The ‘Dub’ boasts a strong crop of logos, especially at the top. On the low end, some teams haven’t really done re-designs in the modern era and it may be time to step their games up. Teams who aped NHL logos also lost points, because it’s rarely an improvement when this happens.
As with other leagues, the winners were a mixture of old and new, proving styles can change, but having style never does.
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A logo that truly stands the test of time and looks fantastic on a hat or jersey.
Another true original, bonus points for the ‘C’ hiding within the ‘S.’
A tough-as-nails franchise deserves a cattle skull as its symbol.
It’s hard to find something classic that came from the 1980s, but the Blazers did it with their ‘B.’
Quite possibly the best tiger logo in the world.
Originality is always encouraged, plus the Hitmen have stuck with their look since the beginning.
Good colors, solid-looking giant, plus the shield in the back forms a ‘G.’
True, it’s mostly lettering, but we love the wheat blade.
Another font-only logo, Regina uses the baseball-style writing in the best way.
Such an upgrade from the old zamboni logo, the ‘SB’ skate blade is quite creative.
Another upgrade. It’s a solid bronco, though there are a lot of horse mascots out there.
Can’t go wrong with stars when you’re called the Americans.
A semi-tough, semi-cuddly bear fits right in the middle.
If we’ve learned anything in this process, it’s that trying to base your logo on a weather phenomenon is very difficult.
Like the font, not crazy about the mascot. At least it’s original, though.
Based on the original Oil Kings logo, many will think of L.A.
If you’re going to borrow an NHL logo, may as well be a classic.
Using a ‘C’ in the spoked circle doesn’t work if you can’t complete the circle.
A little too high school for our tastes.
Not a great cougar. And where is the rest of his swiping arm? The good news is a new logo is on the way.
Not a great drawing by any stretch of the imagination.
The weird grinning lake monster didn’t go over with our panelists.
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