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About spartacat_12

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  1. 2016-17 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    The Panthers made the playoffs in 3 of their first 6 seasons, including a Final. They followed that up with some of the inept management and became a joke. Now that the team finally has a competent front office that's building a young core that should compete for a long time, plus the grassroots efforts paying off, it's looking like hockey might finally solidify itself in South Florida.
  2. 2016-17 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    Except in the years between those three playoff runs they did nothing. The key to establishing sustained success is consistency. Despite not having won any Cups, San Jose & Nashville have grown loyal fanbases by making the playoffs more often than missing it, and continually drafting & accumulating quality players.
  3. 2016-17 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    At the end of the day, I think the success of Vegas will be determined on the ice. When you look at all of the sunbelt success stories so far (Nashville, Dallas, San Jose, Anaheim, Tampa) compared to the failures (Arizona, Atlanta, Carolina), there's one main difference, a well managed hockey operations department that's been able to consistently win. It seems like the expansion draft rules are setting up this new team to be decent much quicker than the previous expansion, so hopefully George McPhee is up to the task. Now, back on topic. I don't love the Knights name, but I don't hate it either. The NHL clearly doesn't want any sort of gambling connotations, so I really can't think of anything better. I really hope that they can come up with a simple, yet unique logo & uniform set, but based on what we've heard so far I don't think it's going to happen. Also, EA Sports just released a trailer that shows us more of the improved creation zone features in NHL 17:
  4. 2016-17 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    The chest stripe is to Montreal what the diagonal wordmark is to the Rangers. It is the signature look for both teams, but they do not "own" it by any means, and there are a number of teams who have incorporated it and created a good, distinct look. Here are just a few teams who have created a unique look with a chest stripe: If the Panthers had used a blue chest stripe on a red jersey, that wrapped all the way around the back, I could understand the "Habs rip-off" argument. The white & gold is distinct enough.
  5. The DC Comics Movie & Television Thread

    While I don't think the extra 30-minutes is going to save the movie, or change the minds of people who hated it, it does look like it's going to improve some of the things that fans & critics complained about (choppy story editing, Superman being shortchanged, Batman being too "Punisher-esque"). I especially like that we're getting some exposition confirming that Batman has only recently become the brutal, borderline murderer that was shown ("There's a new kind of mean in him"). As a Batman fan I didn't mind this portrayal of the character. In the comics Bruce became much more violent after the death of Jason, and it was pretty clear by the end of the movie that Batman will be different going forward (his speech at the funeral, punching the wall in Lex's cell rather than branding him). The biggest problem with what DC is doing with their film properties is that it all feels so reactionary. They decided to make Superman's collateral damage into a plot point after fans complained about the destruction in Man of Steel, and they rushed Batman, WW, and the remaining JL members into the franchise before giving Superman a true non-origin solo film to try and catch up to Marvel. And now they are bringing Geoff Johns in to lighten up the universe after all of the negativity surrounding BvS's tone. With all of that being said, I enjoyed BvS more than most despite its imperfections, and I am still cautiously optimistic about the future of this franchise..
  6. 2016-17 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    It looks like we're finally getting an improved create a team in NHL 17!
  7. NBA Changes 2016-17 Season

    I think the Kings would be a perfect team for a powder blue & purple colour scheme. The throwbacks look great, but blue and red is just too boring. If they simply replace the red on the throwback with purple it'd be an amazing, and unique look. It's also a great way to bridge the two eras.
  8. 2016-17 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    The Panthers logo just needs an Arizona Cardinals-esque update. Do that, and add more white to the home uniforms, and their sets are miles better.
  9. Letter-modified Pro logos

    Here's another one for the Bruins alphabet. A team I played for growing up:
  10. 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs Uniforms

    This year has to set the record for most uniform colours used in the playoffs. You've got red, blue, black, green, yellow, orange, and teal. Here's my ranking of the series (based on the better matchup): 1. Blues at Blackhawks 2. Rangers at Penguins 3. Wild at Stars 4. Kings at Sharks (if SJ had gone throwback for the playoffs this would've been top 3) 5. Flyers at Capitals 6. Red Wings at Lightning 7. Panthers at Islanders 8. Ducks at Predators
  11. 2015-16 CHL uniform/logo thread

    The Niagara IceDogs playoff slogan is "Make them see red". So, if you've ever wondered what the Blackhawks would look like in red pants/helmets then look no further:
  12. 2016 NASL Jerseys

    Here are the full Fury kits:
  13. 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    God, I really can't stand the 3 stripes. I'm a big fan of Europe's logo, but the jerseys are awful. The half and half look has never looked good in any sport, and I'm confused by the colour choice. There's already Finland, the US, and Sweden in blue, plus it's used by Russia & Czech Republic. I would've rather see them in a unique colour like purple or green. I love the U23 logo, but the jerseys are disappointing (especially the white). Should be incorporating more orange. As for Canada, the logo seems a bit too much like something you'd see on a generic jersey in Wal-Mart. I like the sleeve striping, and the decision to go with solid white names/numbers. I only wish the black trim on the logo/collar wasn't black. Hopefully this is the year Canada finally goes back to red helmets/pants.
  14. The DC Comics Movie & Television Thread

    While my excitement for the movie hasn't changed, I think that this was the worst of the trailers that we've seen so far. I feel like after the first look at Civil War WB felt the need to release another BvS trailer as soon as possible (and even premiered it on the same late night show). It's poorly edited, reuses a lot of things we've seen already, and just feels rushed. With that being said, there is still a lot to like. The exchange at the beginning between Clark and Bruce is by far my favourite part. You get the feeling that they both have an idea of who the other is, which will go a long way in slowly building the conflict between the two characters (plus the Joker nod is great). I also like the way Lex is presented. His phony party persona, the condescending attitude towards Lois, it all confirms that Jesse Eisenberg has really crafted a great character.
  15. 2015-16 NHL Uniform and Logo Changes

    Probably. It probably also depends on whether or not the NHLPA makes a big enough stink about it. But with back-to-back Winter Olympic in East Asia (Korea and Beijing), I'd agree and say the NHL won't be in the Olympics for a while. Actually, the location of the next two Olympics has me thinking that the players will definitely be going. The NHL views Asia as an untapped market, so the hope would be that by sending the world's best you can generate interest in the game (much like the NBA and Beijing). In fact, I remember hearing that when Beijing was bidding for the Winter Games, one of their conditions was that if they were successful the NHL would have to send it's players. I know the league has a business to run, but the Olympics should always be a best-on-best tournament. There's no way the country would rally around a half Spengler Cup/half World Junior team the way that we do around Crosby, Toews, Price, et. al. Besides, having your league's best players front and centre on an international stage can only help the game in the long run.