Thursday, September 6, 2007

Listen To The CBC Radio Interview

For those of you who missed it, CBC Radio One in Vancouver interviewed me on yesterday's On The Coast about the blog. You can listen to the interview — along with a few of the promos leading up to it — right here. Just click the play button.

NHLToL: CBC Radio Interview 9/5 on Vimeo

You can let me know what you think in the comments area.

By the way, I know today was a light day, but for those of you who enjoyed last week's "Just To Freak You Out" feature — you're in for a treat tomorrow. I have a cool post coming up. Plus I'll have more concepts as well. Have a great night, all!

Hurricanes Unveil New Uniforms!

This afternoon, the Carolina Hurricanes officially unveiled their brand new Rbk EDGE uniforms! Photos follow!

It's pretty much what we saw in the NHL 08 renderings from EA Sports — only in physical form. I like them. Not sure about the shoulder piping. Seems unncessary, but what do I know. I do like the hurricane flags around the bottom of the jersey. Glad they kept that element from the old uniforms. Check out the back!

Also unveiled today was the club's 10th anniversary patch.

As you can see here, it will be worn on the front of the sweater on the right side — where a potential Stanley Cup Finals patch would go.

It's a very nice logo. One nitpick I have though is the flag between the 1997 and 2007 at the bottom. That's a tropical storm flag. A hurricane flag is two of those side-by-side. But that's only minor. You'll notice the banner that reads "10th Anniversary" has the flag on both ends.

The 'Canes also kept their secondary shoulder logo which features a torn hurricane flag ripping in the wind.

And here you can see Cam Ward, Justin Williams, Ray Whitney and Erik Cole modeling the new sweaters before the press today at the RBC Center.

As always, you can find these and as many more photos of the new jerseys as I can find in my official Rbk EDGE gallery.

Kariya's New Blue Pants

This isn't earth-shattering news, but a new photo has been floating around of Paul Kariya practicing in St. Louis Blues gear. Blues fans might be interested in checking out this photo.

While he's wearing the Blues' practice jersey, he's got on what appears to be the new pants. I don't know, make of it what you will. It's pretty blurry. My favorite thing about this photo is the giant "BS" on the boards behind him.

Anyhow, seeing as I'm here talking about the Blues anyway, I've got a concept design for you.

This is a recoloring of the Columbus Blue Jackets' new EDGE uniforms. For what it's worth, I highly doubt the new Blues jersey will look anything like this.

We saw one image last month that appears to be a photo of the jersey. But it doesn't have the ring of truth to me. You be the judge.

Either way, we'll find out at FanFest on Saturday, September 15 when the St. Louis Blues will unveil their new Rbk EDGE uniforms to the public. Looking forward to that.

Poll: Avalanche vs Oilers


Place your vote and then feel free to leave a comment as to how you came to your decision. Tell all your friends to drop in and vote! The more voices heard, the more accurate the results!

Poll opening date
Sep 6 @ 4:23 AM
Poll closing date
Sep 13 @ 11:59 PM


Result: Blackhawks vs Oilers


51% 13,518 votes


49% 13,123 votes

26,641 total votes

Edmonton Oilers
Advancing to Quarterfinals to face Colorado Avalanche

Chicago Blackhawks

Poll opening date
Aug 29 @ 4:27 AM
Poll closing date
Sep 5 @ 11:59 PM