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June 1, 2011

Stanley Cup Final Game 1 Live Blog

That was a lot of fun tonight. Thanks to everyone that dropped in and contributed. If you sent in a concept and it didn't get posted tonight, I will do a bunch of quick hits for tomorrow's post. I will now try to sleep and then wake up in 5 and a half hours to go into work...woo hoo. Also, there's only an hour left in voting for the city for our next ReDesign (right side of the page) I'll reveal the winning city tomorrow!

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Vancouver leads the series 1-0. That was a great game! Great skill all around. That's what a Stanley Cup Final game/series is supposed to be!

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19 seocnds to go!!!!!!!!!!!! Vancouver 1-0

Vancouver Canucks concept (by Tom/Kyke S)
During the Game 3 WCF Libe Blog Kyle sent in this concept but it was hand drawn. Tom turned that concept digital!

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I have more confidence that the Canucks' offense can get the job done than the Bruins. Yet, I have more confidence in Boston's goaltending. Sounds like OT

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Boston Bruins concepts (by Eric)
Eric takes a break from his KHL ReDesign to contribute to tonight's Live Blog! Great retro set and I like the yellow yokes on the road.

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Timmy Thomas is playing out of his skull tonight!!

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The Bruins have only won 1 Stanley Cup Final versus a Canadian team (1939 vs TOR). They have lost 10!

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Vancouver Canucks concept (by Kevin)
Nice fusion by Kevin of the 90's colours and the current logo. Would fans accept this during an outdoor game or would they want a true throwback?

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The Canucks are 1W 4L in Stanley Cup Final games in Vancouver

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We could use another concept

Vancouver Canucks concept (by Jeremy)
Isn't this what everyone would like to see the Canucks wear full time on the road?

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Here's my 2nd favourite commercial during these playoffs.

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Time for another useless fact...

2 of the last 3 Boston coaches that lost in the Stanley Cup Final now are on Hockey Night in Canada (Cherry & Milbury)

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2nd intermission and still no score. These teams are so good that I'm hesitant to say I smell overtime. However, both Luongo and Thomas look to have brought their A game. If it does go into OT...then double OT...then triple OT...HJC will be here all night.

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Boston Bruins concept (by Brad)
Brad won one of the first COTW's with a black version of this jersey. Hopefully posting a concept will inspire one of these teams to put in a goal. Even with no goals, this has been a really good game.

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If you have the choice, which do you prefer to watch CBC or NBC?

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Still no score, which means no concepts yet. I'm changing that. Concepts...I can't change the score.
Stanley Cup Champions Tees (by Ryan)I did this last year, made a shirt for each possible winner. These aren't great but, it'll be interesting to see what the actual shirts look like.


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Wow, that Bruins PP is sooo stale!!! No one is moving, no one's passes are opening up any holes!

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1st intermission tied at zeros. It's time for Don Cherry and the Coach's Corner...or whatever you get on NBC.

Last week I linked to an NHL 12 video. Frequent HJC contributor Tex, pointed out that in one of the clips Martin Brodeur had Reebok on the back of his jersey instead of the usual "Reebox" logo. This is pure speculation but, does this possibly hint to the NHL using the Reebok wordmark on the back of jerseys instead of the logo? As you can see from the image below, European leagues already do it.

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Vancouver's "Green Men" are in attendance tonight

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From the image of jerseys below, my favourite matchup is from 1971. Thus, I created a flashback Stanley Cup Final.
Canucks and Bruins concept (by Ryan)

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Boston's Marchand can score but, he's such a freakin weasel!!!

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Boston Pizza ad on the boards has Boston scratched out. It now reads Vancouver Pizza

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If you're joining HJC for tonight's Live Blog, leave a comment. Let everyone know you're here!

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For anyone who needs it, here is this year's Stanley Cup Final logo.

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I think regardless of who plays in the Final, both anthems should be sung. Also, both TV network ads should be on the boards. (CBC & NBC/Versus)

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10 seconds and Thomas already makes a GREAT save!!!


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This is going to be a great goaltending series!!!

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Here's a completely irrelevant Stanley Cup stat. Vancouver has never won a Stanley Cup Final game when starting a goalie whose first name starts with R.

I'll have a few more of those gems throughout the night.


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We're about 10 minutes away from puck drop. What if Game 1 had occurred in each of the past 10 years? Here's what it would have looked like.

If you have any Stanley Cup, Bruins or Canucks concepts, send it in and it may get posted tonight.

27 comments:

Kyle S. said...

I love live blogs!

I really cant wait to see what city gets the team for the redesign.

Michael said...

Why did Vancouver downgrade from such a wonderful jersey in 1971 to probaly the second worst jersey in NHL history (Behind the Islanders Groton Fisherman jerseys of the 1990's)?

Anonymous said...

I love ur bruins concept for the stanley cup flashback. Tht should be their 3rd

Tom said...

I'm gonna have to agree with don on that one. Chara doesn't belong in front of the net. Boston can't depend on kaberle's clapper.

Ryan said...

I wasn't even aware that Kaberle knew how to shoot the puck!

Tom said...

Yea, exactly. He doesn't know how to shoot haha. Also btw beauty hit, and legal. LOVE it! On another note, Jim Hughson is the man....Amazing

kyle s. said...

Will somebody score already? I want to see some concepts!!! lol

Anonymous said...

Aha!! A green man is a brother!!

Anonymous said...

terrible call

Brad said...

I have been crosschecked wayyy harder than Sedin just got, that was such a dive...eurohockey at its finest.

Ryan said...

Ferrence cross checked him bc Sedin chop him in the crotch!

Brad said...

eurohockey! they gotta start shooting from anywhere.

Tom said...

Yea he dove big time haha. And to answer the NBC or CBC question. CBC almost all the time unless it's Bob Cole. Jim Hughson is the man!

Anonymous said...

CBC livestream. amerk announcers suck.

Brad said...

Micheal J. is LOVIN this!!

Tom said...

Although Pierre is a great colour commentator on NBC. He catches a lot of stuff most announcers dont. I'm still gonna have to stick with CBC.

Ryan said...

I really enjoy Pierre when he works with Gord Miller on TSN

Brad said...

Thanks for post Ryan. You'd figure with all the PP's someone would score.

Tom said...

Agreed, the world juniors duo! If TSN was in the running they would get my vote 100%

Timmy said...

Im here
Sorry so late

Brad said...

i watch CBC livestream so i'm biased

Brad said...

P.J. was a Bruin too

Anonymous said...

just give us a canucks concept!

Ryan said...

Just send in a Canucks concept!

kyle s. said...

@tom

Thanks for making my canucks jersey a digital concept. It looks awesome!!!!

geoff said...

You said something about the champ shirts you designed not being that great. I totally disagree. I think they are amazing especially since they are so simple. I bet the ones they actually give away look gaudy compared to the ones here

CALGARYFLAMES2015 said...

This is the last Stanley Cup Finals my older ever saw! He passed less than a year later during his Kings Stanley Cup run n 2012!