As we mentioned yesterday, Nassau Coliseum is in NHL 21, but we also noticed a strange scoreboard. Unfortunately we could only catch a small portion of it from the video we received. Today we have footage of the entire scoreboard, and it has left us with more questions than answers. Where did this board come from? Is it real?
With the news that the New York Islanders will play all of their home games at Nassau Coliseum for the 2021 season, many wondered if EA Sports NHL 21 would replace Barclays Center with the old barn. Today, via an early access look at NHL 21, we discovered that the Coliseum is indeed in the game. Our apologized to Islanders fans but these screenshots come from a Stanley Cup celebration which will certainly not make your day.
The Blue Jackets are gearing up for their 20'th anniversary season and they are kicking it off with a brand new commemorative logo. The Jackets have never used an anniversary logo at center ice as you can see by visiting the center ice archive. In fact, the only deviation from their primary logo at center ice was for a brief time leading up to the All Star weekend in 2015.
Many fans have voiced their love of the retro (throwback) jerseys the Flames have worn on and off over the past several seasons, and now it appears the team may be doing just that. If they do, it would likely mean a change in the primary logo.
This year we are changing up how we introduce new center ice designs to the site...
Continuing our throwback series today with a look at what today's center ice designs might look like with the Original Six teams' original logos painted in the center circle. These logos never got their moment on ice, so let's make that happen today. *Logos from first season in the National Hockey League.
Future season ticket holders for the Seattle Kraken have been getting previews of their seat location with some new renderings. These renderings have updated their center ice graphics and they seem to confirm one of our previous concepts, minus the red line design. Of course this could still change several times before they begin play, but at this moment, it would seem like the plan is for the ice design shown below.
The five current NWHL teams currently play their home games on rinks that are either shared with a minor league team or a practice rink for an NHL team. Unfortunately, not one of these teams gets to have their logo at center ice for their games.
Today, the Buffalo Sabres officially announced that they will return to royal blue next season. The logo and uniforms will all have a more modernized version of the original branding first used 50 years ago.
The Golden Knights have played three seasons, on three different center ice designs. Two of them are quite nice, while the inaugural season was a bit underwhelming.