years old still work with a fresh colour combo and better striping
+ Like the creative captain's C patch
+ Good execution

- Shoulder patches should go on both shoulders unless it's a minor league team where the affiliate team's logo will take at least one shoulder, or there's an event patch
- Primary logo is too small and too close to the collar/captain's C
- They don't look terrible, but the Canucks don't wouldn't be my first choice for a team USA jersey
- The helmet uses a darker shade of blue. Not sure if this is intentional or not

Rating: 7/10

San José Sharks Concepts (By: Adam G.)

+ In the debate of whether the Sharks should wear black of teal as their primary colour, and as long as orange as involved, I like it, such as here
+ Good logo choices, similar to LA, the Stadium Series shoulder patch works nicely
+ Big fan of the teal numbers on the white jersey

- Primary logos are too small, close to the hem stripe and on the black jersey, a little pixelated
- Speaking of pixelated, the shoulder patches are very much so. If you're using pant, resizing a logo in  Word will make it blurry, but not pixelated
- Reebok logo on the back of the collar is too large
- RBK in the collar tag should say REEBOK

Rating: 6/10

Florida Panthers Concepts (By: Anthony C.)

+ Wow, the striping here is spot on for fans of the classic Panthers striping
+ The logo choices, even the alternate, look really good
+ As Anthony continues to experiment with templates, this is a real winner
+ Speaking of the alternate, despite it being a script alternate, I REALLY like it, it might just be the horse collar but wow!
+ Great execution

- White numbers would look better on the red jersey
- Would have been nice to keep the font used on the current jerseys

Rating: 9/10 COTW Nom from me!

Monday: Preds Jerseys Where Art Thou? Reviewed by winnipegjets96 on May 29, 2017 Rating: 5


Unknown said...

@TheJets96 and I have a very special twitter friendship

Unknown said...

2nd Anthonys Florida set

JB Designs said...

On Noah B's Wings concept, the Captains patch is actually on the correct side. The Wings do captains patches on the left because of how much higher the wing is than the wheel. Check out any picture of Lidstrom or Stevey Y rockin' the C.

Anonymous said...

Love the template Anthony chose for the Panthers. I'm not a very big fan of script jerseys but those work! One of the best concepts I've seen in a while! Great job Anthony and keep it up.

winnipegjets96 said...

Thanks for the info, Justin! I never noticed that before.

FC Macbeth said...


But seriously, I'm very impressed with that one. I wonder if the other template that he used before is now available. That one should be on the 'Templates' page since it looked pretty cool. Is it MS Paint-Friendly, though?

TJH42 said...

VERY minor detail to improve Anthony's Cats concept. Since the jerseys featured are "captains" jerseys, they should have "captain" also on the shoulder patch. Also, i'm a big fan of using team name at home and city/state on the road, like panthers for ex. do currently.

FC Macbeth said...

What I meant is the Panthers concept. Someday I'll make one.

Unknown said...

@FC it's a photoshop template that I believe costs $100 CAD

Joel said...

Sharks+orange= yuck.

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