Thursday, September 6, 2007

Poll: Avalanche vs Oilers


vs
Colorado
AVALANCHE
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
Sep 6 @ 4:23 AM
Poll closing date
Sep 13 @ 11:59 PM


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43 comments:

War&Defense said...

another NW matchup sees the Avs squeak and slip by the Oilers but just barely.

It would be interesting if this was a vintage or WHA matchup that had the Nordiques vs. Oilers, that would've been interesting.

GO AVS GO!!!

Keg said...

The Oilers logo is OK and has more history; however, the Avs logo looks better.

Charlie said...

Once again, two good logos. The Oilers had great history and respect in the league but the Avs is just very creative and nicely done.

Props to both logos but the Avs get my click.

opiatedsherpa said...

How is Edmonton winning so many rounds?!? Sure they've won Cups, but the logo is hardly nostalgic, like the Canadiens. Why won't these voters give their head a shake... or are they all Oiler fans?

Eirhead said...

Maybe I think the spilled oil looks better than a swoosh :-/

Alessandro said...

The Oilers logo looks terrible and ancient. It looks like its stuck in a bad 70's trip.

They need to start using the alternates as primary ASAP

Brandon said...

You know, I may not like the Avs, or even really like the logo too much, but the Oilers logo is dreadful. Hawks vs. Avs would've been a better matchup.

Artymous said...

Avalanche get my vote with a better color combination, creativity, and style... and I'm an old-time Oilers fan. heh.

Shaun said...

Oilers all the way, just a great logo all around, im a fan of circle logos.

Gavin said...

im not even an oiler fan and i like the look of their logo, the fact some people on here are saying the only reason they're winning is because a bunch of homers are voting for the logo is rediculouse, how do you know oiler had more fans voting for their logo than chicago, or aves... you know maybe people actually like the logo because it is timeless simple and unique.

FlyersGuy said...

I don't think the Oilers are winning rounds because a bunch of homers are voting for them. They're winning because, for some reason, no matter how much better one logo is than the other, the older logo always gets the most votes.

I'm for the Avs. Better all aroung.

Chris said...

The Avs logo is gay, the color purple does not belong in Hockey.

Shaun said...

Purple?...Go get your eyes checked, buddy.

Shane said...

Firstly, that's not purple.

Secondly, how does purple not belong in hockey? Because it's a "gay" color? I'm sorry, but my high school colors were purple and white, and we used kings jerseys for our ice hockey team. Yes, I know opinions are opinions, but I will defend the color purple because of my high school colors

With that said, I voted for the Avalanche because I feel it is a more creative logo. And even if they were still the Nordiques, I would have voted for that one as well :-P

pberg21 said...

On a side note, I called the Avalanche store in the Pepsi Center and asked about the new jerseys. They said they will look the same as the old ones, pretty much what's been said before. I vote for the Avs, the oil is just ugly. It looks like it belongs in one of those "Make your own team" editors in video games.

Julemery said...

This is a tough one. I've always been a fan of the Avs logo. The "avalanche" going on around the "A" looks great. The Oils logo is also a hot one..the way they've written "Oilers", the oil drop and the colours are great..I voted for the Avs one, cuz like I said, I've always been a fan. Whichever, though, is fine with me.

vipermuscle83 said...

These polls have been rediculed to the point of complete shame. Logos such as the Oilers, Senators, and Avalanche advance while the Blackhawks, Rangers, and Penguins are out??? This is nothing more than a popularity contest. If these polls were true to their nature and people voted without biased reasoning, the Blackhawks should have been the clear cut winner of this contest. I'm a Shark fan and can understand why our logo is not one that is as coveted in the league as some of the mentioned that have been eliminated but c'mon people. A circle with a drop of oil and lettering beats out the greatest logo in sports? A comic book figure beats out the classic Ranger shield? The Montreal logo is tough to go up against but the Penguins could have slipped past them if popularity were no issue. I'm disappointed in these polls and no matter what, in this case the Avalanche logo is worlds better than the infamous oil drop that regretably cheated the Blackhawk logo out of the tournament much too soon. I'm for the Avs on this one. It's simple, yet it clearly projects the teams avalanche theme to the mountain shaped A. No contest as far as creativeness and effectiveness.

loveofthegame said...

OR...the other option is that more people like the Oilers logo. Plain and simple. If a team wins the cup is it because they are the superior team or is it because the other teams were just poor? In the same vein, if that team wins the cup on home ice, can the screaming legions of supportive fans be given some credit for the win? Everyone is complaining about Oilers' fans voting for their team logo - of COURSE they are - is that not what a fan is all about? A true fan loves everything about their team - and let's be real here people, Oilers fans have to be true after 16 years of not making it to the playoffs, one heart-wrenching loss in Carolina, and a dismal post-cup run season. If, after ALL that, Oil fans are still logging into this poll daily, or multiple times daily, and sending the link to other Oiler fans - why WOULDN'T they deserve the glory of the win? You all keep talking about bias, well sure - we aren't offended by it - we take pride in it. That logo means so much to Edmonton - it instills a sense of pride, ownership and a connection that ties together an entire city. And that drop of oil - love it or hate it - it's a symbol of the other drops shed in our constant quest to relive our glory years - a drop of blood, a drop of sweat, a tear...A logo is a symbol of something so much more - something that reaches beyond graphics and colours and lettering. And if the Oilers logo pulls that out of people - it should do nothing less than win.

Cocky said...

No, no one likes the Oilers logo, thats why they've had to experiment with so many alternates in the past few seasons.

Shaun said...

Woe is the Oilers, for they hadn't made the playoffs in 15 years before they went to the finals vs Carolina...Oh WAIT! Yeah they did! Many times!

For being an Oiler fan, you sure are shaky on their history.

Viper's right about one thing: it's a popularity contest, but you knew it would be when it first came up. It's just something to amuse while we wait for the season to start, not like the winning team (one of the Canadian teams, they'll have the most fans methinks) will make anyone like or dislike them any more because they won a head-to-head popularity contest.

This is why season award voting isn't done like the all star voting.

strapping jocks said...

As vipermuscle83 mentions (while trying to diss the Oiler logo) the oil drop is 'infamous'.

Hence its popularity and resilience.

While I think the Avs logo is quite smart logo-wise (way better than the Black Hawks logo), the Oil Drop still beats it. The only ones the Oilers might not beat would be the Canadiens, Red Wings, or maybe the Maple Leafs.

And how the Black Hawk logo is the best in sports is beyond me! Too many colors, too many lines, no symmetry, too comical and not agressive enough for a hockey logo.

snichols said...

The Avs logo looks like cheezy clip art, Oilers logo is a timeless classic

Chard said...

Please explain how the Oilers logo is "agressive enough" for hockey, whereas the Hawks logo isnt?

Comical is the fact that a circle with the team name in it is actually considered a logo....my 3 yr old could do better than that.

Justen said...

People complain too much.

It is clear already, the final 4 will all be Canadian, then you Americans can go vote on your favorite Baseball or Football logo.

Canadiens vs Senators
Oilers vs Canucks

Canadiens vs Canucks

Canadiens will win, then everyone will be happy eh, A Canadian Original Siz Logo wins.

Most of these people (especially the person above who said the Penguins should have beat the Canadiens then said the Rangers should beat the Senators because they are an original six team)

Get over it!

strapping jocks said...

Chard:
Aggressive in terms of if you want your logo to be the head of an American Indian, he shouldn't be the smiling, rainbow colored feather wearing, cartoonish Hawks logo.

Take a look at the North Dakota Fighting Sioux logo for an example - much better drawn, meaner, more AGGRESSIVE, consistent use of colors, etc. I'd rather wear that logo than the Hawks.

If your 3 year old can come up with something similar to the Oilers logo, you should get him/her working for Columbus or some of the other teams with horrible logos out there.

And the Oilers logo is not just a circle with the team name, the letters are stylized (not like the simple font on the new Vancouver or TB logos) to resemble dripping oil, and symmetrical to the oil drop at the top of the logo.

loveofthegame said...

The final is going to be Canadiens vs. Oilers. And considering the dedication of Oil voters, they will have a good shot at winning this thing.

Eirhead said...

FlyersGuy said...
I don't think the Oilers are winning rounds because a bunch of homers are voting for them. They're winning because, for some reason, no matter how much better one logo is than the other, the older logo always gets the most votes.


That would explain why Oilers beat the blackhawks.

Aside from my sarcasm tho, I do agree that the older the logo, the more of an advantage it has, but there's good reason for that. It proves it can stand the test of time versus other logos which are being swapped more often than how much the average person buys a vehicle.

Additionally I'm a minimalist and value simplicity in design. Some people attempt belittle me by arguing that this makes me stupid that an "A with a swoosh of snow" is in no way complicated. A simple way to look at it: "is every line necessary, and with meaning. Is it easily recognizable." That kind of how I measure it. The way the snow converts into a hockey puck is kind of messy. With the Oilers logo, their name melts into oil and with 1 color. Simple.

Also, a lot of people claim the logo is very 70s. My response to that is, I assume you mean the font is 70s. Although, that may be true, I believe it's more like the standard sports font which will pretty much be timeless. You don't see it now, but in 50 years from now, when teams keep coming back to that "Varsity" font for sports sweaters, you will see what I mean.

Cocky said...

The Oilers letters aren't stylized to symbolize dripping oil, its just a crappy 70's font that is kept around today because someone came up with a great way to explain the stupid look away.

Your right, the oil drop logo is brilliant. The alternate logo, not this crappy circle with the horrid font. If that one was in the poll, then I'd vote for it, but I can't vote for a logo that is still doing hippy dances as we speak.

Oilers_22 said...

don't get mad cause were winning

War&Defense said...

i'm not mad or surprised that so many people are voting for the oilers. we'll just get them where it matters most, on the ice and with Ryan Smyth!

Liz said...

i am an avs fan and i have to go with the oilers logo. it's just classic and simple. it gets its point across with the oil drop and the oil slick beneath the name. can't beat it. as a designer i don't think people understand that a logo is about more than looking pretty. and the oilers concept beats the avs' anyday.

Eirhead said...

Cocky said...
The Oilers letters aren't stylized to symbolize dripping oil, its just a crappy 70's font that is kept around today because someone came up with a great way to explain the stupid look away.


With your own comment, you proved your own ignorance. The oilers font does symbolize and oil slick, if you don't get that, well then, there's not much I can say to you since you probably won't absorb it anyways.

Irish21 said...

Well who cares who really wins... its a logo, everyone has their own opinion! Doesn't mean the winning of logos is the best team so get over it! And i'm a die hard avs fan and I don't care if we lose this lame contest lol

Trevor said...

Avs got the better logo the oilers logo is good but they shoud update too bad once again the better logo will lose out... this is supposed to be wich team has the best logo not which team you like best

Heroics Of Bundy said...

this is supposed to be which team has the best logo not which team you like best

Yeah, umm... Have you ever thought to yourself that people actually like the Oiler logo more?

People just flat out like the Oiler logo more, get over it. It's ridiculous to even bitch and complain about it.

Mr. Brown said...

I absolutely despise both teams, so I'd say I'm unbiased here when judging between them. What it comes down to for me is the nostalgia of how the game used to be played that I get from the Oilers logo. The Avalanche, with their slick, almost cartoony logo, remind me of where the league started to go wrong (ie: expansion, relocation of key teams southward).

Matthew said...

Chris - after hearing mentions of the likes of the Nordiques, how about a poll/polls for teams that no longer exist? Hartford, Winnipeg, Quebec, KC, the old Senators...

dravid said...

the oilers logo kicks so much ass it's not even funny. post-modern minimalism at its finest. it says everything about the team using basically nothing.

Chris said...

Chris - after hearing mentions of the likes of the Nordiques, how about a poll/polls for teams that no longer exist? Hartford, Winnipeg, Quebec, KC, the old Senators...

I'm getting there. I'm only posting one poll a day. We'll get to all those vintage logos in time. Just keep coming back and voting everyday! Thanks!

Andy said...

A logo should be simple enough that a twelve-year old can draw it on his notebook in middleschool. Think about that Van Halen logo - I didn't even like the band then but I could draw that thing in my sleep.

Vote go to the Avs!

canoilers said...

I'll take the Oilers logo any given day over the Av's. I'm not saying that just because I'm an Oiler fan cause I voted for Chicago over the Oil. That aside I think the Av's logo is ugly. I've hated that thing since they moved from Quebec.

Oilinator said...

Cocky said...
No, no one likes the Oilers logo, thats why they've had to experiment with so many alternates in the past few seasons.

September 7, 2007 7:59 AM

...Where do you get that. The Oilers logo hasn't changed since inception and they have had only 1 alternate, designed by Todd McFarlane, 10 years ago.

Vipermuscle83...these polls are no good because you are the almighty and everyone should agree with you right...cause you know everything.

Also, the Oilers logo is great because it doesn't need color to look good. I am an Oilers fan with numerous articles of clothing with the logo on and in every color. It looks good no matter what. What would the Avalanche logo look like without all the color and full representation. In my hat it is iron pressed into the brim (so no color) and it looks just as good as the full color one. Vote goes to Edmonton.

And if this was a battle of third jersey logo's, it would be an Oiler\NYR final with the Oilers coming out on top.

Oilinator said...

Oh, BTW, if this was a popularity contest..the Maple Leafs would have won because leaf nation has more fans than any other team in the league.