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  1. Teams In The Wrong Stadium

    The Flint Firebirds had to play their penultimate home game of the season in Saginaw when the ice plant in Flint broke down. The announcement was made just hours before the game and hardly anyone was there. The Flint crew ran most of the in-arena stuff but on their one power play, the scoreboard graphic was Saginaw's power play package.
  2. Grand Rapids Griffins announce new logo

    Near-universally derided here, 4.2 rating on the mothersite... 75% approval rating on Winging it in Motown.
  3. Grand Rapids Griffins announce new logo

    This. There aren't enough likes for this. I get that there are some people who didn't like the old logo and like the new one. But it's pretty clear they're a minority. I have no idea how enough people in the Griffins offices said, "You know what, that new logo is really way better than the other one. We should replace it. Oh, squirrel!" (At least I imagine that's how the conversation ended.)
  4. New mothership logo coming Monday, March 30

    Hmm.Is Yzerfan plotting another coup? I don't have to, Creamer has been ruling in name only on my behalf for years.
  5. New mothership logo coming Monday, March 30

    No, it's a global brand in Canada, it's required to use a maple leaf and only a maple leaf. I predict a throwback logo. Throwing back to 1997 means gradients. Lots of gradients.
  6. 2013-14 NHL Season: "We Are North American Scum"

    I believe it mostly has to do with not obscuring the number.It's because they're going to introduce ads on the back hem and you can't sell ad space that you can't see because it's tucked in. Reportedly.
  7. Do we have our newest entry out of Daniel Alfredsson's press conference in Ottawa today? Alfredsson says he signed his last deal with the Sens with both sides expecting he'd retire before the final (and cheapest, of course) year. Tons of rumors about that kind of deal happening but he's the first one to confirm it (and he played it out anyway, so maybe it doesn't matter). The part I find more OITGDNHL worthy is that Bill Daly comes out and says "Yeah, that's totally cap circumvention, but it'd require an investigation and we're not going to bother." For the record, I don't think the Sens should be punished. I just don't think the VP of the damned league should get away with using "We don't feel like investigating" as the reason for it.
  8. Tempted to grab the Livingstone story but how many words are we looking for here? It's fun to talk about writing this up but a series of half-page posts in a forum thread do not a book make. I think we'd have to have a consistent level of detail to each story, as well.
  9. Which ten stories do we pare it down to? Gotta save some for the sequel after the first book's resounding success.
  10. Actually, there's fun with that, too. IIRC, the 1917-18 Toronto Hockey Club was on a provisional franchise. The next year or the year after that the team operated under a new, permanent franchise. So you could argue that the team today is a different franchise than the 1917 team, much like the Blues.
  11. One of my favorites too. The idea of Martin Biron unwittingly destroying the NHL's database is so delightful. And on a Compuware note, To be (somewhat) fair, that one can be blamed on IBM as well. They're the ones who came up with that software, apparently. Baltimore, as well. Of course, you can't have OITGDNHL without acknowledging OITGDNHA. The only reason the NHL exists is because all the NHA owners hated the Toronto owner (Eddie Livingstone), so they formed a new league, took all the player contracts with them, and propped up their own guy at the head of the Toronto team. The new Toronto owners also owned Arena Gardens, so Livingston had a team without a rink in a league with no players. This came after they had already tried to dissolve the Toronto NHA franchise at a board meeting when Livingstone was absent.
  12. NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    Seattle Mad Oxen?
  13. NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    Strickland says the Coyotes are staying put no matter the result of the vote tomorrow. https://twitter.com/andystrickland/status/351686847086342144 Not sure I believe it. If the league lets its bluff get called, they'll never get to bully a municipality into an arena deal again.
  14. NHL Anti-Thread: Bad Business Decision Aggregator

    http://www.azcentral...yotes-deal.html And then there's the fact that the deal completely fell apart and got put back together in a matter of hours. http://www.foxsportsarizona.com/nhl/phoenix-coyotes/story/Glendale-city-council-to-force-July-2-vo?blockID=915399&feedID=3545