I believe I did this while watching the Blues in the playoffs last year. Even while watching a game, I can't get the incredibly bulky uniform right! I even vowed to stop shaving for the duration of the playoffs .... a vow that was quickly snuffed out by the Mrs.
The view from where I park at my job. A rather ominous cloud formation and much more beautiful in technicolor than in dying micron. As I recall, this was the day Jean Girard (Moebius) died- that should tell you how behind in posting sketches I am.
I maintain that the reason Hockey is not as popular as it could be is that the uniforms are not flattering in an athletic sense. Look at football, America's #1 sport. The players wear padding which exaggerate the shoulders and chest, while leaving the lower body wrapped in skin tight trousers. Hockey pads the lower body to such a degree that the players look as though they should be entering the local Wal-Mart as much as the ice rink. I think in the future, when they perfect body protection with as thin a fabric as possible, the game will be even faster; and ratings will rise. My son is offended by any unflattering drawings of hockey players, by the way.
Yes, I'm the same Scott Quick who rocked the art community of Central Missouri State University during the mid-80's. The same Scott Quick who later made his instructors at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art (Dover, NJ) weep with joy. Disatisfied with the glitz and glammour of Video Game Animation, I've returned to Missouri to await the sweet release of Death. In my spare time, I enjoy watching TV with my wife and son.