HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > General Hockey Discussion > National Hockey League Talk
National Hockey League Talk Discuss NHL players, teams, games, and the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Playoff avatar showcase 2013 (All teams accounted for! Vote for your favorite!)

View Poll Results: Which set of playoff avatars is your favorite?
Anaheim Ducks - "**** Everything else" 9 2.03%
Chicago Blackhawks - Drinking the Kool-Aid 48 10.84%
Detroit Redwings - The Last Western Hurrah 19 4.29%
Los Angeles Kings - Twitter hashtags 32 7.22%
Minnesota Wild - "So you're telling me there's a chance." 50 11.29%
St. Louis Blues - Breaking Blues 30 6.77%
San Jose Sharks - *Results May Vary 95 21.44%
Vancouver Canucks - We're not Faking 13 2.93%
Boston Bruins - Playoff Jeopardy & "X now, champagne later" 3 0.68%
Montreal Canadiens - "Feels Good Man" 10 2.26%
NY Islanders - Monkey Business & "We're in!" 13 2.93%
NY Rangers - Anything can happen 11 2.48%
Ottawa Senators - Pundit/MacLean says 34 7.67%
Pittsburgh Penguins - All in 20 4.51%
Toronto Maple Leafs - Burn the Boats & Last Time the Leafs were in the Playoffs 22 4.97%
Washington Capitals - You forgot to flush 34 7.67%
Voters: 443. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
04-28-2013, 01:25 PM
  #26
Serious HABit
Registered User
 
Serious HABit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Forum Ghosts
Country: Coral Sea Islands
Posts: 780
vCash: 500
Feels good man

Serious HABit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 01:59 PM
  #27
fedfed
Moderator
@FedFedRMNB
 
fedfed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Moscow City
Country: Russian Federation
Posts: 3,117
vCash: 500
Capitals: "You Forgot To Flush"
Set (more could be added)
History of the theme:
Source
Quote:
“Right now I’m scoring goals and I’m the king of the world,” Ovechkin told reporters on Monday after an optional skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. “A couple weeks ago I was almost on the toilet. You just forgot to flush me.”
The idea was to put together a "feel good" kinda theme. Unlike last year's "Because It's The Caps", that was somewhat sarcastic, every avatar of this set features a smiling Caps player and adversity he has overcome recently or during his career.

fedfed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 02:00 PM
  #28
MoJoSauce
Registered User
 
MoJoSauce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: NNK
Country: United States
Posts: 434
vCash: 500
Caps theme/avatars are hot off the press thanks to FedFed


MoJoSauce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 03:14 PM
  #29
SirKillalot
Registered User
 
SirKillalot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Norway
Country: Norway
Posts: 4,699
vCash: 390
Quote:
Originally Posted by MoJoSauce View Post
Caps theme/avatars are hot off the press thanks to FedFed

Cool

SirKillalot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 03:18 PM
  #30
paradeofwolves
Registered User
 
paradeofwolves's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 4,260
vCash: 500
I love that quote from Ovechkin.

paradeofwolves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 04:11 PM
  #31
Almighty
Registered User
 
Almighty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Country: Canada
Posts: 441
vCash: 500
The Caps avatar is the best by far.

Almighty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 04:31 PM
  #32
EKIsMyHomeboy
Fear The Wayne
 
EKIsMyHomeboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: at your local rink!
Country: United States
Posts: 325
vCash: 500
LOL @ all the avatars!

From what I'm gathering from the others:
NY decided on the avatar but need to polish it up!
Anaheim is doing a poll now. Like the "**** everything else" theme.
Boston is also doing a poll!
Minny and Chicago is working on theirs.
Nothing from Detroit and Ottawa so far.

EKIsMyHomeboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 04:45 PM
  #33
Canada4Gold
Registered User
 
Canada4Gold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 5,433
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tinalera View Post
I think with the Leafs, one poster (who's name escapes me( combines the "when Leafs won the cup" with "Burn the Boats" in the same one-so you use two themes.

The problem again being the size-if there were some way to scale down the size a combination of the two themes would still work and make both "groups" happy

Personally, if asked in a poll, I think the "last time" ones are quite funny, but also understand how much the "burn the boats" has been a bonding for Leaf fans this year-tough choice.
mine maybe.

I recommended the idea on the Leafs board and nobody responded so I made one myself(which turned out to be too big, and then thepuckmonster made me one that fit under the KB requirements.

It might seem a little too busy though. But I'll explain anyway.

I wanted both themes, so I went with the last time they were in the playoffs fenwick didn't exist(because of all the advanced stats Leafs haters saying they suck because of their garbage fenwick).

Then we have Caryle frame basically it's a garbage stat that means nothing. And then a frame with a "whatever floats your boat" refernece except it's burns your boats instead because of the leafs slogan this season



and here are my 2 original ones which were too big





I might just switch to one of the othere Leafs ones when the playoffs start though, to show unity with my fellow Leafs fans

Canada4Gold is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 05:21 PM
  #34
ColePens
Global Moderator
Your Savior
 
ColePens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pittsburgh
Country: United States
Posts: 30,683
vCash: 500
Send a message via AIM to ColePens
Caps with a very good one. That's a damn good theme. The locker room should adapt something similar (obviously not that one) to create an underdog vibe. Shirts or something that say "They thought we were dead.... Quest for the Cup 2013"

Great stuff, Caps.



edit: And the wrestling fan in me loves the Nucks avatars. Great photoshops.

ColePens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 05:29 PM
  #35
Dellstrom
The new age
 
Dellstrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Boston
Country: United States
Posts: 16,370
vCash: 250
Bruins will have theirs by tomorrow morning... Voting ends tonight

Dellstrom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 05:51 PM
  #36
BigKing
Spot Picker
 
BigKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Belmont Shore, CA
Posts: 3,201
vCash: 500
Kings theme is a tip of the hat to the Kings infamous twitter feed. The hashtags are sometimes bland but many are sarcastic takes on popular HF memes as it relates to the Kings, such as the Cup win being a fluke, Carter only scoring in blowouts, Dry Island, Brown being dirty etc...

For me, any spot on the ice where Nolan makes a big hit or wins a fight is claimed as "Indian Land" as a take off of his photo session during his day with the Cup.

BigKing is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 05:58 PM
  #37
Schalkenullvier*
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: tief im westen
Country: Germany
Posts: 4,591
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dellstrom View Post
Bruins will have theirs by tomorrow morning... Voting ends tonight
I'm still sceptical, this Avatar search turns out to be as complicated as the yeti coming over

Schalkenullvier* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 07:35 PM
  #38
ArGarBarGar
Moderator
Doc Messier
 
ArGarBarGar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Country: United States
Posts: 22,873
vCash: 500
Red Wings: "Last Western Hurrah!"
Set
History of the theme:
Source


Being the last playoff season for the Red Wings in the western conference, we decided to go with a final Western push (or "hurrah" as it were) to commemorate our many seasons and successes in the Western Conference.

ArGarBarGar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 07:53 PM
  #39
The Nemesis
Global Moderator
Semper Tyrannus
 
The Nemesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Langley, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 45,627
vCash: 500
Awesome. We're officially past the halfway point of getting sets up.

Keep them coming.

__________________

"Do you know what "nemesis" means? A righteous infliction of retribution manifested by an appropriate agent."
13-14 Sharks CI Feed Tracker: 82 GP |29-39-14 (SJ-Opponent-Van/Nat'l)
www.bluejayshipsters.com We liked the Blue Jays before it was cool.
Sorry, I am not taking signature requests at this time.
The Nemesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 08:36 PM
  #40
ZARTONK
The Markov effect
 
ZARTONK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Montreal
Country: Armenia
Posts: 7,326
vCash: 50
I'm loving the Shark's avatar.

Also, can't see the sample from "The last time the Leafs were in the playoffs."

ZARTONK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 08:57 PM
  #41
The Nemesis
Global Moderator
Semper Tyrannus
 
The Nemesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Langley, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 45,627
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZARTONK View Post
I'm loving the Shark's avatar.

Also, can't see the sample from "The last time the Leafs were in the playoffs."
looks like someone cleared it from imagur. I pulled from another source. Hopefully that will stick now.

The Nemesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 09:07 PM
  #42
ShadowDuck
Captain Anaheim
 
ShadowDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Boston, MA
Country: United States
Posts: 2,487
vCash: 150
The Ducks have their theme, and they are in the process of being made, with about 7-8 or so already made. I'm on my phone so can't really post them but just check the Ducks board.

The theme:

**** Everyone Else

ShadowDuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 09:12 PM
  #43
The Nemesis
Global Moderator
Semper Tyrannus
 
The Nemesis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Langley, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 45,627
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShadowDuck View Post
The Ducks have their theme, and they are in the process of being made, with about 7-8 or so already made. I'm on my phone so can't really post them but just check the Ducks board.

The theme:

**** Everyone Else
Cool. Thanks.

The Nemesis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 09:13 PM
  #44
Dellstrom
The new age
 
Dellstrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Boston
Country: United States
Posts: 16,370
vCash: 250
We couldn't decide on the Bruins board, so we have two. Here's the official one by NinthSpoke06:

Quote:
Originally Posted by NinthSpoke06 View Post





and the second, "X Now, Champagne Later," concept by a boatload of people but art done by PietB:
Quote:
Originally Posted by NinthSpoke06 View Post







Dellstrom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 09:15 PM
  #45
Billy Mays Here
Optimistic Pessimist
 
Billy Mays Here's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Minnesota
Country: United States
Posts: 12,819
vCash: 50
No one on the Wild board seems to really be making any but our theme is gonna be "So you're telling me there's a chance" from Dumb and Dumber.

Billy Mays Here is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 09:18 PM
  #46
acr
Registered User
 
acr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Back and Back Big
Posts: 4,088
vCash: 500
The Bruins apparently have two themes because of highly disorganized polling causing the "official" poll to be three versions of theme A vs. one of theme B. Theme B technically garnered a plurality(and its creator is running around demanding victory), but all three combined of theme A got significantly more votes than theme B, but were split amongst the options.

Politics of playoff avatars are messy.

acr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 09:19 PM
  #47
DuckJet
Ducks are math=Bad
 
DuckJet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Funkytown
Country: Kazakhstan
Posts: 33,119
vCash: 69






Not all of em rolled out yet, but you get the gist. Credit to RollingDux, Kalvinators, and DuckTech for their work.

DuckJet is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 09:20 PM
  #48
Dellstrom
The new age
 
Dellstrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Boston
Country: United States
Posts: 16,370
vCash: 250
Quote:
Originally Posted by acr View Post
The Bruins apparently have two themes because of highly disorganized polling causing the "official" poll to be three versions of theme A vs. one of theme B. Theme B technically garnered a plurality(and its creator is running around demanding victory), but all three combined of theme A got significantly more votes than theme B, but were split amongst the options.

Politics of playoff avatars are messy.
I'll take the blame for the poll.

We were in a rush and this is a fine compromise by me. We weren't getting anywhere anyway.

Dellstrom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 09:23 PM
  #49
Schalkenullvier*
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: tief im westen
Country: Germany
Posts: 4,591
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by acr View Post
The Bruins apparently have two themes because of highly disorganized polling causing the "official" poll to be three versions of theme A vs. one of theme B. Theme B technically garnered a plurality(and its creator is running around demanding victory), but all three combined of theme A got significantly more votes than theme B, but were split amongst the options.

Politics of playoff avatars are messy.
Good summary, it was a friggin mess Lol. But whatever, better 2 themes than none

Schalkenullvier* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-28-2013, 09:24 PM
  #50
DuckJet
Ducks are math=Bad
 
DuckJet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Funkytown
Country: Kazakhstan
Posts: 33,119
vCash: 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dellstrom View Post
I'll take the blame for the poll.

We were in a rush and this is a fine compromise by me. We weren't getting anywhere anyway.
FWIW, the Jeopardy ones look much cleaner, and the champagne later is a bit...on the cocky side. Both are cool though

DuckJet is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:45 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.