I am digging this. The design is very accurate to what a Steelers helmet looks like. Aside from the Penguins logo, this is spot on.
I don’t even like either the Kings or Ducks. Both of them are the rivals. But as a hockey fan, attending the Stadium Series game at Dodger Stadium was a must for me. I’ve always wanted to go to the Winter Classic games but since those games are never on the West Coast, this is the best option for me. It was actually a great cool night and the entire atmosphere was very unique.
I had arrived at around 5PM, a good 90 minutes before the ceremonies would begin. I got there early knowing that getting into the stadium closer to the start of the game would suck. When arrived there, I saw that there was a fan fest area in one of the parking lots. It didn’t look interesting, so I just went inside.
What was really unique about this stadium was the set up of the field for the game. They had a volleyball court, a stage for KISS and a mini rollerblade rink for kids. Those were all occupied before the game and during the intermissions.
Tonight I am going to the Stadium Series game at Dodger Stadium. I will boo both teams equally. But as a big hockey fan, attending something like this was on my bucket list that I am so glad that I got to take care of so soon. I got a sweet deal on my ticket and I am going to soak up all of it tonight. I will have a recap of my adventure when I return from the game.
Originally posted on For The Win:
LOS ANGELES – The Anaheim Ducks have been better than expected this season and the Los Angeles Kings have not been quite as good as advertised.
That’s why today’s Stadium Series contest between the Ducks and Kings (9:30 ET, NBC Sports Network) is an intriguing matchup. It’s a meeting of the NHL’s most consistent team and a Kings squad that is still trying to rediscover the consistency it knew when it won the Stanley Cup in 2012.
I went to the Honda Center (I still call it “The Pond”) for the first time ever to catch the Ducks take on the Sharks. This was something I had wanted to do for a while and with the Sharks in town for New Year’s Eve, I decided why not?
The entire arena itself is pretty nice. It’s not messy and it’s easy to maneuver around. Ducks fans weren’t arrogant as I thought they were and I suppose it was nice for them not to have me be all loud since the Sharks stunk it up.
But overall, the experience was nice. It wasn’t even expensive and getting there was easy. The goal horn isn’t as annoying as the one the Kings use, so I at least know I will likely be back here for one more game this year.
Today is the final day of 2013 and I’m going to do my year in review of the best and worst uniforms of the year. Unfortunately this year there will be no college sports involved (just way too much for me to cover). Let this be a history lesson for everyone to remember what worked and what should never happen again.
This is a list of strictly my opinion, so feel free to agree or disagree or just take it for what it is.
To qualify for this list, the uniform element must be a new set that debuted and was used for in-game action in 2013. That’s pretty much it. Let’s go take a look at the list for National Hockey League.
** I hope I didn’t miss anything.
As a kid, I was an earlier uniform and logo guy. Whenever I watched the news and saw what logo graphics the broadcast would use, I would nitpick about which logos they stuck with. Did they use a primary or alternate logo? If it was an alternate logo, why did they choose that?
This lead to this post this morning grabbing my attention. I love alternate logos. There’s a challenge to creating one where the audience can still recognize it but without the clutter. In fact, the ones we see here feature two different approaches.
One is the zoomed in logo of a specific recognizable detail. The other is a more simplistic approach and I really like that. In fact, I think some teams may be better off using some of these as their alternates. For a league that has some cluttered looks and over the top promotions, sometimes simple is better. And I like these.
I don’t watch FS1 much but I did catch a glimpse of their show (whatever they call it with all the highlights) and they had this logo history deal on the right. FS1 likes to share notes about each team and there are two ways I approach this:
1 – Either they want to expand their notes about each team to more than just stats and numbers
2 – The Ducks are so boring (or they know little about them) that they came up with this fact to share.
What do you think?
We had known for a while that the Anaheim Ducks would do a throwback night to celebrate their 20th year in the league. But they teased our first official look at the return of the Mighty Ducks.
I very much miss this and wish they never got rid of it. But for one night, the memories of a fun movie and a hockey team will return.
I can’t wait to see it!
A hat trick for 19-year-old rookie Tomas Hertl wasn’t enough. He decided to go for a fourth one and it was a beauty.
That was one of the dirtiest goals I have ever seen. For a rookie with that much swag to pull off a move like that, it’s something to cherish.
It’s like a mic drop during a battle rap. How can you continue playing after that kind of a goal? And that just was the topping on the cake for a dominating performance by the Sharks that night.
Filthy. Dirty. Just wrong. Beautiful.
Back in 2012, the Detroit Red Wings wore white at home and I got real excited. This was the first time in almost a decade that the home team wore white for a home game. The switch the the colored jerseys a decade ago was an attempt to enhance potential merchandising sales for jerseys but numerous NHL fans have been desiring for a return of the white jerseys.
Last night, the Sharks hosted the Canucks for an exhibition game and the Sharks wore their white jerseys. A part of me was really excited to see this, but I knew I had to be cautious.
The previous home exhibition game for the Sharks came three days earlier and they wore their teal jerseys. Was this white jersey just a one-time thing? If the Sharks were going with white at home, then why did they wear teal in their last game?