Tuesday: Free Underwear

If you have a subscription to The Hockey News you know where this story is going. Mailed with the current edition of THN was a free pairs of boxer-briefs! Free underwear, what an odd giveaway, but I'll take it. The way the packaging describes them, they should be the Reebok Edge version of underwear. Anyways...


I noticed with A LOT of entries into the NYI Relocation Comp, that people were having trouble following HJC's Logo Use Policy. Here it is...

"HJC's policy, when submitting concepts, is if you use any concept that isn't yours you must give credit ON the image(s) you send in. For example, if you use a logo concept that you did not draw you must give the person who did draw it credit on your image. To credit properly you should find the name of the artist. If that can't be found, you must write the link, to the image that you used, on your concept. If neither of those can be done then don't use the concept. Citation is not needed when using former and current logos from commonly known sports teams."

If you are going to use someone else's concept logo, put the effort in and try and find out that person's name or online tag before you just slap the link on there. Using a link as a credit should only be done when the artist's name can't be found.


This weekend I was able to grab a couple of tickets to Game 5 (June 10) of the AHL Calder Cup Final between the Toronto Marlies and the Norfolk Admirals. With all of the injuries that the Marlies have there's no way they're beating Norfolk, who won 28 straight games at one point this season. My pick is Admirals in 5 or 6. I'll try to take some pics and post them on Twitter as I take them and then here.


It's good to see more people voting. We got a good start on the NYI Comp and COTW voting. Keep it up.
COTW May 21-27 vote (ends Thursday @ 11:59pm EST)
NYI Relocation Top 5 vote (ends Sunday @ 11:59pm EST)


Edmonton Eagles concepts (by Chuckie)
I think the hints of the Oilers and Capitals are too obvious to think of this as a "concept team". However, the execution is pretty good. 7/10

Connecticut Whale concepts (by Elias)
The whale skin print on the arms is very clever. It would also be cool if it could somehow appear on the socks. On the green jersey, I think the logo could use a white outline. 8/10

P.E.I. Rocket concepts (by Kevin) *Description on concepts. 8/10

Tampa Bay Lightning concept (by Nick & NB14)
I like the idea of getting a lightning bolt somewhere on the sweater, but I think on the side panels it would never get noticed. The basic striping pattern is good, but the guitar strings on the numbers should have been removed. 6/10

Washington Capitals concepts (by WinnipegJets96)
Here's a popular mash-up amongst concept artists. Jets96 has explained what he's done on his concept. The execution looks quite good. 7/10

Pittsburgh Penguins concept (by Tex)
Everything looks really good on this one. It's new, but classic and yet you know it's a Pens jersey from the colours. My small nitpicks are the thin white cuffs which I'm not a fan of here and the outline on the primary logo, which looks too thick to me. 8/10

Toronto Marlies concepts (by Elias)
Interesting that Elias chose to feature the lighter blue ahead of the Leafs' blue. They look pretty good. I would have liked to of seen the reversed colours logo used on the blue jersey. 7/10

Ottawa Senators concept (by Nick)
The logo used as the primary here is better suited as a shoulder patch, in my opinion. There are also some loose pixels around the "O" shoulder patches that need to be cleaned up. 6/10

Calgary Flames concept (by HJC)
As you can see, I called this Flames concept an "ashes" concept. It might be better suited as a fan jersey. I used the two shades of black to give the jersey some character and not just have it be a black jersey.

London Knights concepts (by GKennedy)
London wore their green 3rd jerseys (shown on concept) in their Memorial Cup runner-up playoff push. GKennedy wanted to do something to differentiate them from the Leafs. I think he's done a really nice job of that. All this could use is some TV numbers. 8/10

Quebec Remparts concepts (by Kevin) *Description on concept. 9/10

Washington Capitals concept (by Justin)
It might be too early, but I think this is an instant candidate for Concept of the Year. I love everything about this concept. From the colours right to the presentation. It has earned my first ever... 10/10 and a COTW nom!
Tuesday: Free Underwear Reviewed by Ryan on May 29, 2012 Rating: 5


Glen Cuthbert said...

I also got the free underwear. Doesn't exactly fit, so I now have to find someone to give it to.

Oh, and Justin Cox for COTW seconded

NB14 said...

Justin C for COTW! I would be the first to buy that jersey if it was actually used by the caps.

Elias R. said...

I like Justin's Caps concept, but it seems a bit too Rangersish. I do love all your player models though, Justin!
Ryan I think that Flames concept would work good on the ice. Especially if the NHL switches to Nike.
GKennedy I really like that! It suits the Knights.
But my COTW goes to your Flames concept, Ryan.

D3troit1388 said...

Justin COTW

spirit104 said...

Ryan for COTW! I love the two shades of black!

Steven Grant said...

Justins Caps concept looks great. I'll also say cotw, but its already been seconded.

Also Ryan, (not that it matters) but didn't you give my Team Canada Concept a 10/10?


Brian said...

Ryan for COTW

Justin said...

Wow! I really appreciate all of the positive feedback! Ironically I'm in DC right now and a few of your comments make me want to and slip a few print outs in Verizon Center. Haha, all jokes aside, I really do appreciate everyones comments!

I was going to give Ryan a COTW nom but it's unnecessary at this point. I love the use of "ash" as the base color as well as the black shoulder patches. I've never been a huge fan of that horse logo but I think the lack of red and gold make it work! Great job. This would make an awesome third jersey!

MMcG said...

As a CT resident - I gotta say the CT Whale concept just isn't cutting it.


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