Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Here to Play, Here to Stay

Can't see the forest for the fires

This is the Carolina Hurricanes' new slogan; I first caught a wiff of this on the fine Hurricanes blog, Red and Black Hockey (the companion site, Red and Black is the new black and red is excellent, too).

Here is a list of the different cities that the New England Whalers - Hartford Whalers - Carolina Hurricanes franchise has played in over the course of their history, to my best recollection:

1972- Boston (Ma.) Garden
1974- Springfield (Ma.), if only briefly
1975- Harford (Ct.) Civic Center
1978- Springfield (Ma.), after the HCC roof collapses on Jan. 18; team is forced to play in minor league arena for two seasons
1980- Hartford (Ct.) Civic Center again, after repairs are completed. Team also moves from WHA to NHL after 1979 season
1997- Greensboro (NC), after courting several cities (most notably Columbus, OH) during move from Hartford
1999- Raleigh (NC)

This team doesn't exactly have "Here to Stay" in their bloodline, do they? It's no wonder that they feel their fans need some type of reassurance.

Not only that, but (as originally pointed out in "How's It Goin', Pete?") the flag that's attached to a hockey stick in the logo isn't really a hurricane warning flag (which is two red-and-black boxes); the logo is more like a triangular gale warning flag combined with a storm warning flag.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering if I should share what I "caught a wiff of".

9/9/05, 2:50 PM

Blogger Brushback said...

Just so you won't share, I was thinking of going back and replacing the words "caught a wiff of" with "Ilya Kovalchuk's girlfriend Nicole". The sentence wouldn't make sense anymore, but I'd get a lot more hits from Yahoo! searches.

9/9/05, 3:01 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stinky bastard.

9/12/05, 1:09 PM

Anonymous Corky St. Clair said...

...'cause you people are BASTARD PEOPLE!

9/12/05, 1:36 PM

Anonymous corky st. clair said...

I hate you and your...ass face.

9/12/05, 2:16 PM

Anonymous David St. Hubbins said...

It's such a fine line between stupid, and clever.

9/12/05, 2:26 PM

Anonymous D-FENS said...

Well, maybe if you wrote it in fucking English, I would fucking understand it.

9/12/05, 3:49 PM

Blogger Brushback said...

For everyone being directed to this post looking for information on Ilya Kolvachuk and his girlfriend, Nicole, here's a photo from the Kovalchuk web site,

Happy trails!

10/5/05, 10:50 PM

Blogger Brushback said...

I found a list of the buildings that the New England/Hartford Whalers played in, before playing in two more buildings as the Carolina Hurricanes:

Boston Garden 1972/73-1973/74
Boston Arena 1972/73
Eastern States Coliseum 1973/74-1974/75
Hartford Civic Center 1974/75-1977/78
Springfield Civic Center 1977/78-1979/80
Hartford Civic Center 1979/80-1996/97

1/7/06, 5:01 PM


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