COTW Winner and So Much More

There's so much to get to today and then there's concepts on top of that.

I'll start with the biggest news here in Toronto which is that Markham city council (a city included in the "Greater Toronto Area") approved the funding for a new 20,000 seat stadium. A location for this building was also approved. The building will be known as the GTA Centre and will look to attract concerts and the 2015 World Junior tournament to begin with. It's assumed that the long term goal is a second NHL team in Toronto! From my point of view, this puts Toronto half a step behind Quebec and two large steps in front of Seattle, in terms of getting a NHL team!

The 2013 NHL All-Star Game logo was revealed today. I'll give it a 4 out of 10. What's up with the massive empty blue space in the middle? I like the actual All-Star Game script, but after that nothing really intrigues me. What do you guys think of this new logo? Can you do better? Send in any improvements you would make!

The HJC Playoff pool will be taking 2nd Round predictions shortly. If the PLAYOFFS tab is visible at the top of the page, that means that predictions are to be made. It's a quick turn around, so I will make the deadline Sunday @ 11:59pm EST. Go to the PLAYOFFS page and leave your picks in the comments.

HJC Jerseys are on sale until Sunday. Click the banner at the top of the page or go to the HJC JERSEY page to place your order and get all the information you will need.

The COTW winner for the week of April 16-22 is Steven G. with his 3rd jersey Team Canada concept! You can see the winning entry on the CONCEPT OF THE WEEK page. Results of the vote are below.
Steven G. - 4
Thomas - 1
Alan - 0
Thallos - 0
Torin - 0


Portland Pirates ReDesign Entries

Pirates Entry (by D3troit1388)
Pirates Entry (by Jesper)
Pirates Entry (by Kalin)
Pirates Entry (by HJC)


Jersey Collection (Scott M.)
Scott sent in his jersey collection, which I encourage you to do if you have not done before. I love how well it looks like he maintains his jerseys! The highlight for me is the Connecticut Whale sweater, I'd like to add the green one to my collection. Scott is looking to add a game-used Whale jersey to this collection. Gee, can't tell what team Scott is a fan of!

Stillwater Sharks concepts (by Mateus)
Mateus says that this is a team from a video game, Saints Row. He's actually included his own details on the concepts. The sweaters are okay, I like the yoke going halfway down the arm. The TV numbers on on sideways though. 4/10

Columbus Blue Jackets concept (by Mazzz)
I do like this mascot logo used on a jersey. What I don't like is the lack of red, especially on the shoulder patch. However, I do know that it was Mazzz's intention to eliminate a lot of the red. I really like the way the arm stripe weave in and out of the sleeve piping. 6/10

Binghamton Senators concept (by NB14)
Everything looks decent here, except I think I would prefer white numbers and NOB. The B-Sens wore something like this just before the Edge take-over. I don't know, but they may have worn a black version as an alternate. 7/10

San Jose Sharks concepts (by Ian V.)
Ian tries to make an Edge-ified version of the previous Sharks jerseys and does a good job of it. For the alternate, I think the primary logo could use a white outline and I also think that the player numbers could use a thicker teal outline. 7/10

Team USA concept (by Tyler G.)
The things that are really good here are the yokes, sleeves, and pants. The things that I don't like are the hem stripes and the primary logo. The logo looks like it should have been used for a 1970's basketball team. I find that the hem stripes just add too many stripes to the jersey. Overall, this is pretty good though. 7/10

Team USA concepts (by MasonII)
Even though I am becoming less of a fan of the stripe across the chest, it works really well with the wordmark here. I also don't mind the flag as a shoulder patch. The alternate is dynamite and everything else is superbly executed! COTW nomination from me. 9/10

Brynäs IF concepts (by Jesper)
This is a great Edge-ification of Brynäs' sweaters. That shoulder yoke is a little harder to execute than you may think. The authenticity of these is also excellent! I love when concept artists take the extra time to include things like the ads Jesper has included here. Not just included them, but has seemingly made sure that they are accurate. 9/10

Colorado Avalanche concept (by Justin)
This is a great jersey and I really like the player model mock-up that Justin has included. As you probably know, I think the Avs need new jerseys the most and this is a near perfect start. The current logos are great, so I am glad that Justin kept them. 9/10
COTW Winner and So Much More Reviewed by Ryan on April 27, 2012 Rating: 5


Bobby P. said...

Justin did such a phenomenal job with the Avs. That's probably the best one I've seen on here or anywhere on the web. If I had an account I'd nominate him for COTW. But I don't think he should have any trouble getting two people behind him.

Unknown said...

Toronto Legacy?

Anonymous said...

I like the Columbus concept alot. Only thing I would change would be to take the stars off the sleeve.

Ryan said...

@El Mani: Oh no! That is long dead. This is a new group called GTA Sports & Entertainment.

The Toronto Legacy thing was a group of rich guys who thought they could throw together some sort of half assed proposal and get a NHL team.

Anonymous said...

I think it's a great idea that Toronto gets an NHL team. They've been without one for 45 years!

Mateus said...

I don't think two Toronto teams would work. I just don't believe it would work all right.

Thanks for posting my concept. I don't know why I left the TV Numbers that way, probably I was asleep. I have some other concepts that are correct when it comes to them.

winnipegjets96 said...

I hope they call this new team the Toronto Toros, WHA team wasn't that bad, they did indirectly almost make the nhl, maybe like Toronto Lakers, Toronto Towers?

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