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#2151135 Custom shirts: Viva la Octolution!

Posted by Matt on 16 April 2011 - 03:20 PM

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I've added the "Octolucion" version and also added this one (both are awaiting approval. When/if that comes I'll add them to the store:

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#2149914 Custom shirts: Viva la Octolution!

Posted by Matt on 15 April 2011 - 08:48 PM

As I mentioned in the other thread discussing Octogate 2011: I'm working on some new designs for the LGW Shop that are more octopus-focused. I've had one design, the "Don't Tread on Me" Octopus t-shirt around for a few months now, but with recent events I've put together a few designs tonight that I'd like feedback on:

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Of note: Al Sobotka's photos are VERY hard to get the Che Guevara, but it is what it is :lol:. the "vidare till seger" is the Swedish translation of "hasta la victoria siempre" ("onward to victory" -- all via Google Translate).

If some of our Swedish members has a more effective translation I'm all about fixing it.

As it stands these are all up for review and should (hopefully) be available to purchase within the next day or two (kind of iffy being the weekend and all). If any of you have any ideas or suggestions -- or requsts for what item of clothing you'd like to purchase it on if it was available -- I'm all ears!


#2149404 Throwing an octopus at the Joe no longer allowed

Posted by Matt on 15 April 2011 - 08:37 AM

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All octopus-throwers are hereby declared to wear this before tossing his/her cephalopod on the ice:

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"Don't Tread on Me" Octopus Tee

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#2148869 So I got kidnapped last weekend.

Posted by Matt on 14 April 2011 - 07:59 AM

Your girlfriend is full of win.


#2147184 Round 1 Playoff Bracket Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Matt on 12 April 2011 - 10:26 PM

Note: This year's edition includes two resolutions for 16:9 displays: 1920x1080 and 1366x768.

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Widescreen 16:10 & 16:9: 1920x1200 | 1920x1080 | 1680x1050 | 1440x900 | 1366x768 | 1280x800

4:3 & 5:4: 1600x1200 | 1400x1050 | 1280x960 | 1280x1024 | 1024x768

Enjoy!




#2147183 Round 1 Playoff Bracket Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Matt on 12 April 2011 - 10:25 PM

Note: This year's edition includes two resolutions for 16:9 displays: 1920x1080 and 1366x768.

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Widescreen 16:10 & 16:9: 1920x1200 | 1920x1080 | 1680x1050 | 1440x900 | 1366x768 | 1280x800

4:3 & 5:4: 1600x1200 | 1400x1050 | 1280x960 | 1280x1024 | 1024x768

Enjoy!




#2144574 Michigan-Minnesota Duluth in the Championship!

Posted by Matt on 09 April 2011 - 09:46 PM

i saw it coming. michigan was dead tired and umd was applying tons of pressure. 1 minute later... goal :(

I don't think being tired had anything to do with it -- you're just 4 minutes into the overtime session. It was, however, totally attributed to stupidity (the icings), bad angles, horrendous giveaways, etc.. Michigan played stupid hockey in the overtime -- and for long stretches of this game -- and it eventually cost them.

What had me yelling the most in the third period was the lost faceoff on Michigan's power play chance late only to blow it by the horrible angle -- and late decision to actually hustle and skate -- by Merrill, resulting in the hog-tie penalty to put it four-on-four.

It's amazing that they flew in the face of an obvious strategy -- staying out of the box against the Bulldogs -- and still had a chance to win the game. It's mind-blowing that you'd give another team, what, 9 powerplays in a championship game? Wow.

Ugh.... What a terrible performance. And to think they could've almost still won it.


#2139686 April Schedule Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Matt on 31 March 2011 - 08:09 PM

Featured for the month of April are speedsters Darren Helm and Sergei Fedorov:

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#2124094 Kings GM complaining about calls

Posted by Matt on 01 March 2011 - 08:00 AM

Lombardi is a whiny blowhard, bottom line. This is the same guy that blasted Red Berenson over the coaching of Jack Johnson last year and questioned the integrity of Mike Murphy and got slapped with a $50K fine earlier this year.

There's clearly a disconnect somewhere between his brain and his mouth.


#2123924 March Schedule Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Matt on 01 March 2011 - 12:28 AM

Featured for the month of March is the freshly re-signed Jimmy Howard and Hall of Fame legend Terry Sawchuk:

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#2122616 Possible Deal With Atlanta?

Posted by Matt on 26 February 2011 - 06:21 PM

Even though it was shot down by Holland, I'd do that trade in a heartbeat. No hesitation at all.


#2116875 New forum skin now live!

Posted by Matt on 15 February 2011 - 12:01 PM

I'd prefer to call it the "Winter Classic" version rather than the away jersey. :lol:


#2116847 New forum skin now live!

Posted by Matt on 15 February 2011 - 10:38 AM

Thanks for the comments and feedback, everyone.

Trust me, I'd love to do away with *all* of the ads, but it's simply not an option. The site maintenance costs (monthly hosting, upgrades, subscriptions, etc.) continue to steadily rise. Without them to offset those costs this community simply does not exist. I'm always trying to find ways to make the ads more effective individually so they can be less intrusive, but it's a delicate balance and doesn't always work.

If you love this community as much as I do and want to see it continually grow you can contribute directly by becoming a 'Booster', which removes some of the ads and also gives you access to more site features (exclusive forums and chat features, among others).

I pour as much of my free time as I can into making this place better for every visitor -- and I genuinely appreciate the feedback I get!

Thank you!


#2116787 New forum skin now live!

Posted by Matt on 15 February 2011 - 01:45 AM

Shortly after midnight I pushed the new LetsGoWings.com Forums template live. This updated includes updates across the board, from functionality to new features for some member groups. If you're experiencing any problems try refreshing/clearing your browser's cache. If you still experience issues please contact me via PM with your issue, a screenshot (if you can), and the browser type/version you're using.

There'll likely be some minor tinkering as the template is put through its paces leading up to Thursday's game against the Lightning, so feel free to leave some feedback!

(a quick note: the extra space up at the top in the white area is for the drop-down menu for the main portions of the site. since that is still a work in progress it's currently disabled, but the placeholder is there.)


#2107821 February Desktop Wallpaper Now Available!

Posted by Matt on 31 January 2011 - 09:43 PM

February's featured players are Conn Smythe Trophy winners Henrik Zetterberg and Steve Yzerman:

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Widescreen: 1920x1200 | 1680x1050 | 1440x900 | 1280x800

4:3 & 5:4: 1600x1200 | 1400x1050 | 1280x960 | 1280x1024 | 1024x768

Enjoy!