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#1 redruM

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:01 PM

Are we hiding all the Cups and Cup banners??

It has always been tradition...
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:04 PM

I was wondering this myself the other day.

I'm pretty much always compliant, but I feel like there's a lot of new people here since the last time we followed this tradition (I honestly don't remember doing it in '10 - were we that pessimistic that we'd be murdered in the first round?)
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:05 PM

Care to explain?
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:09 PM

Traditionally, when the playoffs begin, all members of the board remove all Stanley Cup images/banners from their avatars and sigs, either by changing it to something different or creative Photoshopping (Maddog2020, for example, has replaced the Cup in his avatar with a Starbucks cup in the past).

It's a superstition thing, but I think it's kinda fun personally.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:14 PM

Traditionally, when the playoffs begin, all members of the board remove all Stanley Cup images/banners from their avatars and sigs, either by changing it to something different or creative Photoshopping (Maddog2020, for example, has replaced the Cup in his avatar with a Starbucks cup in the past).

It's a superstition thing, but I think it's kinda fun personally.



Actually that wasn't me- I remember someone doing that, but I can't remember who it was. I noticed Sundstrom still has the 2000 Cup ring as his avatar, does that count too, or just strictly Cup images? I was gonna suggest Sundstrom change out his avatar as well. :P
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:14 PM

Ah ok. I agree on both levels of being superstitious as well as just it being funny/fun.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:15 PM

Actually that wasn't me- I remember someone doing that, but I can't remember who it was. I noticed Sundstrom still has the 2000 Cup ring as his avatar, does that count too, or just strictly Cup images? I was gonna suggest Sundstrom change out his avatar as well. :P


Oh wow, I coulda swore that was you. Oh well, hopefully whoever it was does it again this year - always cracks me up.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:21 PM

Oh wow, I coulda swore that was you. Oh well, hopefully whoever it was does it again this year - always cracks me up.



Actually, I think it was mouse. From what I can remember, it was a Starbucks cup photoshopped into the pic of Madden holding up the Cup in 2003.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:25 PM

Actually, I think it was mouse. From what I can remember, it was a Starbucks cup photoshopped into the pic of Madden holding up the Cup in 2003.


That must have been it. I knew it was Madden and assumed that it was you based on the name, hah.
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:53 PM

Does this include the Stanley Cup image the Devils are using as their profile picture on facebook?

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and where the hell is the Devil's "..because its the cup" commercial ad?
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:07 PM

Does this include the Stanley Cup image the Devils are using as their profile picture on facebook?

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Oh, this isn't something the Devils do. It's something we do here on the boards. However, if someone here were to use that as their avatar or signature here, they may be asked to change it.

Back when the Canes had their AHL affiliate in Albany, I used to visit one of the Canes fan boards occasionally. Their Cup superstition is even stronger; you can't mention the Cup without getting jumped on. When posters there want to reference the Cup, they usually substitute "silver shiny thing" or something to that effect. With that in mind, I have replaced the text mention of the Cup in my signature with "silver shiny thing". :evil:
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:38 PM

Oh, this isn't something the Devils do. It's something we do here on the boards. However, if someone here were to use that as their avatar or signature here, they may be asked to change it.

Back when the Canes had their AHL affiliate in Albany, I used to visit one of the Canes fan boards occasionally. Their Cup superstition is even stronger; you can't mention the Cup without getting jumped on. When posters there want to reference the Cup, they usually substitute "silver shiny thing" or something to that effect. With that in mind, I have replaced the text mention of the Cup in my signature with "silver shiny thing". :evil:


That seems very excessive, and I hope no one jumps on anyone for making their own choice. This tradition has gone on during so many brutal playoff losses (basically everything from 2004-2009). With the main NHL tradition (no shaving), our very own goalie has never taken part of it along with a Game 6 OT Stanley Cup winning scorer among others.

Edited by devilsrule33, 08 April 2012 - 08:50 PM.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:51 PM

Your avatar is brilliant though, it always symbolizes a Cup win but you don't ever have to change it cause it doesn't actually have the Cup in it :lol:
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:40 PM

Back when the Canes had their AHL affiliate in Albany, I used to visit one of the Canes fan boards occasionally. Their Cup superstition is even stronger; you can't mention the Cup without getting jumped on. When posters there want to reference the Cup, they usually substitute "silver shiny thing" or something to that effect. With that in mind, I have replaced the text mention of the Cup in my signature with "silver shiny thing". :evil:


That is a bit much
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:17 AM

somebody remind Al Trautwig that the rags lost the president's trophy because of that BRUTAL call

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:26 AM

I have changed my photo to balance out any cup images.
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:23 AM

I take the Steven's '03 route...

I'm not going to add a Stanley Cup to my avatar or signature just because... but I think it's silly to hide them.

We know what we are playing for. We're playing for the cup.
If we win the Prince of Wales trophy... I'll celebrate it, but I won't be satisfied.

No victory, is victory - until we lift the cup!
No need to bury any images/mention of it, we know why we are here.


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:40 AM

and where the hell is the Devil's "..because its the cup" commercial ad?



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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:42 AM


this is unheard of! they put a clip in of greene hitting KING CROSBY!

hallelujah! hallelujah!
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Posted 11 April 2012 - 09:45 AM

Actually that wasn't me- I remember someone doing that, but I can't remember who it was. I noticed Sundstrom still has the 2000 Cup ring as his avatar, does that count too, or just strictly Cup images? I was gonna suggest Sundstrom change out his avatar as well. :P


since i started here, that's been my avatar - including through 02-03. i only change it at xmas to put the santa hat on it. sorry charlie, it's not changing.

trust me, i have about a dozen other superstitions that should cover us...
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