Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Stanley in the News
A pictorial

I'd wanted to do a quick runthrough of all the newspaper's coverage of the Carolina Hurricanes' Stanley Cup win yesterday, but just wasn't able to find the time. Here's my best attempt — a day after the fact.

All of these images are owned by their respective papers and most are hosted only temporarily on my own server. (Please do not link directly to the hosted images or they'll have to come down.)

The Globe and Mail
Starting close to home, of course

The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
A beautifully designed paper, I might add

Edmonton Journal
The other end of the home-team spectrum

Calgary Herald
A smart choice to go with a jubilation shot

Toronto Star
Canada's largest daily

The Charlotte Observer
Another North Carolina entry, also an Observer

Victoria Times-Colonist
The smallest paper I've listed, they've got a neat little 'local connection' feature on Rod Brind'Amour's real hometown, Campbell River, B.C. (he's often listed as being from Ottawa, where he was born)

USA Today
Some small skybox treatment here

Pravda (Slovakia)
I looked far and wide for some international, front-page play for the Cup (Sweden, Finland, Russia) but drew a blank. If you've seen one, pass it along. (Pravda celebrates Frankie Kaberle's contributions: Stanley cup zdivhl aj Cech Kaberle!)

The Tampa Tribune
Chances the Cup gets skybox play had the Lightning not won in 2004? Zero. Still, this is good to see.

I tried to keep the page sizes low, but if the load times on these things are too cumbersome, let me know and I'll try and fix it.


At 12:00 p.m., June 21, 2006, Anonymous Doogie2K said...

Very nice stuff. The reason why there's probably nothing in Finland, Sweden, and Russia, is because between them, they have exactly one active player (Wallin, Sweden) on the winning team and three (Markkanen, Finland; Tarnstrom, Sweden; Samsonov, Russia) on the losing squad. The Czech Republic, however, is relatively well-represented on both teams (two on Carolina, three on Edmonton). Have you tried Switzerland for the Gerber angle?

At 12:48 p.m., June 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bah, leave out those rats in Charlotte, well at least their paper. The Charlotte Observer has done nothing but make snide comments about the Canes since they came to town. There are people in Charlotte who will drive the 3 hours for a game but their media would like to forget that the Canes exist.

At 1:22 p.m., June 21, 2006, Anonymous HockeyTownTodd said...

Thank you, nice post.

At 2:16 p.m., June 21, 2006, Anonymous Bill from Raleigh said...

Thanks muchly! I enjoyed seeing the Canadian perspective.

At 2:27 p.m., June 21, 2006, Blogger ScottyWazz said...

I know the Calgary Sun had the token Brind'Amour shot with "SPOILED" (I GET IT!!) as the headline. I did like the rejected headline, Edmont-OWN3D....though I'm sure they didn't want to go that far.

At 8:44 p.m., June 21, 2006, Blogger Wardo said...

I love the Observer photos. Best ones by FAR. Brind'Amour looks almost iconic.



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