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NHL 17 Updated Center Ices

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EA Canada released a patch on 11/22 which brought many fixes to gameplay, added jerseys, and tweaked many other aspects of the game. One thing they did not mention in the release notes though, was several updates to the NHL center ice designs. They even got KeyBank Center updated on the ice and on the scoreboard. I know a lot of Buffalo fans will be excited about this. The only glaring omission was the new roundel center ice design used by the Dallas Stars. Hopefully this can still be added in a future update.

 Lets take a look at the new designs.

New Goal Horn Partnership

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With a new season well under way, we are proud to announce that we are partnering up with Famous Goal Horns to provide you with your 2016/17 season goal horn information, sounds and goal songs! You can follow his youtube channel here. His videos can also be found on FF Goal Horns along with information and photos of each horn.

We would also like to thank NHL Horns and Songs for his partnership over the past three seasons! Due to his busy schedule, he was forced to step away from making goal horns this year. It was a pleasure working with him and I hope one day to work on a project together again!

You can check out all of his work here.

Blues Arena Trading Names

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One of the nation's leading stock trading companies is being bought out by another. How does this have an effect on hockey? Well both names can currently be found sponsoring NHL arenas. Scottrade is getting ready to be bought by TD Ameritrade and that means a new arena name is on its way to the home of the St. Louis Blues. Scottrade Center in St. Louis will be renamed TD Ameritrade Center next season.

Below are some concepts for center ice and the scoreboard. 

Consol We Hardly Knew You

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The Penguins will start the 2016/17 season in the same arena but it will have a different name around the faceoff circle. Dealing with financial struggles, Consol Energy was unable to continue to pay for the naming rights of the state of the art Pittsburgh Arena. Fortunately another company stepped right up and took over those naming rights. Unfortunately for Penguins fans, it is a less than ideal name for a sports arena. PPG Paints will now be found all over the arena and the name: PPG Paints Arena.

So here is the ice in its lack of glory.

Finally, lets have a couple concepts of what might have worked better than this layout.

World Cup of Hockey Goal Horns

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Usually at this time, the number one goal horn creator on YouTube would be enjoying a bit of rest before the busy NHL horn season begins. This year however, NHL Horns and Songs is busy brining you all the goal horns and songs from the World Cup of Hockey tournament being held at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Teams were able to pick their horn type (recording) and their goal song for the tournament. Check out the World Cup of Hockey playlist and follow his channel to keep up on all the newest horns and songs.

Blues Surprise With Fancy New Center Ice

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The Blues have not messed with their center ice design for many seasons. The last major change came in the Fall of 2009 when they switched to one large Blue Note. But with the 50'th anniversary season set to begin, the Blues opted for a very different look to celebrate this special milestone. You can see the full history of the Blues center ice designs here.

New Look For Stars Center Ice

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The Dallas Stars surprised everyone with a new look at center ice. They are going with the secondary roundel logo this season. They also modified their arena text around the ice. This is by far the best look the Stars have had on ice in recent years. Check out their full ice history here.