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Skating on Thin Ice: (Ice) Hockey 12-13

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08 Feb 2013 12:09 #760356 by Flynnie

Reed John wrote: Agreed. But the Nordiques' logo is more distinctive than the old Jets' logo. I think it will have more supporters.


Pierre-Karl Peladeau has been spotted multiple times wearing various Nordiques gear. If you remember back to the Thrashers move, David Thomson and Mark Chipman wouldn't be caught in anything remotely relating to the Winnipeg Jets.

I expect there will be a new take on the sweaters to increase jersey sales, but I'd be very surprised if the Nordiques igloo doesn't make a return. I'm hoping we all understand the fleur-de-lys is a mortal lock to be somewhere on the sweater as well.
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08 Feb 2013 16:28 #760454 by Ray de Galles
GB lose 4-2 to France in their second game and now cannot qualify.
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08 Feb 2013 16:34 #760458 by Reed John
That's supposed to be an Igloo? I never got that. I thought it was just an N. In the past, I thought it was an elephant.

Sorry about Great Britain. If you're looking for glory for Great Britain in sports that aren't hugely popular in the UK, they still have a shot, I think, to progress in the World Baseball Classic.
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08 Feb 2013 17:41 - 08 Feb 2013 18:15 #760475 by ursus arctos
Interesting. I always "read" the igloo, but had difficulty with the "n".

I think Flynnie is right and that while les Nordiques bis wouldn't be willing to give up the merchandising bonanza that would come from a new crest and uniform set (see Winnipeg), they would also want to keep a tie to the original crest (whether as a patch or a "third").

That's interesting, in that the original Nordiques had already decided to completely change their look prior to the move to Denver. [url]



I never understood the Huskie as a Nordiques crest, particularly given the fact that Toronto had a basketball team called the Huskies and that "Toronto Huskies" is among the early favourites for the name of a second GTA team.
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08 Feb 2013 18:06 #760483 by Reed John
I've seen that dog logo before. That was the 1990s. Hockey got pretty stupid about a number of things, especially, aesthetics, in those days. In 20 years, I think we'll look back on all of these outdoor games the same way we look back on the Mighty Ducks third jersey and the Vancouver Voodoo.

I don't think it makes a lot of sense for Quebec to go too Jack London with it's imagery. Yes, it's pretty far north of Montreal, but by Canadian standards, it's not really "The North." Much more sensible to stick with the French colonial vibe.

But doesn't Nordique mean, literally, Nordic? In which case, maybe Viking imagery?
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08 Feb 2013 18:20 #760487 by ursus arctos
Like Le Drakkar Baie Comeau or Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the Q?



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08 Feb 2013 18:43 #760493 by Reed John
I'd stick with their original colors, but something along those lines might work, although I don't think the Vikings ever settled near QC.

I was also thinking they could do something with the trim or the stripes of the sweaters to represent the bricks in the ramparts around the City. It's the only such wall in the US or Canada, I've read.
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08 Feb 2013 18:55 #760498 by ursus arctos
There are a number of European clubs that have the skyline of their home city along the bottom edge of their sweaters.

Dinamo Riga is one example:



Quebec's current team in the Q evokes the ramparts in both their name and crest:

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08 Feb 2013 20:35 #760522 by jason voorhees
I wore my Nords blue sweater in New Orleans. My neighbor across the street was that Boston boy (and I'm about to tell the truth, whole truth, nothing but the truth...there were more than 10 days he wore Celtics sneakers, Patriots Zubaz pants, Bruins sweater, Red Sox hat.)

One of the coolest things I ever heard in my lifetime, and one of those things that make me love who Bostonians are as much as I hate them, when the Colorado Avalanche came to town...the organ player always played the theme to the Addams Family.

Utter, utter class.

Repeat:

Boston: Utter, utter class.
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08 Feb 2013 22:11 #760543 by Reed John
Of course, how could I forget the Remparts. When I first saw that logo, I thought it was supposed to be the head of some kind of bird.
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08 Feb 2013 22:52 #760556 by ursus arctos
It's pretty much a dead ringer for Sam the Eagle from the Muppets
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08 Feb 2013 23:42 - 08 Feb 2013 23:44 #760566 by Unbelievable Jeff
The ursus family will be delighted to hear that Slovenia have made it through to the Olympics.

Team is coached by Anze Kopitar's dad, which I didn't know.
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09 Feb 2013 07:27 - 09 Feb 2013 07:31 #760603 by Ray de Galles
[url=http://www.iihf.com/home-of-hockey/news/news-singleview/recap/7550.html?tx_ttnews[backPid]More details on Slovenia's shock qualification. [/url]

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09 Feb 2013 07:31 #760604 by Reed John
Slovenia will be in the same group as Slovakia. That's going to be confusing.
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10 Feb 2013 15:22 #760871 by jason voorhees
One got an AK, it spray from far away, everybody hit the D-E-C-K
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10 Feb 2013 16:28 #760888 by ursus arctos
Austria have just eliminated the Germans from Sochi.

Hapsburg hockey is on the way up.
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11 Feb 2013 03:33 #760995 by Reed John
Nice. Vanek will probably play for them in the Olympics. Apparently he turned down a chance to play for Slovakia to stick with Austria.
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11 Feb 2013 07:23 - 11 Feb 2013 07:23 #761005 by ad hoc
We had some lunch guests yesterday, who I've known for a while. The guy, Bela, is one of the coaches at the hockey team here. I knew he'd played a bit, but after a couple of glasses of palinka he started telling some stories, and I learned he was at Lake Placid, and played for the Romanian team that ended up 7th in the Olympics there (he even played against that USA team in a 7-2 defeat). I feel a bit star struck
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14 Feb 2013 02:46 #762516 by ursus arctos
Very cool.

Matt Cooke just transacted Erik Karlsson's Achilles with his skate. It most probably wasn't intentional, but the video is open to interpretation by those influenced by Cooke's penchant for mayhem.

Karlsson is out for the season, but should be back in around 6 months. An absolutely crushing blow for Ottawa.
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14 Feb 2013 05:18 #762521 by Amor de Cosmos
Cooke's cleaned up his act lately. It'd be a shame if he's had a relapse.
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