I like IS's idea. Maybe combine those with the 20th anniversary... something along the lines of "20 years... and still here / hockey in the South" and add players and events from our 20 year old history.
Andreychuk with the Stanley Cup: fluke
Norfolk player with Calder Cup: fluke
something with Manon Rheaume
something with Phil Esposito, Terry Crisp, Art Williams, Feaster, Torts, OK Hockey, Genius Lawton, gamblin' Tocchet, Vinik, Yzerman, Boucher...
something with Mishkin ("horn man"), the Chief ("tsssk"), Peckham, Dinger, (bald) PK, Cristodero, EE, Thunderbug, and so on...
something with the Expo Hall, the Thunderdome, and former players (or even legends) as Chris Kontos (and his record), Brian Bradley, Denis Savard, Paul Ysebaert, Daren Puppa, Rob Zamuner, Wendel Clark, Roman Hamrlik, Dino Ciccarelli, John Cullen, Petr Svoboda, Brad Richards, Dan Boyle, Nikolai Khabibulin, Freddy Modin, Pavel Kubina, Ruslan Fedotenko, Vinny Prospal, ...
Fedotenko - "A 4th overall pick for that?!" (use image of him scoring Cup-winning goal)
St. Louis/Conacher - "Too small to ever make it!" (use side by side images of Marty with Stanley Cup, Conacher with Calder Cup)
Ranger - "Where's Ranger?" (I don't know...a picture of the North Pole)
Then show "Fluke" or "All part of the Yzerplan" or whatever we decide on.
Lecavalier: Overpaid and Overrated
St Louis: Old and Declining
Stamkos: One Dimensional
Malone: Salary Dump
Salo: Injured Fossil
Carle: Addition By Subtraction
Brewer: Minus Magnet
Purcell: Product of Stamkos
I could probably do the whole team lol.
These....are great. I really like the Lecavalier, Purcell, and Carle ones
Potential = Lindback, the Crunch kids and all the other prospects
Intensity = Boucher
Scoring = Stamkos, St. Louis, Lecavalier, Purcell, (Malone, Pouliot)
Physicality = Malone, Crombeen, ...?
Passion = Thompson, (St. Louis), ...?
What is Hedman's main attribute? Or Carle's?
Some guys are a bit hard to figure, but the premise has enough room to get very specific or silly.
Bergeron - Turnovers: Unlocked
Hedman - Offense/Big Minutes/Upside/Skill Set/Pokecheck?/(qualifies for potential as well)
Carle - #25/Return
Movember Malone - Mustache: Unshaved
MSL - Hockey IQ/Effort/PP/(endless possibilities)
Wilson - Who He Is
Whoever the meat shield is - Blocks: Unlocked
DNA - Building: Blocks
Since it's less than 82 games we can't celebrate the whole 20th anniversary. We can only celebrate a piece of it thanks to the lockout. A fraction of the anniversary. This board loves fractions. 50/82?
Last edited by TheDaysOf 04: 01-06-2013 at 01:59 PM.