International Week continues today with a concept for Team Russia, as designed by Steven Grant. The Russian resort town of Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympics less than a year from now.
The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are now less than a year away. So in that spirit, this is International Week on the Concepts page! All week I'll be featuring a variety of national teams. We start today with Ryan Haslett's take on the defending gold medal champion Canadians.
As promised, I'm launching a new concept series today. Beer League Sundays! So if you like to design logos and jerseys for amateur teams — real or fake — send them along! We kick things off with Dylan Alexander who proposed this series. His first team is called the Eskimo Brothers. If you have a great beer league concept, send it along and look for it right here on Sunday.
We're coming down to the end of the Waddell brothers' long-running concept series. This week we get the Capitals and Sharks, as requested by Bastian last weekend.
Normally, I let you guys pick the next pair of teams. But since we're down to just four remaining, I'm going to take the reins in the home stretch. Check back next Saturday to see which two teams will be next! (By the way, I'm betting there will be someone who doesn't read this and posts their request anyway. Let's see if I'm right.)
If the Phoenix Coyotes spend another season in the desert, Glendale wants the team to change its name — to the Arizona Coyotes. So Ryan Yuck figures, why not go a step further and drape them in the state flag? Forget an homage on the shoulder patch, go all out Arizona!
By the way, Ryan asked me to point out that his surname is pronounced "YOOK." So before you start in with your "very clever" yuck puns... don't. It's a Freak Out Friday. Live with it.
Ryan read your feedback made some revisions to his Coyotes concept.
This one is sort of a mix of old and new. Matt Marczel says he "was inspired by the old Cinncinati Swords of the AHL during the '70s" for this concept. Their classic look would still work today. But then so would Buffalo's original jerseys from the 1970s. If only they could lose all the extraneous silver piping and fix the blue.
For reference, here's a look at the old Swords jersey.