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#1 Claude_Verret

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 03:55 PM

A perfect thread for the summer doldrums.  The Hockey News has started a countdown from worst to first NHL logos.

The Canes organization liked to rib the Sabres during the slug days, and that was all fine and good because who doesn't agree that the slug was one of the all time worst sports logos? At the time I used to remind my Canes fan friends about people living in glass houses, pot kettle black etc.. To a man they always insisted that their logo was among the best in the NHL.  Well THN doesn't agree my Caniac friends.... Woooo Woo woo!!

Number 30: Carolina Hurricanes

Of course we all know the original six teams will populate the top 10, but I'd be surprised if the Sabres aren't in the mix as well.

edit:

Number 29 released today, Colorado

Edited by Claude_Verret, 15 July 2014 - 03:56 PM.


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Posted 15 July 2014 - 03:59 PM

Hey, I've found something I could put in 11's I give 0 ####s about thread, :)

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:01 PM

View PostClaude_Verret, on 15 July 2014 - 03:55 PM, said:

A perfect thread for the summer doldrums.  The Hockey News has started a countdown from worst to first NHL logos.

The Canes organization liked to rib the Sabres during the slug days, and that was all fine and good because who doesn't agree that the slug was one of the all time worst sports logos? At the time I used to remind my Canes fan friends about people living in glass houses, pot kettle black etc.. To a man they always insisted that their logo was among the best in the NHL.  Well THN doesn't agree my Caniac friends.... Woooo Woo woo!!

Number 30: Carolina Hurricanes

Of course we all know the original six teams will populate the top 10, but I'd be surprised if the Sabres aren't in the mix as well.

edit:

Number 29 released today, Colorado

Their logo was nothing special, plus who wants their team named after a monster storm that kills people and floods homes?

The original Anaheim Mighty Ducks logo was just embarrassing.

The Quebec Nordiques logo was odd.  Up close, you could tell it was part of an igloo with a hockey stick, but far away it looked like a goofy elephant.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:29 PM

I think that the concept of having a team named after a natural disaster that kills thousands in the area is just stupid. So it's fair to say any logo related to it is stupid.
I'll mockup my favorites and least favorites:

TOP:
1. Chicago Blackhawks
2. St. Louis Blues
3. Detroit Red Wings
4. Buffalo Sabres
5. Minnesota Wild (many hate it, but I love it)
6. Tampa Bay Lightning
7. New Jersey Devils
8. San Jose Sharks
9. Pittsburgh Penguins
10. Arizona Coyotes

Worst:
30. Washington Capitals (they don't even have a logo, really)
29. Carolina Hurricanes
28. Dallas Stars (such nice jerseys, but bevels are lame)
27. New York Islanders (just boring)
26. Colorado Avalanche
25. Philadelphia Flyers (I know it's supposed to be a P, but I never think of it as that)
24. Nashville Predators (sabretooth is our thing)
23. Florida Panthers (meh, boring and basic)
22. Calgary Flames (if your "c" is flaming you should get it checked out)
21. Columbus Blue Jackets

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 04:42 PM

I've always thought the Sens logo was pretty brutal.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 05:02 PM

View PostTankalicious, on 15 July 2014 - 04:29 PM, said:

I think that the concept of having a team named after a natural disaster that kills thousands in the area is just stupid. So it's fair to say any logo related to it is stupid.
I'll mockup my favorites and least favorites:

TOP:
1. Chicago Blackhawks
2. St. Louis Blues
3. Detroit Red Wings
4. Buffalo Sabres
5. Minnesota Wild (many hate it, but I love it)
6. Tampa Bay Lightning
7. New Jersey Devils
8. San Jose Sharks
9. Pittsburgh Penguins
10. Arizona Coyotes

Worst:
30. Washington Capitals (they don't even have a logo, really)
29. Carolina Hurricanes
28. Dallas Stars (such nice jerseys, but bevels are lame)
27. New York Islanders (just boring)
26. Colorado Avalanche
25. Philadelphia Flyers (I know it's supposed to be a P, but I never think of it as that)
24. Nashville Predators (sabretooth is our thing)
23. Florida Panthers (meh, boring and basic)
22. Calgary Flames (if your "c" is flaming you should get it checked out)
21. Columbus Blue Jackets

It's supposed to be a P?

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 05:03 PM

View PostMattPie, on 15 July 2014 - 05:02 PM, said:



It's supposed to be a P?
A phlying one, no less.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 05:38 PM

Hurricanes logo is a flushing toilet.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 06:05 PM

View PostAssquatch, on 15 July 2014 - 05:38 PM, said:

Hurricanes logo is a flushing toilet.

I almost made a "which is basically what a hurricane going through Raleigh is" joke, but I actually like the area.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 07:05 PM

I like the red/black flag logo.

Also, swords have almost certainly killed more people than hurricanes.





jeez, at this point I'm trolling myself.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:24 PM

View PostGlass Case Of Emotion, on 15 July 2014 - 07:05 PM, said:

I like the red/black flag logo.

Also, swords have almost certainly killed more people than hurricanes.





jeez, at this point I'm trolling myself.
But it's only one flag. That's only a tropical storm.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:31 PM

View PostSwampD, on 15 July 2014 - 08:24 PM, said:

But it's only one flag. That's only a tropical storm.

Isn't that the team name now?

I haven't been paying attention.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:34 PM

View PostGlass Case Of Emotion, on 15 July 2014 - 08:31 PM, said:



Isn't that the team name now?

I haven't been paying attention.
Tough to respect a team named after a drink.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 08:45 PM

View PostTaro T, on 15 July 2014 - 08:34 PM, said:

Tough to respect a team named after a drink.

What's in a Tropical Storm?

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:05 PM

View PostGlass Case Of Emotion, on 15 July 2014 - 08:45 PM, said:

What's in a Tropical Storm?

When it's made by visiting Buffalonians, there's baby blood, I think.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:07 PM

It's a hurricane w/ no booze.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:20 PM

View PostPASabreFan, on 15 July 2014 - 09:05 PM, said:

When it's made by visiting Buffalonians, there's baby blood, I think.

well played sir...well played.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:23 PM

View PostTaro T, on 15 July 2014 - 09:07 PM, said:

It's a hurricane w/ no booze.

Shirley, you jest.

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Posted 15 July 2014 - 09:32 PM

Nope, & don't call me Shirley.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 10:38 AM

Number 28: Washington Capitals

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 10:48 AM

View PostClaude_Verret, on 16 July 2014 - 10:38 AM, said:


Shouldn't the Capitals be the CAPITALS?

I always enjoyed the Capitol logo for the Capitals. Just incompetent branding :)


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Posted 16 July 2014 - 10:51 AM

View PostX. Benedict, on 16 July 2014 - 10:48 AM, said:

Shouldn't the Capitals be the CAPITALS?

I always enjoyed the Capitol logo for the Capitals. Just incompetent branding :)

to be fair, the capitol is one of the most iconic structures in the capital.

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Posted 16 July 2014 - 10:59 AM

View PostX. Benedict, on 16 July 2014 - 10:48 AM, said:

Shouldn't the Capitals be the CAPITALS?

I always enjoyed the Capitol logo for the Capitals. Just incompetent branding :)

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 08:56 AM

View PostGlass Case Of Emotion, on 16 July 2014 - 10:51 AM, said:

to be fair, the capitol is one of the most iconic structures in the capital.

Probably the most iconic (unless you think the Washington Monument, which wouldn't look good on a uniform, is more iconic).

Sometimes I really miss living there.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 09:39 AM

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Worst:
30. Washington Capitals (they don't even have a logo, really)
29. Carolina Hurricanes
28. Dallas Stars (such nice jerseys, but bevels are lame)
27. New York Islanders (just boring)
26. Colorado Avalanche
25. Philadelphia Flyers (I know it's supposed to be a P, but I never think of it as that)
24. Nashville Predators (sabretooth is our thing)
23. Florida Panthers (meh, boring and basic)
22. Calgary Flames (if your "c" is flaming you should get it checked out)
21. Columbus Blue Jackets

Even though I despise the team and their fans, I always thought their logo was cleverly designed.  It's a P with feathers (Flyers, eh?) and the upper part of the P looks like a hockey puck (or a faceoff dot).  It is also boring.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 01:07 PM

Number 27: Vancouver Canucks

Carolina
Colorado
Capitals
Canucks

It's gotta be Calgary, Columbus or Chicago next I guess.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 01:37 PM

View PostClaude_Verret, on 17 July 2014 - 01:07 PM, said:

Number 27: Vancouver Canucks

Carolina
Colorado
Capitals
Canucks

It's gotta be Calgary, Columbus or Chicago next I guess.

I'm going with the dark-horse Canadiens! :)

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 02:11 PM

Interesting thread.  I always liked the classic Caps logo and was surprised to see it listed so soon.

Vancouver's my 2nd favorite team but I'm not surprised that hideous thing is ranked where it is.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 03:36 PM

View PostCampy, on 17 July 2014 - 02:11 PM, said:

Interesting thread.  I always liked the classic Caps logo and was surprised to see it listed so soon.

Vancouver's my 2nd favorite team but I'm not surprised that hideous thing is ranked where it is.

"Classic logo?" What logo? The font? So weak. I hope they didn't pay anybody for it.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:22 PM

View PostClaude_Verret, on 15 July 2014 - 04:42 PM, said:

I've always thought the Sens logo was pretty brutal.

I agree with you there. I'm also not going to pick a logo as one of my favorites just because it is an original six team.

Personally, a lot of people put the Blue Jackets logo/uniforms toward the bottom of the list, they are actually in my top 5.  Chicago I have always loved. San Jose sometimes I look at and go 'eh' but other times I like.  Now that I think of it, I think I'm a big fan of multiple bright colors.

On the bottom of my list:  I think the new Jets logo is pretty boring.  The Wild might have the best designed logo, but it just doesn't look good to me.  Not a big fan of Ottawa or Detroit either.

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 04:25 PM

Where will the Sabres Land? I think between 8-12

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 11:59 AM

Number 26: Tampa Bay Lightning

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:51 PM

Does anyone know? are rankings derived just from the current logo? or are all logos taken into account?

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 01:02 PM

View PostBuffaloSoldier2010, on 18 July 2014 - 12:51 PM, said:

Does anyone know? are rankings derived just from the current logo? or are all logos taken into account?

It's based on current logo. The rankings are derived from the opinions of seven staffers at THN.  Once they announce a team they open up for fan submissions of redesigned logos for that team.  When the countdown is done they will release their favorite fan redesigns for each team.

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 01:20 PM

In my eyes  the Penguins logo is bar far the worst logo in the nhl.
It looks like a icehockey kindergarden logo.

Edited by LaLaLaFontaine, 18 July 2014 - 01:21 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 01:36 PM

I love the Lightning logo. If it were made 50 years ago it'd be in every top 10. It's basic and clean. Like the Wings.

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 01:40 PM

View PostLaLaLaFontaine, on 18 July 2014 - 01:20 PM, said:

In my eyes  the Penguins logo is bar far the worst logo in the nhl.
It looks like a icehockey kindergarden logo.

And it's not even their worst ever logo.  Remember the one that looked like it belonged on a feminine hygiene product?

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:33 PM

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And it's not even their worst ever logo.  Remember the one that looked like it belonged on a feminine hygiene product?
they used a crosby portrait as a logo?

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:48 PM

View Postdrnkirishone, on 18 July 2014 - 02:33 PM, said:

they used a crosby portrait as a logo?

Heyooooo.

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 03:53 PM

View PostClaude_Verret, on 18 July 2014 - 11:59 AM, said:


I thought for sure that they'd mention how it ripped off the Electric logo:

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Edited by IKnowPhysics, 18 July 2014 - 03:54 PM.