Friday, August 17, 2007

Poll: Blue Jackets vs Oilers


vs
Columbus
BLUE JACKETS
Edmonton
OILERS


Place your vote and then feel free to leave a comment as to how you came to your decision. Tell all your friends to drop in and vote! The more voices heard, the more accurate the results!

Poll opening date
Aug 17 @ 4:26 AM
Poll closing date
Aug 24 @ 11:59 PM


07CHTRN | #W1C | CBJvEDM

47 comments:

Jeff said...

The Oilers logo has Oil in it.

I like Columbus, but their logo has absolutely nothing to do with anything.

The Columbus Starflags?

Kyle said...

u people disgust me the blue jax might hav one of the best logos in the league and u're voting for a circle that says OILERS with a drop of oil
the CBJ represents their state with that flag and the fact that columbus is the capital of ohio with that star

Anthony said...

This shouldn't even be a contest. The Blue Jackets logo pwns the Oilers. You have the Ohio state flag wrapped around a star in the form of a C for Columbus, and the star means it's the capital of Ohio, like Kyle has already said.

Anonymous said...

oilers logo LOOKS way better. sure the CBJ logo has lots going on but it is not as good a logo as the oilers'

Shadow said...

The Oilers logo is fantastic, the whole thing just makes sense, and yes also has the team's own name contained within it.

It's classic

ERIC said...

the fact that Columbus has a star for the capital and the state flag and all that is nice, but it means that A) There's nothing thematically cool about Columbus. it must be boring. and B) the people who decided on Columbus' identity didn't have the creativity to come up with something more interesting than stars and stripes. Oh wait, they did...a few years ago when the logo actually had something to do with the name.

Oilers win all the way.

Anonymous said...

The Columbus logo -- to use a phrase -- is full of sound a fury signifying nothing.

Anthony said...

How does the logo not have anything to do with the Blue Jackets moniker?

"The name "Blue Jackets" was chosen to celebrate "patriotism, pride and the rich Civil War history in the state of Ohio and, city of Columbus.""

Seems to me like it does.

(The team is not named after a fictional bug. If you think that you're retarded and uninformed.)

eric said...

I wasn't referring to the bug. i know that was more of a joke than the real concept. but if the point is to refer to the Civil War, they should probably include more than just the state flag in their main logo. that represents the state but not the war at all. an outsider should get the point right away.

k.d. said...

I love the Blue Jackets logo (partially because they're my team, and it's a HUGE upgrade from the ribbon), but if anyone knows why there are only 12 stars on the flag, when the Ohio flag has 17 stars, I'd like to know. If it's an oversight, then I hate the logo.

dave said...

oilers all the way.

even with all the significance behind columbus's logo, it doesn't really look that nice. sorry jackets fans.

Anonymous said...

Agreed as an "outsider" I had no clue what the Blue Jackets logo simbolised (and I knew where the phrase came from). 1) didn't know it was the state flag. 2) didn't even notice the flag made a C. To me the blue jackets logo was more saying hey we're from the USA than anything to do with the name. The Oilers logo while simple gets to the point and actually has something (other than the text) that obviously has something to do with the teams name. While I may agree with the jackets fan that the logo is an improvement, in this poll Oilers all the way.

AP said...

What does the logo say about Columbus? Why the state flag? They aren't the Ohio Blue Jackets. The team was names because of the state's role in producing uniforms for the North during the Civil War. How is this logo in any way symbolic of that. Heck if they had a hockey player sitting at a sewing machine stitching a blue jacket that would have been miles ahead of this new logo.

J in TO said...

The flag of Ohio looks like this:

http://cache.eb.com/eb/image?id=3209

Definitely not the same as the logo. Count the stars and see the proportions of the circles. Oilers wins, hands down

Sephiroth said...

If the Blue jackets logo was on the shoulders of the washington capitals jersey, it would be a great patch. Way better than the eagle the have now.

But as main logo, it only says team USA to me.

OILERS

k.d. said...

According to all of your combined logic, a logo has to come out and smack you in the face with what it represents.
No one confuses the Bruins logo for the Boston Wheels (except me when I was 5).
I love that when I wear my Blue Jackets hat in public, the only people who recognize it are people from Ohio, or other Jackets fans.
It may not come out and say "Blue Jackets" but it doesn't have to.

Chase said...

i voted for the oilers because every time i look at the blue jackets logo, all i can think of is "team usa" and that messes my brain up.

wade little said...

oilers just have the better logo. it has stood the test of time, plain and simple. i like how the letters drip, too. so simple, so great, much like the jets.

War&Defense said...
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War&Defense said...

the oilers logo is a lot slicker than whatever the blue jackets came up with.

Anonymous said...

The oilers logo sucks! How can you think that logo looks good? They should go with that secondary logo, then I would have voted for them. And the blue jackets logo has alot of significance to Columbus. And it is obviously not the USA flag, but the Ohio flag.
Don't you Americans even know what your own flag looks like?

Chase said...

of course we know what it looks like. however, a logo is supposed to be something that immediately tells you about the team. you shouldn't have to take a second look at it to understand it or to try to figure out what it is. i can guarantee you that if you just flashed that logo to someone and asked them what they thought it was for, a lot of them would say something about USA.

k.d. said...

If you see that as a representation of USA, then you're not familiar with the US flag.

Jeff E. said...

If someone prefers the Oilers' logo over the Blue Jackets' logo for asthetic reasons, that's fine, but to say that the Oilers' logo somehow signifies the area or team any better than the Blue Jackets' is just plain silly. Show any non-NHL fan the Oilers logo and I seriously doubt they'll automatically think Edmonton, Alberta, or even Canada. Many of them would probably think of the old Houston Oilers before Edmonton.

Anonymous said...

While what you say IS true (I showed my Oilers credit card to a co-worker here in Orlando and they thought it was Houston), weither you know it or not the Oilers logo does signify the area where as Columbus's signifies the country.

If you were to take all 30 NHL logos and have names for people to match up teams with names, I gaurentee you there'll be people who would think the blue jackets could belong to the Dallas Stars. This would prove even more effective if you removed all words from logos for an extra challange.

It may be symbolic when you think about it and absorb it, but seriously isn't identifyable from a glance and that is one of the most important aspects when it comes to a logo, simple yet effective.

Anonymous said...

I dont understand how people vote for oilers,montreal,habs those logos are UGLY!!!!!!!!11 i cant understand how the CBJ are losing right now

Kyle said...

The guy two posts above me saying that the blue jackets logo represents it's country, not the area but it's country must not have read anything in the comments section.

1. The flag wrapped around the star is an Ohio state flag, not an American flag. There's no triangular blue area or a red circle in the American flag

2. The star that the flag is wrapped around represents the fact that Columbus is the state capital of Ohio.

3. And thirdly, the Ohio flag is bent in the shape of a C which stands for Columbus.

I just stated two examples that the Blue Jackets logo represent it's city and one for it's state. Anyone who says it doesn't mean anything from now on is just ignorant.

Anonymous said...

if this were a poll between cbj and the todd mcfarlane design for the oilers third jersey then my vote would most likely be for the oilers but all I can think about when I look at this oilers logo is "80s" and anything that reminds me of that horrible decade just can't get my vote

Anonymous said...

After reading all the comments about what CBJ's logo represents, I must admit that I've changed my mind about it. It's more than just stars and stripes. There is actually some cool meaning symbolism behind it.... However, as smybolic as it is, the average NHL hockey fan who doesn't live in Ohio doesn't see it. A logo is supposed to represent your team and your city to the rest of the league. Unfortunatly to most of the uninformed NHL fans, the CBJ logo represents what? The city where they've got nothing to be proud of expect being american? (I now know that's wrong)

Edmonton wins by default.

Anonymous said...

Since you posted to me, allow me to reply!

1. The flag wrapped around the star is an Ohio state flag, not an American flag. There's no triangular blue area or a red circle in the American flag

As posted above you people have posted the Ohio state flag and I quote "Definitely not the same as the logo. Count the stars and see the proportions of the circles."

2. The star that the flag is wrapped around represents the fact that Columbus is the state capital of Ohio.

A star is representative of many things, when I look at the logo I see stars and I see stripes. When you hear the saying stars and stripes what is the first thing that pops into your mind?

3. And thirdly, the Ohio flag is bent in the shape of a C which stands for Columbus.

Which is a hidden detail I didn't know about before the comments here. I am also the 11:26 AM comment from yesterday. You will see that I agree their logo is better than the old one, however for pretty much everyone who doesn't live in the Ohio area, the jackets logo visably has more to do with the country than with the city/team.

Anonymous said...

Just because the flag isn't exactly the same as the logo, the flag in the logo still resembles the actual flag of Ohio. And the 12 stars on the logo could represent the fact that the city was founded in 1812. Even if it wasn't intentional, that is a representation of the city of Columbus.

Anonymous said...

Jeff E. said...
"...but to say that the Oilers' logo somehow signifies the area or team any better than the Blue Jackets' is just plain silly."
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In case you don't know the Oilers represent Northern Alberta. On all the game tickets this year, there was a different location of N. Alberta. New Your In Oil Country billboards can be seen everywhere in the city, in small towns, and throughout the province. Alberta is a very significant source of crude petroleum and exports it to other countries including the western U.S. For you to think that Oilers has nothing to do with Edmonton is just "plain silly".

wade little said...

The Oilers symbol doesn't represent the team or the city? Are you guys that naive? I mean, I know Americans know jack about Canada, but geez. First off, a drip of Oil and the drooping letters easily represents the team's name... "Oilers". Is it that hard to understand?

Now, Alberta has been experiencing an incredible economic boom. Why do you think this is? The mountains? Their prairies that blow-ass for farming(unless it's irrigated)? NO! For the OIL! I didn't know that this sort of thing needed to be explained.

Besides, is Nashville known for its Predators? No. It's got a cool logo, and not because it's got "hidden messages".

The Oilers' logo is better, for both "city representation" and aesthetics.

Anonymous said...

Oilers logo for sure. It does a much better job representing the team name.

The Columbus one looks like a logo for an all-star game

k.d. said...

I don't think you can say a logo "represents the team name" when the logo has the team name written in it.

But that's the first GOOD argument I've read about the Jackets logo. I'll admit it DOES look like an All-Star Logo, but definitely NOT a team USA logo.

Micky said...

*Blue Jackets*

I dont like the edmonton logo and columbus made a great upgrade recently.

Anonymous said...

to be honest i liked the other columbus jersey better

Anonymous said...

Columbus does have a sharp looking logo, but I just don't like, it looks awkward

9 said...

Hockey is more than a sport: it's a culture.
People in Colombus don't get that.
Culture rimes with tradition and with tradition comes perfection. That's why the Oilers and the Habs logos are winning.

Anonymous said...

the only hockey team that should be drawing on the civil war is gettysburg, should they ever be awarded a franchise.

columbus fails for the same reason buffalo does, the logo is all about the city and not the team. spare me anymore info about its meaning. i was prolly one of 3 non ohio people in this country that understood the logo when it was debuted as an alternate awhile back. the ohio flag may be the only triangle/pendant shaped state flag in the nation, but it doesnt make a good universal logo. i could see it as a road jersey crest but at home they are not the Ohio Columbusians. how, if possible, is anyone to know they are the BlueJackets by looking at it.

that said the oilers isnt the greatest but it is nice enough to have lasted this long. the text may seem like its trying to beat you over the head, but a rig would have made them look like the old nfl team and any literal attempts to logo the name would only create crappy ones, like their little oil man of recent years.

Oilers will take this easily

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that the Oilers are going to win this. The Oilers logo is, next to the Panthers logo, the WORST in the league.

Anonymous said...

Both are great logos. From a design stand point the Oilers logo is simple and to the point and I love anything that has effective typography the way Edmonton's does. However, the CBJ logo was way more context and was designed for the people of the State of Ohio so it makes a lot of sense to them. I don't expect Canadians to understand it especially when your average person from Canada thinks most Americans are flag waving, TV watching morons.

It's just too bad the Oilers logo is as boring as the city of Edmonton. Blue Jackets win.

Anonymous said...

The Oilers logo is one of the most recognized logos in the league. The BLuejacket's logo is just plain old, well, uh, (think-think-think)...weird. It has nothing to do with hockey or the name, just the city. You could probably use that same logo in NFL or MLB for a Columbus team (couldn't do that with the Oilers' logo). People automatically (or they should) think one the of the best teams in sports when you see the Oilers logo.

Anonymous said...

The Oilers logo should win for no other reason than it represents the last great NHL Stanley Cup Dynasty and was the logo The Great One wore to infamey. Anyone who isn't reminded of this is obviously clueless to some of the most important NHL history. What the Oilers logo brings to mind makes it worthy of winning, hands down. Never mind its lasted since the beginning of the team.

Anonymous said...

FYI The Blue Jackets were actually have something todo with a group in one of the Wars, not too sure exactly though.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could have voted down the Columbus logo just out of my pure disgust for it. The anonymous poster from August 18th had it right: it DOES look like an All-Star Game logo. Take a look at the 2001 All Star Game from Denver here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:NHL-ASG_4656.gif

Total rip-off of the Avalanche logo, and the Colorado all-star logo. Too bad those two couldn't go head to head.

C said...

You guys are funny... You can't come up with a good excuse, so you say the logo has to immediately tell you all about the team and city? LOL - whatever.

Take a look around sports in general and I think it's pretty obvious that logos are meant to appeal to a fan base and not give the history of the team. If people can't tell flags apart (USA v Ohio's), then that's a learning issue and not a detriment to the logo. Moreover, you can't get much more symbolic of a city or state than having that state's flag as a logo. I'm sure people in Ohio appreciate it even if other people think that the only flag in America (only 2 in the whole world!) not in a rectangular shape is actually a rectangular American flag... Maybe Ohio should get a new flag eh?

The logo looks good, represents what they want to represent and meshes well with the unis -