Another FN Photoshop Contest - The Kids are Alright

Kent Wilson
August 24 2012 10:48AM

 

 

The summer is winding down just as the CBA talks are winding up. No one knows when the very rich owners and the merely rich players will finally agree on how to split a $3.3 billion pot. The NHL's white collar slap fight may go on for a few weeks, a few months, or, god forbid, the rest of the year.

(comic courtesy our very own Arik James)

On top of that, the Flames are heading into an era of increasing uncertainty. With their stars both aging and approaching free agency, there doesn't seem to be any clear path back to surefire contention for the club. There's darkness and questions around every corner.

But for now, forget that noise.

Let's go with a little irrational exuberance for a change. There are some bright spots popping up amidst the gloom on the horizon, so I think it's time for another FN photopshop contest to help us all celebrate them.

I am, of course, talking about the kids: Sven Baertschi, Johnny Gaudreau, Max Reinhart and Mark Jankowski represent real hope for Calgary going forward - the sort of hope that has been entirely lacking from the organization's prospect base for altogether too long. 

So starting today and running through September 7th, we will be accepting entries depitcing the kids - all, some or just your favorite - as the Flames great new hope; as water in the desert, friends to the lonely, wins to an Oiler fan, etc.

As per prior contests, the winner wil be determined via reader input and judging by FN contribtuors. Humor, quality of the work and originality will be the primary cirieria. Feel free to take inspiration from VF's BIG JANKOWSKI title pic today, ON's recent contest or anywhere else.

First Prize will be $150 in gift certificates to Hudson's Tap House here in Calgary. We will grant 2nd and 3rd place prizes of $100 and $50 if there enough entries to warrant it.

So start warming up those, uh, pixels folks. And good luck.

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#1 mattyc
August 24 2012, 12:32PM
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Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.

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#2 Brent G.
August 24 2012, 11:15AM
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So im sitting in the Toronto airport waiting to come home and it turns out feaster is on my plane. I pray to god he is here because of the labor talks as opposed to him trying to work a deal with Burke...

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#4 RexLibris
August 24 2012, 11:39AM
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I never thought I'd say this but...

Feaster's head is too small for that photo.

;-)

Sooooo, should I work up a sarcastic Young Guns (the sequel, of course) image featuring Baertschi, Gaudreau, Jankowski, and Reinhart?

I think if I did Kent might ban me. Then again, it might be worth it!

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#6 Reidja
August 24 2012, 11:47AM
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@RexLibris

You won't get banned! I was toying with submitting something sarcastic and I'm a Flames fan!

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#7 JL
August 24 2012, 11:49AM
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@RexLibris

Nice to see you didn’t have page long post.

Got to expect a little heat for mentioning Young guns and Sven in the same line.

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#8 RexLibris
August 24 2012, 11:54AM
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JL wrote:

Nice to see you didn’t have page long post.

Got to expect a little heat for mentioning Young guns and Sven in the same line.

I was working on it, but got cut short.

If you'd like I could cut and paste a couple dozen pages from Dostoyevsky, just to keep it consistent. ;-)

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#9 RexLibris
August 24 2012, 11:55AM
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Kent Wilson wrote:

Sounds good to me. The more the merrier.

I'll get right on that. Prepare to be underwhelmed!

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#10 Bean-counting cowboy
August 24 2012, 12:23PM
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Sorry... a little off-topic, but does anyone know if Sven is eligible to start the season in Abbotford if the season starts with a lockout?

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#12 schevvy
August 24 2012, 02:56PM
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Too bad Olli's no longer a Flame. He was and remains a photoshopping dream. He'll probably still find his way on one of the entries haha

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#13 RexLibris
August 24 2012, 03:20PM
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schevvy wrote:

Too bad Olli's no longer a Flame. He was and remains a photoshopping dream. He'll probably still find his way on one of the entries haha

Hey schev,

The Bear, the sister station to The Team 1260 here in Edmonton, plays a series called Hall and Ebs. They had one back during the season about the Flames playoff push and a voodoo doll involving Olli Jokinen. I think you'd like it!

Here's the link: http://www.thebearrocks.com/BestoftheBear/Episodes.aspx?PID=1683

You might have to hunt a bit. It was on page three when I copied the link. Hilarious stuff though.

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#14 MC Hockey
August 24 2012, 03:53PM
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RexLibris wrote:

Hey schev,

The Bear, the sister station to The Team 1260 here in Edmonton, plays a series called Hall and Ebs. They had one back during the season about the Flames playoff push and a voodoo doll involving Olli Jokinen. I think you'd like it!

Here's the link: http://www.thebearrocks.com/BestoftheBear/Episodes.aspx?PID=1683

You might have to hunt a bit. It was on page three when I copied the link. Hilarious stuff though.

That Bear skit is pretty good...a half-way intelligently funny bit coming out of Edmonton...wow! Who'da thought that could happen!

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#15 Ken V.
August 24 2012, 07:21PM
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RexLibris wrote:

I never thought I'd say this but...

Feaster's head is too small for that photo.

;-)

Sooooo, should I work up a sarcastic Young Guns (the sequel, of course) image featuring Baertschi, Gaudreau, Jankowski, and Reinhart?

I think if I did Kent might ban me. Then again, it might be worth it!

Ha I was about to comment on Feater's small head.

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#16 Vintage Flame
August 25 2012, 08:17AM
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Peeking in on the comments I now expect Ken V. And Rex to have just stellar entries.. you know with Feaster's big head and all... :-)

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#17 SmellOfVictory
August 26 2012, 03:52PM
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Dang it! I wish I wasn't out of town for this.

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#19 SmellOfVictory
August 28 2012, 02:23PM
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I get back on the 8th. Haha. Perfect timing!

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