Here it is! For their centennial, the Toronto Maple Leafs will undoubtedly be doing a lot of things, but one of the most notable, most prominent, and potentially, most cool, will be an entirely new logo - of which we now finally, officially, know what it will look like.
And it's great. As earlier details revealed, it would be a combination of two past Leafs logos from the 1966-67 season: a perfect modernization of past retro looks. It's been cleaned up, with no borders, a more appropriate type face, and just enough veins to add a bit of detail.
In fact, the veins are particularly special. There are 17 veins in total, representing the Leafs' beginnings in 1917. The 13 veins on top is a nod towards the Leafs' Stanley Cup Championships. There are also 31 points on the leaf, pointing towards Maple Leafs Gardens opening in 1931.
But most important of all, it's a fitting look for the soon-to-be-100-year-old franchise. With an organization as old as the Leafs, an updated look is always exciting - but there's generally a hint of nervousness about it. After all, a crazy new design can spit on decades of tradition, can look outlandish and out of place amongst the team's history.
It's a fine like to walk, but the Leafs walked it perfectly. This is a modern logo: but one that perfectly calls back to its history.
In line with the Leafs' new logo, the Toronto Marlies will be getting a logo makeover as well.
The 2016-17 season should be a fresh, new one for the Leafs both on and off the ice - it'll be extremely exciting to see this new logo in practice! The new uniforms will be unveiled at the 2016 NHL entry draft in Buffalo, on June 24.
What do you think of the new Maple Leafs logo?
|I love it!||648|
|I like it. It's better than the Ballard logo.||297|
|Meh. I'm indifferent.||166|
|I don't really like it.||54|
|I wanted a totally new logo.||33|
|I wanted a third colour added.||22|
|WTF? I hate this.||46|