Wednesday, July 30, 2008

NEW Third Jersey Logos!

We're one step closer to getting to see what this season's crop of new third jersey's actually has to offer. I've gotten a hold of a handful of logos/crests to be featured on the new sweaters. I'm not naming my source for that person's privacy so don't bother asking. Let's dive in.


Thrashers We know Atlanta's jersey will be maroon with the team name arched above the player's jersey number on the front. What you see above is supposedly how the text will look.


Bruins Boston will wear the shoulder logo from their home sweaters on the crest of their new black third jerseys. Nothing really new there but I'm displaying all the graphics I got anyway.


Sabres Buffalo will be wearing a vintage style sweater with the logo they donned for their first quarter century. This version of the logo appears to incorporate a lot of silver around the edges.


Coyotes One of the clubs that will be wearing an entirely new logo on their third jersey is Phoenix. Above is the leaping coyote we've been hearing rumors about.


Penguins This is another example of a logo we've seen before. Pittsburgh will be promoting last year's Winter Classic sweater design to third jersey this season. And that logo will stay on the front.


Sharks One of my wishes came true. I like the sound of a black jersey for San Jose but I was really hoping they'd go with the full-body shark logo and it turns out they will. This is one of the sweaters I'm looking forward to most.


Lightning Now for my team. I always call them the Bolts but I'm not sure how I feel about Tampa Bay wearing that nickname across the front of their sweaters. However, I am psyched about the blue sweaters! Above is what the text will supposedly look like on the uniforms.


Maple Leafs Toronto is nothing new. They're going with the 35-point vintage leaf logo. It'll be on a white jersey just like the ones they wore prior to the Rbk EDGE era.

As with anything, keep in mind that while I trust this source, I'm always wary about passing rumor off as fact. I believe these to be legitimate images but anything is possible. Take it for what it is and enjoy it!

The Kings, Senators and Blues are the teams with new logos/crests that we have yet to see. I'm told there was a note with these other logos that read "TBD" for them.

That leaves seven of the 18 new third jerseys unaccounted for in this post. Three will be wearing their regular primary logos (Hurricanes, Blackhawks and Flyers). Three will wear vintage logos (Oilers, Islanders and Canucks). And Dallas will have an inverted version of their black home sweaters — white with the word DALLAS in green text above the player's sweater number.

And that's that. Hope you guys are as excited about this news as I am!

(By the way, I apologize for the watermarking but I'm pretty sure I'm the only one with these graphics and I want to try to track who, if anyone, picks them up for posting elsewhere. By the way, I have no problem with anyone doing that. Just link back and keep the graphic intact.)

61 comments:

lostallsympathy said...

when you watermark an image it's supposed to go over the image. Im sure if you put your watermark over the logo's we'd still see them just fine. On most of the images you can just photoshop the watermark right out of there.

Chris said...

when you watermark an image it's supposed to go over the image. Im sure if you put your watermark over the logo's we'd still see them just fine. On most of the images you can just photoshop the watermark right out of there.

I understand but I didn't want to detract from the logo. But I'm not that anal about it. If you really must Photoshop it out, who am I to stop you? I just thought I'd give it a shot.

Sebastian said...

i like most of those logos and I'm totally with chris on the sharks jersey, it's going to look great imho. but i was hoping the thrashers would use a more neutral font, maybe a bit like dallas on their home sweaters

cptjeff said...

I for one am glad nobody is trying to do exactly what dallas has done. That thing looks awful. It's hockey, not basketball!
I like the thrashers script myself...

opiatedsherpa said...

Leapin' Coyotes! I'll reserve my judgement for when I see it on the shirt, but it doesn't really have that pro sports logo appeal that you would come to expect from teams these days... except for maybe the Pork Chops.

I sure do like the Thrashers text though... that'll look good on a jersey. Also like the Bolts text as well... should be pretty sharp looking.

Mark said...

That Thrashers text has potential.

capouel said...

So anxious to see the Sens third jersey, sad to see they seem not kind to bring the gold color back but if the jersey is nice I will forgive them.

csampson said...

I like Tampa's design and I'm very anxious to see what the full uniform will be like. Any word on when you'll get you hands on the full jersey pictures :)?

Matt said...

OK, The Bolts is awful. T.O. is classic. Buffalo is classic, I just hope they don't put the number in the top front right. San Jose and Pheonix are pretty cool, can't wait to see it on a jersey. The Thrashers is pretty awesome, but I don't like the big numbers on the front. If the Thrashers did what the Halifax Mooseheads did with their 3rd and 4th jersey's it would be awesome. http://bp0.blogger.com/_o9XB5QhOgIc/R_Gk8AfRosI/AAAAAAAAAQs/jfY2KEw2wuI/s1600-h/PJ+Corsi.jpg it is Halifax angles slightly up and then the number uner the end of the word. Boston has way to much black on that jersey/logo. The Pens is pretty cool. Nice to see a third jersey can be totally different in colour and still look good. I can;t wait to see my Sens.

etl423 said...

Are the Hurricanes really using their primary logo rather than the Hurricane flag, or is that a typo?

Chris said...

Are the Hurricanes really using their primary logo rather than the Hurricane flag, or is that a typo?

Recent rumors are suggesting that the primary logo will be used on a white triangle. Obviously we'll wait and see but that's what we're hearing right now.

Getta said...

Ughhhh, I hate wordmarks. RBK and it's continual attempt to ruin every NHL jersey. The wordmarks for logos are just terrible and unappealing. It's going to be all like the NBA in a few years. That sucks. I wish the Lightning would have done better, that BOLTS thing without the logo really sucks.

Brian said...

Ugh they are ruining my Lightning!!! Err, i suppose its really "our" lightning eh chris? *sigh* Bring back the 1996 3rd Jersey.

Danybou said...

Why didn't they call the team "The Bolts" in the first place? I'm a Montreal fan and I couldn't picture them wearing a jersey that said "HABS". That nickname trend is awful.

Connor said...

ugh, way to get me excited for the blues logo.. oh well the rest are cool. i like the coyotes, that's sharp

Connor said...

is there any chance of you getting the rest of them or is this all the guy had?

Silver said...

the pens should use that logo on their centre ice

americn said...

OK there's the logos... next we'll see what bizarre ugly sweater patterns reebok forced down our throats through their brand monopoly.

Chris said...

is there any chance of you getting the rest of them or is this all the guy had?

Anything is possible.

kory said...

To American,
Whether you like to admit it or not, the teams DO have a final say in the designs of their uniforms. Did New Jersey change w/ the EDGE change? No. Because the team stood up and said no.

FlyingV4Life said...

San Jose's is pretty sweet.

glad to see the Pens sticking with the Winter Classic style logo.

flyersk27 said...

Coyotes FTW!

sprjudd said...

I think the Penguins should use the logo they had in their initial season...the penguin with the scarf around its neck. Almost like Chilly Willy, but without the snow cap.

Charlie @ Sabres Not Slugs said...

So is Howard Berger getting in trouble or is the NHL and RBK glad he kicked off the Alternate Jersey Viral Marketing Campaign?

charlie.aikenhead said...

they look good but since when does Reebok not call themselves RBK or just show the logo. The "reebok" writing below every image leads me to believe this are fabricated.

Hockey Week said...

i can't believe how close i came in my mockups to some of these. i knew i should've used those goofy R's in my thrashers one. I wish you had the Blues one, that's what i'm really curious about

BillH23 said...

Is there any rumblings on the regular pens jerseys? Meaning are they adding shoulder patches etc to it? I am waiting to see if they tweak it at all before spending alot of cabbage on one. thanks

bigfish18 said...

no one has made this comment yet so I'd bring it up. i'm a fan of all sports and all jerseys. the thrashers third jersey looks very similar to this team (http://www.threshersbaseball.com). Though one is the Thrashers and the other the threshers, too similar for my likes.

Thehurricane said...

they look nothing alike

Paolo said...

How dare you taunt us Sens fan with this post and then NOT have the new text/logo!!!

dick_gozinia said...

Of this bunch...

Best logo: Bruins - that bear looks tremendous.

Worst logo: Coyotes - lame lame lame.

T said...

I just had a thought. As long as other teams are going retro, what would be wrong with my Sharks going back to their original jersey design for a third? Any thoughts?

To see it, go here:
http://www.nhluniforms.com/1990s/199192.html#

flyersk27 said...

Umm no... coyotes logo is way better drawn that that clipart bear the bruins have. I still like those two the best (coyotes are better though :P).

said...

The Thrashers is a lot better than I thought it would be. The Bruins is awesome. The Sabres are OK. The Coyotes is OK. The Pens is awesome. I thought the Sharks were using the first logo they had, but I am glad they aren't. The Lightning and the whole nickname thing is terrible. I am glad the Maple Leafs are using the vintage logo, but I don't understand why their jerseys will be white. The Kings and Sens scare me. I am worried the Blues will be similar to the Wild home jersey logo. I was really looking forward to the Canes jersey, but now I'm not. The Blackhawks, Flyers, and Oilers sound good, but I am not sure about the Islanders. And I am still not sure which logo (the original or modernized) the Canucks are using. I would prefer it to be the latter.

FlyingV4Life said...

ill admit,the Yotes one is starting to grow on me.

the Tampa one is just .....wierd.

Bolts??? I think this is the first time a teams "nickname" has been used for a logo crest.

whats next?

Pens
Habs
Caines
Oil
Preds
B's
Hawks
Wings

btw....the Thrashers need a complete uniform overhaul with all new colors.

they are god awful.

hands down the worst in the league.

said...

Could it be possible that the triangle in the Canes logo is referring to the one in the secondary logo? Cause I thought some guy in the Canes organization or something confirmed that they would be using said logo on their thirds.

Tony said...

ugh, that coyote logo bugs me. Its back leg is WAY off perspective. How is the leg that is supposed to be further away bigger than the other?!!?

Axis said...

wow, the sabres managed to mess up the classic logo now. i'm going to withhold final judgement until i see a better pic, but I don see how the logo is improved, its just more cluttered now.

Jason said...

The Bolts logo looks stupid enough to be true. Par for the course!

Q said...

I hope those disastrous Thrashers and Lightning logos will materialize... That will make me appreciate the Ducks logo at least a bit... :D

I like the Yotes logo... Let's see how it looks on a jersey...

Zach said...

charlie.aikenhead, Reebok is changing their logo, it is no longer RBK, they are know known as Reebok. The logo in the pictures happen to include Reebok's new look. It has already appeared on some of their new products, and website.

Andrew Harkins said...

charlie.aikenhead said...
"they look good but since when does Reebok not call themselves RBK or just show the logo. The "reebok" writing below every image leads me to believe this are fabricated."

Actually, all the uncrested rbk edge jerseys have that "reebok" logo with the full word right front and center (i wish they didn't even put it on there):
http://www.hockeymonkey.com/rbk-edge-gamewear-uncrested.html

Paul said...

QUOTE:
"Ughhhh, I hate wordmarks. RBK and it's continual attempt to ruin every NHL jersey. The wordmarks for logos are just terrible and unappealing. It's going to be all like the NBA in a few years. That sucks. I wish the Lightning would have done better, that BOLTS thing without the logo really sucks."

I agree on all counts. For those teams using wordmarks on the front, haven't they learned anything from Dallas? Vancouver? The one team that can get away with this would be the Rangers (pre-RBK). The Lightning's is flat out brutal.

I'm excited to see what Phoenix and San Jose have to offer, but I'll have to see the Coyotes jersey before I pass judgment. I'd rather see their primary logo on the front instead.

And why cannot teams like Ottawa, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Vancouver and especially Tampa Bay just use their primary logo? Just change the base color of the jerseys. Betcha the Lightning wearing their primary logo on the front, but simply on a blue jersey would work much better than this ugly "BOLTS" on it!

Paul said...

I still think "SENS" and "BOLTS" (especially) are really stupid.

Jason said...

I didn't think it was a good idea when I first heard that Phoenix would be adding a third. Their regular set is nearly perfect, don't mess it up by adding something of lesser quality. I can't judge fully until I see the finished product, but so far it looks like my first thoughts were right, sadly.

Is it just me or does Buffalo's look a bit cramped? It seems like everything got thicker and now the buffalo is stuffed in the circle. Not bad at all, and worlds better than the slug, but why mess with the old one at all?

Tampa's is pretty bland. I guess that's better than terribly awful and blindingly ugly, though! Bright side!

Atlanta's reminds me of a Hulkamania t-shirt.

PDX Pens said...

I think we all know the Pens @ the Winter Classic were the team to break this whole third jersey thing (again).

PDX Pens said...

"I just had a thought. As long as other teams are going retro, what would be wrong with my Sharks going back to their original jersey design for a third? Any thoughts?"

T: one word for you - Teal

It's not a color, it's a sexual preference.

PDX Pens said...

Boy,

that Toronto logo is god-awful. What 2nd grade art class did they pull that from? Seriously, it's an old ass logo. Actually, when you think about it, Maple Leafs is about as stale of a name as I can imagine.

"Please welcome your 'Indianapolis Insurance Agents'" (crowd roars)

Paul said...

Oh, did I fail to mention the Anaheim Ducks amongst the teams the Lightning could've learned from that a wordmark logo as the crest just doesn't work?

RFrancis741 said...

OMG! The Thrashers on eis as bad as I feared, and this is coming from a true blue Thrashers fan. I hope the rest of the jersey helps make up for that hideous wordmark. Side note: Chris, I've been doing searches on the old intertubes here looking to find any leaked images of the upcoming 3rd jerseys and pretty much every other source quotes this site and uses the pictures you had up first, congrats on being the apparent rumor mill of the NHL!

Hockey Week said...

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Third-jersey-images-leak-and-Phoenix-never-look?urn=nhl,97127

Congrats! looks like you're the official go-to guy for this stuff. and better yet, i found that link on McFarlane's sports board.

Hockey Week said...

oh, and PDX pens, hockey is a game of heritage. you can trace why certain things are done to practices dating back 70+ years. We celebrate the Original Six era, we laud the Class of 1967, and we pass around the oldest trophy in North America, engraving names in it so that they will never be forgotten before passing the Cup onto the next team.

you don't like it, go watch NASCAR. nobody in the fan base will miss you. The National Hockey League will continue on, as it has since 1917 (before even the NFL, i might add), and won't miss a beat.

i HATE the Toronto Maple Leafs with an unyielding passion, but hockey's heritage should never be spat on. Ever. Old doesn't mean bad. If anything, old means time-tested and proven, and Maple Leafs is far better than any team name we've seen in the past few expansions.

you don't like it, find some league that's "new" and "hip" because you won't find it in hockey

justin said...

i wish there was a caps alternate jersey and the jersey on frozen blog is a beauty but it looks better in navy cuz thats their third color

Daryl said...

I like the Leafs design, and can't wait to see what the Flyers decide on. I honestly can't stand the numbers on the front of the jersey like the Sabres, Sharks, Stars, and Lightning already have, and soon to be the Thrashers. Is this the NHL or NBA, MLB, or NFL? Reebok and the NHL are trying too much to be like the other sports.

said...

Sexual preference? WTF?

scalan15 said...

I wish the New Jersey Devils would get a 3rd Jersey, but lou is so strict with these things, I could see them just keeping the logo the same but instead of all red, make it all black with red and white trim, that would look sharp

Mit and Sej said...

I think the Sabres should use the current "slug" jersey as many have aptly named it as the third jersey and reintroduce the "old" logo as the primary uniform. I know many people in Buffalo would look forward to seeing the old digs. What I hope the Sabres do not do is use the old color scheme with the new pants...it just looks odd to have that distinction between the pants and the jerseys. I wouldnt doubt if they used the new midnight blue with the old logo.

I am going to do it, I really hope the league returns to the era of using white jerseys at home. I know all about logistics but if a team plans for a third jersey night and lets other teams know, then its less they have to carry.

What ever happen to the goalies selling ad space on their jerseys?

thephoenix613 said...

w00t! Totally supporting the rejuvenated Sabres' logo!... even though I'm a Canucks fan lol.

ImGumbyDammit79 said...

OK, so the Thrashers wordmark looks horrible and the "BOLTS", that's just an awful idea. I like the idea of the Sabres bringing the old logo back, same with the Pens. Personally though, I hope my Devils never make a 3rd jersey. I mean, every year someone has a new jersey or new logo or this or that. This is all a reflection of how unstable things are in the NHL right now.

NipponSean said...

I am a Thrashers fan and I agree they need a total overhall. The wordmark logo looks very late 90's (I guess it is actually). I've said this on another post, but the Thrashers need to go with a brown as their primary color, but have the blue and gold as secondary colors. Also I think it would be great if they have a sort of faux-retro look. Maybe have a somewhat realistic brown thrasher as the logo (ala Baltimore Orioles). There are very few brown teams and I think it is a great color. And it would also go very well with UPS being one of their corporate sponsors.

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