It is almost that time of year again! Yes, the center ice trournament is coming back for its 4th year. It all starts July 4th! Click here for more details.
Here is the place to learn about all 28 of the NHL's goal horns and the songs played after them. Yes I said 28, not 30... Find out who doesn't have a real horn and more by clicking above!
Take a look at the evolution of the painted ice hockey rink in the NHL. Those standard ice markings have changed quite a bit over the years.
Have you ever wondered how big your favorite team's videos screens are in comparison to the rest of the league? We have a nice visual answer all ready for you! Check it out!
Monday, March 25, 2013
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Here is a look at the two logos...
So what might the center ice look like after a change in branding? Well its really tough to say on this as the arena has had its name around the sides, top and bottom, upside down, and even had the Northlands Coliseum logo inside the circle at center ice for a good number of years. Here is an example of what the outcome might be, and although I have predicted a couple arena text designs before (Buffalo and Florida}, I highly doubt I will get that lucky again.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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Monday, March 4, 2013
I couldn't tell you what Ducks fans think of their scoreboard, though I have heard it is not as bad as it appears on TV and in videos. This scoreboard is not exactly the original though the frame which everything sits in is the same. They swapped out the old boards and screens with some newer technology nearly a decade ago and in more recent years added an LED ring to the bottom. So, perhaps "ancient" is an overstatement, but by today's standard, it is behind the times.
Note: they do have some pretty big video screens in the top ends of the arena to compliment their video system.
The scoreboard is the second one The Joe has had, and is not ancient at all if you compare it to the rest of the arena. It has even seen the improvement of an HD video screen upgrade. However, like Anaheim, it is not fully digital and the size of the video screens are quite smaller than the league standard these days. Below is the first board when the Joe Louis Arena opened...
As I previously mentioned, Edmonton's scoreboard is likely seeing its last few years as a new arena is in the works. At one time their scoreboard had 4 straight LED boards above it but those have been removed and team banners have been put in their place. The current scoreboard is the forth one for the current arena. Below are the previous three...
|Thanks to CF92 for sending this rare shot!|
The Panthers arena has had more names than you can imagine, but only one scoreboard. A couple years ago the scoreboard got a new paint job, which is not something you would think a scoreboard would need or get. Their scoreboard is now red to reflect their new color scheme but paint alone can not update this massive 1990's piece of technology. There have been rumors of a new scoreboard and LED system the last couple years and even one concept that was revealed and then seemed to disappear soon after. Could this been in Florida's future?
*Old scoreboard photos are from http://www.ballparks.phanfare.com/. Check out his site! He has so many old photos of arenas from today and from the past!