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Video: The history of NHL teams in 85 seconds

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

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[s/t Ann Frazier]. An 85 second video showing the evolution of NHL teams, and their logos, since the start of the league. Good stuff!

Video: Sport Chek Be Better (featuring Steven Stamkos)

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

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Another very cool hockey advertisement, this time featuring Tampa Bay Lightning sniper Steven Stamkos. My favourite part is the transition from the Video Game to the History of the Game.

NHL 15 Screenshot: James van Riemsdyk

Posted on July 26, 2014 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

New NHL 15 Screenshot: James van Riemsdyk

[s/t @Rammer34]. Here's another cool close-up screenshot from NHL 15: Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk. Check out Seth Jones here.

Colorado was almost named the Rocky Mountain Extreme in 1995: this was the proposed logo (Icethetics)

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)



[s/t Icethetics]. When the Quebec Nordiques were relocated to Colorado in 1995, the new franchise was almost named the Rocky Mountain Extreme instead of the Avalanche. 

NHL 15 close-up screenshot of defenseman Seth Jones

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

NHL 15 close-up screenshot of defenseman Seth Jones

[s/t Reddit]. These next-gen NHL 15 graphics are lifelike. Here's a split screen comparision for Nashville Predators defenseman Seth Jones

Video: NHL on Rogers: 'Just A Game'

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

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Rogers Sportsnet has been releasing some pretty epic hockey commercials over the past month. Here's my favourite one. You can also watch 'Greatness' and 'Numbers'. As you probably know, Rogers obtained rights earlier this year to all the NHL games for the next twelve years.

These promos are being used to create hype for NHL on Sportsnet, which will officially begin at the start of the 2014-15 National Hockey League season. 

Cam Ward robs Dvorak, the most underrated save in NHL history? (2006 Stanley Cup Finals - Oilers vs. Hurricanes)

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

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Is this the best save of Cam Ward's career? Or maybe this one, or this? Point is, the Hurricanes goaltender has a lot of mind-boggling stops under his resume.

Here's one that you may have not seen very often: Ward robs Radek Dvorak with a diving glove save in Game Six of the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals between the Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes. I myself haven't seen this save in TSN Top Tens, let alone Cam Ward countdowns. I guess that might be because some people actually think the puck was over the goal-line. 

After watching it on Youtube in this eight second clip - which was recorded at two frames per second with a toaster borrowed from Randy Carlyle - I went on a mission to find a better version. To the newer Carolina Hurricanes fans: yes, Cam Ward used to be this good before. 

I couldn't even find the highlight through the NHL.com VideoCenter. Eventually, using the NHL Vault (an NHL game archive on Gamecenter Live), I was able to find the full sequence and upload it to Youtube in the best possible quality (excluding the audio). 

As you probably already know, Ward went on to win the Conn Smythe Trophy and became the first rookie goalie to win the playoff MVP since Ron Hextall in 1987. 

Carolina won the series in an epic seven game tilt for the franchise's first ever Stanley Cup Championship. 



Related:
Video: Top 10 NHL Glove Saves Of All Time (HD)




NHL 15 Gameplay Series: Superstar Skill Stick

Posted on July 24, 2014 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

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Vancouver Canucks Modernized Flying V Jersey Concept

Posted on July 20, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Vancouver Canucks Modernized Flying V Jersey Concept

Recently, I've seen a lot of interesting Vancouver Canucks jersey concepts just surfing the web. The one that caught my attention the most was this modernized version of the Canucks old Flying V uniforms.

Above, I tried my best to give a live preview of what it would look like. While I'm not too keen on the idea of using this as a home jersey, I do think it would be cool if the club had something like this as an alternate jersey. 

As you can see below, I based my edit off of this concept by Justin Cox. 



The old Vancouver Flying V uniforms have been called one of the worst jerseys in NHL history by many. But, as Cox says, the "problem with the originals is the dreadful colors".




Memorable Moments: Patrick Roy dekes Wayne Gretzky, goes over the red-line (1997-98 NHL Season)

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (1)

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This memorable moment occured during a game between the New York Rangers and Colorado Avalanche on November 17th, 1997.

Down by three goals, goaltender Patrick Roy decided to try something new and carry the puck out of his zone and past center ice. Not only that, but in the process, he also deked the greatest player in NHL history: Wayne Gretzky.

There's actually a rule that explicity prohibits this:

28.7 Participating in the Play Over the Center Red Line – If a goalkeeper participates in the play in any manner (intentionally plays the puck or checks an opponent) when he is beyond the center red line, a minor penalty shall be imposed upon him. The position of the puck is the determining factor for the application of this rule. 

As a result of his actions, Roy did get a penalty, but it went down as one of the craziest things NHL fans have ever seen. 



Video retrieved from the TSN Top 10 Hockey Unlikely Moments half hour segment. 

Related:
Memorable Moments: Dominik Hasek almost steals Game Four, Penguins win the Stanley Cup (1992 Finals)





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