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View Poll Results: We seem to have a solid top 4 from the current list. Pick 1.
Choking 9 29.03%
Banners 17 54.84%
Airplane! 1 3.23%
Trust the system 4 12.90%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

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03-20-2017, 01:37 PM
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Super lame. Why give into the NHL board's negativity?
So having a sense of humor and preemptively disarming the naysayers is "giving in to negativity" that a) exists no matter what and, b) has more power against you if you're sensitive about it.

Instead, we should create some hopeful theme that ignores the obvious and puts us in a more vulnerable position because it feels like we're putting up some kind of fight.

OK, you can have that opinion if you want to. I'd rather laugh at the "negativity" than make it more powerful.

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03-20-2017, 02:14 PM
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So having a sense of humor and preemptively disarming the naysayers is "giving in to negativity" that a) exists no matter what and, b) has more power against you if you're sensitive about it.

Instead, we should create some hopeful theme that ignores the obvious and puts us in a more vulnerable position because it feels like we're putting up some kind of fight.

OK, you can have that opinion if you want to. I'd rather laugh at the "negativity" than make it more powerful.
100% agree with Goon on this one.

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03-20-2017, 02:23 PM
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I thought flipping the switch was serious and not a joke IMO.. I think it's time to laugh at ourselves for once.. I like the choke idea, the almost closed window, getting over the hump.. etc.

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03-20-2017, 04:43 PM
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This is the year to embrace the "closing window" imagery...

How about a closing window that opens back up, revealing a Caps/Cup image? Put a "Trust the System" caption on that last image if you want.

The closing window shows self-awareness and a bit of humor, and the rest is hopeful, maybe a little inspirational.

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03-20-2017, 04:47 PM
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This is the year to embrace the "closing window" imagery...

How about a closing window that opens back up, revealing a Caps/Cup image? Put a "Trust the System" caption on that last image if you want.

The closing window shows self-awareness and a bit of humor, and the rest is hopeful, maybe a little inspirational.
Seems a lot like last year's switch flipping w/cup image and weagle and "win".

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03-20-2017, 04:48 PM
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This is the year to embrace the "closing window" imagery...

How about a closing window that opens back up, revealing a Caps/Cup image? Put a "Trust the System" caption on that last image if you want.

The closing window shows self-awareness and a bit of humor, and the rest is hopeful, maybe a little inspirational.
How about, something integrating windows, like when it says "windows is shutting down"?

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03-20-2017, 04:58 PM
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Just really **** off the main boards by using the same one as last year.

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03-20-2017, 05:07 PM
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Just really **** off the main boards by using the same one as last year.
This.

Or **** them off even further by not having any avatars. True minimalism.

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how about a play on that "how X sees me" vs "how I see myself" meme?

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flipping the switch, "win", and a picture of the Cup. It was supposed to be simple and positive.
flipping the switch is still negative lol, still sarcastic memo saying that they played like a crap at the end of the season

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03-20-2017, 06:18 PM
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So having a sense of humor and preemptively disarming the naysayers is "giving in to negativity" that a) exists no matter what and, b) has more power against you if you're sensitive about it.

Instead, we should create some hopeful theme that ignores the obvious and puts us in a more vulnerable position because it feels like we're putting up some kind of fight.

OK, you can have that opinion if you want to. I'd rather laugh at the "negativity" than make it more powerful.
honestly all these negative and sarcastic avatars shows insecurity imho. why not to embrace the fact that we are the contenders and have a flawless team?

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03-20-2017, 06:39 PM
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honestly all these negative and sarcastic avatars shows insecurity imho. why not to embrace the fact that we are the contenders and have a flawless team?
Because we're not flawless and it's boring?

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Maybe a play off of expansion, and McPhee somehow.

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Does anybody remember last year when trotz was interviewed on players available at the deadline and he said there's no big sexy difference makers available... Well we got our "difference maker" this year. Just throwing stuff out there haha

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03-20-2017, 07:59 PM
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How about we flip Trotz's motto and do a "Skill over will" thing?

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What about something making fun of the caps like "round one champions, round two we do good, round 3 wtf is that?" Lol

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If we are going full self deprecating, include something to do with a game 7 theme.

F1 - Quest for the cup
F2 - Game 7
F3 - Game Over
F4 - Playoffs 2017

idk, this is just some drunk idea, might be absolutely terrible

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I'm not feeling any of em....sigh...

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One more idea. Have you seen Ovi's "Pizza is here" commercial? We could have Ovi saying "Pizza is here!" and switch immediately to an awful "pizza type" of turnover by Orlov, Ovi or any other Cap with a penchant for turnovers.

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Ovi Kuz or Orlov in frame 1. Maybe teaching the north americans how to hack.

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OV got married before the season, maybe something to do with Stanley cup rings vs. wedding rings? Either with a positive or negative spin.

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Something with a relentless theme.

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A quick shot of the lady throwing the table then flash to my current avatar would be fantastic lol if we can compress it enough to meet the standards.

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So having a sense of humor and preemptively disarming the naysayers is "giving in to negativity" that a) exists no matter what and, b) has more power against you if you're sensitive about it.

Instead, we should create some hopeful theme that ignores the obvious and puts us in a more vulnerable position because it feels like we're putting up some kind of fight.

OK, you can have that opinion if you want to. I'd rather laugh at the "negativity" than make it more powerful.
We've done that so many times already though. Remember "Because it's the Caps?" Or "40 year Cup virgins?" They were funny and self deprecating and did absolutely nothing to improve the team's reputation on the NHL forum.

But again, since when did we care what the rest of the forum thinks? What's next, complicated playoff GDTs?

I'm not categorically against self deprecating again, but a full on choking theme seems too negative to me.


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