Thursday, December 27, 2012
Perhaps what interests me most about this whole thing is the new center ice layout which will likely occur with a change of venue. Here are a couple Barclays Center concepts that I have come up with while trying to predict what the center ice might look like in the arena. Also note that the current layout of Barclays Center would put the center scoreboard over one of the blue lines, not over center ice. This layout is similar to what the Phoenix Coyotes endured in America West Arena.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
In the modern era they are nothing more than place for unique creativity, or perhaps a lack thereof.
Red lines started out having very simple plain patterns such as various sized white boxes or diamonds. Over the years some teams have tried to be more creative and have done a nice job. Here are some examples of red lines that I have found to be creative and unique.
Unfortunately unique is turning into cliche these days as many teams have started to go with their team logo inside the red line. In fact, at this point I wouldn't be surprised if 25 of the 30 teams end up using this concept by 2015.
Finally, I would like to point out some my least favorite red lines in NHL history.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
On September 5, 2012, I made a concept of what I thought center ice might look like. Apparently the Panthers had the same idea in mind as they come very close. View Concept - view Actual Center Ice.