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03-05-2007, 02:28 AM
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We can work on the slogan. The tough part will be finding awesome tough guy shots for all the players. I think that Redden one is the only one I have.

I really need to fix the font though. I'm not sure why it's looking like something done in paint.
Still a great start. We'll get it figured out.

Edit: Finished watching my show and going to bed. Just popped in to throw these out there. Some of them wouldn't require tough guy pics.

Our Team-One Dream '07
One Team-One Dream '07
New Year=New Hope '07
The Dream Lives On '07
Quest for Silver '07
Can You Feel It?
Do You Believe?
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03-05-2007, 02:57 AM
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This may be a terrible idea, but with all the press this movie "300" is getting, Senator like armour, complete with those distinctive helmets, has never been cooler. Well, not since Gladiator at least. Considering that the NHL has already hitched their wagon to that film, and the images I've seen do look pretty cool, we could take it a step further and use that as our playoff avatar theme. The timing couldn't be better after all. I know they are Spartans and not Romans, but hockey fans don't tend to be sticklers for historical accuracy and, from what I've seen, neither are the makers of the movie.

The slogan for 300 is "Prepare for Glory," which actually works pretty well. I was thinking that we could ask one of our resident photoshop geniuses to try superimposing pictures of our players' heads on images from the movie, complete with armour, etc., and have that slogan written below. I thought that would be easier than starting from scratch. If that's too difficult, I'm sure we could get good pictures of Roman centurions/senators from other movies and use those instead.

I should add that I think this would be a lame idea for any team other than our's, but considering that it is our natural theme anyway, I think it could end up looking really great. I just did a quick Google search and it seems that not many still photos from the movie have been released yet, but I expect many more will be easily available after it is released next weekend.

You can watch the movie trailer and get a few stills here, lest anybody doesn't know what I'm talking about: http://300themovie.warnerbros.com/ho...l?dl=undefined

Anyway, let me know what you think.

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03-05-2007, 06:20 AM
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This may be a terrible idea, but with all the press this movie "300" is getting, Senator like armour, complete with those distinctive helmets, has never been cooler. Well, not since Gladiator at least. Considering that the NHL has already hitched their wagon to that film, and the images I've seen do look pretty cool, we could take it a step further and use that as our playoff avatar theme. The timing couldn't be better after all. I know they are Spartans and not Romans, but hockey fans don't tend to be sticklers for historical accuracy and, from what I've seen, neither are the makers of the movie.

The slogan for 300 is "Prepare for Glory," which actually works pretty well. I was thinking that we could ask one of our resident photoshop geniuses to try superimposing pictures of our players' heads on images from the movie, complete with armour, etc., and have that slogan written below. I thought that would be easier than starting from scratch. If that's too difficult, I'm sure we could get good pictures of Roman centurions/senators from other movies and use those instead.

I should add that I think this would be a lame idea for any team other than our's, but considering that it is our natural theme anyway, I think it could end up looking really great. I just did a quick Google search and it seems that not many still photos from the movie have been released yet, but I expect many more will be easily available after it is released next weekend.

You can watch the movie trailer and get a few stills here, lest anybody doesn't know what I'm talking about: http://300themovie.warnerbros.com/ho...l?dl=undefined

Anyway, let me know what you think.

I think thats an awesome idea. You could use the bloody font for 300 and replace it with "16" or something, then add the slogan "Prepare For Glory". I think there is a lot of cool things you could do.





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03-05-2007, 06:54 AM
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Liking the 300 idea.. (holy crap, just noticed i still have last years playoff avatar)

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03-05-2007, 07:13 AM
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i vote yes.

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i vote yes.

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03-05-2007, 07:55 AM
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How about a photoshop effort putting Sens heads in muckler type sweaters?

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03-05-2007, 07:59 AM
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Either the The Hunt or the 300 Theme works for me...

I can share pictures if that helps, but I don't have Photoshop.

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03-05-2007, 08:16 AM
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How about a photoshop effort putting Sens heads in muckler type sweaters?
I like.

I don't think the 300 idea will work well, with players faces and the helments...

I like the hunt design.

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How about a photoshop effort putting Sens heads in muckler type sweaters?
don't complicate things. We don't deal with pressure. Stay with the awesome.

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03-05-2007, 09:04 AM
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agreed
Oh I dunno, i'm loving my Heatley in an Argyll sweater!

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03-05-2007, 09:09 AM
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300 is the natural and perfect choice.
The 16 - Prepare for Glory would be my choice.
Use the bloody font as well.

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I can't find the right font but here's a hunt for red october themed one.

This is very cool looking... it's clean and simple. I don't think all of the pictures need to be tough guy shots, necessarily and it could still be fine (haha @ a giggle-Spezza shot in this theme). I actually like this font.

The 300 theme might be pretty hard to do, but I'm not sure. It could look pretty good in the end... but are there enough different pictures from that movie that can be changed in to avatars with our team's head in there? I do like 16: A Quest for Glory, though.

Maybe we could use the blood font and mix it in with this hunt theme somehow? The blood fint could be black on the red background.

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300 is the natural and perfect choice.
The 16 - Prepare for Glory would be my choice.
Use the bloody font as well.
I am pretty sure that the perfect choice has been mentioned in this thread, but it is not the 300...

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I am pretty sure that the perfect choice has been mentioned in this thread, but it is not the 300...
Brilliant avatar man! LOL'ed a lot!

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I am pretty sure that the perfect choice has been mentioned in this thread, but it is not the 300...
Hahahahaha... that Emery shot is hilarious.

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I vote The Hunt.

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Looking sharp Jason! And if we do somehow find a way to lose in the playoffs he'll be looking good for the golf season!

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That Redden goat works just fine for me.



Edit. Image not showing but I have it hosted, can anyone walk me through the process?

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okay, i'm getting sloppy... time to stop.

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okay, i'm getting sloppy... time to stop.
It was fun while it lasted!

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Yep - great idea...

...alright, couldn't resist finishing off the last one...


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By now, many people have probably seen the discussion in the avatar thread about playoff avatars. The gist of the conversation is that first there was a debate about whether or not we should have nifty playoff avatars (to which people responded favourably to). Then, we were discussing ideas for a theme we could use.

So far, we came up with the slogan of "flying under the radar" to use on the avatars since for once we aren't favourites and can maybe slip through with lowered expectations. moz made a couple prototypes of avatars we could use with this theme. Here's an example.



Also, the idea of a "pirate" theme was proposed (although, who knows if people were serious). Obviously, the idea came from Arob's request for a Schaefer pirate avatar which was fulfilled by Brembo. Here it is.



We could also go with moz's latest line of avatars...


(This one is brilliant and reserved for billpo, I imagine)

Finally, a semi-proposal was suggested by RTWAP and nomorekids in the Senapreds thread about making Sens/Preds combonation avatars... but I don't know where the Nashville board is on their avatars and I know a lot of members didn't want to support the Preds.

Now, we need to figure out if we all want to have playoff avatars or if we don't care. We need to decide when to start using them. We need to decide if everyone has their own and no one uses duplicates.

But mostly,we need to choose a theme and stick with it so we can get our slave... err... moz on creating prototypes (or anyone else who wants to submit prototypes - not me, I have no grpahic editing talent).

As you can see, there are a lot of unanswered questions going in to the playoffs... it was such a pressing issue that the avatar thread wasn't getting it done, so I created this. We're the best team board here so we can't be shown up by other team boards, many of which who have already started planning! We're crazy and creative here, so let's get a move on and discuss!
Thats beautiful. what an uncanny resemblence to Redden....

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