Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Result: Mighty Ducks vs Bruins




MIGHTY DUCKS NAMED WORST!



Usually a congratulatory message goes here, but Anaheim Mighty Ducks' third jersey logo has been named by you the voters here at NHLToL as the very WORST in the history of the league! The Ducks garnered a whopping 65% of the vote in the final poll to take the title. In fact, the Ducks logo won a higher percentage of every poll it was in than any other logo in any other tournament on this site. Quite a feat.

My thanks go out to everyone who voted! Nearly 60,000 ballots were cast since mid-January when the Quest For The Worst began. The quest is now over and we can definitively say which logo is truly the worst — ever!

Just as a quick note, I know this post is coming a few days late. But as it turns out, I thought I'd already posted it. I wrote it but I guess I forgot to click that all important "publish" button. It's sort of the do or die aspect of the whole blogging thing. In any case, it's here now.

You're probably wondering what's next. Well so am I. I'm open to suggestions. I'm constantly being asked when we're going to do a jersey tournament. That can be next if you guys want it. We'd start with a preliminary round where you'd vote on each team individually. That is, you choose whether you like their home or away jersey better. That would be followed by a full league bracket wherein we pit team against team. The reason I'd do the preliminary round is that for some teams the away jersey might hold up better than the home. For example, look at the Stars.

That's one option. Another one I've considered is a concept art contest. Readers can send in and suggest concept jerseys or logos to be considered as finalists and go head-to-head in a battle of the best fan-made designs. Just a thought.

There are other options as well. I'd recommend taking a look at the "In The Pipeline" post from back in October. I'm going to add a poll to the sidebar when I get a chance so you can let me know what should be next. If there's anything else you guys are interested, leave a comment. But do it as soon as possible so I can get that poll added to the sidebar right away.

19 comments:

sam said...

I know its alot of work but I still really like the idea of a center ice tourney.

Alex said...

Every team jersey ever. A new poll every day. (ok maybe not the 1920's)

I only say this bc i am a buffalo fan and hate the new jerseys, where i love the vintage white (worn in the winter classic)

Brian said...

I think a jersey tournament would be great. Vote for both home and away at the same time though.

awildermode said...

MASCOTS! I want a mascot tournament! Then, I want the mascots to fight it out in 'real' life.

RurouniSpirit00 said...

the jersey tournament is a cool idea. i just think that the logos should be removed so its really about the actual jersey design

awildermode said...

Chris , if you want to do a center ice tournament, i think NHL 08 and NHL 2K8 have up to date center ice logos.

I know that Ottawa ice for NHL 08 is wrong (2D logo). The hard part is isolating the ice from the players.

Jacob said...

A jersey tournament would be interesting, although we already sort of ranked the new ones. Ultimately it would be interesting to choose the best jersey from each team (all time) and compare them. Not sure what's the best way to do that. Maybe a team-by-team round at the start comparing different eras of jerseys, followed by a league-wide tournament, or maybe some kind of meta-tournament that goes era-by-era, followed by a champions' league.

EssexladinUS said...

What about a tournament of foreign team logos? Russian, Swedish, Finnish, Czech, German, British etc

DaneykoIsGod said...

I like the idea of putting all the concept art for each team up against each other (like all Blues concept jerseys against each other). Then, the best concept art goes up against the team's actual sweaters. We've got ultimate potential for Slabyk vs. Buffaslugs. GhettoFarmBoy's Sens jerseys vs. the cartoon guy the Sens wear now. So on and so forth.

Jason said...

Congratulations on your unmatched awfulocity, Ducks!

NHL Jeff said...

"What about a tournament of foreign team logos? Russian, Swedish, Finnish, Czech, German, British etc"
-EssexladinUS

That would be an idea for ToHL...

Stefan said...

I like the jersey idea but no logo would take away from the jersey. The logo is PART of the jersey.

awildermode said...

***"What about a tournament of foreign team logos? Russian, Swedish, Finnish, Czech, German, British etc"
-EssexladinUS

That would be an idea for ToHL...***

ah, but first you have to separate the logo from the corporate sponsors. that could take days

Q said...

I like the idea of tournament of goalie masks...

Curtle said...

A Jersey Tournament Would Be the Best Tournament. All 60 RBK Edge Jerseys Would Be Candidates, But to Avoid the Tournament Going too Long We could nominate the representing Home/Away Jersey the Same way we Nominated the Worst Logos.

As an Alternative We Could Do a "Quest For the Best". To Determine the Best Logo in NHL History.

goalie34 said...

You did best secondary logo....so why not follow worst logo with the worst secondary logo tournament?

goalie34 said...
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said...

i agree with jacob that a historical jersey tournament for every team [or franchise], and then face off the best jerseys from each team against each other. You could even include defunct teams.

Matthew said...

If we could find good pictures of goalie masks, I'd love to see a tourney for those.