Sunday, 28 May 2017

2017 NHL Playoff Pickz: Round 3 review, Stanley Cup Final pick.

Hi everyone Alan here for both Round 3 review, and my Stanley Cup Finals pick.

Here's Round 3 review.

Western Conference

1) Anaheim vs WC2) Nashville
My pick: Preds in 6 games
Result: Preds wins it in 6 games
My thought: I never thought that this team would be heading to the Stanley Cup finals.

Eastern Conference

2) Ottawa vs 2) Pittsburgh
My pick: Pens in 7 games
Result: Pens in 7 games
My thought: I got this series right just like the Western Conference finals.

Now before I place my final pick, it's time for another fan request concept but it's not the Calgary Flames, this time it's the Florida Panthers.


On this set it's the Panthers first 3 jersey set in Reebok form, the colors is from the team's current set, and lastly the nameplate and the number fonts is J-LOG Razor Edge Sans Small Caps.


This one is the same but the jersey design are recolored.


Lastly this is the team's first Reebok set plus their red jersey with the same pipping treatment as the others, and of course in the team's current colors.

Now it's time for my final pick and it is for the NHL Stanley Cup Championship. From the west the Challenger, the Nashville Predators. Their opponent, from the east, making their return for the 2nd time in a row, and the 2016 Stanley Cup Champion the Pittsburgh Penguins! Who will win?
My pick: Sorry Pittsburgh but I'm going with Nashville in 6 games.

Well that's it for now enjoy this year Stanley Cup Finals, til then later.

Friday, 12 May 2017

2017 NHL Playoff Pickz: Round 2 review, Round 3 picks

Hi everyone Alan here for Round 2 review, my round 3 picks, and more Calgary Flames fan request concept. Here's my review of round 2.

Western Conference

3) St. Louis vs WC2) Nashville
My pick: Blues in 5 games
Result: Preds took down the Blues in 6 games.
My thoughts: I got nothing on this one.

1) Anaheim vs 2) Edmonton
My pick: Ducks in 6 games
Result: Ducks in 7 games
My thoughts: Ducks may have barely won this series but the next round they won't be at good shape.

Eastern Conference

2) Ottawa vs (WC1) NY Rangers
My pick: Rangers in 7 games
Result: Sens beat the Rangers in 6 games
My thoughts: This is not good for the Rangers.

1) Washington vs 2) Pittsburgh
My pick: Pens in 6 games
Result: Pens in 7 games
My thoughts: They had the Caps in 5 but they mess it up.

Now to the Fan request concept once again the Calgary Flames. This one featuring black shoulders and main stripes is black. Some of them also got the black flaming "C" logo, and letters and numbers both on white jersey and dark.








Now my picks for the 3rd round of the this year playoffs.

 Western Conference

1) Anaheim vs WC2) Nashville
My pick: Preds in 6 games


Eastern Conference

2) Ottawa vs 2) Pittsburgh
My pick: Pens in 7 games

Well that's for today, see you all in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Later.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

2017 NHL Playoff Pickz: Round 1 review, Round 2 picks, and fan request concept.


Hi everyone Alan here for my round 1 review, Flames fan request concepts, and my picks for round 2! Let's not waste time and get this going.

Western Conference

1) Chicago vs WC2) Nashville
My pick: Hawks in 5 games
Result: Preds wins in 4 games
My thoughts: I have a feeling that the fall of the Hawks have started.

2) Minnesota vs 3) St. Louis
My pick: Blues in 7 games
Result: Blues wins it in 5 games
My thoughts: I was hoping for a good series all the way to 7 but the Wild didn't played well.

1) Anaheim vs WC1) Calgary
My pick: Ducks in 6 games
Result: Ducks swept the Flames in 4 games.
My thoughts: I know Calgary got problems with Anaheim but man this is worst.

2) Edmonton vs 3) San Jose
My pick: Oilers in 6 games
Result: Oilers wins it in 6 games.
My thoughts: Got this one right it was a gamble for me but the Oilers pulled it off.

Eastern Conference
  
1) Montreal vs (WC1) NY Rangers
My pick: Habs in 6 games
Result: Rangers wins it in 6 games
My thoughts: I thought the got this in the bag, but I was wrong.

2) Ottawa vs 3) Boston
My pick: Bruins in 5 games
Result: Sens moves on in 6 games.
My thoughts: Boy, I was soooo wrong on this series.

1) Washington vs WC2) Toronto
My pick: Caps in 4 games
Result: Caps takes it in 6 games
My thoughts: Caps may not get the sweeper but at least they got the series.

2) Pittsburgh vs 3) Columbus
My pick: Pens in 6 games
Result: Pens wins in 5 games
My thoughts: Everyone I know said the Blue Jackets are going to either beat the Pens or give them a hard time, guess not.

Before I show you all my picks here's another Calgary Flames fan request concept.



Now on this one John O request that the design from the dark jersey to be white, while the design on the white jersey to be dark. So here's the result.

Now that out of the way here's my picks for Round 2.

Western Conference

3) St. Louis vs WC2) Nashville
My pick: Blues in 5 games

1) Anaheim vs 2) Edmonton
My pick: Ducks in 6 games

Eastern Conference

2) Ottawa vs (WC1) NY Rangers
My pick: Rangers in 7 games

1) Washington vs 2) Pittsburgh
My pick: Pens in 6 games

Well there you go that's all for now see you all in round 3.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

2017 NHL Playoff Pickz

Hello everyone Alan here, is that time of year again the NHL Playoffs are here are you all ready? I am, but first before the picks here's another Calgary Flames fan request concept, request by John O.

Once again is the Flames old 1995-2000 set in Reebok form with a black alternate jersey, but the deference is the front logo and the shoulder patch logo are switched and the nameplate is the Flames current fonts.

Well it's time for round 1 picks by me.

Western Conference

1) Chicago vs WC2) Nashville
My pick: Hawks in 5 games

2) Minnesota vs 3) St. Louis
My pick: Blues in 7 games

1) Anaheim vs WC1) Calgary
My pick: Ducks in 6 games

2) Edmonton vs 3) San Jose
My pick: Oilers in 6 games

Eastern Conference
  
1) Montreal vs WC1) NY Rangers
My pick: Habs in 6 games

2) Ottawa vs 3) Boston
My pick: Bruins in 5 games

1) Washington vs WC2) Toronto
My pick: Bring out your brooms the Caps in 4 games

2) Pittsburgh vs 3) Columbus
My pick: Pens in 6 games

Well that's my pick until then see you all in round 2, later.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Request to post a concept before the Playoffs!

Hi everyone, Alan here for my 3rd post of 2017 here on AJH HJA! I’m going right straight to with my thoughts on things in the NHL and other stuff.

The Streak is over
In the 2014 WWE Wrestlemania The Undertaker streak ended by Brock Lensar. This year after 25 years the Detroit Red Wings playoff appearance streak is over as they didn’t play well, but the only good part about this is they didn’t play like the Colorado Avalanche this year “man that wasn’t pretty.” They will get as least a good pick at this year draft.

Oilers going Orange all the way.
The Oilers are going to the playoffs for the first time since 2006 so what the team do for the playoffs? Well the Oilers higher ups announced that starting at this year playoffs that the team will be wearing their orange jerseys and more likely next season home games. I'm a fan of the Oilers orange jersey but promoting it from alternate to home is not the way to go it's feels like it got that Calgary Flames vibe going on, but will see maybe the higher ups will think twice after this year playoffs.

Well that’s my quick rants, on to once again a fan request concept by John O. This time it’s the Oilers rival the Calgary Flames. This request is the Flames old 1995-2000 set in Reebok form.

These featuring 3 things. 1: It featuring the flaming horse logo on the shoulders. 2: The nameplate font is J-LOG Starkwood Sans. 3: We got a black alternate jersey.

For this years, Playoffs Pickz I’m going just straight to picks instead of explaining of team’s info I felt it’s time consuming to put many stuff together in so little time that’s all I’m making a change to it until if I get the time, and the feel to do some reviews from the rounds. Also at the same time I’ll be posting some more Flames fan request concepts requested by John O.
Well that’s all I got to write about here the next post will be my annual “NHL Playoff Pickz” until then, later.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Just posting some infos

Hi everyone Alan here for my 2nd post of 2017, I’ve been busy with my NHL Adidas series and cleaning up over at my grandma’s house so it’ll be ready to be up for sale so in other words I’m multi tasking ha ha ha.

Now first up my logo, as you can see instead of “AJH 2017” it’s “AJH FTW 2017” the reason is because I’m celebrating my 5th year of having my DeviantArt page. Once I’m done with my NHL Adidas series I’ll be uploading them to my DA page then I’ll post them here after this year NHL playoffs.
If you like the fonts I used on my logo go to the links page under “Fonts from John O.” he has two links containing fonts made by him with many fonts he made, go check out.


Now the next thing is the template. I’m using the same template that I now used since late last year made by Steven Grant Design, however ever since Adidas showed off their jerseys at the World Cup of Hockey with that collar design that they made, I had to check out if there any templates around and there are some but nothing close to the templates I use, so I decided to make the collar that looks like the Adidas collar and I must say it’s not perfect but it’s sure darn close to it. I will tweak some collars to fit the teams look. 


Well, that’s my post. My next post before the playoffs maybe an fan request concept post if I get the chance to finish it. Until then, later.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Request to explain

Hi Everyone Alan here for my first post of 2017 here at AJH HJA. I’ll explain of the reason why for the lack of posts since late November, in early November I got everything all ready and all my posts is set up, scheduled to be posted everything is going as planned so well that I worked on my new project that involves with NHL and Adidas. On Nov 6, 2016, my grandmother passed away peacefully it hit me hard it really hit me emotionally and it threw me off badly I had a hard time trying to get back on track with my concepts. In first week of December almost a month after my grandmother’s passing I got an e-mail from John O. for another concept request, to me it’s just what I needed to get my mind off things that’s been hitting me emotionally and with that I got the request done for him and he love it. So, today’s concept is the New York Rangers Fan Request concept.


This one is indeed a classic pre-edge Lady Liberty design in Reebok cut form. Front logo, shoulder patch is indeed the same as the classic, but two things that are different. 1st I put the shoulder patch logo on the helmet, and 2nd the fonts for both numbers and nameplate is J-Log Rebellion Sans Small Caps custom made by you guess it John O.

Well with concept done and thanks to the request I’m slowly getting back on track of my NHL Adidas series project I won’t be posting them until I get all 31 teams made. Now for quick note if anyone questions it I have been uploading some of my concepts on my Deviantart page I’m still uploading some of my concepts on my Photobucket page as well but the reason is I felt like I haven’t pay much attention to my Deviantart page so I decide to upload more of my concepts on that page to show that page isn’t dead while my Photobucket page I just uploading so far just fan request concepts. So once my NHL Adidas series is done, I’ll be uploading them on to my Deviantart page with its own gallery just like my OHL series, and my IIHF series. Other note to add is I’ve updated my Links page well it’s not a big one just adding links to John’s pages one is his FFont page, and the other Dafonts page if you want new fonts check out those pages.

Will there be any non-concept posts? Depends on how I feel like ranting I might try to do a jersey review post but don’t hold your breath just in case.
Well that’s all I can do for now, until then later.

In Memory
Audrey Hunter (Nan)
1929-2016

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Request to have more blues

Hi Everyone Alan here for part 3 of the “Requested Month” here at the AJH HJA. Once again it’s the St. Louis Blues fan request concept now in set form. If you want know what it’s based on go check part 2 and it’ll explain it for you. Here are two set. The first set featured blue as the main color, and the second set got navy blue as the main color.


Well that’s it. That’s the “Requested month” hope you all enjoy it. if you want this font or any other fonts made by John O. go over to his "FFonts" page, and his "Dafont" page. For now I’m getting ready for Christmas. Until then, later.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Request to have the blues number 1

Hi everyone Alan here for part 2 of the “Requested Month” here at AJH HJA. The next request that John O. asked is the St. Louis Blues, there were 3 different format colors on the numbers on both blue and navy blue while the white only got two so on this post will feature both set of blue jerseys, and navy blue.


The jersey look is based on the Blues old set from 1995 to 1998 even the numbers got the follow the stripes look. Unlike the classic set that had red on the jerseys this one got the team’s current colors which thank goodness John ask for the current color over any red on the Blues because in my opinion red is an overrated color for the Blues period. The numbers and the nameplate font are “J-LOG Rebellion Sans Small Caps.”

Well that’s part 2 of the “Requested Month” see you all next week.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Request for an oil change

Hi everyone, Alan here at AJH HJA. For the past couple of months, I took 3 concept requests by John O. with that just like in October with Icethetics month, this month it’s all requested month. In this post is the Edmonton Oilers fan request concept.


See the resemblance? Indeed, it’s the Oilers classic from 1997 to 2007, the only difference is the letters and the numbers are the Oilers old alternate fonts from 2001 to 2007.

Well that’s pretty much it, nothing to explain more about it, till then see you all next week for more “Requested Month.”

Monday, 31 October 2016

A stinging effect

Hello everybody Alan here for last part of the Icethetics month here at AJH HJA. This jersey was part of a contest Icethetics ran for the ECHL South Carolina Stingrays that they celebrating 25 anniversary season this year and looking for both an anniversary logo, and an anniversary jersey. I didn’t enter the logo contest, but I did enter the jersey contest and pretty much the same fate as my other two IceHL set it didn’t became a winner. However I felt enjoyable in entering these kind of contests so here it is my South Carolina Stingrays 25th Anniversary Jersey.

Using simple Blue Jackets current jersey form with curved half arm stripes. Standard block with odd corners along with Anaheim Ducks current letters for the nameplate. Navy blue is the main color followed by silver, red and white. Lastly I added three solid silver Stingrays logos to symbolizing their 3 Kelly Cup titles they won.

Well that’s Icethetics month hope you enjoy it, there’ll be more posts coming this November until then Happy Halloween everyone.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Playing 21, I got 23

Hi everyone Alan here for part 2 of my Icethetics month here at AJH HJA. Let’s not waste time and get to it with another IceHL team I made for the contest from this year summer. 
Today is the Atlantic City Aces.

Using 2 stripes with spades patters on the arms, and a single on the hem, pants, and socks. I even put a spade on the collar. The logo may have Vegas gold but I left it out on the jersey because I feel that it didn’t need gold on the jerseys just blue and red that’s all. I use the Winnipeg Jets current letters for the nameplate, and use the Pittsburgh Penguins classic rounded font for the numbers.

Well part 2 is done, see you all next week for part 3. Until then, later.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Going green with a hint of pink

Hi everyone, Alan here for today’s edition of AJH HJA. This month is the Icethetics month, meaning I got three posts base on contests that I entered from Icethetics to the IceHL, to even an ECHL contest. In this is one of my IceHL set that I entered in the jerseys contest and just my other entrees it didn’t became a winner.

So here is the Florida Flamingos.
Pretty much the same design as my Montreal Wanderers concept but with different collar design. I made green as the main color follow by pink, and gold. The curves on the jerseys makes the logo look complete in my mind. Using the Columbus Blue Jackets fonts for nameplate, and the San Jose Sharks old pre-edge fonts for the numbers.

Well that’s my first of three posts I’m doing this month till then, see ya next week. 

Sunday, 25 September 2016

What a Wanderer(ful) day

Hi everybody, Alan here for another edition of the AJH HJA. I’m just going straight to the concept here, today is the Montreal Wanderers one of one year wonder team. Back in 2014 I made one for the HJC NHA contest, so it’s been awhile but thanks to HJC to bring in another contest involve Montreal Wanderers I made another concept.

I made burnt orange as the main color follow by black, and silver. The arms, hem, and even the yoke stripes are curved, the only stripe that is straight is the socks. The logos are the Wanderers old shield shape with trims, with an “M” and a “W” with two different fonts. The “W” is the UConn font, and the “M” is the Edmonton Oilers old alternate font. The front logo both the “W” and the “M” are space apart from each other while the shoulder logo both the “M” and the “W” are together. Both nameplate and the numbers are UConn font.

HJC Feedback

Well that is today post, hope you enjoy this week I hope my goes well, until then later.

Saturday, 17 September 2016

It’s all about the me... Uh I mean the U!

Hi everyone Alan here on AJH HJA. Today is an NCAA hockey concept featuring a university school that doesn’t have a hockey program none other than one of my favorite NCAA schools the University of Miami aka the U.

The set is based on the Canes old classic football set from 1999 to 2003. The only different on this concept is the collar, half orange, half green with white trim and the “U” logo.

This is the orange version just like the set but only in orange. I put two helmets with this concept I had a hard time picking ether green helmet, or orange helmet.

HJC Feedback

Note this is my last concept using this style template I used since 2015, from this point on I'm using a new template from Steven Grant Design page witch I've been using since I made the Atlanta Thrashers concept.

Well that’s the post for today, but before I go check out John O's FFonts page, and his Dafont page for some of his goodies! Also if you want to be part of a Fantasy Hockey league than this fantasy league is for you made by Ricky M. Until then later.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Request to come back

Hello everybody, I'm back and what a summer I had. Long story short, in July I helped my sister move out of her old place to her new home. August I played my first Road Hockey league season great experience, still playing in the league and hopefully will lead to a decent season out of it.

With that aside time for some concepts, a “Request concepts!” Once again by John O. This time it’s the San Jose Sharks. Believe me folks this one is a big one, a total of 22 jerseys! There were so many I lost track of thru the progress, there were jerseys that look alike but there are small details on each jerseys that makes them different so here are 4 groups, a group of white jerseys, a group of teal jersey, a group of black jerseys, and lastly a first a group of grey jerseys.


After that I found three jerseys that look good enough to make it as the set.

The home and road set is based on the Sharks old pre edge alternate jersey but with the Sharks current alternate logo along with the “SJ” logo on the shoulders, arm stripes is the same as the old pre edge but filled the cuffs area to give that different look vibe to it. Colors on numbers are as followed the way he ask for, on the white jersey is teal, grey trim, and black outer trim. On the teal jersey its black, grey trim, and white outer trim.

The alternate fan request jersey is based on the Sharks old pre edge dark jersey. This one was not an easy task mainly because on the old pre edge dark jersey it had no shoulder patches what so ever and trying to put the shoulder logo with the numbers to go with it is a hard task, but with putting on the old pre edge dark jersey I was able to lower the numbers down so the arms doesn’t look too cluttered with both shoulders patches and numbers together. Using the current logo for the front, and the team’s current alternate logo on the shoulders. The colors he ask for numbers are black, with teal trim, and white outer trim.



Well that’s today post hope you all glad for me to be back, hopefully to get back and stay on track. Until then, later.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Requesting to take a break.

Hi everyone Alan here at AJH HJA. Just like last year I’m taking a summer break from this site, and hopefully unlike last year I’ll get back on track this September. I got a lot of goodies on this post to get to, so let’s get to it.

Penguins wins the Stanley Cup!

First up I would like to congrats to the Pittsburgh Penguins on winning the Stanley Cup as they beat the San Jose Sharks in 6 games, witch I’m disappointed that it didn’t end in 5 I felt like the Sharks use their last litres of gas in them for nothing, but in the end the Pens got the job done and claim their 4th Stanley Cup title and for 4th time they won it on the road.

Hockey comes to Las Vegas
Well its official, Las Vegas is getting a hockey team. This has been a heavy rumored about it pretty much a long time. The word is the team name will be called the “Black Knights” others said it’s should be called something else who knows we’ll wait till October to see if they reviled the official name. That means once again Quebec got jib out of the expansion, man this city just can’t catch a break, hopefully they’ll get a team ether expansion, or relocation if our Canadian dollar stop sucking bad.

Remember my Atlanta Thrashers concept, well I made some tweaks on that concept mainly on the arm stripes, I cut off the arrows stripes and fix the some stripes here and there and that’s all.
Now we get to the request concept once again made by John O. You may remember him from his past requests as the “Chicago Blackhawks Stadium Series” concept, the “Ottawa Senators Concept” and the “Toronto Maple Leafs Boston style concept.” This time it’s the St. Louis Blues. This one is a Blues classic pre-edge uniform (1998-2007) in Reebok edge form, but only difference is the numbers and nameplates gets a J-LOG Rebellion Sans Small Caps font custom made by John O. Before I started to work on it I show him the new templates I saw that I really like and I ask him, well really I was hoping he was cool with it but it didn’t happen but oh well I try my best. Anyways it’s a theme of what if the jerseys look like in different ways within blue, gold, and navy blue, from his liking to my oops.  So instead of posting them by Home, Road, Alternate set style I decided to post them in groups, one all white jerseys, one in blue jerseys, and one in navy blue.
White Jerseys
Blue Jerseys
Navy Blue Jersey


Before I go there was sad news everywhere in hockey world that we lost a legend, on June the 10th we the hockey world lost Gordie Howe. He was all-time greats, Hall of Famer, and in my opinion the man that put the Detroit Red Wings on the map! We the Hockey fans are going to miss you Gordie.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Atlanta Thrashers concept 4: The 5th anniversary

Hi everyone Alan here for a rant, and a concept in one post, today it’s the Atlanta Thrashers.

5 years ago on this day the club was sold to True North Sports & Entertainment and move to Winnipeg to become the Jets. Even thou I’m happy the Winnipeg got an NHL team back but at the same time I was bitter about it because around the same time as Thrashers had ownership problems but also the Phoenix Coyotes (now Arizona) had it much worse then what the Thrashers had, I mean the Thrashers had better chance of getting a better owners then the Coyotes and they share the same arena with other sport club (NBA’s Atlanta Hawks) for crying out loud but sadly the NHL choose the Coyotes over the Thrashers. After 12 years of this team’s time in the NHL with only 1 division title in 2006-07 season not only bad rosters, bad managements, bad fans supports was their downfall, but also their jerseys would take a downfall as well. Let’s take a look at the jerseys timeline, with my thoughts about the jerseys. All images are from NHLUniforms Database.

1999-2003: The team’s first set was right off the bat my favorite set! Arrows on the hem, and on the collar was unique, and the arms was different and fits the team. Lastly the logos both the bird and the “T” logo are equally good. I own a dark jersey and enjoy that jersey.

2003-2006: In 2003 the team presented us an over the top alternate jersey that totally threw concept minds out the window! For me it was so Atlanta Thrashers with the word “ATLANTA” vertically down on the left sleeve it can’t go any more far then that. Of course I own the alternate jersey and I like it, it’s one those jerseys that should remain to be just an alternate.

2006-07: Sadly the asymmetrical alternate jersey becomes the team's new home jersey, replacing the team’s first dark jersey was a bad move in my mind because it was their identity and the asymmetrical jersey should remain to be an alternate.

2007-08: It’s bad enough that the asymmetrical jersey carried over to Reebok Edge system but they got rid of the arrow hem stripe and replace it with vertical side penal on the side the jersey, it’s O.K. but without the arrow stripes it’s not my cup of tea. Even thou on the white jersey has the arrows on collar but replacing the arrows hem with vertical piping it’s a no, no for me.

2008-11: In 2008 the Thrashers present their alternate jersey that pretty much a football theme jersey, got the wordmark arched with front numbers, a bird head logo on the shoulders, and a terrible sock design. The jersey could be an alright alternate jersey but it would be better if it was navy blue instead of maroon.

So my top 6 Atlanta Thrashers Jerseys (images from sportslogos.net)

6. 2008 alternate jersey
5. 2007 white jersey
4.2007 light blue jersey
3. 2003 light blue alternate jersey
2. 1999 white jersey
1. 1999 navy blue jersey
Now with that out of the way today I got myself a concept. Well make that 2, one is an entry to the HJC contest, the other with some stripes fix.
This concept is base on my previous Thrashers concept, but making the bird logo as the main logo on both jerseys while the "T" logo stays on the shoulders and on the helmets.

Same as the other set but fix the stripes on the arms, hem, and on the pants.

Well that's today post. I got one more but that'll be posted until after the Stanley Cup Finals, it'll be a rant and a requested concepts in one. Til then, later.