It is always fun to get the opinions of what others think about hundreds of sports topics. One that always comes to mind is logos. How is a team seen, remembered? Is it classic? Fresh? Does that logo have the ability to stand the text of time?
All of these thoughts were used in this article. Longevity, respect, and the "it" factor all played roles in where each team is ranked.
It also needs to be mentioned that teams in the league today will be the only ones ranked. With all due respect to our fallen teams (Whalers, Nordiques, Jets, North Stars, Rockies, etc.), the teams today are the teams that matter now. Much love for the previously mentioned teams.
This list is not intended to end the argument, but to keep it going. I hope to hear a lot of positive and negative responses.
Let's get this list started.
Note: All logos courtesy of sportslogos.net
The Atlanta logo does not have lasting power. The colors are awkward, and the artwork is less than attention grabbing. The team has a lot of promise, just not what's on the front of the sweater.
Unless you know the background of a Blue Jacket, the team name and logo are oblivious. The new logo makes more sense than the previous attempts of using a bee-like insect.
The color scheme is solid, but the possessed, machine-like saber-toothed "predator" just doesn't look good.
Good colors, but the bolt just is...well...meh.
Anaheim lost major street cred when they dropped the "Mighty" from their title and the classic duck goalie mask. A webbed-foot 'D' is hideous and the colors represent a dead marsh.
The Wild look really tame a serene view of the wilderness.
Please...get rid of this.
Looks like the Coyote just got punched in the gut. The one positive is the color scheme.
Step 1: Don't name your team after one NHL team has a nickname for Canadians.
Step 2: Canucks? Really?
Step 3: Whales don't belong in NHL logos.
Panthers don't make me think of hockey. The major plus is that the team has had the same logo since it joined the league during the 1993-94 season.
Logo came with the team's inception in 1993. I put them up so high despite the boring logo solely because the team paid some homage to the fallen North Stars.
The purple is better served now than back with the gold in the 1970's, but take away the purple and the logo is much sleeker and tough.
Logo looks much better than original. The update added more character.
The color scheme seemingly fits the Denver area. Don't know how, but it just fits. The logo is smooth, but doesn't represent the nastiness an avalanche can cause.
The colors scheme of red/black/white is one of the best in all of sports. Too bad the logo is just middle of the road.
Kept the team name after the move from Atlanta, and kept the first letter with flames. The logo saw one minor change when a black outline was added. Pretty solid logo.
SO much better than the Eagle/Capital building. The slight stick tilt and colors were adjusted from the original 1974 logo.
The logo has been changed slightly since the original 1968 one. Has stood over 40 years and looks almost the same as the original.
Brought back in 1998 with a deeper blue. Always liked this logo.
Changed the ring black in 1992. No other changes. Credit given for making a devil out of the 'N' 'J' initials.
Same logo from day one. It's one knock is that only hockey fans could name it because of it's odd look.
The oil drip pattern is an absolute classic, and the color scheme is great. The dark blue sweaters are very distinct.
The original and new logo will always be top 10 to me. Great color scheme, strong character, and solid uniforms.
Not an original six team, so it can't get any higher. The alterations from the original make it sleek and strong. The sweaters as a whole are on of the best in hockey.
Strong shield, and the outside shape is all that has really changed since 1926.
This version has been used since 1982. The leaf, albeit not strong or scary, has a prestige to it. The late 30's version will always be the best.
This is where it gets tough. I love the logo, and how it hasn't changed much since 1917. 100 years of hockey, and it's still the same.
Never has one letter done so much for a logo. The spokes around the 'B' is what makes the Bruins who they are. All roads on the logo lead to its one central figure.
The third version of the primary logo has been around since 1948! No logo has been the same for that amount of time. It fits in to what Detroit was built upon-cars and blue collar work. This may be one of the better representations of a city within a team's logo in sports today.
I promise this is not a homer pick. Year in and year out, players and fans across the hockey community praise the Hawks logo for it's strength, prestige, and colors. The Indian Head has not changed since the mid-60's, which gives us one of the longest streaks in hockey. I'd take this logo up against the best of the rest of the sports world and be proud to say that this is the best professional sports has to offer.