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  1. 32. Colorado Avalanche: These bottom few teams are saddled with what can be classified as Gas Station Promotional Logos. The Avalanche's puck seen tumbling down the mountainside doesn't instill a sense of heritage, artistic merit, or crafy design. It does, however, encourage me to get a Casey's Pizza and wash it down with a 480 oz. styrofoam cup full of Mountain Dew Icee. ------------------ 31. Carolina Hurricanes: Joining the Avs here in hell, the Bunch of Jerks have the unfortunate duty to wear a red version of Sonic the Hedgehog's spin attack every time they lace up. Knuckles the Echidna likely has a few Canes sweaters hanging up in his basement. ------------------ 30. Columbus Blue Jackets: Stuck somewhere between an All Star Game logo and car wash coupon, there's no salvaging this strange design. Perhaps one day the Beej will adorn themselves in something more dignified, but until then their logo would fit right in being printed on some 4th of July-themed circus tickets. ------------------ 29. Nashville Predators: Woebetide the extinct Sabertooth Tiger, whose likeness has been bent and molested into a bottle opener with a streak of urine splashed across its semi-robotic profile. While an improvement over previous Pred looks, one cannot look at the yawning tiger head and think it's about to ask for a prehistoric manager. ------------------ 28. Dallas Stars: It looks like Staryu. I cannot take a team that wears a pokemon as its crest seriously. ------------------ 27. San Jose Sharks: My poor Sharks. Their initial crest treatment may have been a bit weird on paper, but it looked amazing in execution. Their re-design made their crest into a Fox Kidz Cartoon, and I count down the days until they come to their senses and restore their original look. ------------------ 26. Tampa Bay Lightning: It is the most boring possible look for the thrilling miracle of nature that is a bolt of lightning. Even Skeeter of "Doug" wouldn't be caught dead wearing a Bolts sweater. ------------------ 25. New York Islanders: They paid some guy in the 70's to come up with two letters stirring a streak of vomit with a hockey stick, and it took the franchise over 20 years to come up with a replacement - the toothpaste fisherman goalie - who was so awful that they immediately went back to the puke roundel. ------------------ 24. Seattle Kraken: Minor league look that got fellated for satisfying the unspoken desire of hundreds who secretly lust for the oily tentacle-face of Cthulu to encoil them in an erotic death embrace. ------------------ 23. Anaheim Ducks: While the duckfoot-D is a boring crest, the Ducks get extra points for letting it be a proper size. It's infinitely inferior to the original crossed-sticks Duck mask crest, but they didn't overcook this sucker. ------------------ 22. Washington Capitals: It's not even a crest, so I'll plop it here in the pergatory where it belongs. ------------------ 21. New York Rangers: Also not a crest, but it harkens back to, well, something old. I can't willingly put the Rangers or Caps lower than this, so they can hang out here in the realm of crestless fog. ------------------ 20. Florida Panthers: A franchise that is still trying to figure itself out after many years, they've at least procured a foothold into the realm of okay-ness. ------------------ 19. Vancouver Canucks: The poor Canucks. They have some fairly solid logos afloat in their catalog, and they proudly ride the frozen orca. ------------------ 18. Montreal Canadiens: I get that there's a mountain of history behind this famous crest, but it looks like a horseshoe is pinching a blimp. ------------------ 17. Minnesota Wild: Conceptually the Wild's crest is pretty interesting to look at. There's a fair amount of detail to take in, but in execution it's rather small-ish on their uniforms. There's potential there for this to become more someday, but it hasn't quite translated into a proper crest just yet. ------------------ 16. Los Angeles Kings: Fear the stubby pencil. ------------------ 15. Arizona Coyotes: While the Coyote definitely looks like he just stubbed his toe and is screaming in pain, the crest is absolutely massive on this sucker. There's a few too many elements in play, but on the whole it's a solid, hefty crest. ------------------ 14. Vegas Golden Knights: I like that they didn't go nuts shading the helmet, even if it reminds me a little of the Shredder. ------------------ 13. Winnipeg Jets: A few too many things going on for my liking, but the guts are great. If they drop/simplify the shading on the leaf and jet, this one would be higher (on my list, anyway). ------------------ 12. St. Louis Blues: The winged note is a great logo, but the straight 'feathers' are ruined by some scraggy bits at the bottom that don't make sense. Otherwise this is a fairly timeless crest. ------------------ 11. Calgary Flames: Richard Pryor's least favorite NHL crest, I think the fiery C is well-placed in the top 10. Making the fire any longer risks the C becoming smaller, and it's only italicized enough to give it some edge, which makes sense for a team called the Flames. Whatever. I like this crest. ------------------ 10. Ottawa Senators: Before anyone doxxes me to mail bags of feces to my house, this ranking is based on the return of their flat logo. While there are issues, this crest looks right at home on a hockey sweater. They screwed up by making the cape outline gold, but that's an easy fix. There's a great sense of detail here that is visually interesting without having the tang of being over-milleniumed. ------------------ 9. Edmonton Oilers: Roundels are the cats meow, and the Oilers crest has held its post for years now without needless meddling. Changing the cowboy font and oil streaks would somehow feel wrong. It's the blobfish of the NHL crest kingdom - it's odd to behold, but I wouldn't change a thing, as a world without blobfish isn't one I want to live in. ------------------ 8. Boston Bruins: The Bruins crest no doubt is one of the most well-known looks in hockey, if not the Big Four, but I can't put it higher. The story behind it is awesome, with Boston as the 'hub' of the solar system, but in the end it's just a B in front of some lines. Timeless, simple, and elite. ------------------ 7. Buffalo Sabres: While they could make changes in the coming days/weeks that plummets them into the abyss, as it stands the cross-swords narrowly scissoring a charging bison is one of my personal favorites in the league. ------------------ 6. Toronto Maple Leafs: Thanks to a nifty clean up, the Leafs are renewed as one of the league's best, most iconic crests. Their franchise still routinely chokes, but at least they look damn good doing it. ------------------ 5. Philadelphia Flyers: There's something special about the Flyers crest. It's a logo that harkens to an older era of design, but not in a way that's painfully dated. It's simple, it's fun, it's hockey. ------------------ 4. Detroit Red Wings: One of the best logos maybe in all of pro sports, the Red Wings crest deserves no less than a top 5 appearance. If Detroit ever fudged around with making this into a cartoony hack job, we've lost our way as a society and as a species. As a crest I do wish it was a hair larger, but all in all, legendary stuff. ------------------ 3. Pittsburgh Penguins: This crest is absolutely massive, wonderfully cartoonish, and yet ungodly appropriate. It took Pittsburgh way too long to sort out their voyages into the dystopian future before bringing the look back to somewhere comfortable for all. It paid off. ------------------ 2. New Jersey Devils: The Devils logo is, in my mind, one of the most "hockey" emblems I can think of. The rest of the uniform is debatable, but from a crest perspective, the NJ with the horns and tail is hockey. ------------------ 1. Chicago Blackhawks: Commence eye rolls if you must, but there's no better crest in the NHL. The neon Blackhawk is a work of sports logo art that is rivaled by few, if any.
  2. Yikes. I feel like all Leafs fans are like this today, and likely have been for years. 33 shots, and yeah Korpisalo had a great night, but the Leafs didn't have great finishes either. Columbus should've only had the one goal, but herp-de-derp, caught in a switch, and Andersen has this great look on his face like, "you ing guys, I swear to Christ."
  3. Cardinals aren't done, baby!
  4. The lack of any interesting design elements is intentional. They're taking a year (or two...) to go to zero and a completely blank slate, giving the fans a while to let the outrage simmer and perhaps be more open to the new ideas.
  5. After you win the scratch-off ticket contest, which I think they run every couple of weeks, you qualify for the monthly newsletter. There are several vouchers in every issue that you need to put your username on, mail those back to the CCSLC P.O. box, and if you're lucky they'll Sharpie your username onto a ping pong ball for the bi-annual Mod Drawing. If your ping-pong ball gets selected, there's a 10-week vetting period where existing mods will go through your post history, and if that goes well they will mail you a parchment note wrapped around a severed goat hoof. The hoof is purely ornamental, but the parchment note has the coordinates for the next winter's ModMoot, held on some remote location which I believe is near Vancouver Island. The mods then, insofar as I have heard, perform various manners of blood ritual to channel the wisdom of all previous mods, and Creamer himself makes a rare appearance to scatter bones and pebbles onto a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey. Should the moon and omens all be in your favor, they'll probably make you a mod. Majestic XII fact checkers have determined that this post contains information that is false. (Except for the parts about the hoof and the island.)
  6. IANAL, so totally in the dark here as well. I presume the sale would not have been made official if the right wheels had not been greased, and so long as there's no nefarious financial tunnel between new XFL ownership and the WWE (at least not beyond perhaps advertising, etc), you'd think many institutions - namely the NFL's legal team - would be delighted to throw the XFL's existence into purgatory.
  7. This is some litigation potentially involved if the Rock and co. sell the XFL back to Vince McMahon once it appears they're ready to be operational again and/or are thriving. Vince's XFL bankruptcy hearings had some pretty major concerns that Vince was going to do just this, and then poof - he sells to a former employee.
  8. I'd say it's rare in life, much less Hollywood. All the more impressive they've done so well in their professional relationship.
  9. Not really. She's also his agent and has been for many years. As far as I know they get along gangbusters, and that she was even at the Rock's second wedding. edit - this has more. https://www.marieclaire.com/celebrity/news/a27193/dany-garcia-dwayne-johnson-interview/
  10. Got it for a pittance, too.
  11. https://streamable.com/pwftni The crack of the bat was so audible that even the pitcher thought he was getting sniped from the stands. That or he threw an 82MPH pancake that Judge crushed into the spirit realm.
  12. This entire season has been a cautionary tale for all the big 4 that ever pondered a “let the states and franchises figure it out and we’ll trust the athletes” method.
  13. For as good of a career Corey Crawford’s had, he’s got the worst taste in pads. I imagine there’s some hockey pseudo science in going all black everything, but ugh.
  14. So the Marlins decided to go out in Atlanta, per Bob Nightengale: https://www.nbcsports.com/philadelphia/phillies/miami-marlins-players-went-out-atlanta-covid-19-outbreak-mlb-report
  15. The Atheletic: Thought that was interesting. Are the players getting that much say in how and when tests are performed? Or was that simply something suggested? edit: More players tested positive.
  16. I'm hoping they follow The Athletic's trend of having about 30 different opportunities during the calendar year to pay below half-price and perhaps I'll join up.