Entries in toronto maple leafs (24)
I wouldn't say I'm in favor of the Maple Leafs changing their logo, but if they were to do it, Johnny Woods has some neat conceptual ideas. Look closely at the outline of the leaf and you'll be able to make out the letters "TML." Pretty clever.
Here's an odd Classic Saturday idea to throw out there. Tex Fischer put together these Heritage Classic-type throwback designs for a trio of Canadian teams a couple years ago. They've been sitting in my inbox for a while. But I suddenly had a thought. With all the extra outdoor games we're getting next winter, the concept is bound to lose some of its novelty.
So to recapture it, imagine a three-team, two-day outdoor tournament. Three clubs could meet at a neutral site, say in Saskatchewan. Maybe Toronto and Vancouver play on Saturday night and the winner faces Montreal on Sunday. (The loser of the first game could have a make-up date set with Montreal later in the season to balance the schedule.)
Is that idea totally crazy? I think it would make for a very cool event over a long holiday weekend. And it would make the Heritage Classic unique again. Not only that, but from a marketing perspective, you get another huge fan base in the mix.
We mark a Concepts page milestone today with the marking of a Toronto Maple Leafs milestone by Trisan Mani. Our 500th post is a special uniform and logo for the Leafs' 100th anniversary — which is still a few years away. It's a sharp look. Worth the wait.
So this was my attempt at including the Stars in a Winter Classic Weekend post indirectly. It's a Minnesota North Stars jersey here from Nick Burton. But maybe the Stars could wear something North Stars-inspired if they ever got to play in an outdoor game. It can happen. Right?
What about an opponent for the North Stars? There's no really good rival that comes to mind for this franchise, so I just opted for a Leafs/Arenas jersey here, also created by Mr. Burton.
Here's a look I really love. Victor You has updated the Leafs' old logo and created a secondary mark inspired by the Toronto Arenas logo. Best of all he's gone with a very dark shade of blue that gives the whole kit a very classic feel.
Sacrilege. Pure and simple. Brian Brideau has done the unthinkable, mixing two of hockey's most recognizable brands. He even snuck some Flames in there. (Did you catch it?) Wait until you see what he has in store for next Friday. That's right, a Freak Out Friday two-parter! To be continued...