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SB Nation United - Ranking the Five Worst NHL Blog Logo's

Hey all! As most of you know, last Friday we unveiled the new blog logo that will represent the Arctic Ice Hockey community as we launch into the new and exciting world of SB Nation United later this month.

Yesterday, we ranked our Top Five NHL logo's on the site. Today, I will mock the five worst.

So without further adieu, lets jump right into it.


Honorable Mention: Die By The Blade -- Buffalo Sabres

This isn't a completely terrible logo, but it's penchant for diagonal lines makes me want to borrow one of their swords to stab my eyes out. Plus, the warm, creamy tan colour they used doesn't scream "Sabres Hockey".

What they're saying:

Die By The Blade
Yeah the colors are jacked. And I disagree about the sticks, I think it makes it look cluttered. The whole thing looks kind of like a nautical wheel or the Volkswagen symbol.
by Frank Reich Revolution on Sep 7, 2012 10:56 AM CDT

5. Matchsticks and Gasoline -- Calgary Flames

For another literal representation, we take a look at Matchsticks and Gasoline's logo. Well, they've got the matchsticks and fire down pat, unfortunately the jerry can of diesel fuel isn't pictured because Jay Feaster was using it to ignite Dennis Wideman's contract ablaze. Though not the worst of the list, this looks like a pog you thought was cool when you were ten.

What they're saying:

Matchsticks and Gasoline
Nooooo change I don't like change. Well, I'd be amenable if it involved things like not having Sarich.
by Jjjsixsix on Sep 7, 2012 6:34 PM CDT

4. Raw Charge -- Tampa Bay Lightning

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....... Here lies the most boring and bland of all the SB Nation logos. If the bottom three weren't so gawd awful, this could easily have been number one. The Lightning shield comprises of a dark blue back drop and four jagged white lines, meant to depict lightning. At the very least, the logo is on-par with the teams Gatorade-themed jerseys and personifies their brand of narcoleptic hockey.

What they're saying:

Raw Charge
I find it a bit dizzyfying. :(
by BigB22 on Sep 7, 2012 8:47 AM CDT

Ed. Note: Seriously, THAT was the best they had to offer.

3. Canes Country -- Carolina Hurricanes

We're now reaching into the bottom of the barrel. This logo looks like something I would find on Ice Hockey or Blades of Steel for NES. To quote Raw Charge readers, it's "dizzyfying". It's like they infused a Nascar motif with the Carolina Hurricanes logo, added a hockey stick and called it a day. Barf!

What they're saying:

Canes Country
I don't like the new logo

I said it. It looks like an 8-bit graphic from blades of steel

by Floods on Sep 7, 2012 3:19 PM CDT

Ed. Note: I critique these logo's before checking out what other blogs are saying, good to see someone agrees.

2. St. Louis Game Time -- St. Louis Blues

First off, let me say this -- their current logo sucks. I get that it's supposed to look like a demonized version of Tony Twist, but it still looks dumb. Unfortunately for fans of SLGT, a bad logo will be getting worse and they only have themselves to blame. A 2010 picture of Mickey Rourke would have sufficed over this toothless ghoul turned wrestler.

What they're saying:

St. Louis Game Time
he looks like he either hit the beach or borrowed som spray tan from snooki

by I_AM_SPARTACUS on Sep 7, 2012 10:21 AM CDT

1. Habs Eyes on the Prize -- Montreal Canadiens

What. The. Fuck.

Words can't describe how bad this one-eyed cyclops looks. It's still less creepy than being watched by Bob Gainey's dead eyes, but that's hardly meant to be a compliment. It's been twenty years since this storied franchise has last won a Stanley Cup, so I wouldn't blame their fans, players or management for becoming a little cross-eyed.

What they're saying:

Habs Eyes On The Prize
It could be worse, we could have Raw Charge's logo
by Andrew Berkshire on Sep 7, 2012 11:25 AM CDT

The full list of logo's can be found at Tell us your least favourite in the comments section!