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Cup4blues NHL 2K Project Jersey Project
sbfhl.net will be making jersey sets for all of the Create- A- Teams in
2K Project. Cup4blues has already begun work on the defunct teams
Kansas City Cyclones and the Dakota North Stars as well as the Winnipeg
Jets. The Jerseys will have their own link once they have been
completed. The other teams that will have custom jerseys will be
Anchorage Mystery, St. John's Tide, Alberta Anarchy, Grand Rapids
Prowlers and the Hamilton Toros.
Here are a few of Cup4blues jersey sets.
Kansas City Cyclones
Dakota North Stars (defunct)
More jersey sets to come....
Vikings unveil team logo
newest team in 2K Project finally has a team
logo. After much debating the Vikings decided on the logo above. The
logo features a viking-style sailing ship with hockey sticks out the
"We felt it stuck with both the NHL logo scheme and a
sailing theme implied by our name," said the owners at the unveiling
press conference. "The Victoria Vikings are proud to be part of the
Vikings franchise was relocated from Florida and
the Panthers name was dropped to adopt something that made a better fit
for Victoria. The Florida Panthers franchise was in considerable
over the last few seasons before being bought by the new owners.
The Vikings are the 2nd team to relocate in 2 seasons. For both teams
unsuccesful seasons and or play were big reasons for franchise
relocation, as well as financial difficulties brought on by failing
North Stars on the move
nearly 20 seasons in Dakota the North Stars have been sold
With 4 Stanley Cup appearances and zero cups to show for it the owners
of the Dakota North Stars have had enough. With a roster jam-packed
with all-stars Dakota has never been able to finish a playoff run. The
North Stars have taken the finals the full 7 game stretch three times
over the last thirteen seasons, blowing all three chances including
coming back from a 3-0 game deficit against the Alberta Anarchy.
Dakota who has finished first in their division more times than not
over the last 10 seasons are also infamous for their 1st round playoff
exits against much weaker teams. "We put in our time," said the former
team owners. "We did as much as we could with the team; hopefully they
have better luck elsewhere."
The new owners will relocate the team to Hamilton, Ontario before the
beginning of next season and they will also undergo a full team
makeover, reemerging as the Hamilton Toros. "We wanted to go with
something classic," stated the new team owners at a press conference.
"We contacted the defunct World
Hockey Association and purchased exclusive rights to the old Toronto Toros logo and team name.
The NHL gave us the okay so as of right now the Hamilton Toros are
simply waiting for the season to start.
Toronto Toro's franchise spent 6 seasons in the WHA as both the Toronto
Toros and the Birmingham Bulls and were one of the WHA's most popular
franchises. When the WHA merged with the NHL in 1979 the franchise was
lost as the Oilers, Jets, Nordiques and Whalers merged with the NHL
while the Bulls and the Stingers were left out of the merger.
"Ontario is a big province," said the new owners. "The Maple Leafs are
going to have some close competition with the Toros around."
Hamilton is Canada's 8th largest metro area and other than Quebec City
is the largest without an NHL franchise.
Interestingly enough the newly relocated Toros were originally the
Buffalo Sabres who used a buffalo logo on some of their jerseys
representing the american city. Fittingly enough on the new Toros
jerseys will be a bull which to some is an odd coincidence.
The Hamilton Toros will begin play as soon as Season 41 is underway.
Season 40 Stanley Cup Finals
Columbus slays a giant as Blue Jackets defeat Prowlers in 6 games!
The Columbus Blue jackets shocked the hockey world as they defeated the
back to back Stanley Cup Champions to end a 22- year long
Finals drought in Columbus. In what will become another chapter in the
story of a hot goaltender leading the team to a Stanley Cup victory,
netminder Murray Kasparaitis did just that. After re-signing with
Columbus for a 1 year deal, the 42 year old goalie certainly saved the
best for last. Kasparaitis who played spent 25 seasons in the NHL with
Pittsburgh, NY Islanders, Upper Peninsula, Anchorage and Detroit before
coming to Columbus last season had never won a Cup; in fact Kasparaitis
had never even been to the finals before this season.
Kasparaitis tied for first place with Philippe Mendez for lowest GAA
(2.22) during the regular season and also led the league with the
highest save percentage (.927). But it wasn't just goaltending that led
Columbus to the finals but also solid and dedicated defense. The Blue
Jackets finished the season with the second lowest GA in the NHL with
187 while scoring a total of 242 GF. While those figures look great on
paper you can't understand the true odds of this team unless it is
pointed out that Columbus is the biggest underdog finals story the
Florida Panthers went up against the Avalanche in 1996. With a rag-tag
team of players with virtually no vetern playoff experience, save for
the late season acquisition of 42- year old Winston McCormick; Columbus
tore through the playoffs on will power alone. After defeating Dallas
in 7 games, and then taking down the top notch defense of the Mystery
in 7; Columbus went on to the conference finals. After a grueling first
2 rounds going the 7 game distance both times the Blue Jackets were
able to defeat Chicago in only 5 games to make their way to the finals
for the first time since Season 18.
Coming into the Finals most everyone expected the Prowlers to make
quick work of the Jackets as they had won the last two Stanley Cup
finals in a row. With a roster overflowing with talent, the Prowlers
had 6 skaters rated in the 90's to the Jackets single 90 rated skater.
The offense of 26- year old Billy Grahame alone was enough pressure as
he celebrated his 2nd straight season with 100+ goals, making him the
only player in 2K Project history to hit the 100+ goal mark twice (the
only other player to hit 100+ goals being S. McCormick).
If the Prowlers had any over confidence going into the matchup the
Jackets surely made them pay.
After the Prowlers nabbed game 1 with a 3-1 victory it was all Jackets
the rest of the way. Game 2 was the bloodiest of the series and the
real momentum starter as both teams played a physical and hard-nosed
game; but in the end Kasparaitis took the spotlight stopping 33 of 34
shots to tie the series at 1 each. Game 3 & 4 were all Jackets as
Lucas Oakes of the Prowlers let in 6 goals and in the very following
game Kasparaitis again came up huge stopping all 28 shots for the
shutout taking the series 3-1 on the Prowlers.
For a moment it looked as if the Prowlers had shifted momentum in Game
5 as 3 time Conn Smythe winner Lucas Oakes answered with a deciding
shutout of his own; but in the end it was too little too late and
Kasparaitis was just too hot. Back on home ice Kasparaitis took
whatever steam was left out of the Prowlers as he made an amazing 37
saves to earn his second shutout of the contest to end the Prowlers
dreams of 3 in a row.
You couldn't have told the story any better if you had made it up, the
Columbus Blue Jackets with a roster of virtually NHL no-names took down
the hottest and most talent laden team the NHL had to offer. After
being awarded with the Conn Smythe, Murray Kasparaitis announced his
retirement in front of the home crowd. If there was anyone who retired
on top it was certainly him.
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