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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".
|Posted on July 19, 2014 at 6:20 PM||comments (1)|
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.
Memorable Moments: Dominik Hasek almost steals Game Four, Penguins win the Stanley Cup (1992 Finals)
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It's a good thing the St. Louis Blues have made the playoffs for the past three seasons, unless we would have had to see more of TJ Oshie golfing.
In a celebrity golf tournament, it took Oshie four putts to land a hole from seven feet.
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We got to watch Toronto Maple Leafs forward Phil Kessel in his battle against smelling salts this past season. Here's another funny clip that Reddit user bmac39 found while watching the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals between the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings.
Ilya Kovalchuk decided to surprise teammate Ryan Carter with the Ammonia Inhalants.
If you didn't already know, smelling salts are used for "arousing consciousness" (Wikipedia). It looks like they are becoming more and more popular today in the NHL.
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Since the new NHL 15 Cover was revealed at the 2014 NHL Awards, there have been a lot of custom covers rolling in. Here's one that was just posted on Imgur by user SportsInfographs.
It features Colorado forward and recent Calder Trophy winner Nathan MacKinnon. Not only did this user create an awesome cover, but he also took it to the next level by giving it the floating 3D case effect. Nice!
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Recently, BarDown created an interesting graphic for every Canadian NHL team showing how their first lines would look if they only featured players born in the actual team's city.
Above is the new Toronto Maple Leafs lineup, which looks very solid up front and on defense, but weaker than others in net. You can see all seven Canadian teams here.
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Here's a great discussion from Reddit Hockey: You are given the password to Darren Dreger's Twitter account and are allowed to post 5 tweets.
What would you do to create chaos in the hockey world? Here are some of my favourite posts:
"Best of luck to Bob McKenzie in his new job as Fox Sports' baseball analyst!" - griffon28
"Andrew Raycroft to become new Leafs goalie coach." - VanilluhPhace
"Calgary trades Brian Burke's hair to Toronto, for toaster. Randy Carlyle is happy with his new toupee." - 7we4k
"Being told NHL 15 will only be released on Wii U." - fromtheill
"NHL announces merger with KHL." - SexyOmlet
"Rogers has cancelled Coaches Corner hear reports of new segment called Kyper's Korner." - schizodancer89
"Hearing Bettman to be leaving post as commissioner." - SkunkMonkey12
"NBC reporting Pierre McGuire and Gary Bettman to do live commentary of all NHL games." - SkunkMonkey12
"Owner and league meeting about Matt Cooke. Something dealing with immunity." - fuzzo999
"Ink is dry on KHL deals for Malkin and Ovi." - M15CH13F
"Hearing something about next season being cancelled. Stay tuned." - Sniffman
"Connor McDavid has announced he will join Medvescak Zagreb rather than go to the NHL draft." - moorese7en
"Discussion of both term and $$$ for Orr & McLaren." - VanilluhPhace
"NHL playoffs to be decided by shootouts after 1st OT." - flamingolounge
"Ovie to announce retirement. Kovalchuk seen leaving his house." - Wumaduce
"Rumors of Canucks retiring Mat Sundin's Jersey and number to the rafters before game against Leafs." - schizodancer89
"League expansion to include The Universe, a team revolving around Ilya Bryzgalov." - BroodingWriter