Flamesnation Photoshop Contest - Celebrating Mark Giordano

Kent Wilson
August 22 2011 08:36AM

 

As part of th upcoming "Yay! Optimism!" series, we'll be putting together a number of articles on Mark Giordano whose unlikely meteoric rise through the Flames depths charts these last few years is one of th best stories in the NHL. An undrafted junior from the OHL, Giordano was a training camp try-out away from becoming an accountant. Now he's a $4M+ per year NHL defender and future assistant captain of the Calgary Flames (probably).

We'll get into the details of Giordano's remarkable career later this week. To complement that project, we have decided to give away some Hudson's gift certfiicates to the folks who can best capture Gio's skills and fiery character through the ancient art of photoshopping his head onto movie characters and the like.

First prize this time around will be $150 in Hudson's GCs*. Second prize is $100 and third prize is $50. Like the recent contributor contest and the Staios! Is! Available! photoshop deal, winners will be determined through a mix of voting and my own discretion. Originality, humor, quality of work will all be considered.

I will add that I will only accept one contest entry per person this time around. Feel free to make more than one if so inclined, but make sure to desginate which is the official entry for the contest which is just celebrating Gio for the sake of it.

The contest will conclude a week from now on Monday, August 29th. Send your entries to me at kent.wilson@gmail.com.

*Hudson's prizes are only valid at the two Calgary locations I'm afraid.

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#1 walkinvisible
August 22 2011, 08:59AM
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*alternate* captain. but i think you really meant "future captain."

i will submit, unphotoshopped, this for myself; it's a take on the classic tongue-out gio (with magical facial hair). i know this isn't what you're going for, exactly, but i think it's kindof perfect sans photoshopping...

i will also submit this from hayley, even though she doesn't know.

both from the M&G compendium of all posted gamethread photos thru the 10/11 season, as compiled by justin azevedo.

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#3 Domebeers.com
August 22 2011, 10:48AM
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He looks like Mr. Bean.

/shows himself out

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#4 walkinvisible
August 22 2011, 11:25AM
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i think db is referencing this, which (btw) is the sixth entry when you google-image search "mark giordano."

i'm excessively proud of that.

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#5 Justin Azevedo
August 22 2011, 08:24PM
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@walkinvisible

This is terribly embarrassing, but I was the one who made the Gio Blingee. Hayley made the Lankgow one. So, Kent, accept that as my submission.

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#7 walkinvisible
August 22 2011, 11:21PM
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well so far i think it's safe to say i'm gonna get drunk at hudson's either way. ;)

kent: it seems the photoshop contests only work on the team whipping boy. take another three gift certs off the stack and ready up a photoshop contest for stajan...

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#8 walkinvisible
August 22 2011, 11:23PM
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wait... if nobody else submits, are the top three prizewinners me, jazzyV, and db ? if yes, hudson's is gonna be FUN !!! ;)

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#10 walkinvisible
August 23 2011, 04:34PM
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or maybe the readers will default to me because they know it's just the right thing to do... ;)

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#11 Travis
August 24 2011, 07:25PM
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I just threw an entry into the hat. Hopefully more turn up in the next little bit.

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#12 Vintage Flame
August 25 2011, 12:16PM
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I NEVER get tired of that goal highlight. Anyone that makes JovoCop look like the punk that he is, is automatically a favorite in my eyes!!

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