Monday, September 3, 2007

Poll: Canucks Logo History


1970
1978

1997
2007


We can't start Round Three of the tournament until Wednesday while we wait for the results of the Penguins/Canadiens match. In the meantime, we have logo history polls for those days off. Today, you can vote for the Canucks' best all-time logo. We're only comparing primary marks here. We'll get to other teams in the future. The Sabres are up tomorrow.

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 3 @ 4:18 AM
Poll closing date
Sep 10 @ 11:59 PM


07BONLH | LHVAN

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

No flying V???

The original is still the best imo.
I do have some fond memories from the skate era though.

Artymous said...

This is actually harder than it would seem.

...

The skate has good color presence, but it's *WAY* busy. The stick/rink is simple, and good colors, but boring. I like the update they use now a heck of a lot more. The original Orca doesn't really work with the color scheme.. something mish-mash about it.

So.. I'm going with the Orca update. It's simpler, the colors work, it's a bit original, and it just has more strength than any of the other three in my eyes.

Anonymous said...

1980>2007>1970>1997

Charlie said...

It's just a stick...from a business standpoint, trying to appeal to a bigger market besides Vancouver fans is a difficult thing if all you're selling is a stick logo. It's doesn't have long term selling power. It's best in its current role as a shoulder patch. But seriously I like the stick too but the updated Orca wins.

Anonymous said...

The flying Spaghetti is #2 in the polls so far?????
You've gotta be kidding me!

I voted for the newest Orca, since at least the ice is white. I wish the eyes would have stayed red like my Sabres.

-Kindred-

Anonymous said...

I do like the stick a lot. But it has no connection with either the name of the city or the team. It could be any teams logo really. So I'm fully suporting Charlie. Stick as shoulder patch and updated lorca on the crest.

Anonymous said...

Hey Chris, you should add the leafs to the logo history pole, they have had a few and tampa has only had two, so could you maybe add the leafs?.. there is also th LA Kings... just a thought
-Josh-

Chris said...

Hey Chris, you should add the leafs to the logo history pole, they have had a few and tampa has only had two, so could you maybe add the leafs?.. there is also th LA Kings... just a thought
-Josh-


Not to worry, I'm hitting all the teams that have changed logos. That's just a short-term schedule in the sidebar while I figure out the rest of it. I plan to have the complete schedule up by the end of the day. The Kings and Leafs will be included. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is still the stick/rink. Color scheme is nice and the design is simple. I don't like the updated Orca at all. It is too white, you notice the white before the orca. Plus, the blue orca looks like it's transparent against the blue jersey.

I think you should add the Flying V to the poll! Haha...

Anonymous said...

the one from 1970 has a nice color combo and is very simple, so it works well as a symbol. however, it is somewhat plain and probably does serve best as a secondary logo. the one from 1980 is more dynamic, colorful and busy, but not busy enough to make it look bad....both orcas are solid, but i dont like their colors (the new one is better, but is missing green)....therefore.....1980 FTW!

Mike said...

They all stink. The only Canucks image I've ever even remotely liked it Johnny Canuck. What a sad, boring logo history.

Anonymous said...

All the people who are voting for that stupid stick are disillusioned Vancouver fans. You should have a seperate poll one for Vancouver fans, one for non-Vancouver fans. I guarantee the Vancouver fan poll is about 90% in favor of the stick in rink, for whatever the hell reason they've convinced themselves that that has anything to do with being a good representation of their club, with the non-vancouver fans being more reasonable with their votes.

Anonymous said...

Let's be honest. They're all awful.

TJ said...

I know im in the minority here, but I love the Orca logo's....both of them.

To me, it is one of the better "letter" logo's in the league, and beautifully captures something unique about Vancouver.

1997 for me.

Anonymous said...

the orca is brutal, reminds me of free willy and micheal jackson, terrible

bring back pavel bure and the flying skate UNREAL

havent liked the canucks since

Anonymous said...

why is anyone voting for the skate?
it's terrible

canuck said...

I like the all of them, but my favorite is the stick/rink/C because it's simple and I love the Vintage, makes the Canucks look like they have the same history as the original six. It may not connect to the city as well as the orca, but the colors do. When I picture a Canuck, I'm thinking he/she is holding a hockey stick.

Anonymous said...

As a Vancouver fan, what I remember most about the team are their 2 Cup runs. Great moments with Roger Nielsen and the "Flying V", and also Bure in the "Skate" uniform. Since Flying V is not on the poll, and easily the worst jersey in sports HISTORY, the Skate will always be my favorite.

Anonymous said...

The skate in rink logo doesnt even remotely resemble a C, except to canucks fan who use that excuse to justify supporting it.

To everyone else it just looks like a stick - in - a - box, and the first thing that comes to mind is "What did they buy the bargain generic "Team Hockey" jerseys from the Wal-Mart sale?"

Anonymous said...

Not that the original logo from the 70' is spectacular, in fact it might be the most boring logo ever conceived. But when set against the rest of those stink bombs it actually comes out the best. If you ask me they only go down hill from there, with the orca C being the worst. It's update did nothing more but make it even more bland.

Anonymous said...

Seeing how the choices are between four pretty ugly logos, I went with the least hideous. It's the stick.

The Uniform Czar said...

Ok You can change logos,uniforms,number fonts, but what should not change is colors. Vancouver need to make up its mind. Great teams dont do this (NY yankees,Boston Celtics,Dallas Cowboys)The only color they havent used is Purple and Brown.

Anonymous said...

The stick thing is suposed to be a "C"?! Oh wow I didn't know/notice that haha. It made it nicer..but it should be more obvious.

Sabres Persuasion said...

the colors of the skate contrasted with each other the best... the blue and green just kind of sucks, but hey, i still like it... i thought the 97 ones were the worst, though.

Can't wait for the Sabres one, though. Everybody knows which logo will win that battle

Anonymous said...

Exactly the point.

If someone doesn't tell you that the logo is intended to look like a "C", the 1970 logo does NOT look ANYTHING like a C.

It's the dumbest love-affair to a historical logo in all of sports, hands down. Its like a baseball team having a love affair to a logo that is nothing more than a Glove with a ball in it. Oh wait...

Anonymous said...

the "V" jersey logo was the skate logo, its just on the arms instead

Anonymous said...

It doesn't really matter which logo the Canucks use. They all kind of represent a piece of the 37 year futility of the organization. They've never won anything nor they ever will with the new 'Birthing Whale'.

Anonymous said...

I grew up in the skate era; I can't identify my team with anything else more than I do with that mark. That being said, I don't think the Canucks have ever had a truly iconic logo. I do really like the new one with the wordmark, but without "Vancouver" it just looks bland and uninteresting.

Anonymous said...

the flying v is not the worst jersey in sports history. it's not even the worst in canucks history. that distinction goes to that third jersey from recent years with the red fading into navy blue. gradients are never good for jerseys, especially when the two colors involved are so far apart on the color wheel.

i second mike's johnny canuck sentiments.

Anonymous said...

I think the Stick/rink logo is winning because it's the closest one to looking like the boring uninspired logo's of the original six...for some reason hockey and alot of it's fans have a real attitude about progression and change...probably why it's on OLN in the states.

:) run's away from O6 fanbois and hockey elitists

jrzman said...

Just a comment in regards to clarification. The Canucks "Skate" logo was officially introduced in 1978, not in 1980 as your poll indicates.

Anonymous said...

now here is a battle of four hideous logo's. 1980 all the way though.

Anonymous said...

someone actually said the skate had good colours?

Anonymous said...

someone actually said the skate had good colours?

Yep. This is what passes for aesthetic taste in Canada.

Anonymous said...

I think the Stick/rink logo is winning because it's the closest one to looking like the boring uninspired logo's of the original six.

I think it's winning because Vancouver has the most hideous logo history of any professional sports team bar none.

I think that pathetic hockey stick logo wins by default.

Brett said...

u have to be kidding me...49% and winning...its a freaking hockey stick in a square...(sarcasm)omg its freakin amazing(end sarcasm)

Dono said...

I grew up with the skate. It has my 100% support. It, to me, defines Vancouver the best.

Dono

Chris said...

Just a comment in regards to clarification. The Canucks "Skate" logo was officially introduced in 1978, not in 1980 as your poll indicates.

You're right on about that. I should've double-checked. I was going with the date on SportsLogos.net. That's what I get for not paying attention. Thanks for letting me know and I've fixed the mistake — albeit a little late.

Trevor said...

Who the hell voted for the skate??? That logo is as ugly as sin. The newer orca is the lesser of these evils so it gets my vote

canucksjersey said...

ok lets get the stick as a third jersey in 08-09 season cause i just don't think the stick will stay in fashion for long

Lance said...

The blue into red is one of the sharpest jerseys they've ever had, it contrasts everything very very nicely.

I voted for stick, just cuz I really don't like the skate and the new orca kinda sucks.

anonymous said...

the blue into red was a crime. honestly a visual assault that outdid the worst they'd had to offer yet in their whole history of ugly.