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What Is The Worst NHL Logo Ever?

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If we're going to limit it to primary logos, then for me it's this logo:

 

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The team name is ok, the colors are great, and the uniforms used to be modern classics. Even the idea is good, but this logo is executed so poorly: varying widths on the outlines, misaligned curves, and randomly skewed angles.

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On 12/10/2016 at 9:21 PM, bleuet said:

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This thing was fantastic. 

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33 minutes ago, tigerslionspistonshabs said:

 

This thing was fantastic. 

 

My grief is mostly too many colors, like 6 if we count white

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50 minutes ago, GFB said:

If we're going to limit it to primary logos, then for me it's this logo:

 

1249px-Colorado_Avalanche_logo.svg.png

 

The team name is ok, the colors are great, and the uniforms used to be modern classics. Even the idea is good, but this logo is executed so poorly: varying widths on the outlines, misaligned curves, and randomly skewed angles.

 

 

Maybe you hate that logo because you are looking at a crappy rendering.  That is not an official logo at all.

 

Compare yours to the ACTUAL logo:

 

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I think a lot of this has to be weighted if you're having an overall list.

 

People have already said that crests should count more than shoulder logos, and I agree.

 

I think more weight has to be put on newer logos as well, because 1) a lot less attention was paid to branding back then, 2) a lot of logos get mistranslated over time like those Hamilton logos, 3) we should know better because we've seen the work of the past.

 

There also should be more weight if it was merely a third jersey, and even more weight if it was for a very short time (as in, the Burger King should be counted less than the Mooterus should be counted less than Bruins' crackbear should be counted less than the Buffaslug)

 

So, I think some organization and perspective needs to be applied.

 

Based on that, I vote Buffaslug

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19 hours ago, Cosmic said:

I wouldn't necessarily call it a bad logo, but it was a horrible, horrible, horrible, horrible, horrible choice to use that as the crest instead of the D foot by itself. As a wordmark logo used where wordmark logos normally are, it's fine... and I'm a Mighty Ducks man.

 

 

Agree 100%.  Serviceable wordmark, terrible choice for a primary.  I wouldn't put the standalone 'webbed D' anywhere near this list.


Though the duck mask is still better

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2 hours ago, CreamSoda said:

 

 

Maybe you hate that logo because you are looking at a crappy rendering.  That is not an official logo at all.

 

Compare yours to the ACTUAL logo:

 

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Thanks, I grabbed it in phone and couldn't really tell. That's much cleaner, but I think my issues still hold weight.

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Can we just agree that everything that's ever been a primary on a CBJ jersey sucks? 

 

I hate this logo. It's the OKC Thunder of the NHL. 

 

The backwards flag to make the weird 'C" shape, the beveled star, the double outline on everything, is all so, so wrong. 

 

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Yeah, it's pretty good. It's the only Ohio team to do anything with Ohio-related imagery. The execution isn't perfect but what is in today's crazy mixed-up world?

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Great points @hockey week, and I took them into consideration when I selected the top 10 based on you guys' votes and the following criteria

 

The logos had to:

- Be Around After 1970

- Be Around Over a Span of Three or More Years

- Be On the Front of a Home or Alternate Jersey

- Get Four or More likes

 

So the poll options will be:

 

Buffaslug- Buffalo Sabres Main Logo 2006/07-2009/10

Mooterus- Dallas Stars Alternate Logo 2003/04-2005/06

Golden Seal- California Golden Seals Main Logo 1970/71-1973/74

Mustard Predator- Nashville Predators Alternate Logo 2001/02-2006/07

Capitals Wordmark- Washington Capitals Main Logo 2007/08-Pres.

Gorton's Fisherman- New York Islanders Main Logo 1995/96-1996/97

Ducks Wordmark- Anaheim Ducks Main Logo 2006/07-2012/13

CBJ Stick Through Banner- Columbus Blue Jackets Main Logo 2000/01-2006/07

Nordiques Igloo- Quebec Nordiques Main Logo 1985/86-1994/95

Lightning Bolt- Tampa Bay Lightning Main Logo 2011/12-Pres. (Lowest Rating of All 30 NHL Main Logos on SportsLogos.net)

 

I'll have the poll up later today, but do you guys agree with the top ten? 

 

 

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On 2016-12-10 at 9:21 PM, bleuet said:

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3 hours ago, tigerslionspistonshabs said:

This thing was fantastic. 

 

 

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:P

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48 minutes ago, BrianLion said:

Can we just agree that everything that's ever been a primary on a CBJ jersey sucks? 

 

I hate this logo. It's the OKC Thunder of the NHL. 

 

The backwards flag to make the weird 'C" shape, the beveled star, the double outline on everything, is all so, so wrong. 

 

columbus-blue-jackets-logo-wallpaper.jpg

Not even close.

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50 minutes ago, BrianLion said:

Can we just agree that everything that's ever been a primary on a CBJ jersey sucks? 

 

I hate this logo. It's the OKC Thunder of the NHL. 

 

The backwards flag to make the weird 'C" shape, the beveled star, the double outline on everything, is all so, so wrong. 

 

columbus-blue-jackets-logo-wallpaper.jpg

 

At least this means SOMETHING

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4 hours ago, Bruins said:

Great points @hockey week, and I took them into consideration when I selected the top 10 based on you guys' votes and the following criteria

 

The logos had to:

- Be Around After 1970

- Be Around Over a Span of Three or More Years

- Be On the Front of a Home or Alternate Jersey

- Get Four or More likes

 

So the poll options will be:

 

Buffaslug- Buffalo Sabres Main Logo 2006/07-2009/10

Mooterus- Dallas Stars Alternate Logo 2003/04-2005/06

Golden Seal- California Golden Seals Main Logo 1970/71-1973/74

Mustard Predator- Nashville Predators Alternate Logo 2001/02-2006/07

Capitals Wordmark- Washington Capitals Main Logo 2007/08-Pres.

Gorton's Fisherman- New York Islanders Main Logo 1995/96-1996/97

Ducks Wordmark- Anaheim Ducks Main Logo 2006/07-2012/13

CBJ Stick Through Banner- Columbus Blue Jackets Main Logo 2000/01-2006/07

Nordiques Igloo- Quebec Nordiques Main Logo 1985/86-1994/95

Lightning Bolt- Tampa Bay Lightning Main Logo 2011/12-Pres. (Lowest Rating of All 30 NHL Main Logos on SportsLogos.net)

 

I'll have the poll up later today, but do you guys agree with the top ten

 

 

LOL of course not.

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The original NY Islanders, Nordiques and Golden Seals logos all reside on the top tier of horrible NHL logos. Everything else in this thread is just nitpicking at logos vastly superior to those three.

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