Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Sharks' new logo (update)

I'm getting hundreds of hits today for people searching for the San Jose Sharks' new logo, which was unveiled today by the team on its website after it leaked out nearly two weeks ago:

Who says there aren't hockey fans in California? Somewhere between 15-20 per cent of the traffic to this site today is from the Golden State.

UPDATE What do I think of the new logo? It's alright, although I'm already feeling nostalgic for the old logo. When it comes time to buy a Sharks mug and/or T-shirt at some point, I'm probably going with the one they broke into the league with in 1991. (Arturs Irbe!)

Hard to believe the Sharks are entering their 16th season already.

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11 Comments:

At 3:13 PM, July 24, 2007, Blogger FAUXRUMORS said...

1) Is that a Shark-bat or a Bat-shark?

 
At 5:11 PM, July 24, 2007, Blogger Nick said...

Still yet to see any jerseys. I'd like to see some of the mockups of the logo without that stick. I think the version with the tail shown might look better without it.

Better than buffalo's slug thing definitely

 
At 5:32 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Darren said...

Shouldn't that be a dark-coloured, composite stick in that shark's mouth? I mean, look how brittle it is.

 
At 7:35 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Walewander said...

James- or anyone else- this is offtopic, but I'm involved in a debate on a baseball website over why the Calder rules were changed.

Was it because the Russian league was perceived as superior to the NHL, or because it was unfair to compare older players with pro experience with junior and college guys?

 
At 7:41 PM, July 24, 2007, Blogger mike w said...

Man, at long last, when this cartoony-logo era end?

Bah.

 
At 8:36 PM, July 24, 2007, Blogger PJ Swenson said...

How do you like it? The old logo was cool, but there are a lot of things about the new one to like as well.

New logo with new RBK jersey will be out in September.

 
At 9:50 PM, July 24, 2007, Blogger robert cleave said...

James, this really is OT, but kudos to whoever at the G and M that came up with the "Somber Stern blames lone gunman" headline for Brian Milner's NBA story tonight. Well played.

 
At 2:39 AM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Baroque said...

Still bugs me that there are not enough gill slits for accuracy. :)

Does every team have so many versions of their logo? Because I don't remember more than two or three for most teams--then again, I don't know how many versions are actually for jerseys and how much might be for t-shirts or sweatshirts for the fans.

 
At 8:58 AM, July 25, 2007, Blogger jorach said...

I don't hate it. It's not like they ruined a classic logo to make it.

The poll on San Jose's website yesterday was pretty hilarious though.

 
At 10:26 AM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous mc keeper said...

Walewander - I recall the Calder rules being changed in response to Sergei Makarov winning the trophy at age 30+ back in the early '90s. It was deemed "unfair" he qualified as an NHL rookie, despite having played in one of the world's top leagues.

 
At 1:29 PM, July 25, 2007, Blogger Doogie said...

But of course, instead of excluding anyone with more than, say, five years of European elite league experience (which would make sense), they put an age blanket over it, which kind of screws over career minor-leaguers who finally make good on their one chance in the show.

And then there's of course the Gretzky exception, which kept him from winning because he played in the WHA. Look at their stance WRT the European leagues and figure that one out.

 

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