There is added excitement in the revamped conferences, which see the Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets head to the Eastern Conference while the Winnipeg Jets move to the West. The new playoff structure is bound to create exciting finishes around the league as well.
And as any die-hard hockey fan knows, it’s essential that you support your team at all times. Downloading an NHL browser theme is the perfect way to do that, and many of them allow you to get score updates right in the browser, along with access to the team’s social media channels, video highlights and more.
To get you pumped, we’ve included a few of our favorite NHL themes below for the 2013-14 season. Our guess for the Stanley Cup champion? It’s hard to count out a Blackhawks team returning just about everybody.
Who is your pick to hoist the Cup?
When talking about NHL browser themes, it all starts with the Stanley Cup champions, the Chicago Blackhawks. The team steamrolled through the shortened regular season, riding that success to another Stanley Cup title. Can the Blackhawks repeat?
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets just barely missed the playoffs last season after going on a tear throughout March and April. But with the signing of Nathan Horton and the return of Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky, the Blue Jackets are ready to make noise as a new member of the Eastern Conference, making this a top NHL browser theme to download.
Alexander Ovechkin had another MVP season, but the Capitals once again came up short in the postseason. Now 28 years old, what will it take for Ovechkin to finally win it all? Will it be this year?
The Penguins are loaded with talent – there’s no disputing that. The only question is whether or not everyone can stay healthy, especially star Sidney Crosby.
The Minnesota Wild just barely reached the playoffs last season, only to face the top-seeded and eventual Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks. Will they be able to make a deeper postseason run this season?
St. Louis Blues
Though they have questions at the goalie position, the Blues are a solid team overall and look to dethrone the Blackhawks at the top of the Central Division.
And how about the runners-up to the Stanley Cup last season? The Boston Bruins lost a few key players, but added Jarome Iginla and Loui Eriksson to the mix, which should keep them in contention.
Detroit Red Wings
As far as NHL browser themes go, you can’t find one of a more consistent team than the Detroit Red Wings. As a member of the Original Six, Detroit is loaded with history and a dedicated fan base that, lately, always has a good team to cheer for.
Los Angeles Kings
Like any team, the success of the Los Angeles Kings hinges on their goalie, Jonathan Quick. If he stays true to form, Los Angeles could make another deep playoff run.
Toronto Maple Leafs
This is a hockey browser theme full of painful memories, as the Leafs blew Game 7 of their playoff series against Boston last season. Will they be able to recover?
New York Islanders
All you need to know is that the Islanders, for once, were a good team last season. They made the playoffs. Let that sink in for a minute. Shouldn’t that be more than enough reason to celebrate in the streets and download this NHL theme?
NHL Bonus Pack
You thought you didn’t see your favorite team listed above, but we’ve got you covered. Here are our bonus pack of overtime themes to get you ready for the season!
Create Your Own NHL Theme
Can’t find a theme for your favorite team? Want to design a theme for your favorite player? At BT-Engage, you can easily create your own hockey browser theme in just a matter of minutes. You can even create a theme for your favorite player or just for fans. Simply upload your graphics and center them where you want to see them on the theme. Hit publish and publish your theme to the gallery for thousands of fans to see. If you run a sports blog or forum, you’ll want to create one for your website and have visitors download it. Your website or blog will always be in front of your fans every minute of the day.