Monday, July 14, 2008

Ranking the Five Worst Logos in Hockey: #3

Minnesota Wild

The Wild went for an abstract idea rather than an actual, tangible thing for their team name. Now it's not a bad name, the Wild sounds pretty cool, and it's at least as good as the Ducks and much better than the Blue Jackets (seriously, WTF kind of mascot name is that?). However, it's pretty hard to come up with a logo for an abstract idea. Apparently the designers who made the logo decided that a "Wild" is a cat-like looking thing with some Christmas trees in the background. The Wild picked a great color scheme (they pull of the Evergreen green and dark red better than the Devils did), but their logo leaves a lot to be desired. It's hard to tackle an abstract idea like the Wild, but if they couldn't have come up with something good, maybe they should have just spelled Wild or Minnesota diagonally across their jersey (I LOVE when teams do that). But no, they went with this animal/forest/desert moon hybrid and it just has too much going on.


Jon said...

I'd have to agree... I've from Minnesota and still don't understand the logo (but that is supposed to be a bear and not a cat). I'm all about the name Minnesota across the front... even though I'm a Flyers fan, I would go out and get a Minny jersey if they did that

Woody said...

Come on at least give em credit for the star eye thing

Jon said...

I would kill for them to bring back the green and gold... dang Norm Green!!!