The Top 10 NHL Team logos
All teams in the NHL are known for their varying logos and wicked designs. Some teams are ridiculed for their logos and some are celebrated, from the famed Indian head of the Blackhawks to the dreaded buffaslug of the Sabres, this a list of the top 10 logos in hockey.
Logos are a part of each teams identity and history, and the team's logo sometimes grows more famous as the team starts winning championships. Some teams never change their logo, like the Montreal Canadiens, who haven't edited their logo since 1953. Other teams change it every 10 to 20 years, like the Boston Bruins.
Many teams also create alternate logos to go along with their primary logos. Logos also go hand in hand with jerseys.
What makes a good logo? Relevancy. Questions like "Is this logo relevant to the city and the team?" are asked to determine if the logo makes any sense at all. Also, the logo has to represent the team's main colors.
#10 Toronto Maple Leafs
As a Montreal Canadiens fan, this logo is hard to swallow, but I actually like it, and they should use this as their primary logo instead of wasting time with their over-simplified primary logo.
I like this logo because its nostalgic and it has history written all over it. I also like the font they used to write "Toronto" and "Maple Leafs"; it is also vintage-esque.
I tip my hat to the blue and white for this logo. The only problem with this logo is that they should not use text in it, even though it looks good, logos should not have text because they aren't aesthetically pleasing.
#9 Edmonton Oilers former logo
I like this logo because it actually represents oil, and they did not use text. I also like this logo because it really complemented their third jersey design. Something about this logo just tells me "team toughness".
The Oilers didn't seem to agree because they just didn't keep these jerseys, they instead went for the vintage look, which wasn't a bad decision, but now that the vintage jersey is their home jersey, it's time for the OIL to bring back those marvelous thirds back!
#8 Boston Bruins current logo
I believe this logo is the best incarnation of the 'B' so far, as the outline of the 'B' makes the logo look sharper than the previous logos used by the Bruins.
This jersey also completes their current uniform quite well.
The Bruins got it right by not straying too far from their previous logo.
#7 Canucks' secondary logo
This modern stick-in-the-rink logo is much better than their primary logo, although the Canucks have had an identity crisis with regards to jerseys and logos.
I think this logo might stick with them for the remaining years of their history, but if it doesn't, the organization will have made a huge mistake.
#6 Black Flames
I enjoy this logo more than the red "C" because this logo is a nice change from their traditional logo and also allowed them to pull off a proper red jersey. I find this logo is sharp and it represents to me, the change of Calgary's losing culture.
I also think of their 2004 Stanley Cup final run when I see this jersey.
Did you know that the red jersey with the black logo outsold every other jersey in the league in '04?
#5 Philadelphia Flyers
This logo is just a classic; it hasn't and will not change. Ever.
The "P' for Philadelphia and the wings for "Flyers" works very well, and I rank it so high because it isn't too bold and it doesn't have any flaws; it just works.
#4 Colorado Avalanche
I like this logo for its great use of colors. I also like the snow that represents an Avalanche. This choice may be controversial, but it just works.
It doesn't stray too far away from it's predecessor, the Nordiques' logo, as they both use a letter and a puck in their logo.
#3 Detroit Red Wings
This was an obvious choice. The Red Wings' logo has longevity and good design, the most powerful combination in sport logos.
The wheel is great because it represents the city of Detroit's auto industry and the "wing" to represent their team name, and the choice of red is perfect for the logo, anything darker or lighter would be distasteful.
#2 Chicago Blackhawks
The Indian head is the perfect logo with a perfect jersey, and the Indian head is excellently drawn. It has that feel-good vibe about it. The feathers on its head are my favorite part.
This logo is untouchable; that's why it is No. 2.
#1 Montreal Canadiens
This is number one for the most obvious reasons, something about it is just perfect.
All the Leafs fans out there say it looks like a toilet bowl.
This logo is untouchable and it ranks as one of the best in professional sports.