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03-06-2012, 09:09 PM
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Are you positive to anything involving the Red Wings? Go cheer the Islanders, Canucks or something.
Go spear a whale, or whatever you people do in Norway.

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03-06-2012, 10:29 PM
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Haha. Get a grip Heaton.

I offered my honest assessment.
I don't think #21 is a great idea because making the playoffs isn't what it's all about when you get there. It's about winning.

I don't think Legal to Drink is a good slogan, even if you go that route. I think, The Drinking Age is a bit cooler.

And no, I probably won't use them.
Jeez, you even know how to make a fun avatar thread super serious.

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03-06-2012, 10:36 PM
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as much as i hate agreeing with captain bob, i have to say "The Drinking Age" does sound cooler

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Jeez, you even know how to make a fun avatar thread super serious.

Dude. This isn't serious. This is HFboards.

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03-06-2012, 10:47 PM
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Dude. This isn't serious. This is HFboards.
It is serious because I say it is serious.

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There are plenty of fun and interesting beverages that are alcohol-free.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-alcoholic_beverage

http://www.drinkalternatives.com/non...ktail-recipes/

I enjoy a good Roy Rogers and an Arnold Palmer every now and again. There are also any number of "Red Kool-Aid" jokes to be made. Plenty of alternatives for those who are underage.

And I think that finding interesting European drinks for our overseas posters would add a nice twist.

Just my opinion.
I have alternative reasons for not enjoying the alcohol theme. I am a recovering alcoholic and have been sober for 5 years so this is a personal thing for me, I absolutely observe everyone elses right to enjoy a ginger ale every once in a while, it's just not for me.

I was thinking that it would be nice if we could come to a general concensus and show a little solidarity but obviously their are people that will go with their own ideas regardless of what Doc decides.

The theme last year was great as it was more about, "The most interesting man in the world" than it was about the beer.

Sarcastro; I do appreciate you coming up with non alcohol alternatives though.

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03-13-2012, 08:35 PM
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So are we settled on any one idea, or still brainstorming?

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03-14-2012, 01:23 AM
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So are we settled on any one idea, or still brainstorming?
Haven't settled yet.

Still looking for input even if the idea I choose has already been brought to light in this thread.

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03-14-2012, 02:36 AM
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Aren't Swedes notorious for their love of illicit drugs and athletic sex orgies?
That raises all kinds of possibilities.

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If we're still brainstorming....

-Ducktape n' Bubblegum (referencing our injury woes and patching ourselves up to make a run)
-Mythbusters (debunking common myths about the Wings [Age, ref bias, etc.]
-"It Gets Better" Parody (Show one image depicting an offense such as harassment, bias, prejudiced [Don Cherry?], etc. and then show a shot of DRW success and the slogan "It gets better".)

Just throwin some crap out there...

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The dirty dozen might work if I could easily tie the theme into the players and team itself other than with the number 12.

And if all else fails, it could simply be a theme with generic players like a couple years ago.

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03-14-2012, 01:21 PM
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If we are still throwing ideas around...

I don't know if it's been done before either here or on another team's board, how about "Soundtrack to Victory" (it doesn't have to be the word victory, but something along those lines)

Basically the concept is, you find a song title/catchy lyrics/verse/artist and link it to a Wings player or coach.

1st image: "Soundtrack to Victory"
2nd image: Wings player/coach (preferably celebrating or raising the Cup)
3rd image: Lyrics/Artist/Band/Song title (it works better if it's lyrics of a famous song)

example: Pavel Datsyuk ("He ruled the Russian land and never mind the czar" - Rasputin by Boney M)

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If we are still throwing ideas around...

I don't know if it's been done before either here or on another team's board, how about "Soundtrack to Victory" (it doesn't have to be the word victory, but something along those lines)

Basically the concept is, you find a song title/catchy lyrics/verse/artist and link it to a Wings player or coach.

1st image: "Soundtrack to Victory"
2nd image: Wings player/coach (preferably celebrating or raising the Cup)
3rd image: Lyrics/Artist/Band/Song title (it works better if it's lyrics of a famous song)

example: Pavel Datsyuk ("He ruled the Russian land and never mind the czar" - Rasputin by Boney M)
This might be an interesting concept.

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03-14-2012, 02:13 PM
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If we are still throwing ideas around...

I don't know if it's been done before either here or on another team's board, how about "Soundtrack to Victory" (it doesn't have to be the word victory, but something along those lines)

Basically the concept is, you find a song title/catchy lyrics/verse/artist and link it to a Wings player or coach.

1st image: "Soundtrack to Victory"
2nd image: Wings player/coach (preferably celebrating or raising the Cup)
3rd image: Lyrics/Artist/Band/Song title (it works better if it's lyrics of a famous song)

example: Pavel Datsyuk ("He ruled the Russian land and never mind the czar" - Rasputin by Boney M)
Favorite.

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03-14-2012, 02:36 PM
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The dirty dozen might work if I could easily tie the theme into the players and team itself other than with the number 12.

And if all else fails, it could simply be a theme with generic players like a couple years ago.
'12 - Angry Men in reference to the classic movie. And, towards grumpy old guys. Bias from refs and so on.

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If we are still throwing ideas around...

I don't know if it's been done before either here or on another team's board, how about "Soundtrack to Victory" (it doesn't have to be the word victory, but something along those lines)

Basically the concept is, you find a song title/catchy lyrics/verse/artist and link it to a Wings player or coach.

1st image: "Soundtrack to Victory"
2nd image: Wings player/coach (preferably celebrating or raising the Cup)
3rd image: Lyrics/Artist/Band/Song title (it works better if it's lyrics of a famous song)

example: Pavel Datsyuk ("He ruled the Russian land and never mind the czar" - Rasputin by Boney M)
Although the theme itself might be nice. But it feels to random and got nothing to do with the team. Expect for a little bit on the music side in reference to motown. Not much about this season though.

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03-14-2012, 03:05 PM
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Although the theme itself might be nice. But it feels to random and got nothing to do with the team. Expect for a little bit on the music side in reference to motown. Not much about this season though.
Yeah, I know it's totally random, but I think there is more scope instead of the The Dirty Dozen, 12 Angry Men or something. We did something pertaining to the 20 straight playoff appearances last year with "Dos Equis" and doing something about the streak is just repetitive. I'm on board with any topic anyways. As long as I get Datsyuk .

And for the legal drinking age thing, it's an interesting idea, but i know nothing about alcoholic drinks since I don't partake (even though the idea of "No Red Wings, No Playoff's" idea I pitched a couple of years ago was inspired from the "no martini, no party" ad). And the legal age for drinking around Europe is 18, so the joke would be lost on us Euros

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03-14-2012, 03:24 PM
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If it's not going to be the Michigan ID theme, then I'll throw my weight behind copying the Chrysler ad campaign.

Everybody knows it. It's become iconic with Michigan. And it's still fresh enough to be current at this point. There's less room for jokes, though, it would be more of a "serious" run of avatars. Imported from Detroit works nicely.

Alternatively, for more laughs, I think The Walking Red is pretty catchy. Each player could represent a type of zombie. A zombie that can only be satisfied not with brains, but STANLEY CUPS.

Maybe a strengths/weaknesses portion to it?
Franzen (for captain bob)
Strength: Does well in water.
Weakness: Only good in playoffs.

I'd be willing to make something up if it would help.

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Maybe a strengths/weaknesses portion to it?
Franzen (for captain bob)
Strength: Does well in water.
Weakness: Only good in playoffs.
I smell a Pokemon theme here

The Chrysler idea is good too.

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I liked the legal to drink thing, the dirty dozen is ok too....

...0ne last time ill suggest zombieland hockeytown survival rules...someone suggested it last year, and i still think its perfect.



I'm down with whatever tho, man....lots of good ideas, and we should all thank Doc in advance for volunteering to take it on. Thanks be to Doc. Excuse me, sir. Could you please keep your voice down? This is a family restaurant.

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I liked the legal to drink thing, the dirty dozen is ok too....

...0ne last time ill suggest zombieland hockeytown survival rules...someone suggested it last year, and i still think its perfect.

I'm down with whatever tho, man....lots of good ideas, and we should all thank Doc in advance for volunteering to take it on. Thanks be to Doc. Excuse me, sir. Could you please keep your voice down? This is a family restaurant.

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Ha!

Yeah this is really good, too. I could definitely get behind it. Full support!

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I smell a Pokemon theme here

The Chrysler idea is good too.
I really thought that if we had someone really talented in graphics design, we could model the old-school Pokemon battle screen in a Gif with different players using different attacks. Unfortunately, I doubt anyone has the time to do that.


I'm really starting to like the Hockeytown Survival Tips idea. Although I thought Zombieland was pretty overrated, the avatar has a lot of possibilities.

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I really thought that if we had someone really talented in graphics design, we could model the old-school Pokemon battle screen in a Gif with different players using different attacks. Unfortunately, I doubt anyone has the time to do that.


I'm really starting to like the Hockeytown Survival Tips idea. Although I thought Zombieland was pretty overrated, the avatar has a lot of possibilities.
Exactly, the movie is kind of irrelevant(i like it as a comedy myself)....zombieland and hockeytown are completely interchangeable....rule numbers can be player numbers....the rules can be clever/snarky/sterotype comments about said player.

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I really thought that if we had someone really talented in graphics design, we could model the old-school Pokemon battle screen in a Gif with different players using different attacks. Unfortunately, I doubt anyone has the time to do that.


I'm really starting to like the Hockeytown Survival Tips idea. Although I thought Zombieland was pretty overrated, the avatar has a lot of possibilities.
I don't think we would be able to do that anyway. The file size would probably be too big.

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