Three NHL Scoreboards Replaced

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For the upcoming season, you will be seeing some new NHL scoreboards hanging above center ices. Here is a look at the new modern marvels.

Toronto Maple Leafs - Air Canada Center
So far this is the board we know the most about. It is the only board completed at the moment that we know of and it is even featured in the upcoming EA Sports NHL game, NHL 16. Inside the board is a giant 3D Maple Leaf which will light up blue for hockey games and red for basketball games. The main video screens will measure roughly 32 feet by 18 feet. The old scoreboard has been shipped to Ricoh Coliseum to be used for their AHL farm team, the Marlies.

Winnipeg Jets - MTS Centre
This scoreboard is quite a set up from their previous board, and is already nearing completion. Inside the big board is a giant 3D version of their primary logo which we assume will be lit up. While we do not know the exact specifications for this board, it is billed as being several times large than the video screens on the old board.

Anaheim Ducks - Honda Center
This scoreboard is still somewhat of a mystery to us as the team is not releasing any drawings of what the finished board will look like. What we do know is that the main video screens on the two long sides are expected to be roughly 30 feet by 20 feet, with smaller boards on the 2 ends. This board is still under construction.

NHL 16 Arena Tracker

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Have you been wondering what arenas have been licensed for use in NHL16? Here is the place to keep up to date on what has been revealed through various forms of media related to the game...

Update: All 30 NHL arenas are in the game. Gila River Arena name is not included due to legal restrictions on using gambling brands in an E-Rated video game. The arena design itself is in the game though.

NHL 16 Rinks

Fixing The Wild

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Welcome to a our continuing series focusing on how each of the NHL's thirty teams could improve upon their current center ice designs. Some teams could use a lot of work and for each team we will post 2-3 ideas for how they might improve their ice. Lets face it though, some teams already have a perfect center ice but to be fair we will still look at some alternate ideas. Please let us know which you prefer in the comments below, or let us know if you think it is perfect as is.

Option 1: This idea comes from the current center ice of Minnesota's AHL affiliate, the Iowa Wild. It is the secondary logo but without the off white to give it a cleaner look.

Option 2: Now we are going a bit old school, and making things easy on the ice painters. Here is their third jersey logo applied to the ice leaving a very clean look at center ice.

Option 3: It may be a popular option to simply keep it the same as it has been for several seasons.