One of the Slickest Team Homepage Openings

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  1. Magnus Fulgur

    Magnus Fulgur Registered User

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    www.atlantathrashers.com has a new uber-slick opening.

    The NHL in general should be congratulated for letting their teams have individualistic highly styled websites.
     
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    Very cool!

    Wish the Canucks could have something like that.
    Their site has been the same old boring site for a long time.
     
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    The devils one right now looks cool, with Marty and the 25th anny logo.
     
  4. TorontoSports

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    The Blues have one of the worst ones in the NHL. That and the NHL.com page itself which looks like a page of some minor league's website like the NLL.
     
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    Every team in the NHL should have an opening splash page like that. Very well done.
     
  6. Guy Legend

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    It's funny because if I remember correctly, the Blues website won an award for being one of the best team sports site on the web. Of course, it's been a long while and hardly anything has changed.....

    That Thrashers opening is fantastic.
     
  7. TorontoSports

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    When did they get that award? 1998?
     
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    so did the thrashers turn into team finland?:confused:
     
  9. Magnus Fulgur

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    We are team Finland, LOL. Many tbirds fans notice this too. During the games fans and planted fan supporters come to the edge of the balcony and wave the Blueland Flag, which yes...Finland should sue the Thrashers for that.

    Being of Finn heritage, I love it.

    BTW, we only have two finns on the squad. Kari Lehtonen and Niko Kapanen. We don't have any Finn prospects in the system, that I know of.
     
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    Nice! Now, if only they could work on that logo.:D
     
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    Nice Intro.

    Isn't the NHL going to have all the web sites look the same soon?
     
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    I think the Hurricanes should have some intro like that...our site has not changed since they first made it....it's kinda boring compared to everyone elses, but the Stanley Cup champs banner makes up for some of it. : )
     
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    That is a very very nice intro.
     
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    that thrash site is unbelievably well done

    much praise
     
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    Very cool page! I think that should be the bar for all teams websites ... it allows new fans to get a sense about their team. It also gives fans of that team something to brag about:)

    Just a preference - As a person who works in an office ... I would appreciate if the skip intro or sound off link was at the top.

    Good Job Thrasher Faithful ... your team is heading in the right direction.
     
  18. Outstanding, Outstanding job on the Thrashers site.

    Love it.
     
  19. VAiN*

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    The Panthers revamped their site earlier this year. HUGE improvement over what it was. http://www.floridapanthers.com/

    Although sometimes cool, in my experience, intros to websites are semi-useless... they take time to load and most users simply skip them or move on to the next site.
     
  20. Le Tricolore

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    that was really corny.
     
  21. Irish Blues

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    http://www.stlouisblues.com/news/0001/011214.HTML

    Since then, a lot of great people who did fantastic work for the team left ... some voluntarily, some because Bill Laurie is a complete ***. Throw in the fact that near the end of the 2004 season resources devoted to the web site were slashed and are just now starting to get some attention again, and yeah - I'd say the Blues site could be better.

    However, for "ability to find statistics on the team", the Blues still have a pretty damn good site compared to other teams who have visually fantastic sites but less than 1/2 of the information about the team.
     
  22. bluef0x*

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    I like the "Blueland" and how it has it's own flag. The intro itself sucks though. With all the money these teams have, you'd think they can hire some 16 year old for $50 to make a nice intro. Instead they go with ******ed firms and 50 year old men who don't know how to work Flash.
     
  23. Riggs

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    Thats pretty much all you need! :D

    Thrashers site is very well done. :clap:
     
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    From everything that I have seen over the past couple of years, the Thrashers do an excellent job marketing the game. Their whole Blueland campaign is really slick, and would convince me to attend games, if I was a casual sports fan in Georgia. It also helps that the Thrashers have the equivalence of a Ferrari and a Porsche in their garage, with guys like Kovalchuk and Hossa to market around.

    For those that know, what exactly is Blueland? Is it a theme present through the city, or does it refer solely to the Thrashers and Phillips Arena?
     
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